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Glowforge Basic

An introduction to the power and simplicity of Glowforge.


The Glowforge Basic creates beautiful prints on dozens of materials right at home. Like all Glowforge printers, the Glowforge Basic uses onboard cameras and a powerful laser to make it easy to create beautiful products at home. You'll be showing off your first print in under 30 minutes. Class 1 laser product; place near a window for ventilation.


The Glowforge Basic is quick to set up, easy to use, and work with dozens of different materials.

Simple setup in under 30 minutes

Works with hundreds of materials

Live camera preview of your work

Free web-based software

Autofocus and 3D engraving

Compatible with your Mac, PC, tablet, or phone

Safe for home and school

Plus, you'll receive everything you need to make your first print in minutes.

  • Your Glowforge Pro, Plus, or Basic 3D Laser Printer
  • The Glowforge laser head with macro camera and autofocus
  • Power cord
  • Magnetic lens replacement tool
  • Steel crumb tray
  • Exhaust hose
  • Ring clamps for hose connection
  • Pro Shields (Pro only)

To ensure you can start printing immediately with your Glowforge, we'll include a starter pack of our coveted Proofgrade™ materials. It will include $150 worth of products such as:

  • Draftboard
  • Plywood
  • Hardwood
  • Acrylic
  • Leather

These materials are sourced, encoded, and lab-tested for perfect printing every time and are specially formulated for the Glowforge 3D laser printer.

How does the Basic compare to other models?

How does the Basic compare to other models?

Comprehensive warranty 12 mo12 mo6 mo
Laser tube power45W40W40W
Upgraded hardware for improved speed
Cut speed120%
Enhanced cooling for all-day use
Giant-size prints with Passthrough Slot

Specs Summary

Material Capability

  • 19.5” by 11”


  • Drag-and-drop with live camera preview
  • Works with Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, and more
  • JPG, PNG, SVG, PDF, and more


  • Dual cameras: wide angle & macro
  • Custom 40W (Basic) laser
  • Precise to 1/1000th of an inch
  • Full autofocus
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Glowforge Air Filter

Glowforge Air Filter

Lasers like your Glowforge require ventilation. All Glowforge printers come with a 4" (10 cm) diameter hose which allows you to use your Glowforge near a window.

Our Air Filter upgrade lets you put your Glowforge anywhere. It sits on the ground near your Glowforge printer and cleans the air, allowing you to operate it anywhere in your home, school, or office!