Blowing up a Christmas Card

One of the cards I got this year was from a friend who owns a dude ranch in Wyoming. I know the sketch it’s made from means a lot to her, so I decided to see what the Glowforge could do. A scan, some cleanup, and two hours in the laser…



From 5"x7" card stock to a 11"x16" sheet of basswood plywood, I think it’ll be a nice surprise when it shows up in the mail.

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They will absolutely love it!!

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Fantastic!

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Wow, nice gift!

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What format did you scan the picture in?

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I scanned it at 1200 dpi and saved it as an uncompressed PNG just to minimize artifacts.

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Nice. What scanner? The real hi-res ones are not easy to find or afford.

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It’s just a Canon multifunction printer. I got tired of buying good scanners and having them not support the latest OS update…

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I’ll have to check them out again.

Nice work!

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She is going to be so thrilled! Gifts like this are what makes having a Glowforge so fun. Nice going!

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We have the big Epson that was ~$200 that prints 17x23 and scans half that.