I have a few questions on engraving on a glass mirror with the GF. I searched the forum in which one user successfully did it but, the user had a link for a tutorial to show but, the link is no longer valid. Some other post mentioned engraving on mirror(s) but there were no details on settings, setup etc.
My questions are:
Can you use the GF to engrave on a glass mirror?
If so, can you engrave on the front or back? I was interested on the back but both options would be cool.
Does doing so pose any risk?
Yes, but I did not see any concise settings details.
From the first search result: “In all cases , though, I use 1000 speed and about 80 power and 125 per inch.”
From the third search result: “try the settings below for Engraving on glass: Power 100%, Speed 850, LPI 340”
If you want to be even more concise with your search you can add the word “settings” and restricting it to beyond the manual, like this:
Searching the forum can be a little bit difficult, it’s very literal. I wrote up a little guide about tricks to use to help get the best search results, you can find it here under
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1: I'm new to Glowforge and really have no idea where to startHey, welcome to the forum!
Glowforge has a getting started page, it’s definitely worth your time:
Thank you. I didn’t put the keyword settings in. I also checked the excel sheet.
If you engrave the back you’ll get a design beneath a sheet of glass.
If you engrave on the front you’ll get a design, and a reflection of that design 1/4" below it.
Both can look cool - but the latter requires some serious thought or it just looks odd!
Just clarifying you can totally engrave glass with a Basic, Plus or Pro but not the Aura.