I’m from the St. Louis area, so after the ruler and a few cardboard experiments, the GlowFORGE had to receive a proper christening.
THINGS LEARNED… Printed on a proofgrade wood material… Graphic design program of choice is CorelDRAW x8, so export format not an issue… Exported to .png which imported the imagery fine in print placement mode for “engrave” portion, but needed to go backward to the “home” design picker mode in order to import the cutting boundary, which I used .pdf for
I WONDER IF’s… In placing the engrave image and cut line perimeter, I just pushed and pulled the corner and arrow located until both, 1. fit on the proofgrade material and 2.the cut edge was the same size and located exactly at the perimeter boundary of the engrave image… I wonder if there is a way to scale to exact parameters, (i.e. 53.69%) in order to import the exacting accuracy that comes from the design software… must be a way, but I didn’t take time, other than a few intuitive interface looks (and fails)
Turned out very nice, even the cut edge relative to the linework of the engrave image… Haven’t even tried to take off the masking tape yet.
Cheers to all of those still waiting… Twas’ this forum and the generosity of those here that pulled me thru the same feeling of waiting… Only had the printer for 24hrs and three or four prints and I can say “hang in there, it’s BEYOND worth the wait”!