GF Pro not printing correctly

Pro not printing the whole graphic. Plz help.

Welcome to the forum.

I cannot tell from your picture what is exactly going on. Is your entire graphic within the print area? If the lines are not solid orange, they are outside the print area.


It looks like you’re doing a pass-through print. In which case, it does the cut up to the dotted line. Then it prompts you to move the material forward in the Glowforge. You can then open the lid and move the material. The head will take multiple views to align for the next phase of the cut. It is important to follow your screen prompts during the process.

Your left photo appears to be a screenshot before the 1st phase is started. The right photo looks like what will cut during the 1st phase.

When prompted after the 1st cut, pull the material forward, but leave about 2” of the prior cut/engrave/score showing. This is what enables the camera to align properly.

When using material that is narrower than the bed width, it is important to keep the material positioned the same distance from the sides as in all prior cuts. In these cases, I use a 1” strip inside the machine, to nestle the material against. After making sure it is at that same distance from the edge, I remove the strip, and fasten down the material for the next phase.

Hope that helps.


There appears to be an issue with the design that there may be lines on top of lines. As I was using the passthrough before we had the passthrough widget, I still use that system. By breaking the design up into 10" bites and making the break at a point where there are fewest lines and all the breaks in the lines vertical and keeping one side of the material hard on the right hand rail. Unlike the the widget my break line can wander quite a bit even avoiding lumps that stay on one side or the other rathe than having to break them at all.

Sliding down that right rail solves the x-value and the rotation issues for the material, and using just the up/down arrow keys to move the design, it is not hard to eyeball the change, and if lines are broken where they are vertical, if the error is under a millimeter you will not find it, where a curve or near horizontal line cut will scream at you even if off a quarter millimeter.


yes… its all in the print area.

Passthrough project?


FOUND THE WEIRD ANSWER… I opened the DXF file and had GlowForge convert the file to SVG. Now it works! Go figure!


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