I have been doing art exchanges with a lot of artist friends of mine, they send me cool art, I get a copy of something amazing, and I engrave it and send them the engraving. I had been doing this with my chinese laser, but it was a pain to do, so I held off on a number of pieces when the glowforge ship date got close. I figured Id much rather send them something from the glowforge, and now seeing the result I was right. Its so much better.
I really loved this one, and plan to do a larger, full res engrave of it to send to my friend now that I have the glowforge!
oh and PS…
The trace functionality is PERFECT for this. So excited for art trades moving forward!!!
Me too! I knew I had to be back at the office, but it wasnt an issue to get a couple of engraves in before I left because of the simplicity of everything. It took me less time to set up this laser and get a cut done than it would have taken me to just get a cut done with my old laser. Kudos to that! I was pleasantly surprised with a number of cool little software tricks you guys were doing during the setup process as well.
I cant tell you how happy I am about all of it! Thank you guys sooo much. I will try to send as much feedback as possible in the meantime.
No I get the originals! I get to hang it on my wall and have a real signed piece.
Ill do it with less. Take a photocopy or a print if its a series, but I love having originals if possible.
Sometimes they’ll send me one original and a couple other pieces that are copies and ill send them engraves of each of them. It all depends.
I would prefer to have something physical though, because there are a lot of artists who are good in their medium, but they are definitely not photographers, and that just wouldnt do the original work justice =P
I can’t tell you how excited I am for you—and for the rest of us too that you’ve been so active on the forums and are now able to share actual hands-on experiences with the Glowforge. I look forward to seeing what you produce, but even more what you can share with us as you test things out for them!
I always thought you would be a top prospect to receive a pre-release and here you are! It’s wonderful to know that you got one…congratulations! As bad luck would have it, I ran out of ‘likes’ only a few posts down this page. So here are as many kinds of likes as I can find;
The next one to get the golden ticket email needs to drop everything to read the manual & setup instructions so they can skip that step when theirs arrives. Then we can get a “I can name that song in 5 notes” competition going on…can we get 15 minutes from box to print? 10 minutes?
I think current laser owners need a 5 minute handicap because they’re already familiar with things like hooking up the exhaust hose and positioning material for cutting.
Yeah, I hate that part. I add “step 1…” to each file to so I remember to do them in the right order.
The Red Sail is a single export to DXF, import to the laser software, set the line colors for speed/power and is a much simpler workflow but the laser software sucks so sometimes the import is effed in translation and I have to fiddle.