I'm new to Glowforge, lost and looking for direction

They mentioned all types of materials you can use in your glowforge that is not proofgrade, some are not even offered in proof grade. I am wondering if there are directions on what you can use and how to do it safely. For example the proof grade has a protective paper stuck to it that you peel off when done. If I use a board that is not proof grade do I need to find that type of paper to put on it? Is there something else I should use? I would like to do some plaques on 1/2 inch boards but don’t know where to start looking for information.

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