Product Pricing

Honestly the cost of the Glowforge’s time is very minimal. It’s my time to set the file up and do all the work that’s going to cost.

  1. Hourly charge out rate labour - $40-$100hr. Depends on job and amount of work.
    +2) Material cost - Varies (No I won’t put client supplied materials in my machine).
    +3) Glowforge time - Honestly $1 an hour will cover amortization of the machine, the bulb usage and electricity. So the cost of the machine is pretty minor in the scheme of things.

I expect most of the money from using the machine will come from selling the items I want to produce in quantity and not custom orders. However that could change depending on what shows up in the catalogue.