So being that I am somewhat proficient with artwork from owning a t-shirt company, I ventured out to see what life was going to be like with the Glowforge Pro we purchased. And we have already sold $70.00 worth of products. (14 Key chains at 5.00 each, see photo). Also made some things for my daughter which for once said “That’s cool”! Coasters for friends as gifts, etc.
- the machine was easy to setup and doing the first cut was simple.
- It’s easy and fun to use to create things.
- Your only limited by the materials and your imagination.
- The Community Forum! Real people posting, a lot of great information and inspirations.
- Filter system allows us to keep the unit in a climate controlled area of the office
- The software to run it is web based and if your internet is down your SOL for using the machine. So make sure you have reliable access to the internet. A desktop app would be better, but I understand why they do this.
2)The accuracy of the camera for alignment is poor, even after running the lid calibration process.
- The Support process is poor, which very much concerns me if something seriously goes wrong or breaks. I emailed three different support requests. First off response time is horrible. Additionally the first two responses to two different questions I submitted made one thing clear… support rep did not understand the issue, my guess is that’s outsourced to a 3rd party. Only the 3rd actually read, understood and my questions and provided an answer that actually solved the problem.
So here is a tip for any new user.
I’m so sorry you hit a snag.
When you edit a design on your Workspace, the changes are automatically saved as you make them. That means that if you close your browser, navigate to another page, or just hit refresh, your work will pick up right where you left off.
If you accidentally delete the design from the workspace, that will autosave as well.
Since you got the design from the catalog, you can get it back by opening the design, clicking on the three-dot icon, and choosing “Reset Design” to remove all changes.
- The filter system is loud and the dial is a guessing game.
- Make sure you understand artwork layers. It will make your life easier when your setting up design in the app.
- Cardboard is great and cheap for testing designs.
- Find the spreadsheet in one of the forums about printing on other material types as it was very helpful.
- When you share your designs you inspire the next person. I’ve seen some amazing things in the community forum.
So there you have it, my 2cents after the first week.