We all know that time is valuable and scoring text (using a one-line-font) instead of engraving it is one of the biggest time savers that I’ve found.
Here ya go!
It took me about 15 minutes to map each Score setting and about 20 minutes in the Glowforge. I made sure to label each setting with both its speed and power so that it’s easy to double-check once you’ve got them all mapped. For the title I used 125/12. If you don’t scale it, it measures about 5.3x3.3" The text will be true to its point size. The numbers are at 12 pt size.
A note on fonts - There are fonts made for laser cutting since each letter is made from a single line and can be traced by the laser in “stroke” or “cut” mode. Most fonts are a filled shape, so cutting around the outline of the font doesn’t look like the original font - plus it takes twice as long!
I purchased the fonts I use from onelinefonts.com. They even have some one-line-fonts for $5 if you want to cheaply try scoring instead of engraving your text. The font I used here is Simple Sans Regular. Another font of note is Stencil which I use when I need to peel off backing paper/plastic and don’t want to spent a ton of time picking out the O’s and A’s in my text.
Even if you aren’t scoring text, I hope this is still useful to get familiar with the score settings on your Glowforge. Happy cutting!