There does not seem to be many comments about the power of the trace feature of the Glowforge. Maybe that is because it is so simple to use.
I spent hours with Inkscape and AI tutorials trying to create a script style sign that did not cut away each letter. There are some great tutorials on that topic and I think I am close to mastering the process.
However, I decided to create a simple sign in MS Word, print it out on my laser printer and trace with the Glowforge. Because I was going to paint the sign I used a piece of unmasked 1/8" Baltic Birch plywood and the results were very nice, especially considering the ease of the process.