Welcome Glowforge Plus HD and Glowforge Pro HD

Today we’re announcing a refresh to the original Glowforge Plus and Pro: Plus HD and Pro HD! There’s four key improvements:

  • Faster cutting speeds. You know how your Glowforge just got faster? Plus HD and Pro HD are even speedier… see below for details!
  • Better image quality makes it easier to see and lay out your design.
  • Preview Mode lets you prototype, preview, and see your designs in crystal clear detail before you print, empowering your creativity and saving you time and resources.
  • We’ve made improvements to the camera, optical system, and linear system to improve overall performance and durability.

Here’s a little more about each one.

Faster cutting speeds

Last week, we told you that your Glowforge is getting faster. Now, the Pro HD and Plus HD are here to set new speed records. Here’s the comparison:

Launch Aura Spark Aura Basic Plus Plus HD Pro Pro HD
1x 2x 4x 8x 12x 16x 20x 24x

You can learn more about the speedups here.

Better image quality

Plus HD and Pro HD offer better image quality to make laying out your design easier than ever.

Preview Mode

We’re using the enhanced camera system on the Plus HD and Pro HD for another feature as well: Preview Mode, to make it easier to see how your print is going to look on the final materials. The Aura and Spark use the same enhanced camera, so they will be getting Preview Mode as well.

Hardware Improvements

At the factory, we’ve been rolling out incremental Plus and Pro improvements to key components based on customer and RMA feedback to improve durability and performance. Most of the Plus and Pro units built over the past year benefit from these improvements as well.

Pricing (including yours)

Folks can still purchase the original Glowforge Plus and Glowforge Pro, but we know many people are going to opt for the new HD models. If you’d like an upgrade, we’re offering something just for Glowforge customers: $1,000 off the Glowforge Pro HD. This is not available to anyone else - if you’d like to order, call 1-888-8GLOWFORGE or email sales@glowforge.com. They’ll confirm you’re a Glowforge owner. There’s a limit of only one Glowforge Pro HD discount each.

Glowforge Plus: $3,999

Glowforge Plus HD: $4,999

Glowforge Pro: $5,999

Glowforge Pro HD: $6,999 $5,999 with your owner discount

More goodness to come

Last week, we made your Glowforge better with dramatically faster speeds. This week, we created HD. I can’t promise every month will be this exciting, but I can promise that there’s no end in sight of amazing things that we can bring into the world together.

Your creativity and passion are what drive us forward, and we can’t wait to see what you’ll create next.

Happy printing!

-dan

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