UPDATE: OK, I can confirm, that those are NOT carrots, as a matter of fact, they are REAL unicorns! Yes, I have my GF, and I LOVE it.
The beta UI is crappy and kinda takes a while to get going, plus it is SO finicky about displaying or not displaying the cut or engrave lines, it is a Pro that feels like a Basic, because maybe we are still learning on this beauty, but there is still a lot to do to get it going. Wish basic operations were solid, but eh. You WILL be teaching yourselves, filling in the blanks, conjunctions, not all the instructions on this site is fluent or fluid, lol.
GF needs to put 2 people in a room with a forge and a PC and see how long it takes them to get their first other than ruler print going following their instructions provided smh
Be warned, you better learn your Gimp and whatever other proggies you will use because
you WILL need them, otherwise, your forge is gonna sit pretty in the corner collecting dust.
This is not like the commercial, not yet anyhow
Consolation for all of you waiting, you can have the knowledge and peace of mind that the quality of the forges going out is getting better. We had some smudges on ours but we cleaned it off.
I can attest my forge arrived in great condition, and but for the first day of start up ( it would not come out of cool down ), my little Vivi has been a champ every since.
I am not having the GF drama others have been having, but we are still new with it.
I THANK GOD, we don’t have to do the hokey pokey before we fire it up.
Move this, then do that, then do this, than do that, and then you can use your forge to make it work.
- every time you start up, noooooooo.
We have no alignment or calibration issues, no having to be moving the lens under the camera each time we start, our is doing well. There will be a little drama, so keep those hankies near!!!
( but for trying to work the UI that does not respond )
LOTS of WORK for a job, then the settings, the materials.
What does what. We plan our first year to be GF college at home.
There is a lot of good info here but check out the other GF forums where the people who respond are more respectful and are nicer than here, they don’t have that mentality that you will see on these forums, hence there are a lot of lurkers, lol. JMHO. brushes off shoulders
The documentation for help and what not on this site leave a LOT to be desired.
They were not very helpful while me and tech hubby were trying to navigate our first test prints.
You would think they would make them idiot friendly but no, lol, you better be technically inclined
-or have someone who is so, who will put in the time for this, because, you gonna spend a lot of it!
That is my update and review of my GF.
Not gonna start a new thread for it, or add to anything else, I felt like after my scathing comment, there was no better place to update my review.
For those waiting, it is SOOOO worth it!.
If you are not technical, and you have no one technical to help you, please get your refund This is not a CRICUT or any of those VERY user friendly simple machine applications.
THIS is technical stuff!