Glowforge Plus 3D Laser Printer
The onboard cameras scan your design and provide a live preview. The machine automatically detects the type of material you insert for printing—with hundreds of possible options—and adjusts the print settings for you. Included autofocus technology helps ensure precise cuts.
All in all, it’s this ease of use—combined with the high-precision laser that achieves beautiful, professional-quality results—that led us to rank Glowforge the #1 best laser cutter on the market for small businesses.
If we had to pick just one machine as the very best laser cutter for small business, it’s got to be the Glowforge Plus 3D Laser Printer. This CO2 laser cutter and engraving machine impressed us with its ease of use and versatility.
The unit looks like an elegant desktop printer, able to do its job without getting in the way. The machine is equally aesthetically pleasing whether you’re using it in a home office or studio or at an off-site commercial business property.
At its $3,995 price point, the Glowforge Plus is a moderately priced model that really wows, especially for the small business that prioritizes variety of applications over volume of use.
The Technical Specs
The Glowforge Plus model operates a 40-watt laser tube as tiny as a single human hair, capable of cutting more than 1,300 lines per inch.
The machine itself is a perfect desktop size, at just over 3 feet long and a little under 2 feet wide, but it gives you plenty of room to work. The bed fits materials as large as 12 inches by 20.4 inches and can print an area up to 11 inches by 19.5 inches. Print on materials up to 2 inches thick by taking out the removable tray.
For safety, you need to vent the Glowforge machine. The included dryer connect allows you to operate the machine anywhere within 8 feet of a window for venting. You can also invest in the optional air filter that allows you to use the machine without worrying about venting it, but this add-on will run you almost $1,000 more.