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The materials used in the Glowforge are known as Proofgrade materials. These are materials that are certified to work safely with the Glowforge.

The library has materials on hand for you to use such as acrylic, plywood, leather, and draftboard(MDF).

If we do not have a material you are looking for you may provide your own, however we will only accept Proofgrade Materials recommended by the manufacturer. You may view the materials here. For a large amount of prints, above 1 total sheet, you will need to provide your own materials.


Material Type Cost per sq. in.
Medium Clear Acrylic (5” x 10” x 1/8”) 0.13
Thick Clear Acrylic (5” x 10” x 1/4”) 0.14
Medium Clear Acrylic (12” x 20” x 1/8”) 0.08
Thick Clear Acrylic (12” x 20” x 1/4”) 0.11
Light Maple Plywood (12” x 20” x 3/25”) 0.07
Medium Maple Plywood (5” x 10” x 1/8”) 0.09
Thick Maple Plywood (12” x 20” x 1/8”) 0.11
Medium Draftboard (Unfinished) (12” x 20” x 1/8”) 0.04
Thick Draftboard (Unfinished) (12” x 20” x 1/4”) 0.05
Thin Natural Leather (5” x 10” x 1/48”) 0.28
Medium Natural Leather (5” x 10” x 3/64”) 0.34
Thick Natural Leather (5” x 10” x 3/32”) 0.37
Medium Natural Leather (12” x 20” x 3/64”) 0.20
Thick Natural Leather (12” x 20” x 3/32”) 0.24
Engraving 0.00

Average cost for Glowforge projects has been $3.25. Please use the calculator to estimate your cost.

Cost Estimator


 

*Total Cost is an estimate and may not reflect actual cost. Total cost includes 8% administrative costs, tax not included and is calculated at checkout.