Creating Engraved Wood Pins on the Glowforge From Illustrator
I’ve really wanted to show you how you can create engraved wood pins on the Glowforge from Illustrator. And, I am proud to say I finally filmed it all and have it ready! WOOT!
What is a Glowforge?
If you aren’t sure what a Glowforge is, be sure to check out this post where I unbox it and show you what it is and what it does.
Watch Me Work in Adobe Illustrator and Get My Files Ready
So, in this video I wanted to walk you through my steps of how I take my artwork into Adobe Illustrator and get it ready to use on the Glowforge.
Tips for Making Wood Pins on the Glowforge
- Make sure that your strokes are ALWAYS expanded into fills.
- You want different colors for the cut and for the engraving.
- Test using Draftboard! It’s cheaper.
- Save your file as an SVG file in Illustrator (I don’t change any settings).
- Pin Backs I purchased*
How to Save on the Glowforge
If you want to purchase your own Glowforge, I have a deal for you! I tell you more about the Glowforge in this post if you need more details about it.
If you want to purchase a Glowforge you can save money with my link. I get the same amount as your referral discount when you purchase through my link as a way for Glowforge to thank me for telling you about it. Click here to purchase*. You can save $500 off a Pro, $250 off a Plus, or $100 off a Basic.
So what do you think? Panda Bones is actually going to be an enamel pin coming to my Etsy shop but he made a great demo for this project. Shop my Etsy products like pins, stickers and prints.
Affiliate Links Disclosure
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