How to Engrave Custom Wood Signs with Glowforge
Learn how to engrave wood signs with your Glowforge! Making custom engraved wood signs has never been easier!
Glowforge Machine (Basic, Plus, or Pro)
Wood (up to 1/2" thick)
Paper Masking/Transfer Tape
Paint and Paintbrush,
Begin by painting your board if desired and allowing it to dry completely.
When dry, use the masking/transfer tape to cover both sides of the board, front and back.
Turn on the Glowforge and place the masked wood into the machine on top of the crumb tray.
Open up the Glowforge App software on your computer. Upload the SVG file, focus on the material, and resize/position the design on the wood if needed.
Set engraving settings as desired. For 3mm Baltic Birch, we recommend using 850/FULL/270 for a deep dark engraving and 1000/100/225 for a lighter and shallower engraving.
Click "Print," press the flashing button on your Glowforge machine, and watch the magic happen! When the sign is finished engraving, remove the masking and add finish details as desired.