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Cut a Circle

Here’s how to make a circle that you can cut out.

Right now, you can also use our earliest Glowforge Premium features, which are currently in Beta and free to use. Glowforge Premium gives you the superpower you need to print everything with boosted creativity and efficiency. It features millions of commercially-licensed vector graphics and fonts, outline and shape tools. You’ll be able to tell which tools on the Glowforge app are Premium because they have a gold gem icon next to them. See our Community Forum for more information and guidance on our Premium offering.

To make a circle to cut using Glowforge Premium, click on the Shapes tool and select the circle. 

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For a detailed tutorial showing how to prepare and print a file, see Print 3: Make a Gift Tag from Scratch.

With Inkscape:

  1. Open Inkscape. (You can also use Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, or many vector graphics programs.)

  2. Click on the the Circle Tool on the left side of your screen

    V1 Inkscape Circle Tool

  3. Click and drag to draw a circle

    V1 Inkscape Blue Circle

  4. Choose a color

V1 Inkscape Change Color Tool

  • Hold the Shift key and click a color in the palette. The color does not matter. If you look at the bottom left corner of the screen, you’ll see the current settings for your new circle: Fill (None) and Stroke (color).
  • If your circle doesn’t turn blue when you click the color, make sure that the box next to the O (just to the right of the blue bar in the image) says “100.” O stands for “Opacity,” and if your Opacity is 0, your stroke or fill will be invisible.
  1. Save Your File
  2. Go to the “File” Menu and click “Save As”
  3. Type your File name
  4. Choose “Plain SVG”
  5. Upload and print your file!