LightBurn Tips

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Use LightBurn to import/layout/edit or create new artwork then control your laser cutter settings like power, speed, number of passes, etc.

LightBurn is a commercial software package for Windows, Macintosh OS, and Linux.

At home LightBurn subscriptions can be purchased at a discounted rate for being a PPM member. Please see the pinned comment in the 'laser-cutter' channel in Slack for the code.

Please note:  Your at home subscription is unique to only you. You will receive an email from LightBurn with your unique registration key. Make note of that key because you will need it again if you renew your subscription. PPM does not have access to your registration key.

Classes and Training


Pikes Peak Makerspace announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup


LightBurn Demo - Booleans
LightBurn Support Forum


Design Graphics in Lightburn Like A Pro!
- File formats that LightBurn can import include AI, PDF, SVG, DXF, PLT, PNG, JPG, GIF, and BMP
- LightBurn does not support the stock M2-Nano board on K40 lasers

For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channels #laser-cutter, #computers or #general
Or message our Boss Laser Captain Lisa MacNicol on Slack

See Also

Links to other PPM Wiki pages (internal links):

Laser -- BOSS

Curated Links

Watch these LightBurn videos BEFORE BOSSLASER CLASS!

Links to other sites (external links):

Lesson 1 First Time User
Lesson 2 LightBurn UI Walkthrough
Lesson 3 Cut Settings
LightBurn Basics #1 Importing, Selection, Grouping, Movement
LightBurn Basics #2 Text and Offsetting
LightBurn Basics #3 Trace Image and Weld
Product Home Page

Other Fun Stuff

Links to other sites (external links):
This video is great step-by-step guide for some general abilities in LightBurn

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