Lightburn Software

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Lightburn Software


LightBurn is layout, editing, and control software for your laser cutter. With LightBurn you can:

  • Import artwork in a variety of common vector graphic and image formats
  • Arrange, modify, or even create new vector shapes within the editor
  • Apply settings like power, speed, number of passes, cut order, and much more
  • Send the result directly to your laser cutter

Lightburn supports GCode controllers and also DSP Controllers.  If you just need to run a Cohesion3D Board, you only need to get the GCode version ($40).  If you have a machine with a DSP Controller, or multiple machines with both types of controllers, you should get the DSP + GCode version ($80). 

The GCode version supports Smoothie, Grbl 1.1, and Grbl-LPC based controllers.  The DSP version supports Ruida (6442G, 6442S, 6332G), and LightObject R5-DSP, in addition to GCode-based Smoothie and Grbl controllers.

You can download the software at the bottom of this page and start using it right away.  Please make sure your email address is entered correctly when you place your order: we will email you your license key.  This may take up to 24 hours. 









LightBurn is a native application written for Windows and OS-X.  We still consider LightBurn beta software, but the demand has been so high we've decided to release it early. Please use the trial period to test it with your hardware.  Purchasing a license key unlocks it permanently, allows installation on up to two machines, and gives you access to free updates for a year.