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Ear Saver Instructions & Designs

Download Ear Savers File

Important Instructions Below

Print customized Ear Savers on your Glowforge (or another laser)

You’ll download the PDF, use your design software to customize it, and then print it. Links to download are in the instructions. Please read the instructions carefully to make sure that you don’t waste your materials.

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All products and services, including design files, provided on or through Glowforge (“Products”) are provided for free “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE”, without warranty of any kind. Your use of this design file is subject to the Glowforge Terms of Service.  Glowforge expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. You understand that the Products have NOT been cleared, approved, or certified by any regulatory agency and therefore may not provide the same level of protection as certified medical equipment. You agree to ASSUME ALL RISK of personal injury, sickness, loss, bodily injury (including death), or personal property damage arising from the use of the Products, including any failure to protect you or any other person from the COVID-19 coronavirus or other infections disease. If you are a maker, you MUST communicate this disclaimer to those who receive products or services based on the Products. For clarity, Glowforge is not and will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any kind, however caused and on any theory of liability, arising in any way out of the use of the Products, regardless of whether Glowforge has been made aware of any such damages.

Ear Savers Instructions

We’ve given you two new free designs so that you can print Ear Savers as easily as possible. 

The full sheet of 77 takes less than an hour to print, and a single ear saver takes less than a minute.

1. Sign Out, then Sign In

You only need to do this once, to ensure the new designs are loaded into your Design Library. Go to https://app.glowforge.com, click your name in the top right corner, and click “sign out”. Then return to https://app.glowforge.com and sign in.

2. Place material on the bed of the Glowforge

This design was created and tested with Medium (⅛”) Proofgrade Acrylic (of any color!). Make sure the barcode is whole and visible. (If it’s not, you can select the material manually after you upload your file - just click “Unknown” at the top left of the screen, type “medium acrylic”, and find your color.)
 
If you’re using acrylic from another source, you can 
learn more here.

3. Open your Ear Savers design

You’ll see two new files in your Library. One is a full-sheet of Ear Savers. The other is a single Ear Saver, which could be perfect for using scrap acrylic in your collection. Choose one and open it.

4. Place Design on Material

Click the design. If it’s the single Ear Saver, you may want to make copies (cmd/ctrl-C then cmd/ctrl-V) and drag them into place on your material. 

5. Print

When you’re ready, press “Print”.

When the button on your Glowforge starts blinking, press it and watch the laser go! When it’s done, take a picture, share with your friends, and tag it with #Save2MillionEars to get the word out! 

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Custom Ear Savers

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Share Your Ear Savers!

Drop off your Ear Savers with the printed Ear Savers instructions and let your friends, family, and loved ones know how they can help make a difference.

When we set out to help, we did not know how much need there was. Hundreds of thousands of Ear Savers have been made already, and millions more have been requested.

Take pictures. Tell stories. Spead the word!

I made 231 ear savers for my brother (respiratory therapy), my pops (FDNY) and a friend (nurse) on the front lines - THANK YOU all of you front liners!