Use our vinyl cutters for much more than just making stickers to help label your projects.
Besides making stickers, labels, and stencils for materials, supplies, and projects. Vinyl cutters can also be used to make PCB layers for paper circuits, make cutouts or creases for your origami or other paper craft projects, and even making custom apparel by making use of silk-screen printing techniques.
Vinyl cutters are a great addition to our Makerspace and will prove to be useful to your projects. For a comprised list of what you can do with vinyl cutters please click here.
How do vinyl cutters work?
Our vinyl cutters take your vector image file and follows the path, node to node, with a sharp needle cutting your image out of the material. The vinyl or similar material is first placed on a "sticky" plastic backing and then loaded into the machine. You then adjust the needle cutting depth in order to cut the material but, not cut into the plastic backing.
Do I have to supply my own materials to learn the machine?
No. we will provide you with some material to get you started. However, as you want to design bigger projects on the machine we will then charge for the material cost.
What kind of files can I use?
Similar to our laser cutter, vinyl cutters accept .dxf files to cut out your shapes.