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The Basics

Vinyl Printer/Cutter

Our vinyl printer/cutters are great for a variety of large format printing projects. You can also create cut contours on your project, allowing you to further customize your design. Banners, bumper stickers, pictures, T-shirt transfers, decals, and window clings are just some of the projects you can create. Both printers are identical in terms of quality and speed.

Features

  • Eight Channel Print Head
  • Large format printing and contour cutting
  • Water, UV, and scratch resistant for up to 3 years outdoors
  • Print on material available in the Library for purchase: outdoor banner vinyl, glossy paper, heat transfer, clear and white adhesive vinyl, clear and white static cling. All materials are 30 inches in width with a printable area of approximately 28.5 inches.

What You’ll Need

Use of the vinyl printer is free. The Roland VersaWorks software, which controls the printer/cutter, can help you crop, scale, flip, and multiply your prints. Still, it’s best to have your design ready when you arrive. Photoshop, Illustrator, and even Microsoft Office products can all be used to create designs – as long as the file is saved in the proper format (pdf, jpg, or tiff). The adhesive, static cling, and heat transfer material can also have a perforation cut performed after printing--allowing you to more easily peel and remove your design. A staff member is required to prepare the machine for you.

Cost

  • Vinyl: $2.00 per linear foot. This includes:
    • Any white/blank/extra space
    • Failed prints due to design error
    • Prints that do not complete before a reservation expires
    • All material usage is rounded up to the next foot. For example, a 5 foot 3 inch print is rounded up to 6 feet/$12.
  • Grommets: $0.25 per grommet

Station Reservations

Reserve the vinyl printer/cutter. Please note:

  • Customers are permitted one 60-minute session per day.
  • There is a 10-minute grace period before reservations are automatically cancelled.
  • The computer will shut off and the printer will stop printing when a session expires.
  • Reservations can be made up to 6 weeks in advance.
  • Book ahead! The vinyl printer is extremely popular. Typical wait times average 4-5 weeks.

Don’t have a reservation? Ask a staff member in the MakerSpace to add your name to the stand-by list. If an appointment is missed or extra time is available at the end of another customer’s session, you may be able to use the printer. The stand-by list is only available in person. You must be present if/when availability opens up.