The vinyl cutter uses a computer-controlled knife to cut designs into thin vinyl films. The machine is driven by vector (line) data created in software programs such as Adobe Illustrator. After removing excess material in a manual process called weeding, adhesive graphics can be applied to smooth surfaces, and heat transfer graphics can be applied with a heat press to fabrics.
Roland CAMM-1 GX-24
- Accepts vinyl films from 2”-27.5” wide, can cut up to 23” wide
- Used for both adhesive and heat transfer vinyl materials. Adhesive and heat transfer materials available for purchase as needed in Room 36.
Stahls Hotronix 15” x 15” heat press
- Used to apply heat transfer vinyl to fabric.
Sticker vinyl can be used as a mask for paint or sandblasting, or you can lay out patterns on sheet metal to help align bends and cuts.