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The Make Shop: Vinyl Cutting

Location: F222

Vinyl Cutting Equipment

Vinyl Cutting Equipment

Silhouette Cameo 3
  • Materials: Vinyl, heat transfer material, cardstock, photo paper, sticker paper, rhinestone template material, fabric.
  • Max. Cut area: 12 in. x 24 in. (30.5 cm x 61 cm) with a cutting mat. 12 in. x 10 ft. (30.5 cm x 3m) with lined media.
  • Free Design Software Download here: Available for Mac and Windows 7 (or higher) users. Mobile software applications are also available. Paid upgrades are also available.
  • Files accepted:  all Silhouette Digital Download files from the Silhouette Design Store, fonts in TTF and OTF format, STUDIO/STUDIO3 files, GSD/GST files, and DXF files.

    Image files: JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, and TIF files. You need to import, then Trace the image using an auto-trace function to create cut lines. Silhouette cannot guarantee the quality of results of images not created or offered from the company.

    Other files: SVG and PDF files. If importing PDF, you can select to Import as Image, which will not include cut lines, or Import as Vector, which will perform an automatic trace creating cut lines.

​Cricut Explore One

  • Materials: Vinyl, heat transfer paper, iron-on transfer paper, cardstock, fabric, leather, adhesive foil, window cling, etc.
  • Max. Cut area: 12in x 24 in.
  • Create a Cricut ID: Use Cricut's Design Space to create your project.
  • Files accepted: Cricut design files
    Basic Image Files: .jpg, .gif, .png, or .bmp files
    Vector: .svg, or .dxf files