My Experiences in BUS 358: Innovation, Design, and Prototyping

Vinyl Cutter

The Vinyl Cutter is awesome. It is similar to the laser cutter in that it cuts things out that you design in InkScape, but it is sort of cooler since you can adhere what you cut out to pretty much anything (a sticker).

The Vinyl Cutter operates off of “Sure Cuts a Lot Pro”, however you still use the InkScape program that you use with the Laser Cutter in order to design your vinyl cut-out.

The Vinyl Cutter can hold two rolls of colored vinyl, but can only “cut” one color at a time. All you need to do to use the vinyl cutter is load your InkScape design into Sure Cuts a Lot and hit “cut” once you are sure you have the color vinyl that you want to cut into loaded into the vinyl cutter.

Once you have your design/image printed, you can choose what is “negative” and what is “positive” space. So, if you printed something along the lines of a circle with letters cut into it like a quote, you could choose whether you wanted to the circle and filling (say it’s red) to be the positive space and have the letters cut out, or you can choose to have just the letters remain as the positive space. So, you have the option to have a red circle with the shapes of the letters missing, or you can have the letters cut out with the outline of a circle. It’s really pretty neat, but sort of hard to explain in writing.


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