The vinyl cutter allows students to create custom vinyl stickers in a variety of sizes and colours.
MacEwan University community members can use the vinyl cutter and supplied vinyl for free.
The vinyl cutter is located in the Makerspace (6-203) and can be accessed during Makerspace hours.
How Does it Work?
The process of creating a vinyl sticker is simple. It involves:
- Selecting an image
- Preparing the image for printing
- Printing the vinyl
- Preparing the printed vinyl
- Applying the vinyl to a surface
For more detailed instructions we’ve created a step-by-step guide here.
What Can I Cut?
A variety of vinyl is available in the Makerspace for student use, but the cutter can also handle other materials that you can bring yourself. Check with the Makerspace tutors to ensure your material is compatible with the machine before cutting!
Some of the common materials the Silhouette Cameo 4 can cut include:
- vinyl (adhesive, permanent, heat transfer, stencil, window cling, glitter, dry erase, chalkboard, holographic)
- paper (printer, photo, crepe, washi, vellum, specialty patterned, freezer, wax, construction)
- cardstock and matboard (up to 2mm thick)
- fabric (with the appropriate iron-on interfacing)
Portable Vinyl Cutter
The Makerspace also has a portable vinyl cutter, the Silhouette Portrait 3, that can be borrowed from the Library Services desk for 3 days at a time. More information on loanable Makerspace items is here.