Vinyl Cutter

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Vinyl Cutter
Vinylcutter.jpg
Owner/Loaner PS:One
Make/Model Jaguar II
Arrival Date 2012
Usability yes
Contact Donald Jacobson
Where Upstairs
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $300
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Vinyl Cutter Area: {{{hostarea}}} https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Vinyl_Cutter




Tips on how to use (After Certified)

User Guide PDF

Loading the Media.

  • Raise the lever on the upper back right of the machine
  • Slide in the media. It helps to have a rectangular piece so the machine can recognize the size. Center it over some of the grooved rollers so they are as close to the edges as possible.
  • Slide the pinch rollers from behind over the grooved roller you chose.
  • Lower roller with the lever.
  • Read the display and push the arrow button for the type of media you are loading. For a single sheet (not a roll), for example you would press the right arrow (see screen shot below)

Importing

The Software used is CoCut Professional 2014. We not longer use the software that came with the cutter.

The software does not import svgs, but does import Adobe Illustrator files. Open your SVG in Illustrator and resave it as an .ai file. Then import your file into CoCut Pro.

Cutting

When your graphic is ready to cut, click the File...Cut/Plot menus. This should bring up a couple of new windows. One is the Production Manager. This may show some older, incomplete jobs from failed attempts. Delete those old jobs.

The other window shows your setup. Note the orientation of your job. You may want to rotate it to fit the orientation of your vinyl in the plotter. Use the turned stick man button at the bottom to do this.

Make sure you set the size of your vinyl.

Purchasing Materials

New Materials can be purchased locally through Rayco near Peterson and Pulaski, the plotter size is 24 inches.

  • Economy/Intermediary stock is for the majority of projects and has an expected life of 3 years
  • High performance stock is intended for cars and boats and has an expected life of 7 years.

Certified Users

Qualified Member Trained By
Donald Jacobson Donald Jacobson
Bart dring Donald Jacobson
Ray Doeksen Elizabeth Koprucki
David Fell Elizabeth Koprucki
Derek Bever Elizabeth Koprucki
Tom Forajter Elizabeth Koprucki
Arturo Duarte Elizabeth Koprucki
Tyler Natoli Elizabeth Koprucki
Sloan Lavery Elizabeth Koprucki
Tyler Hsu Elizabeth Koprucki
Casey Olson Justin and Derek!
Jeff McBride Elizabeth Koprucki
Clarence Risher Elizabeth Koprucki
Will Garza Elizabeth Koprucki
Nick Halderman Elizabeth Koprucki
Aaron Mintz Elizabeth Koprucki