Vinyl Cutting

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Level 2 badge used at Pikes Peak Makerspace

The Vinyl Cutting Area at Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) consists mostly of Level 2 equipment.

Additional PPM training is required to use any of our Level 2 equipment.


Contact Us if you cannot find your answer here on our Wiki or if you notice any info that is outdated.

 


New Member Orientation

Classes

Area Leader — LaNita
To help out with the Vinyl Cutter, post your ideas and comments on our Slack channel #vinyl-cutter
PPM announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup

Training

- Pick the small Application Launcher button from CorelDRAW, and then "Send Cut Lines to CM3".
- If you receive a no Media Error, and your job pauses, try pressing ENTER to override the sensor and continue your cutting.
- Some vinyl materials contain PVC. Do not use these on either of our laser engravers.
  • Do not engrave or cut Oracal ORAMASK 813 Stencil Film
  • Do not engrave or cut Con-Tact brand paper



Links to external sites:

CE6000 Series Video Training
Cricut craft cutter — "Learn from the pros."
Silhouette craft cutter — Get Started/Tutorials/Videos

Tips

The vinyl cutting PC is not a design workstation. Please limit the use of the station to cutting only.

Equipment Lists

24" Graphtec cutter

Picture Item Manufacturer Model Resources
vinyl cutter 24" Cutting Plotter
Level 2 badge
Graphtec CE5000‑60 manual

Vinyl Cutting Computer

Picture Item Application
Software
Manufacturer/
Model
System
Software
Vinyl Cutting Workstation
PC Cutting Master 3,

CorelDRAW X6,

Graphtec Pro Studio

HP

h8-1117c

Microsoft

Windows 10 Pro

monitor Dell

1905FP

wired mouse Amazon
wired keyboard Dell

Hand Tools

Return all tools to their proper location after use. This rule applies to all areas of our Makerspace.

Donations Received

Wish List

Pikes Peak Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so we can provide a receipt for any donations you make.

Benefits

PPM members enjoy discounts at the following local merchants:
(bring proof of membership)
Company Website Benefit Directions to
Logo WOODCRAFT
Woodcraft of Colorado Springs 10% discount    4438 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Logo CO Lumber
CO Lumber Specialties 10% discount 3636 Stone Avenue
Logo General Air
GENERAL AIR 10% discount 3031 N Nevada Ave.
Logo ACE
ACE Hardware Uintah Gardens 10% discount 1830 W Uintah Street
Map of stores that provide PPM member discounts
Map of helpful local resources curated by our makers
At home LightBurn subscriptions can be purchased at a discounted rate for being a PPM member.
The discount code is saved as a Pinned Message in our 'laser-cutter' channel in Slack.

Policies

Materials

Donate for "Vinyl Stickers and R Tape" via PayPal: bit.ly/ppmstuff
Or, leave donations in a black payment box, or use a QR code.
- Some vinyl materials contain PVC. Do not use these on either of our laser engravers.
  • Do not engrave or cut Oracal ORAMASK 813 Stencil Film
  • Do not engrave or cut Con-Tact brand paper



Red Tags

If equipment needs repairs, place a Red Tag on it and report it via the Pikes Peak Makerspace Slack channel #red-tags-issues
This advises others on the malfunctioning equipment and ensures that actions can be taken to service/repair the equipment promptly.

Related Software

Links to other PPM Wiki pages:

CorelDRAW X6 Tips
Cutting Master 3 Tips
Adobe Illustrator Tips
Inkscape Tips

Member Showcase

For even more member projects, visit our #showcase channel on Slack, or follow our social media links.

Related Pages

Links to related PPM Wiki pages:

  Assembly Table (Clean Projects)  
  Computers — Windows  
SVG File Format Tips
QR Codes

For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channel #vinyl-cutter
List of all PPM Slack channels
Note that we have a Slack channel (#job-board) for members to post, discuss, or accept job opportunities either within PPM or from the community.

Search the PPM Wiki — include Content pages as well as Multimedia.

Contact Us if you cannot find your answer here on our Wiki or if you notice any info that is outdated.

Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) is dedicated to supporting our maker community in their creative processes by providing shared space, shared tools, materials, software, and a knowledge base to turn their ideas into reality.