Vinyl Cutting

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

The Vinyl Cutting Area at Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) consists mostly of Level 2 equipment.
Additional training is required to use our Level 2 equipment.


Vinyl Cutter Area
Vinyl Cutting Area
(20 November 2021)


Safety First

Members must know the following information:

In case of emergency, call 911.
Our physical location is:
735 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
use this when ordering pizza or an ambulance

PPM Fire Escape Plan

Fire Escape Plan maps are posted throughout the Makerspace.
There are 7 fire extinguishers on the fire escape plan map. Review the PPM Fire Escape Plan for locations.

First Aid

There is a FIRST AID Supply Cabinet in our Kitchen Area.
FIRST AID Kits are available in four areas: the Kitchen, Metal Shop, Wood Shop and CNC Room.

Eye Wash Stations

Emergency Eye & Face Wash Stations are mounted in four areas: the Kitchen, Wood Shop, CNC Room and Vented Room.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Wear protective equipment in all Wood and Metal Shop Areas.
Wear gloves when using Isopropyl Alcohol and other cleaners.

Hazardous Chemicals

All hazardous chemicals must be stored in the yellow hazardous chemical storage cabinet located in the Vented Room.
Review the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information of unknown products before use.
SDS information is available via the QR code on the hazardous chemical storage cabinet or this spreadsheet.
Do not bring dangerous chemicals to the makerspace.
Spray paint, stains, and other approved items must be stored in the hazardous chemical storage cabinet in the Vented Room.
Please DO NOT paint indoors.

Classes and Training

New Member Orientation

Area Captain -- Volunteers needed

To help out with the Vinyl Cutter, post your ideas and comments on Slack.

Classes

Pikes Peak Makerspace 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.

(e.g. Oracal ORAMASK 813 Stencil Film and Con-Tact brand paper)

Tips

To turn on the lights on the vinyl cutter cart, use the remote and point at the receiver near the power strip.

For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channel #vinyl-cutter

Equipment Lists

24" Graphtec cutter

Picture Item Manufacturer/
Model
Manual Estimated
Value
Owner
vinyl cutter 24" Cutting Plotter
Level 2 badge
Graphtec

CE5000‑60

yes

$500

PPM

(donated by
PARADIGM SYSTEMS)

Vinyl cutter cart lighting remote
Vinyl cutter cart lighting remote no PPM
Picture
Item
Manufacturer/
Model
Manual
Estimated
Value
Owner

Vinyl Cutting Computer

Picture Item Manufacturer/
Model
CinebenchR23 System
Software
Application
Software
Estimated
Value
Owner
Vinyl Cutting Workstation
PC HP

h8-1117c

Windows 10 Pro CorelDRAW X6, Cutting Master 3,

Graphtec Pro Studio

$250

PPM
monitor Dell

1905FP

$100

PPM
wired mouse

and keyboard

Amazon,

Dell

~ $5 - $10 each

PPM
Picture
Item
Manufacturer/
Model
CinebenchR23
System
Software
Application
Software
Estimated
Value
Owner

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

34" VEVOR cutter

Picture Item Manufacturer/
Model
Manual Estimated
Value
Owner
Vinyl cutter VEVOR
34" vinyl cutter VEVOR

KI-870

?

Theo
Picture
Item
Manufacturer/
Model
Manual
Estimated
Value
Owner

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 and Policies

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.

Equipment Reservations

Materials

Cost
Vinyl $0.25/foot
R Tape $0.25/foot
TOTAL $0.50/foot
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.
(e.g. Oracal ORAMASK 813 Stencil Film and Con-Tact brand paper

Red Tags

Scrap and Trash

Trash day is MONDAY
Recycling day is MONDAY (96 gallon tote)
Single Stream Recycling provided by Waste Connections. Paper, cardboard, cans, glass, and one time use plastics.
Empty recycling and trash into our dumpster at the back (south side) of the building.
Always leave the space better than you found it.

Software

Links to other PPM Wiki pages (internal links):

CorelDRAW X6

Cutting Master 3

Graphtec Pro Studio

Member Showcase

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

See Also

Links to other PPM Wiki pages (internal links):

Assembly Table (Clean Projects)
Computers

Curated Links

Links to other sites (external links):

CE6000 Series Video Training

Other Fun Stuff

Links to other sites (external links):

instructables -- Vinyl cutting ideas
Cricut craft cutter -- "Learn from the pros."
Silhouette craft cutter -- Get Started/Tutorials/Videos



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