Welcome to the Vinyl cutter induction. Below is an overview of vinyl cutting and the machine we use at KWMC The Factory.
Please work through the course content below.
Once finished, you will need to complete a short quiz.
You will need to score 100% to complete the online induction, and you may retake the quiz as many times as you need.
The course will take roughly 30mins -1 hr to complete, please get in touch if you need any support.
A vinyl cutter is a digitally controlled machine used to cut vinyl and some other materials.
Vector based shapes and lines are used to guide the movement of a sharp blade over the surface of the material and can be used to cut lettering and shapes.
Vector based designs are created using vector drawing software such as Inkscape and Illustrator.
The vector file is sent to the cutter much like with a printer. Here the machine cuts along the lines in the design.
The cutter can move the blade along it’s ‘x’ and ‘y’ axes, cutting any 2D shape within the size boundaries of the machine and material used.
Vinyl material often comes in long rolls allowing large banner and billboard designs to be cut out.
Materials that can be cut:
Vinyl Cutters typically cut an adhesive backed plastic film vinyl used to create displays, signs, stickers etc.
Once cut this can be stuck onto walls, windows and other surfaces.
Other materials can also include:
- Heat transfer vinyl (for application to fabrics or clothing)
- Some paper, card and plastic sheets
(Please speak to a technician if you wish to cut other than standard vinyl)
Roland DG CAMM-1 GS-24 : desktop vinyl cutter
Loadable material width: 50 to 700 mm
Maximum cutting area: Width: 584 mm, Length: 25000 mm
Cutting speed: 10 to 500 mm/sec
Blade force: 30 – 350 gf
File format: Vector file saved as PDF