Vinyl Cutting Lab

Willard Library now offers a vinyl cutting lab. It is located on the second floor of Willard Library next to the Media Desk. The Silhouette Cameo 3 is an electronic cutting machine for light-duty, creative use. It uses a small blade to cut materials up to 12 inches wide. It can be used for vinyl lettering, window cling designs, scrap-booking, custom apparel, and card making. The library offers courses to help you get started. Once you are comfortable with the machine, you are allowed to use the equipment without direct Library staff supervision.

Reservations

The Vinyl Cutting Lab is available for reservations during regular library hours to those who are pre-approved for its use. Reservations are not required to use the lab, but they can be made through the online meeting room booking system

Orientation 

The orientation is a one-time introduction to the lab.  Attending a program counts as an orientation to use the lab without staff assistance.  If you need more one-on-one help, you can always schedule a Book-a-Librarian.  

Check-in System

Check in with Media staff before using the lab.  Let them know that you completed an orientation and you need the room unlocked to work on a project.   

 

Equipment Available for Use

Computers

 

Silhouette Cameo 3

 

Cricut EasyPress

 

Weeding Tools

The computers in the lab are designated for vinyl crafting projects.  Please use them for research and design of vinyl projects.  Silhouette Studio is the software used to design projects for the Cameo 3 electronic cutter.

 

There are flash drives available to transfer designs from the computer to the Cameo 3’s.  Place vinyl sheets on a mat before loading it into the electronic cutter.  They are equipped with the standard blade. 

 

Only use heat transfer vinyl (HTV) with the press. There is an interactive quick reference guide here

 

There various weeding tools available to use. Each bag contains scissors, 3 scrapers, an angle tool, a metal spatula, a weeder, and tweezers.