Vinyl cutter

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Wide-carriage Vinyl Cutter
Desktop Vinyl Cutter
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Make/Model

  • Wide-carriage: US Cutter MH871-MK2
  • Desktop: US Cutter MH365-MK2

Cost To Use

  • $0.50 per half hour of cutting time or any portion thereof (to cover replacing worn parts, etc)
  • Member must provide own consumables or purchase from RMS
    • Vinyl in stock at RMS is $3.00 per square foot, or any portion thereof, unless marked otherwise
    • Transfer tape in stock at RMS is $3.00 per square foot, or any portion thereof, unless marked otherwise
    • Some scrap pieces of vinyl are available at no cost from time to time

Use the POS system to charge it to your account.

Contact Area Captain if you need clarification or more details.

Notes

  • Restricted to MEMBERS ONLY
  • You MUST BE TRAINED before using it alone. Contact the Area Captain to arrange training.
  • If you lose or damage an item, YOU are responsible for repair or replacement.

Specs

  • Maximum Cut Width:
    • Wide-carriage Vinyl Cutter: 30.63“
    • Desktop Vinyl Cutter: 10"
  • Maximum Feed Width:
    • Wide-carriage Vinyl Cutter: 34.2"
    • Desktop Vinyl Cutter: 12"
  • Maximum Cut Length: 8 feet
  • What it can cut: standard vinyl, heat transfer vinyl, paint mask
  • Blade Types: standard blade compatible
  • Command sets: DM-PL HP/GL automatic identification
  • Motor Type: stepper
  • Speed: 39 in/s
  • Max Force: 350g
  • Included Software: Sure Cuts A Lot Pro v3
  • Preferred file format: .svg
  • Included Accessories: USB Cable, power cable, blade holder, pen holder, 3x 45° blade

GreenStar Vinyl:

  • Outdoor Durability: 5 years when properly applied (vertical exposure 90 degrees +/- 10 degrees)
  • Thickness: 3.0 mil
  • Peel Adhesion: 180 degree peel - 36 lbs/in after 24 hrs
  • Loop Tack: 2.5-3 lbs/sq in
  • Dimensional Stability: No measurable shrinkage
  • Exterior Life: 5 years
    • Gold and Silver: 3 years
  • Application Temperature: +40 degrees F
  • Service Temperature: -40 degrees F to +180 degrees F
  • Shelf Life: 1 year under +70 degrees F at 50% relative humidity
  • Chemical Resistance: Resistant to mild acids, alkalies and salts
  • Solvent Resistance: Resistant to most petroleum based oil, grease and aliphatic solvents

Sure Cuts A Lot Pro 3 software (a free trial is available):

  • (WIN) Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 10
  • (WIN) Intel Premium or equivalent processor
  • (MAC) OSX 10.5/10.6/10.7
  • (MAC) Intel based processor
  • 512 MB of RAM or greater
  • 50 MB of available disk space
  • USB port 1.1 or 2.0
  • 28.8 Kbps modem or direct internet connection

Accessories Available

Normally available:

  • picks, squeegees, hobby knives, cutting mat, scissors
  • vinyl stock, transfer tape - Check for availability

Recommended Settings

Wide-carriage Vinyl Cutter:

  • Speed: 210mm/s
  • Pressure: 30g

Desktop Vinyl Cutter:

  • Speed:
  • Pressure:

Materials Information

Permitted Materials

  • vinyl (the thin, normally adhesive-backed stuff -- NOT upholstery!)
  • paper (medium to heavy weight)
  • card stock (lightweight)
  • paint mask
  • heat transfer (lightweight)

Forbidden Materials

  • laminate
  • sandblast mask
  • reflective
  • window tint
  • card stock (heavy)
  • cardboard
  • acrylic or other "plastic"
  • cloth
  • wood
  • glass
  • ceramic
  • stone
  • metal
  • food
  • anything not listed as "permitted," above

Material Resources

Current Status

  • Wide-carriage Vinyl Cutter: NOT AVAILABLE
  • Desktop Vinyl Cutter: NOT AVAILABLE

Ownership

  • Wide-carriage Vinyl Cutter: On loan from Rob Wise
  • Desktop Vinyl Cutter: On loan from Rob Wise

History

Documentation

Replacement Parts

Some parts are subject to wear during normal use and must be replaced from time to time. The following parts are available from the manufacturer:

Contact the Area Captain if replacement or other repairs are needed. Do NOT attempt to repair the system yourself!