Print&Cut

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At FabLab, the Print and Cut Machine stands as a game-changer, pushing the boundaries of creativity with its unparalleled specifications. Boasting a resolution of 1200 DPI and a substantial 48 x 36 inches bed, this machine becomes the canvas for ambitious designs. What sets it apart is not only its cutting-edge capabilities but also its affordability, making digital fabrication accessible to a diverse community. The machine's versatility extends to handling a myriad of materials, ensuring that it accommodates suitable materials such as paper, cardboard, and flexible vinyl. Loaded with special features, including advanced software compatibility, the Print and Cut Machine is the catalyst for turning imaginative concepts into tangible realities. Moreover, its low costs empowers creators at all levels to explore the world of digital fabrication without financial constraints. Safety is paramount, and FabLab ensures a secure working environment with state-of-the-art mechanisms. Step into FabLab, where the Print and Cut Machine opens the door to a world where innovation thrives without compromise.

How to

Down below we have created some guides for you, follow these carefully, in order, to get the best results:

  1. Prepare design: Here you will modify your design to give it the right properties for the machine.
  2. Prepare the printer: In this step you will prepare the machine, so that it will be ready to use
  3. Use VersaWorks: This is the last step, this is where you fine tune the settings to your liking

Illustrator swatches

If you work with Illustrator, you will need specific swatches to be able to cut. Download the correct swatches here: Download our Adobe Illustrator Swatches

Videos

Roland TrueVis tutorials

The tutorials down below are made by the Fablab for the Roland TrueVis, watch these to get a quick understanding of how to operate the machines.  

Design on fabric with heat transfer

Loading the material and media

Making a sticker from start to finish

NOTE: You don't need the cyan outline to print stickers! This is outdated information.

Help

Tips and tricks:

Here are some print & cut printing tips and tricks that might help you print more efficiently and with better quality at the same time!

  • Test cuts: Its highly recommended to do a test cut first before making a lot of stickers, this way u won't waste any material on a print that isn't cut properly

Trouble shooting

Whether you're a novice or an experienced user, this section is dedicated to addressing common issues through effective troubleshooting strategies. Below are the most common Print & Cut printing issues, each accompanied by the cause of the problem and a corresponding guide on how to resolve it.

  • User's manual: This manual can help with the most common issues and includes a ton of instructions

IMPORTANT If this proves unsuccessful, seek assistance promptly to prevent any potential damage

Maintenance (staff only)

  • Maintenance guide: This guide contains information for the general maintenance that has to be done to the machine, like cleaning and testing