### Vinyl Cutter <a href='https://www.rolanddga.com/products/vinyl-cutters/camm-1-gs-24-desktop-vinyl-cutter'>Roland GS-24 Vinyl Cutter</a> ### What it does: - <a href='http://fab.cba.mit.edu/classes/863.18/Harvard/people/victoria/week_01.html'>Vinyl Stickers</a>, pop-up cards, books, signs, screen priting, sandblasting - <a href='https://persialou.com/how-to-use-heat-transfer-vinyl/'>Heat transfer</a> - <a href='http://fab.cba.mit.edu/classes/863.18/Harvard/people/victoria/week_04.html'>Metal foil</a>, flex, multi-layer circuits, wiring harnesses, antennas - <a href=http://fab.cba.mit.edu/classes/863.17/Harvard/people/HonghaoDeng/project-9/project-9.html>weeding</a>, transfer paper, adhesion, lift vs shear - <a href=https://origamisimulator.org/>origami, kirigami</a> - use the double-stick film to make your own adhesive-backed film and cut stickers from the material of your own choosing, e.g. your favorite paper. ### SOP for Vinyl Cutter in SC 102 #### To Load vinyl: - Remove the knife, and make sure that about 1 mm of knife is protruding from the knife holder. Replace. - Depress the loading lever on the back left of the cutter to raise the rolling wheels. - Load the vinyl from the back. If it is a roll, place it on the rotating tray in the back of machine. - Set the rolling wheels to desired location. Both wheels must be under white tape. Raise the loading lever up to lock material in place. - Press "menu" on the keypad twice. Press enter to set up material. Select sheet or roll and press "enter again" - Move cutting head with the arrows located on the keypad. Send it to desired location. Hold down the origin key about one second to set 0,0. <!-- #### To print from a bitmap image: - Create a png bitmap file, either black & white or grayscale. - To start the printserver, double-click the shortcut "start mods server" on the desktop. A command window will appear, with the text “listening for connection from client address on server port 1234”. - Open the webpage, currently an icon on the desktop named "cut%20png.html" - Select png file. - Adjust scale (by changing pixel density), force, speed and other parameters. - Calculate - Send to file to printer. --> #### To print from an image in Inkscape: - Open a new document in Inkscape. The document should be 22.99 inches in width and 62.99 inches in height. This is the default document size. - On the top menu bar, click 'File', then click 'Import'. Import a black and white image into Inkscape. - Move image to the bottom left corner. The bottom left corner is the origin. - On the top menu bar, click 'Path', then click 'Trace Bitmap'. - Select your image if it isn't already selected. It should show up in the preview box in the Trace Bitmap menu. - For black and white images, the Brightness cutoff detection mode works. Click apply at the bottom of the menu. - This creates a new Bitmap image over your original image. Move this new image out of the way, and delete the old image. Then place your new image in the bottom left corner. - The new image only has the 'Fill' property. We need to add a 'Stroke' property. While holding down the Shift key, click on any color in the color bar to add a 'Stroke' to the image. - Next, double click on the color next to the word 'Stroke' in the bottom left corner. This will pull up the Fill and Stroke menu to the right of the screen. - Click on stroke style. - Change the Stroke width to 0.5 px (IMPORTANT, will not cut if the stroke width is incorrect). - Now print the image by clicking Ctrl+P or 'File->Print'. - The Roland GX-24 should be the selected printer. - Send file to vinyl cutter by pressing Print.