Tool Training: Vinyl Cutter 2017

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

10 Tyler Street

Somerville, MA 02143

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Vinyl Cutter training is generally available one weekend evening every month. See drop-down menu above for specific dates and times available.


Learn How To Use A Large Format Vinyl Cutter.

Learn how to use the in-house large-format vinyl cutter, and how to weed, transfer, and apply your vinyl decals. In addition, you'll learn about the wide variety of applications for vinyl including signs, car decals (bumper/window stickers), laptop decals, home decor, and other projects!

During this class, you will be making your very own vinyl decals to keep for yourself, or to give as a gift.

And FYI: If you are an Asylum member, you can use our in-house large format vinyl cutter to make as many decals, signs, etc as you want!

Users will be certified on the vinyl cutter as part of this class!

Note this is not a modeling class, and will not teach students how to create designs to cut.

Class Goals:

Students will:

  • Understand principles of vinyl cutting
  • Learn what makes materials safe to use in the cutter
  • Learn how to set up, shut down and clean the vinyl cutter
  • Be prepared to deal with problems that may arise while using the vinyl cutter


No prior experience is required to operate the machine.

Students without experience working with Inkscape or other 2D modeling software will need to investigate working with vectors or take additional classes (listing available here).

Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Tools and materials for a small project will be provided.

What to Bring:

Students should bring something to write with/on if they would like to take notes but slides will be provided to students after class.

Instructor Biography:

Tintype of Tim Butterworth

Tim Butterworth has been an Asylum member for over 4 years, building robots, 3D printers, and entertaining trinkets. While not a signmaker or graphics installer, he sees the vinyl cutter as one of the best ways to add a finished polish to your project.


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