What did we learn?
Send Cut Send Results
As I mentioned in last class, I sent out for some parts from SendCutSend. I want to show you the results.
Set up Vinyl Cutters
Unbox your machine.
Go to https://www.silhouetteamerica.com/software to download the software. I had to update firmware for my machine.
We’ll go through a simple vinyl sticker exercise.
Moved it to the proper position.
Selected material in the software, vinyl matte.
Had to change the depth of my knife, from the default 1 setting to 2. Then tried the 3 setting as well. Both worked, I think 2 worked better.
Hit “Send” to cut the sticker.
The vinyl cutter was used to created silver logos and details. Silver glossy vinyl.
Around the 31:50 mark. My guess is the stickers were first cut with the vinyl cutter, then peeled carefully, then covered with transfer paper. Take note of how the stickers were prepared on the sticks. How they were applied by tweezers. He used a square to keep they straight.
2D to 3D
With stiffer materials, we can go into the third dimension.
We’re making a “box” with the vinyl cutter, use Template Maker. Try different materials.