Stickers & Automated Cutting
Automated Cutting Policy
Patrons can bring their own media or use CPL stock for various die-cut multimedia projects.
File preparation for cutting-only should be done as an SVG vector image.
Die-cut stickers on printable vinyl or adhesive material are available to be made by appointment only.
To maximize material usage, images should be prepared individually as PNGs with a transparent background.
Maximum cut area is 12" x 24", as determined by currently available cutting mats.
Cost: $0.50 per sheet, or $5.00 cut-at-will for a 1 hour appointment
Vinyl Decal Cutting
Vinyl can be purchased from the Creative Production Lab for 2 cents per square inch. This includes the negative space within the design.
The Cricut Maker requires use of Cricut Design Space. Images for DS can be made using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Corel Draw, or Inkscape. We can help during or before your appointment if you need assistance with preparing your image.
The largest workable segment that can be cut in a single pass is 12" x 12"
Cost: $.02 / square inch
Clamshell Heat Press
Bring in a clean t-shirt or fabric to use in the machine.
Heat press vinyl is available for purchase in the lab for 2 cents per square inch. We do our best to ensure the best quality in your project, but please note we are not responsible for any inconsistencies in your finished product.
Cost: $.02 / square inch
Colors vary with our vinyl cutter. We do not offer mass production of vinyl decals or t-shirt pressing. Creative Production Lab services are not available for commissioned work and profit enterprises.
Die Cut Stickers
Using our multimedia printing services and the Cricut unit, we can make die cut stickers! We keep 8.5" x 11" gloss-vinyl and matte-paper sticker sheets on-hand at . While we can print a full, pre-formatted pdf on the entire area without cutting, for die-cuts the max print area per sheet is 6.75" x 9.25", and each image must be submitted as individual pngs.
Tips for image file preparation:
- For die cut shapes, the file should be a png with transparent background. Anything transparent will be cut away.
- Files submitted as a jpg or non-transparent background will be cut as a rectangle.
- 300dpi RGB mode is fine...because Cricut strips CMYK color data at upload anyway. You should still work in CMYK mode during file prep for color approximation.If using Photoshop and you want a white border around your image, add a stroke in the layer style settings. Otherwise the image will be cut right up to the edge of any live-pixels.
- Using Photoshop, work in a 300dpi file sized exactly for expected output THEN export as PNG.
- For multiple files, create a zip folder for submission.
- Filename convention: YourName_Size_Quantity.png (ex. StudentMcName_2x3inches_15.png)
Cost: $2.50/sheet for Vinyl, $1.50/sheet for Paper