The Library has two machines available for precision cutting of materials more delicate than wood or plastic: the Cricut Cutter and the Silhouette Cameo.

Cricut Cutter

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The Cricut  is an electronic cutting and drawing machine. Designs created on your computer can be cut or drawn into material such as paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, and more. Use the free Cricut Design Space to create your design, which can then be translated to the following materials:

  • Copy paper (white, patterned, printed, etc.)
  • Cardstock (adhesive, chalkboard, glitter, etc.)
  • Vinyl (printable, adhesive, matte, glossy, stencil, etc.)
  • Heat Transfer (Iron-On) Vinyl
  • Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets
  • Foil transfer sheets
  • Fabric

Check out project ideas on Creativebug or Pinterest.

Silhouette Cameo

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The Silhouette Cameo is an electronic cutting and drawing machine. Using a connected computer, it uses a small blade to cut a design you created on the computer out of some material sent into the machine. It cuts paper, cardstock, vinyl, and fabric. Use the free program Silhouette Studio to create your design.

The following materials can be used in the Silhouette Cameo:

  • 20 lb. Copy Paper (white, patterned, printed, etc.)
  • Cardstock (adhesive, chalkboard, glitter, etc.)
  • Vinyl (printable, adhesive, matte, glossy, stencil, etc.)
  • Heat Transfer (Iron-On) Vinyl
  • Plastic Shrink Paper
  • Temporary Tattoo Paper
  • Fabric
  • Vellum

Check out project ideas on Pinterest.

You can use the Cricut and the Silhouette to create designs on heat transfer vinyl, and our Heat Press to transfer your design to a t-shirt or tote bag.