The large format printer and vinyl cutter is an inkjet printer that will print on a variety of materials up to 30 inches wide. The machine can cut around the design as well. Banners, bumper stickers, pictures, decals, and window clings are just some of the projects that can be created.
The Lab has:
- 1 Roland TrueVIS SG-300 large format inkjet printer/cutter
The printer may be reserved for up to 2 hours a day, 4 hours per week.
What kinds of materials can I print on?
The Roland can print on nearly any 30" wide media on a roll. For example, full-color images can be printed with good resolution on paper, adhesive vinyl, banner vinyl or thermal transfer material.
Do you have materials available in the Makerspace to print on the Roland?
The Lab has on hand the following Roland-brand materials:
- White adhesive vinyl
- Clear adhesive vinyl
- Wall vinyl, semi-adhesive
- Matte Paper
- Glossy Photo Paper
- Lightweight banner material
- Heat Transfer Material
- Polyester Premask
What does it cost to use the materials available in the Lab?
The cost to print on the Roland is $2.00 per linear foot of output material. All material is rounded up to the next foot, for example, a 5 foot, 3 inch print is rounded up to 6 feet.
What type of file do I need to save my project so the Roland can print it?
Almost any file type can work, but vector art is the best, such as .svg, .eps, .pdf. Other types can work as long as the resolution is high. Your file will be imported into CorelDraw 2019 and exported it as an .eps file to the Roland to print.
Do you have software in the Makerspace I can use to create a design?
Corel Technical Suite 2019, which includes CorelDraw is available for use with the Roland printer.
What other software can I use to create projects for the vinyl printer?
Photoshop, Illustrator and even Microsoft Office products can be used to create designs as long as the files is saved in the proper format (.eps, .pdf, .jpg).
Can you help me design my project?
Staff is available to get you started, but the Makerspace is a DIY area providing the tools and equipment for you to use and experiment. Look for classes in the library events catalog on the equipment and using software to design a project.