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The vinyl cutter can be used to cut out vinyl designs that can be used for wall murals or for iron-on vinyl transfer designs that you have created to for a T-Shirt. These vinyl designs can be created using the Cricut Maker stations at our ORL Makerspaces locations.
Available at Downtown Kelowna Library Branch.
The Vinyl Cutter is available for all ORL card holders to use but before you can reserve and use this tool independent, you must first complete our online certification course for the Cricut Maker.
You will be asked to create a Niche Academy account (requires email address) to view the full course.
To learn more about the Vinyl Cutter, watch our video tutorial.
You must agree and adhere to ORL’s Makerspace Guidelines and the Maker Agreement.
You need to provide your own materials (e.g., iron-on vinyl) when using the vinyl cutter.
The computer used to operate the Vinyl Cutter does not retain files and all items will be erased at the end of the day. Please save your work to your personal storage device or to your personal on-line storage.
Go to Spaces, our online booking calendar, to browse and reserve our maker stations and tools. You will be asked to create a Spaces account (and confirm your email address) in order to complete your first booking request.
Online reservation is available for maker stations at the Westside Learning Lab, the Downtown Kelowna Branch, and Vernon branch. Please contact Golden Branch to book their maker stations in person.
The Vinyl Cutter is similar to, but not the same as, the Cricut Maker. While Cricut certification will provide you with the fundamentals for creating your designs and preparing them for cutting, we will provide you with a brief introduction on how to specifically set up the Vinyl Cutter for your use on your first visit.
When using an ORL Makerspace, please follow these rules (PDFs):
To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:
You'll need a library card to use our maker tools. Get a card.