Students and community members find plentiful uses for the Roland GX-24 vinyl cutter that was provided by the Orrville Area Boys & Girls Club when the 3D Lab opened seven years ago. This machine work much like the popular Cricut home cutting machines, though the Roland supports vinyl sheets up to two feet wide and of any length.
Community member Halee is part of the Orrville Mothers Study Club. This year, due to COVID, they can’t go into Orrville Elementary and Orrville Middle School to put encouragement notes on student lockers, so they had to get a little creative. Plastic “coro” signs were decorated with vinyl lettering then placed around the schools to lift their spirits during testing weeks for the kids at last month.
Katie, another community member, made large banners with the vinyl cutter to designate play stands for their preschool, teaching kids about various occupations during the event. And back in the 3D Lab, before the pandemic, community members Lyle and Jane made custom t-shirts for them and their family participating in a variation of The Price Is Right airing in Cleveland. They which certainly stood-out in the audience! Heated transfer vinyl was used for the design which were pressed onto the shirts.
As mentioned above, the 3D Lab continues to provide free services for the community with our digital fabrication equipment and materials. Feel free to contact us below if you have a project that we can assist with!