MakerSpace

Further Information

Our Printing package for MakerSpace

We provide the following equipment and services:

Equipment – Heat Press, Sublimation Printer and Cameo Silhouette Cutter

Materials – Sublimation Ink and paper, Heat Transferable Vinyl, Printable Vinyl, Heat tape, Transfer paper and all the tools you need. 

Blanks – Mugs, T-Shirts, Bags, Jigsaw Puzzles, Water Bottles etc. 

Software – Silhouette Studio and Canva. 

Staff training workshops – training workshops on use of the equipment and software. Printing onto all the different types of surfaces. Tips and tricks. 

User workshops – We can also provide workshops for users. 

Support and maintenance – We will provide full support and maintenance on the equipment supplied. Plus the supply of materials and blanks at agreed prices. 

Project ideas and advice – we will be there to help and support your staff in the provision of the service. With project ideas for users and online support and training.

What Design Software will you need?

There are a number of free software products available for design and Printing. We will look at the following products:

  • Silhouette Studio – Design and Print Software 
  • Canva – Online graphic design tool 

 

Silhouette Studio Silhouette studio is free and needs to be downloaded to a PC. For both sublimation printing and vinyl cutting, silhouette studio makes it easy, for sizing and mirroring images, cutting out designs and print and cutting. It also contains a large library of designs which can be purchased. 

Canva Canva is a powerful design tool that can be used to create projects that not only look great but also help teach students the basics of digital design. This is a free tool that allows users to work with photo editing, design layout, and more, all within an easy-to-use platform. It contains a large library of designs and templates, some free and some paid for.

How can Public Libraries use this equipment?

  • Allow Children and Teens design and make their own T-shirts. They can up-cycle clothes they already own, giving them a new lease of life.
  • Design and print, mugs, bags, water bottles, jigsaw puzzles and much more.
  • Run “make and do” workshops, fostering creativity in  the local community.