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Digital Cutout Maker: Home
A guide for using the VariQuest Digital Cutout Maker
IMPORTANT NOTICE - IMC
IMC services will be extremely limited during the University's response to COVID-19. We are making all changes and restrictions in an effort to reopen the library as safely as possible.
The IMC Help Desk will be closed. Patrons should go to the Library Help Desk on the second floor.
IMC services will be limited but available by request. Allow extra time for processing.
The Cutout Maker can be found in the IMC room 104 with the manual die cuts. Directly to the left of the help desk when you are facing the desk.
Using the Cutout Maker is a great idea for cutting out letters for posters, decorations, or other projects. When you use our Cutout Maker you have a lot of options for cutting out letters. You have a choice between 14 different fonts, one of which can be used for Spanish letters, and they can all be resized to fit your needs. You also have two options for cutting out words with all the letters connected removing any worry about lining them up, and you can see examples in the above image. Using the Cutout Maker is easy, fun, and fast.
After selecting Cutout Maker, and then Letters, Numbers & Symbols, follow the instructions on the screen to have your letters cut out.
Keep these special settings in mind when cutting your letters:
Normal Text: Cut out all your letters individually
Connect Letters: Every letter in the same word will be connected by moving the letters really close together.
Add Bar: Connects all your letters with a bar along the bottom so you don't have to worry about lining them up.
For a more in depth walkthrough you can watch the video below starting at 1:50
Using the Cutout maker is also a great idea to cut out shapes or activities for classroom or other uses. Choose from over 3,800 shapes and 172 collections designed to support classroom curriculum. With seasonal and holiday themed cutouts and displays it's easy to decorate a classroom or make fun holiday activities. All of the shapes are easy to scale to any size you want.
After selecting Cutout Maker select Shapes or Collections and follow the instructions on the screen to have your shapes cut out.
For a more in depth walkthrough you can watch the video below starting at 4:40