What is a Cricut machine? The Cricut is an electronic cutting and drawing machine. Designs created on your computer can be cut or drawn into material such as paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and certain types of wood. The Cricut can be used to make signs, custom t-shirts, labels, greeting cards and stickers. Printing times vary between 15 to 30 minutes depending on the size and complexity of the design.
How can Patrons use it?
Patrons can create their own designs from the Cricut Design Space app (https://design.cricut.com/) on a designated library computer or at home and send the file to the library as one of these file types: JPEG, PNG, SVG, DXF, EPS. Cricut Design Space is a free program for Windows, Apple, and Android devices. Certain licensed designs may be an additional cost, patrons must call the library for any inquiries. Patrons must have items pre-approved by library staff members before an item can be set to print. Library staff members must set and release Cricut print jobs. Print jobs may be declined at the staff members’ discretion. Patrons can also choose from library samples for certain designs. Prints can be purchased at the following rates:
Paper & Cardstock
Up to 6×6 – .50 per print
Up to 12×12 -$1.00 per print
Larger than 12×12 — Call the library
Sticky Vinyl & Iron on Vinyl
Up to 6×6 – $2.00 per print
Up to 12×12 -$4.00 per print
Larger than 12×12 — call the library
Please call the Youth Services Department at 630-231-1552 ext. 117 with any questions.