Vinyl Cutting

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Vinyl Cutting

Laserpoint 3

The Laserpoint 3 by US Cutter

User Manual

Connecting to the Cutter

The cutter is attached with a USB cable to the harbor server at 192.168.42.174. The server shares the USB port over usbip. Download the usbip client package to your laptop see [1], I have had success with this [2] WIndows client. Attach to the shared USB port on harbor with:

usbip attach -remote=192.168.42.174 --busid=11-8

Then use the cutter as if it was locally connected.

The public laptop has already has usbip client installed. A .BAT file on the desktop runs the above command to attach the remote USB port.

Printing With Vinyl Cutter (Free Open Source Instructions!)

Download Inkcut

Instructions for Windows, Linux, and Mac

Open a file in Inkcut

  • .SVG works well for this
  • .SVG files can be formatted with Inkscape
  • Example image below

Hello Kitty.jpg


Necessary Settings in Inkcut

General

Inkcut Settings General.png

Select Driver "US Cutter Laserpoint"

Device

Inkcut Settings Device.png

Scroll down in the Device settings column to "Job Commands."

In the section "Before Job," add the following code:

IN;

Connection

Inkcut Settings Connection.png

For Type, select "QT Serialport"

Select the correct port, the USB option that looks most likely to be a vinyl cutter(not shown in screenshot)

Select Hardware flow control (unsure if this setting is 100% necessary).

Then send to print!

(Instructions still in beta testing)