Large Format Vinyl Printer

Roland TrueVIS SG-540

This printer is capable of full color images on several different large format media (Banner Vinyl, Glossy Paper, Removable Sticker). A PDF file that is designed to size is required. Light weight banner vinyl is water resistant for indoor outdoor use. It is also possible to cut stickers, but special cut lines must be placed in the design file (see cut line guide).

What is Vinyl Printing? 
Vinyl printing is solvent ink printed on a large roll of specialized vinyl (Banner, Sticker, Poster Paper). Creations printed on the large format vinyl printer include; banners, stickers, bumper stickers, garage sale signs, artwork suitable for framing and many more. 

Explore
Printing on Lightweight Banner Vinyl
Printing on Removable Wall Vinyl
Printing on Glossy Paper

*Samples outside of this list may not reflect the capabilities of the machine, design files needed, or materials approved for use in our space. 

Machine use is free and time limited. Materials are available for purchase by the ½ foot.You may NOT bring your own material for this machine.  

Project Planning

Terms to Know 
Lightweight Banner Vinyl - vinyl that can be grommeted and will withstand outdoor conditions. 
Solvent Glossy Paper - vinyl paper that can be framed or used as a poster.
Removable Wall Vinyl - vinyl that has a sticky backing but which can be removed and adjusted. 
CMYK - color printing that uses cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
$2.00 per linear foot - 28 inch printable area ($1/half foot)
$4.00 per linear foot - 52 inch printable area ($2/half foot)
Prices are rounded up to the nearest 1/2 foot.
All prices are subject to change without notice.

Does this machine require training?  
Before you can use this machine, you must: 
1. Have a MidPointe Library card.
2. Have completed and submitted an Innovation Pointe waiver. Waivers can be completed in the space during normal hours. Minors MUST have a parent or guardian sign in-person.  
3. Register for, attend, and complete a Beginner Badging class. You can register for a badging class by speaking with an Innovation Pointe Staff Member. Must be 10 years or older. 

How do I plan a successful project?
Design: Your design must fit on the media available and print within the time allotted. 
Time: Media dependent, printing can take a minimum for 5 minutes per linear foot. Your print, including processing time (called “ripping) is limited to 1 hour per day. If you need a longer print time, you will need to reserve the machine. It is recommended you get your project reviewed before your appointment to make the most of your print time.
Color Matching:The printer uses CMYK to print, so if color matching is important for your project make sure the file is saved with CMYK as the color mode. However, we cannot guarantee color matching.

How long do I have to use the machine?
Patrons have 1 hour on the machine per day; for longer projects, patrons can reserve time.

How do I reserve the large format vinyl printer?  
To reserve equipment for a longer or more complicated project, you must schedule a consultation with Innovation Pointe staff. Once staff has approved the project, they will schedule your reservation.   
Reservation times are: Wednesday 5:00-9:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM -1:00 PM, Sunday 1:00-5:00 PM.   
Patrons are limited to one reservation per week.   

What should I bring?
A file, designed to the exact dimensions you want the final piece to be, saved as a PDF file, and stored either in your email or on a USB Drive. Each image or project should be saved as a separate PDF file. 

Resources
https://thenounproject.com/- free (with an account) .svg  files that are easily engravable and cuttable. 
https://inkscape.org/is a free .svg editing and graphic software.

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