Cutout Maker 1800

Automatically Cut Scalable Dies

Bring lessons to life.

The VariQuest® Visual Learning Tools provide innovative instructional support, giving students with diverse learning capabilities the tools to succeed. The specialized instructional solutions, like the Cutout Maker™ here, combine visual and kinesthetic learning experiences, helping to facilitate information retention, student interest, and lateral thinking. VariQuest® Tools allow for a superior interactive classroom experience for both students and educators.
Digital Die-Cut System
A revolutionary, digital die-cut system created specifically for schools, the Cutout Maker will help you bring lessons to life with automatically-cut letters, numbers, manipulatives, shapes and bulletin board collections. See examples on Pintrest & Twitter – @VariQuest!
 
Features
Bring your lessons to life by creating unique manipulatives, cutouts and bulletin boards for a hands-on, interactive learning experience.

No Manual Cutting

Automatically-cut letters, numbers, manipulatives, shapes and bulletin board collections.

Save Time

No need to buy multiple dies for multiple sizes. VariQuest® eDies are scalable ranging in size from 1″ to 17.5″

Cuts Various Media

Able to cut heavy and light, cold-laminated, and non-laminated, construction paper, flexible magnetic sheets, bond paper, card stock and vinyl sheets.

Save Space

No die storage racks needed. The VariQuest dies are digital!
Benefits
Preview Premium Content Access
Preview Learning Modules
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Align with standards

To enhance your classroom activities even more, access additional content options with a Premium Access CD (PACD) or with VariQuest™ Learning Modules created specifically to align with both state and common core standards. Premium Content Access – all easily scalable to the size you need using the VariQuest Software!
  • 3,800 Shapes: cutouts for manipulatives and classroom displays
  • 14 Fonts: letters, numbers and symbols
  • 172 Collections: groupings of related cutouts for thematic bulletin board displays
Learning Modules – aligned to Common Core State Standards!
  • Includes cross-curricular activities
  • Incorporates the use of visuals and manipulatives into instruction
  • Provides additional shapes, fonts and bulletin board collections
Resources
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For service support, repair, and/or training, please contact us at (800) 722-6444 or ServiceDept@spinitar.com.

ADDITIONAL VARIQUEST RESOURCES

  • Help staff save time by quickly and easily creating manipulatives, cutouts and bulletin boards for a hands-on, interactive learning experience
  • Engage visual, kinesthetic and tactile learners with manipulatives and cutouts
  • Illustrate complex concepts with engaging Cutout Collections to raise student success
  • Create word walls with the connected letters feature
  • Save money with versatile and scalable electronic die-cuts
  • Help teachers save time on lesson preparations by eliminating the need to hand-cut or use a manual die-cut machine
  • Eliminate the need to re-cut laminated cutouts; instead, laminate a sheet of construction paper and electronically cut the laminated paper into your desired shapes
    Cutting Speed: Approx. 4" per second
    Minimum Cut Size: Shape Dependent: starting at 1" x 1"
    Maximum Cut Size: Shape Dependent 11 ½” x 17 ½” ; up to 2’ x 3’ when tiling
    Technical Specifications: USB Compatible

Technical Documentation

  • Cutout Maker 1800 User Guide
  • Cutout Maker 1800 Technical Data Sheet

  • For service support, repair, and/or training, please contact us at (800) 722-6444 or ServiceDept@spinitar.com.

    Q. What is the difference in cost between mechanical die cuts and Cutout Maker electronic dies?
    A. Mechanical dies for traditional die cutters range in price from approximately $40 – $105. Cutout Maker electronic dies are $0.80 per shape when you invest in the Premium Content Access CD (No Expiration).

    REMEMBER: Unlike other school die-cutting machines, the Cutout Maker features electronic dies that are scalable! Most electronic dies can range in size from 1” to 18”.

    Q. How do I purchase additional die-cut shapes, fonts and collections?
    A. You can order additional content from your authorized VariQuest sales specialist or call 1-800-328-0585. The content options include: No Expiration or 1-Year Access to the Premium Content Access CD or Learning Modules.

    You can invest in a Premium Content Access CD (offered in No Expiration or 1-Year Access) that will give you access to over 3,800 shapes, 14 fonts and 172 collections.

    Also, you are able to invest in Learning Modules that will give you access to 30-118 shapes, fonts and/or collections geared towards a specific content area and grade level range. You will own all Learning Module content.

    After you receive the CD (Premium Content Access CD or Learning Module), call the VariQuest Registration Center at 1-800-328-0585 to activate your new content.

    Q. How will all teachers, volunteers, and administrators in my school know what die-cut shapes, fonts and collections we own?
    A. Fonts that your school owns will appear when you choose the Letters, Numbers & Symbols button in the Design Center Software. The collections will appear when you choose the Collections button. This is a welcome alternative to digging through racks of mechanical dies - a required step when using other school die-cut machines.

    All shapes appear when you choose the Shapes button in the Design Center Software. The shapes that your school has purchased and activated will have an orange ‘Activated’ label with a white background. Shapes that your school does not yet own will be grayed out with a “Not Activated” label.

    Q. Can my Cutout Maker shapes, fonts and collections also be printed on posters and awards?
    A. Fonts, which are purchased and activated for the Cutout Maker, may be printed on the Poster Maker and Awards Maker. However, the shapes and collections are developed differently than the print-only graphics and cannot be printed on posters and awards.

    Q. Is the cut speed for laminated construction paper the same as unlaminated construction paper?
    A. No. The cut speed depends on the content (shape, font or collection) being cut. Blade depth and blade pressure vary, therefore cutting speeds range from approximately 1” to 6” per second. The average cut speed is 4” per second.

    Q. How often do I need to change the Cutout Maker blade?
    A. As a general guideline and preventative maintenance tip, we suggest that you change your blade once a month. You may need to change it more often depending on material type and volume of cutting.

    Q. How often do I need to change the Cutout Maker cutting mat?
    A. As a general guideline and preventative maintenance tip, we suggest that you change your cutting mat once a year depending on usage. You can extend the life of your mat by rotating it 180° periodically.

    Q. What does “Minimum Cut Size” mean? Is this the same for all shapes?
    A. Each shape, font and collection has a “Minimum Cut Size,” which can be different depending on the detail of the content (shape, font or collection) being cut.

    The purpose of the “Minimum Cut Size” message is to inform you that the cut quality may not be acceptable at the selected size. You may choose to still cut the shape or choose to make the shape larger for optimal cut quality.

    Q. Are there any safety issues for students operating the Cutout Maker?
    A. The Cutout Maker is designed to be safe enough for students to operate! The machine is UL and CE certified and meets the federal guidelines for safety. However, we do recommend that an adult change the blade, as it is very sharp.

    Q. How do I change the blade in the Cutout Maker?
    A: Simply

    -Turn power OFF.
    -Rotate blade holder 90° toward front of unit.
    -Press blade release button.
    -Remove blade with blade removal tool.
    -Insert new blade.
    -Secure blade by turning power ON.
    -Rotate blade holder 90° back to operating position.

    Q. Does the LCD on the Cutout Maker tell me which color of material to load when cutting collections?
    A. Yes! The LCD on the Cutout Maker will instruct you to load each color of material when needed. For example, “Load yellow construction paper.”

    Q. Can I use scrap pieces of paper to cut out shapes, fonts and collections?
    A. Yes! You can create cutouts from scrap paper as small as 4” x 6”.

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