HOW TO LOAD VINYL IN A VINYL CUTTER 1.) Most vinyl cutters come with a stand with a media roller on the back, or a desktop media roller to sit behind your vinyl cutter. If you are cutting from a roll, place the roll on the media roller. If you’re just cutting a sheet, you don’t have to worry about that. 2.) Lift the pinch rollers using the levers on your cutter. Some just have one for both wheels, others have one on each wheel. 3.) The front of your vinyl cutter should have several lines on them. These are the only acceptable places to put your pinch rollers. On most cutters, if you do not put your wheels under one of these lines, you will get an error, the blade head will just continue to go back and forth, or it simply won’t cut. Your cutter will ONLY cut in between the two wheels. And you have to use the right-most lines for your right wheel. Then choose the best position for your left wheel based off of the size of your material. Again, your cutter will only cut between the two wheels, so make sure you are getting your wheels as close to the edge of the material as possible to get as much cuttable area as possible. 4.) Lower the lever(s) to secure your vinyl. Now, use the arrows on your cutter to extend the material out of the front of the cutter. Watch the wheels and the material going through it carefully to make sure that the media is tracking straight and will stay underneath the wheels. 5.) PERFORM A TEST CUT. You want your blade pressure to be high enough to cut through the vinyl, but not so high that it also cuts into the liner. 6.) You are now ready to send your art to your cutter.