About the hackLAB
Located at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library’s Lakeshore and Cookstown Branches, the hackLAB gives you access to 3D printing, vinyl cutting, lasering and more!
Innisfil ideaLAB & Library offers a diverse inventory of equipment for the public to use at little cost. Below is the full equipment list across all branches.
Hardware: Lulzbot Workhorse and a Lulzbot Mini
Software: Cura is used to send compatible jobs (.STL and .OBJ files) to the 3D printer. For designing, Sketchup or TinkerCAD are used to teach the basics of 3D design. Try Thingiverse to find new designs and upload your own. There you will find an ever-expanding collection of designs that are free to download and print for yourself.
Hardware: EPSON SureColor F170
Software: Inkscape allows for the creation of vector images that can be printed in full colour. Finished designs are sent to the EPSON SureColor F170.
Maximum size is 8.5 inches wide and 11 inches tall.
Hardware: Epilog Laser mini
Software: Inkscape allows for the creation of vector images that can be engraved/cut with many materials. Finished designs are sent to the Epilog laser using Epilog software.
Maximum size is 24 inches wide and 12 inches high. Depth can vary.
Vinyl Printing & Cutting
Hardware: Roland Print & Cut BN-20
Software: Inkscape allows for the creation of vector images that can be printed in full colour and cut using matte, gloss or heat transfer vinyl. Finished designs are sent to the Roland Print & Cut machine using Roland VersaWorks.
We use rolls of vinyl that are 18 inches wide.
Hardware: Cricut Maker 2 and (2) Cricut Maker 3’s
Software: Cricut Design Space is a companion app that allows you to design and cut with the Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker machines. Create a project from scratch or browse thousands of images, predesigned projects, and fonts in the Cricut Image Library.
The maximum dimensions are 11.5 inches wide and 23.5 inches tall.
Hardware: Brother Persona PRS100
Software: Inkscape, in combination with the extension Ink/Stitch, allows for the creation of vector images that can be embroidered using the Brother Persona PRS 100. Files must be saved in the.DST (Data Stitch Tajima) format.
Machine Use Costs (B.Y.O.M – Bring your own material)
|Laser Cutter||$5.00 per hour|
|Vinyl Cutter||$1.00 per hour|
|Heat Press||$1.00 per hour|
hackLAB Provided Materials
We have sheets of baltic birch wood and acrylic in various colours. You can purchase full sheets or use a portion of a sheet and pay per square inch used.
- $20.00 full sheet (12″ x 24″)
- $0.10 /sqin for the first 72 square inches
- $0.06 /sqin for any additional area
- $1.00 minimum fee
- $15.00 full sheet (12″ x 24″)
- $0.08 /sqin for the first 72 square inches
- $0.04 /sqin for any additional area
- $1.00 minimum fee
Roland Print & Cut – BN-20
|Matte/Gloss Calendar Vinyl||$0.75 per linear inch||$1.00 minimum fee|
|Specialty Vinyl (Heat transfer, glitter, glow in the dark)||$1.00 per linear inch||$1.00 minimum fee|
Cricut Air 2, Cricut Maker & Cricut Maker 3
|Matte/Gloss Vinyl||$0.50 per linear inch||$1.00 minimum fee|
|Regular Heat Transfer Vinyl||$0.043 /sqin||$1.00 minimum fee|
|Specialty Heat Transfer Vinyl||$0.055 /sqin||$1.00 minimum fee|
|Cricut Mug Press||$10 /mug using infusible ink vinyl|
$8 /mug using infusible ink markers
Lulzbot Taz & Lulzbot Mini
|3D Printing||$1.00 base fee + $0.25 per 10 min print time||$1.00 base fee|
Brother Persona PRS100 Embroidery Machine
|No Backing||$0.75 per thousand stitches||$1.00 minimum fee|
|With Backing||$0.90 per thousand stitches||$1.00 minimum fee|
|Button Maker||$1.00 per button (2 1/4 inches)|
|Vacuum former||$4.00 per sheet|
|Sublimation Sheet||$1.00 per sheet|