Carver Center

Ellison Die Cuts

Ellison Die Cuts and Prestige Machines

Ellison Prestige Machine

The Ellison Prestige is a hand-operated die-cutting machine.  Die-cutting is like using a cookie cutter to create a variety of shapes, numbers, and letters.  This machine uses steel rule die shapes to cut through a wide range of materials quickly and easily.  The use of scissors to cut shapes takes time and patience.  However, die-cutting transforms the tedious task of cutting letters and shapes into a fast, fun and easy endeavor -- replicating the same shape over and over.  

Ellison Die Cutting 101 - Ellison Training Site

To learn more about using Ellison Die Cut machines, please watch the short video below:

Ellison FAQ's

How do I use the machine?

Please view the resources above and be sure to ask for assistance at the Carver Center Help Desk.

Where are the machines located?

The die cut machines are located in the back of the Carver Center (Gillham Hall 3000).  The die cuts are in a spindle by the curriculum materials in Carver.

What materials can I use?

Self-adhesive rubber(for making stamps), sheet magnet, foil, static cling vinyl, fabric, felt, thin metal, paper wood, heat and shrink plastic, poly foam, spoke, rather, faux fur, and much more.

Do I need to supply my own materials?

The Carver Center will provide a variety of construction paper, but additional materials must be provided by the user.

What die cuts are available?

For a full list download the attached Excel sheet:  Carver Die Cuts

Last Updated: 7/6/20