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Ellison Die Cuts

Ellison Die Cuts and Prestige Machines

The Ellison Prestige is a hand-operated machine that cuts shapes, numbers, and letters. Think of it like using a cookie cutter for a variety of materials. Instead of using scissors, which can be slow and tricky, this machine quickly cuts through things using special steel rule die shapes. It turns what used to be a time-consuming task into a fast and enjoyable one. It's like making multiple copies of the same shape effortlessly. If you're looking to create shapes and letters easily, the Ellison Prestige is your solution. 

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, polyfoam, 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 ist of our die cuts, check out Carver Knowledge Base (external link).

Last Updated: 9/11/23