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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

The CrAFT Studio at UNC Asheville: Desktop Cutting Information

Now open on Ramsey Library's Lower Level, the CrAFT Studio is a multi-use creativity studio at the intersection of technology, creativity, and scholarship.

NEW! Desktop Cutting System in Ramsey Library

Ramsey Library is now happy to offer desktop cutting with the Silhouette Cameo 3 in the CrAFT Studio, located on the Lower Level, available for current UNC Asheville student, faculty, and staff use with a valid UNC Asheville e-mail address.

Material Types and Pricing

More details on the types of materials we stock is on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Material Type Material Texture/Finish Pricing per square inch
BYO Materials
* contact Amanda Glenn-Bradley
  for approval of materials
N/A $2.50 flat machine usage fee
(includes weeding and finishing
by CrAFT Studio Staff)
Cardstock Standard (Matte) $.25
Special (Metallic/Glitter) $.50
Vinyl Standard (Orcal 651) $.25
Special (Glitter/Heat Transfer) $.50
Heat Press Usage N/A $2.50 flat machine usage fee
Please allow three (3) business days turnaround time for processing.

Desktop Cutting Request Process (In Stock Materials NO Heat Press)

  1. Submit the request; submit a request using the Desktop Cutting Submission Form. If you are sending an pre-made design, it must be sent as a PDF or static image file. No other file types will be accepted.
  2. Approve of the estimate; a member of The CrAFTy Crew will contact you within one (1) business day with confirmation that your file is able to be printed and with an estimated price. If there are issues with your file, those will be addressed during this process. You must approve of the estimate before the charge is applied to your library account (credit card) or queued up (departmental invoice).
  3. Pay for the request; if you selected Credit Card as your payment method, you will receive a follow-up e-mail from one of the CrAFTy Crew with a price and notification that the charge is applied to your library account. You can pay for your submissions at the Circulation Desk on the main level of the library. If you selected Departmental Invoice, a valid departmental fund number must be provided before request can be processed. Requests must be paid for, either by credit card or by providing a valid departmental fund number, before they are processed, and requests not paid for within seven (7) days from the submission date will be deleted.
  4. The Crew creates your items; our CrAFTy Crew gets to work creating your items! After they are completed, they are wiped down with an isopropyl alcohol solution and set aside to quarantine for an appropriate period of time (usually one business day).
  5. Pick up your completed items; You will receive an email when your items are successfully created and ready to go with a link to the contactless pick up and drop off calendar. You will select a 15 minute window to come pick up your completed and sanitized items!

Desktop Cutting Request Process (BYO Materials AND/OR Heat Press)

  1. Contact the studio for ordering materials; you will need to contact Amanda Glenn-Bradley, User Engagement Librarian, for information on how to order the materials and where to order them from, including recommendations on the best items to use in our heat press with high temperature vinyl. Only approved supplies can be utilized on our equipment! This ensures that they are both compatible and of a high enough quality that it will not damage our equipment.
  2. Submit the request; submit a request using the Desktop Cutting Submission Form after your supplies come in. If you are sending an pre-made design, it must be sent as a PDF or static image file. No other file types will be accepted.
  3. Approve of the estimate; a member of The CrAFTy Crew will contact you within one (1) business day with confirmation that your file is able to be printed and with an estimated price. If there are issues with your file, those will be addressed during this process. You must approve of the estimate before the charge is applied to your library account (credit card) or queued up (departmental invoice).
  4. Pay for the request; if you selected Credit Card as your payment method, you will receive a follow-up e-mail from one of the CrAFTy Crew with a price and notification that the charge is applied to your library account. You can pay for your submissions at the Circulation Desk on the main level of the library. If you selected Departmental Invoice, a valid departmental fund number must be provided before request can be processed. Requests must be paid for, either by credit card or by providing a valid departmental fund number, before they are processed, and requests not paid for within seven (7) days from the submission date will be deleted.
  5. Make an appointment to drop off your supplies; after we receive payment or a valid fund number, you will receive a follow up email from a member of the CrAFTy Crew with a link to our contactless pick up and drop off calendar. You will select a 15 minute window to drop off your supplies so we can move ahead creating your items!
  6. The Crew creates your items; our CrAFTy Crew gets to work creating your items! After they are completed, they are wiped down with an isopropyl alcohol solution (when applicable) and set aside to quarantine for an appropriate period of time (usually one business day).
  7. Pick up your completed items; You will receive an email when your items are successfully created and ready to go with a link to the contactless pick up and drop off calendar. You will select a 15 minute window to come pick up your completed and sanitized items!