Transparency Film

There are other materials that can be used to create the clear plastic shield. Sheets of transparency film were used for testing purposes only.

Note: A minimum of 0.4mm for material thickness has been medically approved, only use thinner sheets for test fitting purposes.

Joining Sheets

These come in common paper sizes. These were 8.5in x 11in. The shield template requires a minimum size of 9.5 x 9.5in. Two sheets can be joined using packaging tape.

Taped Sheets

Apply a single strip of tape across two sheets. Add a second strip on top.

Sticky Mat

Position the transparency sheet onto the vinyl cutter sticky mat with the corner lined up and square.

Cutting Sheet

Use a material profile setting with a deep cut such as card stock, poster board or similar. 

Knockout Holes

If the knife blade didn't cut through the two layers of tape, use a hobby knife to cut out the outline and holes.

Test Holes

Trim away any access tape. The sheet is ready for installation!

Installed Sheet

The holes have a nice and tight fit over both RC1 and RC2. 

Bottom Holder

The three holes at the bottom also feature a nice and tight fit.

This guide was first published on Mar 23, 2020. It was last updated on Mar 23, 2020.

This page (Vinyl Cutting) was last updated on Oct 15, 2021.

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