Cutout Maker 1800

A revolutionary, digital die-cut system created specifically for schools, the Cutout Maker will help you bring lessons to life with automatically-cut letters, numbers, manipulatives, shapes and bulletin board collections.

To enhance your classroom activities even more, access additional content options with a Premium Access CD (PACD) or with learning modules created specifically to align with both state and common core standards.

Schools use Cutout Maker 1800 to...

  • Save staff time by quickly and easily creating manipulatives, cutouts, and bulletin board displays for a hands-on, interactive learning experience
  • Engage visual and kinesthetic learners with manipulatives and cutouts
  • Illustrate complex concepts with engaging cutout collections to raise student success
  • Create word walls with words formed by automatically connected letters
  • Save money with the versatility and scalability of the electronic die-cuts
  • Eliminate the need to re-cut laminated cutouts; instead, laminate a sheet of construction paper and electronically cut the laminated paper into your desired shapes


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Simplify Complex Concepts

Illustrate complex concepts with colorful and visually stimulating bulletin board displays.

Connect Letters

Create word walls with word cutouts formed by automatically connected letters.

Save Time

Save time on lesson preparations by eliminating the need to hand-cut or use a manual die-cut machine.

All Shapes and Sizes

Unlike other school die-cutting machines, the Cutout Maker features electronic dies that are scalable. Most electronic dies can range in size from 1” to 18”.

Cut Many Materials

With Cutout Maker 1800, you’re not limited to cutting just construction paper. Cut magnet material, vinyl sheets, cardstock, and laminated paper.

Display Student Work

Easily display student work with intricate and thematic shapes and titles.

Endless Opportunities

With over 3,800 shapes, 14 fonts and 172 collections, the possibilities are endless with the PCD-NX. Click here!

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Our teachers are die-cutting everything: classroom rules, station names, picture words bulletin boards, take home calendars and art projects. More importantly, they are saving time and we are saving money.
Erica Huls
Technology Specialist
Cutout Maker Product Overview


Here's a small sample of the content available for Cutout Maker 1800

Common Questions

What is the difference in cost between mechanical die cuts and Cutout Maker electronic dies?

Mechanical dies for traditional die cutters range in price from approximately $40 – $105. Cutout Maker electronic dies are $0.80 per shape when you invest in the Premium Content Access CD (No Expiration). REMEMBER: Unlike other school die-cutting machines, the Cutout Maker features electronic dies that are scalable! Most electronic dies can range in size from 1” to 18”.

Are there any safety issues for students operating the Cutout Maker?

The Cutout Maker is designed to be safe enough for students to operate! The machine is UL and CE certified and meets the federal guidelines for safety. However, we do recommend that an adult change the blade, as it is very sharp.

Can I use scrap pieces of paper to cut out shapes, fonts and collections?

Yes! You can create cutouts from scrap paper as small as 4” x 6”.

How do I purchase additional die-cut shapes, fonts and collections?

You can order additional content from your authorized VariQuest sales specialist or call 1-800-328-0585. The content options include: No Expiration or 1-Year Access to the Premium Content Access CD or Learning Modules.

You can invest in a Premium Content Access CD (offered in No Expiration or 1-Year Access) that will give you access to over 3,800 shapes, 14 fonts and 172 collections.

Also, you are able to invest in Learning Modules that will give you access to 30-118 shapes, fonts and/or collections geared towards a specific content area and grade level range. You will own all Learning Module content.

After you receive the CD (Premium Content Access CD or Learning Module), call the VariQuest Registration Center at 1-800-328-0585 to activate your new content.

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Next Steps

Want to learn more about how the VariQuest tools can transform your school? Request your own free sample kit, or contact your nearest authorized VariQuest reseller by clicking below.