Step 1: Find an Image That You Want to Draw, and Import to the Vinyl Cutter Software.
Then convert it into an Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) file. You can use drawing editors like: Inkscape, CorelDraw, or Adobe Illustrator. I used Inkscape since it was free, and very user-friendly. (More in another Instructable on this topic.)
Open your Vinyl Cutting Software, such as FlexiSTARTER, import your ".eps" file, and adjust the dimensions to the size of paper that you have.
Step 2: Find a Suitable Type of Drawing Paper/material
Instead of adhesive vinyl paper, load a roll of any material that you would like to draw on. It can be a simple roll of white paper from your local office supply store; a roll of contractor paper for painting from your local hardware store; white poster paper from a school project; a large piece of smooth leather; and so on. The possibilities are endless!!! As long as the material is: flexible, relative smooth (no huge bumps), and can fit through the pinch rollers.
In my case, i used a roll of contractor paper for painting from Lowe's ($8) and a roll of plain white wallpaper ($0.94).
Slide the long. metal holding-bars through the middle of the rolls, place on the back of the vinyl cutter holding area, and feed through the pinch rollers.
Step 3: The Game-changer! Switch the Blade Cutter for the Pen Plotter!
The pen plotter tool is simply an ink-pen filler that sits inside the metal housing similar to that of the blade cutter tool. This simple swap-out allows you to make enormous drawings on all types of material.
Step 4: Load the Pen Plotter Into the Carriage Assembly.
Adjust your speed and pressure settings on the machine.
(I found that using CutSpeed: 200mm/s, and CutPress 70grams works best.)
Finally go back into your Vinyl Cutter Software, and START THE DRAWING!!!
Step 5: Step Back and Enjoy the Show!
In my case, I used brown contractor paper, and white wallpaper for a drawing of a hat that I wanted to make on a big scale.
You can use these templates for painting onto a wall. You can use them to make a cutout onto leather. You can use them as template for cutting onto cloth, and so on, and so on!!!
The possibilities are endless, and you can even do trial runs on cheap paper before you commit to cutting through an expensive piece of vinyl. Not only do you save money, but you can catch any mistakes that you made while drawing your figure. Then go back, polish your image, and create a better end-product.
I hope this helped, and make sure to check out your local Techshop for machine specific details.