A cutter is a machine controlled by a computer. Small vinyl cutters have the appearance of a desktop printer. The computer controls the movement of the blade cutting the surface of the material. The blade is used to cut shapes and letters in sheets of material, such as vinyl.
The material can then be stuck onto a range of surfaces.
To cut out a design, you will need a vector-based PNG image. This would be made possible through vector drawing software.
Some of these cutters can be small, and therefore aimed at home-based businesses. Others can be large and based at commercial print companies.