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GARFIELD HEIGHTS BRANCH 

Our Garfield Heights Branch Innovation Center offers free access to a variety of fabrication equipment that can be used to create product prototypes, signage, crafts and more. The branch also offers a green screen video recording studio and audio studio where visitors can create videos and record CDs for their small businesses or personal use. 

Innovation Centers are limited to one user at a time and reservations are required. Users who have gone through the orientation may make a reservation up to a week in advance. Use is limited to two hours per day.

PLEASE NOTE: All Innovation Centers close 15 minutes before the branch closes. See our daily hours of operation here

QUICK LINKS 

Orientation  |  Equipment  |  Materials Cost  |  Audio Recording Studio  |  Video Recording Studio  |  Recommend Resources 

ORIENTATION (ORIENTATIONS CURRENTLY CLOSED) 

Before you can use the Garfield Heights Branch Innovation Center, you must complete a required orientation class that will acquaint you with our procedures, equipment and software.  

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After you have completed your orientation class, please print and fill out these forms. The completed forms must be returned to the branch where you attended orientation.   

EQUIPMENT 

MAKERBOT 5TH GENERATION 3-D PRINTER & MAKERBOT DIGITIZER 3-D SCANNER 
Create a 3-D prototypes of your product ideas. Design and print custom projects.Photo of a woman using an embroidery machine at the library

EPILOG HELIX LASER ENGRAVER 
High quality engraving and cutting of wood, acrylics, and more; high detail engraving even at fastest speeds.

ROLAND VINYL CUTTER 
Cut precision graphics; create large format signs, labels, iron-on decals, and more.

BROTHER PR1000E EMBROIDERY MACHINE 
Perfect for home-based entrepreneurs, hobbyists and crafters; stitch designs with up to 10 colors without changing thread — up to 1,000 stitches per minute.

COLLABORATION TOUCHSCREEN 

MAC & PC COMPUTER WITH ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD SOFTWARE 
Create your own company logo, or product design; includes Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop and more.

HEAT PRESS 
Create custom T-shirts for your business or personal use.

INKJET PRINTER 
Print, scan and copy in black and white and color on sizes up to 11" x 17."

SUBLIMATION PRINTER 
Decorate on many substrates, including polyester fabrics, aluminum, wood, tile, mugs, acrylic and glass.

HEAVY DUTY SEWING MACHINE 

DIGITAL DRAWING TABLET


MATERIALS COST Photo of a woman sketching

​Colors are subject to change based on availability.   
                                                                    

VINYL 

​Sticker Vinyl 
•10 cents per linear inch ($1 minimum)
​•Colors: White, sunflower, real red, orange, bubble gum, sapphire blue, lime tree green,
green, black, silver, gold, merlot

Heat Transfer Vinyl 
•50 cents per linear inch ($1 minimum)
​•Colors: White, black                                                                                                                   
PRINTING 
Available in color and black and white

​Large Format Printing 
•35 cents per linear inch

Inkjet Format Printing 
•35 cents per page

Sublimation Printing  
•$1 per standard sheet of sublimation paper​​

3-D PRINTING

​PLA Filament 
•10 cents per gram ($1 minimum)
​•Colors: True red, true blue, true green, true yellow, true orange, true purple, true black,
true white, cool gray, warm gray, natural clear

PLYWOOD 

•$5 per piece of Baltic birch (12" x 12")
​•Thickness: 1/8" and 1/4"

EMBROIDERY THREAD

•10 cents per 1,000 stitches ($1 minimum)
​•Colors vary

AUDIO RECORDING STUDIOPhoto of a musician recording a song at the library

Make your own tracks, podcasts or audiobook recordings in the Garfield Heights Branch audio recording studio. Complete a short orientation class and you'll be on your way to becoming the next big thing. 

Once you've completed an orientation class you can use your library card to reserve the audio recording studio anytime during regular hours. No library card? No problem. You can apply for one online.

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AUDIO RECORDING STUDIO EQUIPMENT   (CLOSED AT THIS TIME)

•Soundproof recording booth
•Mac computers 
•Adobe Creative Suite including Adobe Audition CC audio editing software
•Garageband audio editing software 
•Microphone
•Keyboard DAW controller 


VIDEO RECORDING STUDIO 

Create and edit your own video, commerical or short film in the Garfield Heights Branch video recording studio. The studio's green screen backdrop and editing software allow you to explore your creativity and set your video anywhere on Earth — and even fantastical landscapes that don't exist in the real world. 

All you have to do is complete a short orientation class and you'll be on your way to becoming the next Steven Spielberg. Once you've completed an orientation class you can use your library card to reserve the video recording studio anytime during regular hours. If you don't have a library card, you can apply for one online

Video studio users must make a reservation to use the space. Users who have gone through the orientation process may make a reservation a week ahead of time. (PLEASE NOTE: Orientations for new users are currently suspended.) The studio is limited to one user at a time for a limit of two hours per day.

FIND A CLASS 
 


VIDEO RECORDING STUDIO EQUIPMENT

  • Mac computer featuring Adobe Creative Suite, Blackmagic Design ATEM and iMovie software
  • 1 video camera
  • Chromakey Green Screen wall
  • Chromakey Green Screen backdrop and stand
  • 1 handheld microphone
  • 1 lapel microphone 

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