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Allen Datagraph cutter

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Plotters' started by TresL, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    Anyone using them?

    I'm looking at a new one for cutting thicker material(20-50mil)

    They seem to have a good price point, easy to get on the phone to talk with.

    So, what are the cons????
     
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    The tracking on this 3 year old model has always been a little off on longer cuts 10' or more, especially cutting reflective, I've never cut anything heavier, so that is my con on this cutter, other than that not bad.

    George
     
  3. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    Which model do you have?

    Do you contour or perf cut with it?

    TIA
     
  4. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I thought they were sprocket feed?
     
  5. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    only some of them are sprocket.
     
  6. geb

    geb Very Active Member

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    we use the 830 smartmark, we only use it for cut vinyl, cast and reflective.

    George
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    If you want to cut thick stuff... get one of the sprocket feed ones. I had my eye on one that had sprockets and rollers... the best of both worlds.
     
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    TresL Very Active Member

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    Getting ready to pull the trigger on a new cutter.
    How does Allen Datagraph compare in cut quality to other cutters?

    Roland, Summa, Graphtec, etc....
     
  9. slipperyfrog

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    We have a 24" 800 series that is spec'd for cutting rolls of magnet. It is non-sprocketed. It has been rock solid since 2004 and has cut thousands of feet of magnet right off the roll and have only had to replace one set of pinch rollers. It cuts vinyl just fine but we tend to use the other plotter for vinyl as the Datagraph is the workhorse for magnet.

    It is a beast in construction compared to my DGI Newstar 60". You can feel it is heavy. I would tend to agree that cuts that get up to the 10' range can see the tracking sway a bit. Nothing that has been a real problem though. If I had a choice for heavy material we would buy another one but wider.
     
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