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alternatives to PC-12

Discussion in 'Roland' started by rhodek01, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. rhodek01

    rhodek01 New Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Hi All,

    I am very new to this industry/technology. I am trying to set up a printer/cutter setup in a very small space. The max I have to fit the machine is about 31" in width. The only thing that I have been able to find that comes close is the pc-12 which of course is no longer being made, so I have to buy used. Is there anything else out there that will do cutting and printing on vinyl of this size?

    The other option for me is to cut the vinyl at home into blank templates, and then print at my store - so then I would need a printer only that is small - I would buy a seperate larger cutter. But, does such a small - thermal vinyl printer exist? We were thinking about an ALPS printer, but those are discontinued as well.

    Any help that anybody can offer would be great.

    The application I am using this for is to print custom decals for cell phones.
  2. toonsign

    toonsign Member

    Dec 19, 2005
    PC12 alternative


    I have a PC12 and love it. Don't use it much but the quality is really great.

    Yes, they no longer make the PC12's anymore...guess there's more $$ making the larger printer/cutters.

    The few that can be found, in really great shape have been selling for about $2500-3000 without any supplies. Unfortunately, some that have been really worked hard fetch a rather unrealistic price. As an owner of a PC-12, I don't ever think I would part with mine.

    Occupies a small space, prints great and cuts perfect - probably why they are hard to find.

    It may be worth considering farming the work out to those who do have the equipment to print/cut what you need.

    Hope this helps.

  3. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

    Apr 18, 2003
    If you want a small, high-quality unit, then you really should be looking at a Gerber Edge and matching cutter.

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