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Do You Print & Cut?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Fred Weiss, Jul 30, 2004.

Do you have or plan to purchase a print and cut system?

  1. Yes

    59 vote(s)
    62.1%
  2. No

    7 vote(s)
    7.4%
  3. No but I plan to get one

    23 vote(s)
    24.2%
  4. No and I have no plans to get one

    6 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Wondering how many members have any of the many print and cut systems such as Gerber Edge, Summa DC3, VersaCamm or any print system with an accompanying OPOS equipped plotter?
     
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  2. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

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    (not meaning to be smart here, just honest:) yesterday we printed & cut- screened 430 stickers, on 7725 3M clear vinyl, by hand, then hand cut the lot with a stanley knife & aluminium ruler on an easy cutting table I made.
    Screened in a 6-up screen, taking about an hour from set up to clean up, then about an hour & a half to cut them all. Wastage was 5, which wasn't a bad average, and that was in the cutting, trying to get smart and cut through a fat heap in one go.
    It's for a regular customer who goes through about 100 a month, and when he phones, he needs them immediately. I wouldn't consider farming it out as we can do it quickly & the money is good. The screen is already made, & the special tint of ink on hand. $100 an hour plus materials is not difficult in this particular job. His loyalty to us is appreciated too.

    I don't think I'd have the turnover to justify a print & cutter, though I'd like one. (I think I said that about a plotter many years ago!)
     
  3. PureSportsDesigns

    PureSportsDesigns Member

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    VersaCamm here married with Vytek CNC router
     
  4. Dave Drane

    Dave Drane Very Active Member

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    And I bet the prints will last much longer as well.
     
  5. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    don't mean to be dum her but have a old pnc 5000 that i need software for it's a cut n print sure like to use it paint signs by hand is a losing battle here in o-town
     
  6. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    I got an SC-500 ... And for certain jobs (ie. hundreds of small stickers) i will also screen them by hand. I sub out some orders for small stickers (in the 1000s) to a local screen printing shop that has automated screen presses. They also sub out to me their short orders.

    Certain jobs are best done a certain way.
     
  7. cbcie

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    What are some of you using? I am looking to maybe purchase one but am unsure what to get. I am looking to print/cut decals of dogs. Some times it might be 1 or 2 or even as many as a 100. Thanks for the help!
     
  8. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Some popular systems intended for the decal market. All carry low 5 figure price tags.

    Gerber Edge

    Roland Versacamm

    Mutoh Jr.

    Mimaki 750
     
  9. theroq

    theroq Member

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    We Have The Edge I, We Cut A Job Today Of 3000 Decals Print And Cut. We Cut With And Old Superstrint Gerber....works Good, But I Wish I Had A Newer Style.
     
  10. cbcie

    cbcie Member

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    What do you think of the Roland ColorCamm pc-12? Right now it is more in the price range. I am not looking at a high volume or anything large right now.
     
  11. Just Me

    Just Me Active Member

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    we just purchased one this last week, still trying to learn it yet, but the prints we have done with it, look real nice. will keep you updated:thumb:
     
  12. cbcie

    cbcie Member

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    Please let me know how it goes. I have info coming from Roland but your real life experience will mean more!
    Cheryl
     
  13. Barry

    Barry Active Member

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    Versacamm here, and from time to time Ill do orders as large as 2000 decals. Normally takes me about a day or so to print, cut, apply transfer tape (if necessary) and trim.
     
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