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Do you use a Print/Cut System or Separate Print+Plotter

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by MrSalumi, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. MrSalumi

    MrSalumi Member

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    Hello Everyone.

    I'm looking for opinions on whether you use/prefer a print/cut system or separate printer and plotter set up?

    What are the advantages of going either way?

    Thanks,
    -S
     
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  2. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    Separate. More productive.
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Welcome from PA...........................
     
  4. jayhawksigns

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    :goodpost:

    If space is an issue, all-in-ones are great. Otherwise separates are the way to go.
     
  5. WildWestDesigns

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    I would go separate. I do have one embroidery head that does embroidery and will also cut out the patch. In some ways it's great, in other ways it isn't. Space is perhaps the biggest incentive to use an all in one. Otherwise, I would have a machine dedicated to a purpose. They usually can handle the job better as well, as there typically are compromises the more things that a machine can do.
     
  6. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    Separate
     
  7. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    separate
     
  8. kanini

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    For me the print&cut systems are great, since we do a lot of small contour-cut decals that doesn't have to be laminated. Recently I've noticed it could be good to have a opus cutter to do the laminated decals and vehicle graphics, since it do occupy the printer when cutting. But I wouldn't like to have a separate system for maybe 70% of the things we run, it's so convenient when the product is finished straight away and don't have to be loaded again for cutting. But the best machine depends a lot on your product mix, what are your best selling products, laminated, banners, small decals unlaminated etc.?
     
  9. rjssigns

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    Print/cut. It has served us well.
     
  10. SIGNTIME

    SIGNTIME Active Member

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    if you have the room seperate
     
  11. heyskull

    heyskull Very Active Member

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    I say separates also as both the printer and plotters spend all day plotting and printing.
    I reckon I would have to live at the shop if I had a printer/plotter as the days at long enough now.

    SC
     
  12. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    i have used 2 print/cuts. I now own a separate printer cutter. Much better.
     
  13. 2B

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    +1
     
  14. Gman75

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    Separate is the way to go. More productive. 85% of the stuff printed has to be laminated so print and cut is no good for that.
     
  15. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    I have no space and i still have separate. not an issue
     
  16. MrSalumi

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    Thank you everyone for the input!!! I was surprised to see that the majority of people are in favor or the separate setup, but after thinking about it a bit it makes perfect sense. Why not free up the printer by switching machines and cutting...
     
  17. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    [video=youtube;Jt7swhHRDkM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt7swhHRDkM[/video]
     
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  18. MrSalumi

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    Great video! Makes sense.:thankyou:
     
  19. DizzyMarkus

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    Being in since March of this year and purchasing a SP-300V -- I wish I would have gone seperates. Nothing like sitting and waiting for a 30 minute print to get done so you can cut for 5 mins :0) -- Glad I have another cutter as well.

    Just my (new) 2 cents,
    Markus
     
  20. Suz

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  21. TheSnowman

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    Seperate. It'd be a huge bottleneck for me if I had one machine doing both.
     
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