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Graphtec fc8000 question

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by BobCap, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. BobCap

    BobCap Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Gilobert, MN
    Do you guys contour cut roll magnet material with your FC8000? Which blade do you use?

    We just picked up our new cutter and of course the sales guy said we could cut 10 to 30 mil magnet material. Although he wasn't sure if we needed a special blade.

    I'm looking forward to using this cutter.


    Bob Cap
    Gilbert, MN
  2. tbaker

    tbaker Member

    just my past experience with cutters leads me to believe that it's not possible. the metal platen will catch and hold the magnetic material.

    I could be wrong tho.
  3. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    You can cut mag on the Graphtec 8000... I have applied transfer tape to the platen and metal body that contacts the mag, which allows it to slide just enough.

    As for blade, you only need to score the top layer of the mag and it will dull your blades quickly. I would recommend budgeting 1 blade for every 20-30 6"x6" circular mags cut. Give or take.

    As for blade, I prefer to use CB15u or CB15u-K30 blades. (requires red CB15 Blade Holder)
  4. bob

    bob Major Contributor

    Nov 4, 2005
    And you would be. The platen and associated pieces are stainless and other non-ferrous alloys.

    The problem with cutting magnetic sheeting on a plotter designed to cut vinyl isn't that the media wants to stick to various metal parts, it's the the machine was designed to cut vinyl. Moving and cutting magnetic sheeting puts strain on the mechanism that it wasn't designed to handle.

    You can cut magnetic sheeting but all you're doing is getting away with it.

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