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Ideas for a 54" Vinyl cutter

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by LittleSnakey, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. LittleSnakey

    LittleSnakey Member

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    We just bought a Graphtec FC-8000 and its very tempermental.
    We design and print with Flexi 8.6 to a VP540. Most things are laminated so the cutter must be able to read crop marks and align cutter

    Cutter must also be 52-54" wide.
     
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    Flame Major Contributor

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    54" FC8000 is a top notch plotter, beyond a shadow of a doubt. Sure there are some other nice ones, but that plotter should be able to handle most any sign project you throw at it for the next 10 years.
     
  3. briankb

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    I would thicken the crop marks and make them a little longer. I use the Illustrator plugin and it's fairly simple. I'm not sure how to do it in Flexi.
     
  4. Robert Boyd

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    We also have the FC8000, I agree-it is tempermental - we use it with
    Onyx Cut server2 - its a crap shoot
     
  5. smdgrfx

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    I have a Mimaki, FC8000 setup. I only have problems with the crop marks when I'm cutting through Pro-Shield laminate. Otherwise, it works great. I'm using the cutting master software that came with it because I haven't upgraded my Flexi.
     
  6. amw

    amw Member

    We have no trouble with ours either.
    We use cutting master2 on the FC8000 and print on a SP using versaworks.

    Maybe its the type of crop marks your using?
     
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