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Making The Next Step

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by junery, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. junery

    junery New Member

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    hi all i havea question for the expert here i know there are a lot here
    ok im thinking to get a cutter but i would really like to get roland i never try any cutter but i seen a lot of people here have that brand
    but i have mac and i don't know if roland works with mac
    any of you can just advice me about what to get that is compatible with my mac
    im thinking to get cutter and software

    thanks nad god bless you
     
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  2. Cadmn

    Cadmn Very Active Member

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    cutters should work with any computer just gotta have right software & drivers
     
  3. Since you're just starting, I would suggest one from JSI for beginners. Comes with software for about $400.00 dollars. Check them out on Ebay under (plotter cutter) search. If you go production, you'll need a brand name like Rolland,Graphtec,Suma etc.
     
  4. DRPSignsNGrafix

    DRPSignsNGrafix Very Active Member

    I second what sign-man says. If you've never done it get your self a very inexpensive one, and then as you find you want to stay it with and step up to production you need to get yourself a good one. The software is what matters for PC or MAC. You will be just fine.
     
  5. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    FWIW - I run a Mac G5 with a Roland CX-300 using SignCut software. It's a subscription based software, but it works flawlessly with my cutter.
     
  6. junery

    junery New Member

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    Well Im Thinking To Get Rolland Gx24
    Is That A Good Cutter To Start
     
  7. gpzjack

    gpzjack Member

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    I started with a cheap one off of ebay and now use it as my backup. Nice way to get started.
     
  8. junery

    junery New Member

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    when u say cheap one from ebay are you talking about those cutter for 399.00 cutters
    like us cutter do they work fine
     
  9. geb

    geb Very Active Member

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    If you buy good name equipment, Roland, Summa, Graphtec, Anagraph, ioline smart trac, they will have a good resale value and be a quality and efficient part of your business. The stuff on ebay is a crapshoot. Resale value is minimal or non existant.

    and we haven't mentioned software, compatable with quality equipment, crapshoot with ebay stuff in my opinion.

    George
     
  10. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Honestly!....how much resale value do you need on $279 plotter??
    Buy a Summa and sell it the next day. I bet you lose more than the price of the cheap plotter.

    Adrian
     
  11. Bogie

    Bogie Very Active Member

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    also a suggestion i would lose the txting typing mode it is irritating and hard to read and we are communicators not txtrs so how we write spell etc is a very important part of your image do you know what i mean
     
  12. junery

    junery New Member

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    got it bogie sorry
    im sorry you are right this is not any chat room
    ok so im going to get roland i think is a good brand is it
    thanks i really want to get in this kind bussiness and is a good start begining with you guys thanks so much and god bless you
     
  13. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    Nery, if you have your heart set on the GX 24, go for it. Mac will work.
    I think others suggested the less expensive machines for level-entry effort, but seems to me you are determined..might as well get a good machine. I'm still using my Creation P-Cut ( 24 in) but I would have been better to get Roland or Graphtec. Since I have a versacamm now..I can use that for longer runs of vinyl cutting when necessary.
    Cheers!
    Ken
     
  14. chorca

    chorca Member

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    I recently (about a month ago) got a GX-24 to get myself started in this fun stuff. Really the only stuff that i've had to learn is stuff you'll have to figure out on any cutter, such as what downforces and speeds to use, how small you can cut, and other things like that. Other than that, it's been a great machine!

    I bought mine with resale in mind as well.. just in case the business venture didn't pan out i'd be able to dump it all without much of a loss.
     
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