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Master XY-380P & SignGo

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Plotters' started by Moze, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    I have basically zero experience with the software or hardware side of things when it comes to cutting vinyl. That being said, I have a Master XY-380P and SignGo.

    I'm guessing this is probably a very, very basic setup but functional for small projects...?

    I would like to be able to occasionally cut vinyl if needed (for friends, family, personal use) but don't foresee ever using it for "work". Sales isn't something I really want to get into so this isn't a "help me launch a career in vinyl" thread. I just want to better understand what I have and what it's capable of, if I should upgrade software, etc.

    I have yet to do a search, but am about to. I'm sure that will reveal some more info. Just wanted to get some thoughts.

    Thanks,
    Moze
     
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  2. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    I started with that exact system, used it for 4 years (and I still have it in storage), Made lots of money with it. Its not bad system at all. I mean the cutter will eventually have issues. Like my down arrow button doesnt work on it anymore, but it isnt needed anyways. I had signgo pro. and it does pretty much anything you need it to do. It def does more than other cheap programs ive seen.

    I upgraded to a graphtec a few years ago, and the graphtec is soooooo much faster and more accurate (not to mention a lot quieter)
     
  3. CP Signs

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    When I had my xy 380p and signgo, I used to designs everything in Corel Draw, export as an .eps open it in signgo and cut. Did it for years.
     
  4. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    Sounds like it will work fine for my needs then.

    What I don't have a clue about is how exactly they cut based on the file. ie: Does it just recognize/cut on every line shown or do you have to indicate somehow where cuts are to be made?
     
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  6. CP Signs

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    As long as you export as eps, signgo does the rest.
     
  7. CP Signs

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    Like 401Graphics said,,, they are loud!!! Couldn't hear nothing on the phone when it was cutting. I also bought a Graphtec fc8000. What a difference. But also, $6000 compare to $350.
     
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