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Wanted need a cutter i can afford

Discussion in 'Member to Member Classifieds • Wanted To Buy' started by Farren Wadley, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Farren Wadley

    Farren Wadley New Member

    Aug 23, 2018
    Alexander, Arkansas
    i have two cutters that dont work colorcamm roland pnc5000 and a sc1261 uscutter i cant get to cut, wish someone could sale me something i can use or have parts to what i have already
  2. ams

    ams Very Active Member

    Oct 28, 2010
    I would get rid of both of those. I highly recommend a Roland GX-24 if you can afford it, They cost $2,000 new, I see a slightly used one for $1,400. I've had mine for 8 years and nothing had a single problem with it.
    Don't get really old plotters and don't buy off brand plotters. They will cause you nothing but headaches.

    Also you need a compatible cut program, so make sure you know what's compatible with the plotter you are going to buy. If you buy it new, they bundle the software with it for free (at least Roland does)
  3. clarizeyale

    clarizeyale Member

    Aug 25, 2016
    SF Bay Area
  4. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    I would second the recommendation for a GX-24. No problems with it at all (atleast with cutting applique pieces, for which I used it for). I know atleast one user that would disagree with that in their experience, but I think in their situation, they were trying to do more with it then it was capable of. They do have their place, but it's a niche place.

    CutStudio, what came with my GX-24, was OK, but I wouldn't depend on it solely. If you are hard up for cash, Inkscape works directly with the GX-24. It also has an extension for the Linux OS (my OS of choice, but not everyone's) that increases Inkscape's abilities. There is a beta version for Windows, but it is beta, so take that into consideration.

    Most vector programs will cut directly to the cutter if you have the correct driver installed. The biggest concern with that, however, is that if you want it optimize the cut pattern for instance, you'll have to do that manually as when you are cutting directly from the vector program, it cuts according to the object hierarchy of the vector objects.

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