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Need a new plotter?

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by The Sign Dude, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. The Sign Dude

    The Sign Dude Active Member

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    I have a Graphtec CE 3000-60 mk2 and when I use it to cut sandblast mask I wind up getting a X Position warning when it tries to feed. any suggestions are appreciated.

    I am considering buying a used graphtec if anybody has one for sale that is 42" and has ARMS let me know.
     
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  2. Pro Image

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    You need to slow the cutter down and pull out some excess mask off the roll......That stuff is heavy and the motors are not built to pull that much weight fast........
     
  3. The Sign Dude

    The Sign Dude Active Member

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    I turned the speed down to 10 and I baby sit it while its cutting so that it doesnt have to pull off the roll. its kind of hit and miss. sometimes it does fine and sometimes..well....:frustrated:
     
  4. Pro Image

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    To be really honest with you.....The CE series was not built to cut that stuff.....You need the 7000 series to really cut blast with......
     
  5. The Sign Dude

    The Sign Dude Active Member

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    yeh I know they are kinda light duty. Help me keep an eye out for a used
    FC 7000 42" if you would. I will just sell this one.
     
  6. digitalsolutionsok

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    Graphtec fc7000 is a good plotter but if you are cutting that material all the time it might be time to think about something other than a drag knife plotter. My recomendation is a summa tanginal blade sure there alittle pricey but do you want to babysit everyone of these sandblast mask jobs. I can say I have seen it done with the summa and also with a gerber but the gerber was tractor fead and width is the restriction there.
     
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