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need some advice

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by John362, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. John362

    John362 New Member

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    Im not sure what to get for what i will use it for
    it will mostly be used for small designs and lettering
    dont ned anything over 15"
    and my bunget is about $1000
    what do u think?
     
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  2. gvgraphics

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  3. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    Graphtec CE3000, or the CE5000, Mimaki 24" cutter is arount $1,200, or a Roland GX24 would be the ones I would be looking into. There is a used market in cutters and you can pick up a good one. Graphtec CE3000Mk2 were just replaced with the CE5000 (now has the same optics as the 7000 series). You should see if any dealers have one left and they will discount it.
     
  4. John362

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    i was also looking at a graphtec
    what do u think?
     
  5. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    You can't go wrong. GVGraphic and I have both one. They are servo driven and the cutting control is outstanding for the $$$. I paid $1,500 when I bought mine over a year ago.
     
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    With a little bit more over your budget i would go with the 24".
     
  7. John362

    John362 New Member

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    iv herd some things about the graphtecs having blade and other problems
    is it a problem with them
    i saw the 15 inch for $976, i would like to get that one
     
  8. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    I have not had any problems with my CE3000. Two year parts and service and it is a 24" cutter. No blade problems and it is a tangental cutter. Check them out.
     
  9. gvgraphics

    gvgraphics Very Active Member

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    I agree, if you can swing a bit more cash a 24" would be the way to go. I am talking from experience. We started with a 12" cutter just for some small graphics that we needed to do. With in a 2-3 month time frame we had to upgrade to a 24" cutter do to the sales we where making. We just upgraded a again to a Graphtec as JackPine stated and love it. I got mine in November for around $1200 shipped with the optional stand.

    Sean
     
  10. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    Oh ya, I forgot, Graphtec's come with the stand. Many others you have to buy it if you want it.
     
  11. John362

    John362 New Member

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    sounds like that are the way to go
    do they come with any cut software?
     
  12. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    Yes, there is a cutting-add on for Corel and Illustrator. I recommend CorelX3 and a cutting program. But the one that comes with it will get you going.
     
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  14. gvgraphics

    gvgraphics Very Active Member

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    Nice site replicator. Never knew about it.
     
  15. John362

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    now i already have illustrator
    how would i cut stuff that i make in illustraztor?
     
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