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Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by urslady1, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. urslady1

    urslady1 New Member

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    Hello, I just found this site and am learning alot so far. My husband and I run a screenprinting and embroidery shop and have a 24" cutter we got at an ASI show a few years back. We use it for heat transfers but are getting into more signage, mainly coroplast runs less than 20. It's a Smartcutter(labeled), don't really know the exact brand, has a Bobcat driver. We bought it from Digital Art Solutions, out of Arizona, and they don't even sell it anymore because it such a piece of junk. It won't even keep track over 4ft and the USB driver and port are such a headache we now use the serial port. On top of that, we use Co-cut and half of it is always in swedish or german. It also has a dongle that's a pain when switching from computer to computer. Anyway, we are looking at buying a 42" Q100 from Signwarehouse and need some advice. They also sell Roland brand. It's just a little more in price. I hear alot about Graphtec. Is the "Q" series Signwarehouse sells made by GraphTec or is it another brand? It's confusing all these big companies re-branding for distributors. Any advice would help. Thanks!:thankyou:
     
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  2. Rollie

    Rollie Very Active Member

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    Don't have any advice on that setup
    but welcome aboard!
     
  3. houseofgrafix

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    I <3 Roland
     
  4. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    If the Roland is "just a little bit more.."..go for that without hesitation.
    Cheers!
    Ken
     
  5. Finishline Signs

    Finishline Signs Active Member

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    Acording to Signwarehouse the Q series is made by Graphtec to there specs. I've had a Q75 for two years now and love it.
     
  6. Flame

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    The Q series is made by Graphtec, and is a good machine. I have the 42" model.
     
  7. Love the Q series, never had any problems, and they are made my Graphtec. Never used a Roland, but I do know that The Q series works well, so if you can save some money, that might be the way to go.
     
  8. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    Welcome to the group. A Graphtec CE series is a good cutter for the money also. It has a OPS for contour cutting printed graphics. I don't think the Q cutter has that unless you add it. Both are good cutters with great performance for the money.
     
  9. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Welcome from PA.......................
     
  10. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    They have an OPOS. I bought mine with it, works great. :)

    I'm a big fan of Graphtecs in general, you really can't go wrong with one.
     
  11. Lunatic Taskbar

    Lunatic Taskbar Very Active Member

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    Welcome from Nova Scotia
     
  12. urslady1

    urslady1 New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Placed my order for one today.
     
  13. jscarl

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    Welcome from mid Michigan.
     
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