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Never thought I'd be asking a plotter question.....

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by Shovelhead, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Our 10 year old ANA Express plotter has expressed a desire
    to retire. What model 48" Graphtec do I want and from where should
    I acquire it?

    :thankyou:
     
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  2. LightHouse

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    The FC is the pro series. I got mine locally from chesapeake graphics, but they can be had from beacon and other sources. Best idea is to find someone local to you that has a good service reputation
     
  3. os101king

    os101king Active Member

    DONT BUY THE CE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's about all I know on the subject. One annoying thing about my FC 7000.... it's built like a tank all right, heavy and all metal. Unfortunately, the cutter assembly seems to like to loosen itself rather often. As in I have to partially disassemble the unit to release a couple screws, re-tighten and then I'm good... but only for about a month. Granted, the unit I have is a loaner from GRS in Pine Brook, NJ so it may have seen a hard life. Super accurate, easy to use and understand. Mine's a 54", the only 48" they make is the CE. Like night and day the two.


    Short story long, get the 54" FC. It's not just a tank, it's a PANZER.
     
  4. DRPSignsNGrafix

    DRPSignsNGrafix Very Active Member

    I'm with light house. The FC-7000 series is great. and it has optical eye incase you move to a printer a later time
     
  5. LightHouse

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    thats odd i bought mine brand new and havent had anything come loose or any problems at all. I was absolutley wowed at the speed accuracy and quiteness of the machine!
     
  6. Shovelhead

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    Maybe having the local distributor rep....

    pop by might be a good idea.
     
  7. LightHouse

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    watch the prices they hand out! local supplier here handed me MSRP, called another rep that i had never delt with and they were the nicest people i have ever talked to and had a great price. They also discounted shipping after just talking to me on the phone.
     
  8. stickerguynyc

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    what part of new york are you in? I know a distributor in NY that carry them and have very good prices, cheaper than online by around $200
     
  9. gvgraphics

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    I have the CE model and have no complaints. Works great and very accurate. The new FC models all have the Mk2 OPS system on them just like the CE series.
     
  10. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Rochester.....


    we have GARSTON....and GLANTZ in Buffalo.
     
  11. signguytom

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    I live in the Phoenix area and purchased a FC7000-75 from Interstate Electric in Feb. They are nationwide. Greggory also sells Graphtec.
     
  12. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    Gregory sell Graphtec and are great with their customer service. Thy may have a distributor near you. Grimco is another "stand up" company that sells Graphtec with great sales support.
     
  13. DARLAK

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    talk to rich at garston, he's a stand up guy
     
  14. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    I like Rich....


    he's swell.
     
  15. bluttr

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    Next time they come loose, try some loctite. They make a few different grades of the stuff... DONT GET THE KIND THAT REQUIRES HEAT FOR FASTENER REMOVAL!... Just get the regular, its the blue kind.

    You wont have that trouble again.
     
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