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  1. shirley1520

    shirley1520 New Member

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    My sons, ages 16 and 18, were given a heat press from church on the condition that they provide the church basketball team numbers for their shirts. That got us started, and now we're wanting to do logos so we started looking at the Roland GX-24 cutter. BUT, being at the age that they are, they also want the flexibility of doing car graphics.


    We have very limited funds, but also don't want to invest in something that we'll not be able to use or will outgrow the need for quickly.

    Any suggestions or recommendations?:help:

    Thanks!
    Mom
     
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  2. SignTech

    SignTech Guest

    "We have very limited funds, but also don't want to invest in something that we'll not be able to use or will outgrow the need for quickly."

    Welcome! The above statement seems to sum it up. You get what you pay for in the sign business ........ usually. Get a good machine. Suggestions? Do your homework ........ keep saving up.Your statment was kinda funny, sounds like some of our customers ........ "I want a long lasting beautiful sign, but I have a small budget .... can you have it done by tomorrow?" lol .........
     
  3. lbumbaca

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    i would save some more money and get a 30" cx-300 roland that's what i wish i had done from the start oh ya do not buy anthing named after a bird cat i wish i new about that before i got my first plotter a used cx 300 should be around 1500 to 2000 try a post in the for sale that your looking for one hope you find something soon l.b
     
  4. Pro Image

    Pro Image Major Contributor

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    Howdee from VA.........

    The Roland is a good starter cutter.........I have a older (10years) Graphtec 24in that I still use today.............
     
  5. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Welcome from PA! You could get the cutter and if you are going to get into printing for the cars you could sub that out. I would recommend at least a 24" bigger is better!
     
  6. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    24" will be fine for about 98% of all your work. The other 2% will be easy with a workaround. I owned a 24" cutter for years and never actually needed a bigger one.
     
  7. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Welcome and Good Luck !
     
  8. high impact

    high impact Very Active Member

    Welcome!!! Take it a step at a time.

    Don't buy a cheap plotter, make sure you get a brand name and do your homework.

    Have fun! and study, study, study!
     
  9. Git-R-Done

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    Welcome from Chicago
     
  10. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Graphtec, Summa, and Roland all have entry level plotters.
     
  11. Sign Prophet

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    Dont waste your money on the cheepo ebay cutters.Welcome from long beach, Ca.
     
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