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New Graphtec cutter?

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by bloobird0, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. bloobird0

    bloobird0 Member

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    hello,

    I will soon buy a new cutting plotter. I plan buying a FC8000 but I've just seen this pdf on the web:

    http://www.fellers.com/pdfs/GraphtecFC8000_Plotter_Spec_Sheet_Web.pdf

    FC8000 MK2? Is this a new FC8000 version? What is new in this model compared to FC8000?

    As the FC8000 came out few years ago, I am wondering if new models would come now, maybe this MK2? or a FC9000 maybe?

    Anyone know what the Graphtec roadmap is ?
     
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  2. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    MK2 has optics to read registration marks to contour cut printed graphics.
    I believe all Graphtec cutters have this ability.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012
  3. bloobird0

    bloobird0 Member

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    ...same a any FC8000, the optical is not optional on this plotter.
     
  4. 34Ford

    34Ford Member

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    You've just stumbled on Fellers dated pdf files. That file was uploaded back in 2010.

    Webmaster needs to clean up.
     
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  7. bloobird0

    bloobird0 Member

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    I never trust rebranded items, they usually do not have the same firmware, just not worth the few money saved.

    2nd reason: I'm in France, an european dealer is more appropriate for such tool ;-)
     
  8. bloobird0

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    because too pricey compared to an equivalent Graphtec just for similar performance. Also because the software that comes with it is very bad. (I need a FC8000-100 and would have to go to a S class T 120).

    I'm a Graphtec user for years and am very satisfied with cutting master delivered with their plotters, why would I change?

    It was just to know if newer model would come soon so I could wait a bit. Not that improvements would be huge but the value would dercease too fast in case I need to sell an "obsolete" FC8000 after few months.
     
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