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Plotter for sandblasting ( rubber) stencils

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by 1234, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. 1234

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    hi,

    i´d like to know more about cutting plotters for rubber stencils for sandblasting ( wood -stone )

    we´ve summa d60, but it seems pretty week to cut such a thick vinyl foil as rubber mask ( correct me, if i´m wrong:)

    what about this a small hobby one for the start? :) http://www.uscutter.com/Silhouette-Cameo

    i´d be grateful for any tips.

    thanks!
     
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  2. FrankW

    FrankW Very Active Member

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    If you think your SummaCUT D60 is to weak to plot this media, you will never ever be happy with a toy like the Cameo.
     
  3. zmatalucci

    zmatalucci Very Active Member

    We use an Allen Datagraph 536. You definitely want a plotter with a tangential head.
     
  4. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Gerber sprocket fed machines work best.
     
  5. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    A used Gerber is your best bet. Just be sure you have the right computer & program to drive it.
     
  6. Mosh

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    +THIS, drag knife plotters (roland, ect) get snagged making corners.
     
  7. 1234

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    thank you guys for tips and a short presentation of your proud machines:)

    what is your favorite material for sandblasting wood and stone? ( rubber vinyl+ blasting media )

    do not hesitate to share your opinion , pics or experience of your golden hands:)

    i think, sandblasting is a very cool technique to achieve very amazing effects!

    thanks


    sanblasting.jpg
     
  8. J Hill Designs

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    dont do much stone, but for wood I use anchor 117
     
  9. Gino

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    We don't do near as much as we used to, but we used the #117 for wood and I think it was #116 or some other 1-teen something for stone.

    We did tons of redwood over the years. We were turning out 5' x 20' signs almost once every other week back in the 80's and 90's. We had a few accounts where it was mandatory to have this kind of sign. We also did a lot of marble and granite.
     
  10. Mosh

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    LOL, the 80's called they want their Redwood Sandblasted sign back....
     
  11. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    lol still the most profitable jobs coming out of my shop by far
     
  12. Mosh

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    We should all start really pushing them onto customers....It could be like going back in time...I could even grow my mullet back out.....
     
  13. allureoh

    allureoh New Member

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    FOR SALE 30" HS Gerber Plotter works great especially with sandblast mask.

    I have gone to a 60" plotter and would like to sell my 30" High Speed Gerber plotter. It works great especially with sandblast mask. Comes with Omega Composer 3.0 software for at least 2 computers (have 3 may need one for old files).
     
  14. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    I've been doing some sand blasted 12" granite tiles lately. Nothing fancy, just names on memorials. Believe it or not, I have been using a double layer of calendered vinyl. The sandblast mask is like killing a mosquito with an ax for the depth I need (not much) just to etch names.
     
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