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Pnc-1050

Discussion in 'Roland' started by gaaron, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. gaaron

    gaaron New Member

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    I am new to all of this, and am looking in to vinyl cutting. i am currently looking at a Roland PNC-1050 15" sprocket fed cutter. I was wondering if anyone here has owned or used one of these cutters and tell me if it is worth even thinking about. The guy that is selling it has this as well as a 24" Graphtec FC2100-60A. I am looking to be as low cost as possible since I am using it as a hobby and not a business, but I want to get a cutter that will be high quality and be able to handle a wide range of materials. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    I had the PNC-1050 when I started out. It ran very well for me, but I upgraded to a 24" Graphtec, & later sold the Roland since I never used it once I got the Graphtec. So many sign jobs were more efficient to cut out of 24" material & of course the ones that were best cut from 15" rolls were still easily done on the 24" machine... that I would have to assume it would be the better choice for you as well.
     
  3. gaaron

    gaaron New Member

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    I figure I can't go wrong with either one, but since I am new to all of this I am looking for more info. I assume that the quality of the two cutters is pretty comparable, but other than size is there any feature that sets one off from the other?
     
  4. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    friction feed plotters can cut several sizes of material including smallish scraps, but for long cuts, you need to be able to manually get the material loaded in straight or it could go off track and spoil a cut after carving up a chunk of material.

    The sprocket plotters can only cut 15" in this case, & only if it is perforated material... BUT it will track straight every time & may be slightly better for lots of heavy weight stuff like sandblast mask.
     
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