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SignCut or EasySign...reviews??????

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Kleonard, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Kleonard

    Kleonard New Member

    Sep 29, 2013
    Could be buying a used Graphtec fc3100-120.
    Need AFFORDABLE cutting software (using Adobe CC for design).
    i saw EasySign online...does anyone know anything about this???
    I've heard of SignCut but have never used...did not see FC3100-120 on the driver list though (saw everything BUT).
  2. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    Corel draw...
  3. Biker Scout

    Biker Scout Very Active Member

    Jan 24, 2008
    Las Vegas
    I have the same plotter. It's a workhorse. But yeah, it's so old that you will not find it in many supported listings. I also design in Illustrator. (But I'm not giving Adobe any money per month for a cloud based software)

    Anyway, I cut out of SignCut. It's not directly supported in the list, but when adding drivers I think there was an option to name it and that's what I did. I have no idea how you are going to communicate with the plotter. Serial, Parallel, USB... on a Windoz machine or a Mac. So I can't give anymore specifics although, I did do a walk-thru already on this plotter on how to connect it to a Mac using a USB cable. (Which I was told was impossible, but I was bound and determined plus I knew a thing or two about cables, HGPL and the magic device that allows Macs to communicate with legacy devices.) And I'm sure there I mentioned what driver I selected that wasn't specifically listed as an FC3100-120
  4. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    Mid TN
    I don't know about Graphtecs, but I know with my Rolands you can cut directly out of Ai, DRAW and even Inkscape.

    If you are using Ai, I would give that a try first as that would be your cheapest option. Next cheapest might be to look into the CoCut plugin for Ai. See if that cutter is listed on there. That would be the next most inexpensive that I would be aware of.
  5. neato

    neato Very Active Member

    May 16, 2003
    Henderson, IL
    Unfortunately, running a Graphtec directly from Corel is a thing of the past. Thanks Microsoft!

    I've been using SignCut. I don't cut a ton of vinyl, so I haven't used some of it's advanced features yet, but so far it's working great. They make it affordable with the subscription system too.

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