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What cutter??????

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Jag, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Jag

    Jag New Member

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    Hey people,

    I stumbled onto this forum, great info.

    Im looking to cut vinyl lettering 3" x 10", such as "Forum Newbie". I will need to cut about 100 of these sentences a day. I will not be cutting graphics or anything much larger than that. I thought about getting a Roland 24" cutter. Am I going overboard? Could I get away with the 15"? Another vendor to save money? Is this 21 questions???
    Seriously, I would like to keep expenses down but I don't want to buy an underpowered etc. cutter.

    Thanks for your help!!!

    Jag
     
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  2. gerald

    gerald Member

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    Is this all you'll ever cut? Do you plan on expanding? How important is ease of weeding to you?
     
  3. Pro Signs & Graphix

    Pro Signs & Graphix Very Active Member

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    A 24" cutter will be your best choice and value. A 15" will work but you are limiting yourself - which is not worth the savings you may realize. Whatever you do, stick with a proven brand, such as Roland, Graphtec, Ioline, etc.
     
  4. Jag

    Jag New Member

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    Expanding

    I will not need to expand. The text will remain the same and the size will not change. I take it weeding is pulling pulling off excess vinyl????? I guess I just tilted my habd and let everyone know I've never done this before.....
     
  5. Jag

    Jag New Member

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    I have not heard of Graphtec or Ioline. I will check them out.
     
  6. Pro Image

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  7. Jag

    Jag New Member

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    Thanks! Im checking it out. Its says its designtec. Is that like a Chevy and GMC thing?
     
  8. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    if that is all you wish to do,, outsourcing may be a better choice,,,,
     
  9. Flame

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    Just out of plain freaking curiosity... what kind of stuff are you thinking of making???? 100 sentences a day? WTH? That makes no sense unless you work for a bunch of the states hospitals or something.??? Just kinda curious here...

    24" will be easier on you IMO. I'm a Graphtec fan myself. Check 'em out. Stay away from plotters named after animals...
     
  10. Jag

    Jag New Member

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    License plate frames. Advertising for my business. I cant have them made in bulk as the sentance will change slightly.
     
  11. Jag

    Jag New Member

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    LMAO, I just went to sign warehouse and was about to search on thier cougar, lynx and panther product.......
     
  12. Pro Image

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    Yep its a renamed "HOUSE" brand...........same thing as the ce3000 series.......
     
  13. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    get a NAME brand..
    suma, graphtec, roland,,
    do not get a cheap one.. or you will be very sad someday..
     
  14. Cadmn

    Cadmn Very Active Member

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    repeat NO ANIMALS you'll be sorry 3" 10" license plate frame ? I could cut & send u unweeded.
     
  15. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    SSK has a great deal on a DesignTech, a renamed Graphtec cutter 799.00 and free shipping...........or a CE3000Mk2 24"
    They have great tech support.......second to none!
    www.signsupplystore.com
     
  16. Chino

    Chino New Member

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    dont think small man, at least get a 24" if you treated well it can be any brand this is your choice, all depends in your budget hope you made a wise decision Good Luck.
     
  17. learned the hard way

    learned the hard way Active Member

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    A 24" cutter will not be overkill. If you turn your 3" graphic sideways for cutting you can fit about 7 in a row, leaving very little waste.

    However, if you plan to cut, weed, premask and stick 100 of these a day... you're not gonna have much time to run your business. If you don't plan to do anything else with the cutter, I think you would be better off to settle on 2 or 3 different phrases and have a few hundred at a time screenprinted....leaving your time free to run your business.
     
  18. Jag

    Jag New Member

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    you guys are great. Im going with the Graphtec CE3000-60 24".
    Thanks for your help,

    Jag
     
  19. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    Good choice....SSK has bundles with clip art and cutting software.
     
  20. SignPainter

    SignPainter Member

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    Ioline! nuff said
     
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