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What Plotter Brand Would You Give Your Highest Recommendation To?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Fred Weiss, Jun 15, 2005.

What Brand of Plotter Would You Most Highly Recommend?

  1. Allen Datagraph

    6 vote(s)
    2.3%
  2. Gerber

    28 vote(s)
    10.6%
  3. Graphtec

    75 vote(s)
    28.4%
  4. Lynx

    4 vote(s)
    1.5%
  5. Mimaki

    9 vote(s)
    3.4%
  6. Mutoh

    2 vote(s)
    0.8%
  7. Panther

    16 vote(s)
    6.1%
  8. Roland

    54 vote(s)
    20.5%
  9. Summa

    53 vote(s)
    20.1%
  10. Generic Chinese

    8 vote(s)
    3.0%
  11. Other

    9 vote(s)
    3.4%
  1. KR3signguy

    KR3signguy Very Active Member

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    Jul 11, 2007
    Summa, hands down

    allen datagraph's are top notch along with the summa, both are better than the graphtek.
     
  2. 511graphix

    511graphix Active Member

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    0
    0
    Nov 12, 2007
    lol corkinsa I didnt look at the date but I voted for my Panther because its the only cutter I ve own. but I have used 2 diffrent rolands and didnt like nether one of them. but when I go to buy a new one it well probley be a Graphtec but realy I would like to test run some things before I start paying some big money. I dont regret getting my panther ever.its great just some tracking problems but that was from my learning stages.so I need new pinch rollers. and new strip under the blade. the only regret I have is the software. I bought for it I have more problems out of the production manager the cutter.
     
  3. totalimage

    totalimage Active Member

    594
    0
    16
    Jan 7, 2007
    Funny But i would have to say the master..... we bought it cheap and started our business with it .. we have bought 2 printers laminator and a graphtec and all the bells and whistles from all the work this cheap plotter has done...but now owning a graphtec...kinda a little bit quietier here !!!!!!
     
  4. cOrKinSA

    cOrKinSA Very Active Member

    2,242
    2
    0
    Oct 16, 2006
    I here yah! When I had the Master My wife always came in saying "mmmm you got the blender on!... are we making Margaritas?"!
     
  5. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

    3,927
    3
    38
    May 31, 2005
    Earth
    i like my Ioline.... i'm not familiar with any other, but from my experience with this one, it's going on 11 years old and still cuts great.(*knocks on wood)
    When we got it, in 04, it made snags in the vinyl, and Ioline customer service was very nice to me and helped me fix it even though i didn't purchase it through them and the warranty was expired. All i had to do was tighten the pulleys. Other then that, never encounted a problem with it.
     
  6. rcboats1

    rcboats1 Member

    346
    0
    0
    Sep 17, 2007
    We bought a Graphtec, sent it back (details can be discussed privately), got a Summa and it wont leave until another Summa replaces it.
     
  7. seattle

    seattle Member

    94
    0
    6
    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle
    Ive use graphtec and Mimaki, and my Mimaki wins hands down.
     
  8. Matt Cuellar

    Matt Cuellar Active Member

    758
    0
    0
    Oct 5, 2006
    #1 Summa #2 Graphtec.
     
  9. ndemond

    ndemond Active Member

    922
    0
    0
    Nov 6, 2007
    Funny this came up today. Talked to my Gerber rep he had a used edge if I was interested. He told me I was about due for a new plotter also. 750 envision.

    I said no thanks my 12 year plotter just plugs along. I can tweak it for another 2 or 3 years. Works great.
     
  10. Pro Image

    Pro Image Major Contributor

    4,550
    0
    36
    Nov 28, 2005
    I started with a Roland PNC-950.....I bought a Graphtec that I still have today....Its a Ce-1000-60....Over 10 years old and still a cutting champ......

    But Im really impressed with the Mutoh 1400 I got with my VJ....and I also have a Fastrack 750 by Gerber its just a renamed Mutoh........Now that is a workhorse and very reliable.......
     
  11. jhines1284

    jhines1284 Member

    69
    0
    0
    Dec 2, 2007
    i love my rolands, both the CX24 and the GX24 total work horses for us.
     
  12. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

    10,882
    15
    0
    Dec 5, 2003
    I don't see the poll.
     
  13. cOrKinSA

    cOrKinSA Very Active Member

    2,242
    2
    0
    Oct 16, 2006
    Alright guys I decided I am going to get the Summa D160SE.
    I was torn between that one or the Newer model (D140-R) but I am getting a good price on the 160.
     
  14. dclet

    dclet Active Member

    666
    0
    16
    Dec 23, 2004
    fdsfdf
    lol

    summa, summa, summa.
     
  15. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

    1,838
    2
    38
    Jan 31, 2007
    Iowa
    I love My Mutoh SC1400D. It makes contour cutting a breeze!
     
  16. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

    8,520
    8
    38
    Jun 24, 2003
    michigan
    I love my anagraph. . Mostly because it has a full width grit roller. Has all the abilities of all other cutters, ,and never fails.. its made of metal and stays accurate.. They are now called Advanced Plotting Devices. If I were to get a new cutter i would look hard an the APD cutter.

    I pass on graphtec because of the split grit roller and very thin pinch rollers.
     
  17. coyote

    coyote Active Member

    803
    1
    18
    Nov 13, 2007
    Baltimore MD
    If I had my druthers, I'd love a sprocket plotter-dead accurate tracking. I like my Graphtec, but it's a pain to line up the material to cut long strings of type or graphics. Maybe I just need to fool with it some more.

    I'd like to see some of the full length grit roller plotters....does that solve the tracking problem?

    My old Gerber 4B would cut signblast tape all day....or 30 feet of 12" type without any fuss.

    sigh...
    Carol
     
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