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This vinyl cutter comes with a free copy of Silhouette Studio software. This software is a great tool for taking the first steps in vinyl cutting. Its user interface is clear and simple. The main functions (shape drawing, exporting, and cutting) have their own separate toolbars. It's also very good for experimenting and trying out new cutting parameters. See More
After the blade depth is initially calibrated, using the Silhouette Studio software, the cutter will automatically adjust it, if needed. This can significantly reduce the machine preparation time and also allows for fast switching between different materials. See More
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Even though Roland Stika SV-12 is a decent machine, it is not the right option to use in commercial applications. First of all, the cutting speed is slow when compared with more professional competitors. Secondly, its cutting quality is suitable only for cutting standard thickness vinyl: since the blade is actuated by a stepper motor, the machine struggles to adjust the cutting depth with enough precision to cut thin vinyl. Furthermore, thick vinyl cannot be cut, as the downforce of the blade is too weak. See More
This machine comes with a simple, clean, and reliable software: Roland CutStudio. With it, you can either create new vector designs or import existing ones from the BMP, JPG, STX, AI, or EPS files. After the design was created, just adjust the outline options and press the start button. The machine will do the cutting automatically. See More
This is the only decent vinyl cutter capable under $300 capable of cutting 34” wide media. And it comes with a stand included. A single stand of a high-end GCC machine will probably cost more than $400. It is highly unlikely to find a quality cutter less expensive than this one. See More
Additionally to the cutter itself, you will also get multiple rolls of 24” vinyl, two massive rolls of application transfer tape, and a roll of paper application tape. This will be enough for you to ‘play around’ with the cutter and find the appropriate cutting parameters. See More
A stepper motor controls the Z axis of this machine, and its cutting precision is much lower than the cutting precision of a digital servo motor (used in higher end machines). Only machines with a digital servo motor controlled Z Axis can cut ultra thin vinyl films. See More
You do not have to be an artist to work with this machine. You can easily buy artwork from the Silhouette design store. The prices are more than affordable: the majority of the shapes are priced between 50 cents and 3 dollars and several free shapes are also available. All the purchased forms are imported to your shape library automatically. See More
This machine features the highest maximum cutting speed among professional vinyl cutters. It can cut at the speed of 60 inches per second. This is almost twice the speed competitors (Graphtec, Roland, or USCutter) can offer. Due to its very fast cutting speed, this machine is perfectly suitable for large volume production runs. See More
This is one of the most expensive 24” vinyl cutters available, being priced at $2090. On top of that, your expenses will not stop there as the machine, by default, comes without a stand. The problem is that this 60 inches/s machine is useless without it (as you will not be able to cut long vinyl rolls). Getting the stand will add another $400 to your expenses. See More
The GreatCut 3 is only capable of receiving design files from either Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw. There are two main reasons why this may be problematic. First, both of the programs are quite expensive. Second, the transition to either of those programs can be time-consuming if you already have a massive design library in any other design software. See More
Even though the maximum media width you can feed into this vinyl cutter is 70”, it doesn't mean that the machine only works well with this massive size. According to its specifications sheet, the Roland GR-640 handles any media width between 6” and 70”. See More
This industrial grade vinyl cutter does not require you to spend a fortune on its software. Even more, it uses the same software as all the other Roland machines. It is very unusual for an industrial grade CNC machine to share the same software with consumer grade units. See More
By default, this cutter is covered by a full 3-year-manufacturer warranty, available upon the registration of the product (it has to be done online). This warranty will cover you if the machine fails. Furthermore, there is an option to upgrade the standard 3-year warranty to a 5-year period by purchasing a Roland Care Premium Service Contract (the exact pricing is available only on request). See More
There are two main things you need in large production runs: speed and repeatability. This machine has a good maximum cutting speed of 35-inches/s, which is more than enough for home business applications. An automatic paneling feature takes he repeatability to a whole new level. It allows the machine to separate multiple long jobs into smaller blocks and cut them individually. This feature highly improves accuracy and media tracking. See More
The KNK Force has a built-in computer, and you can access it using a web browser on any Windows, Linux, iOs, or Android device. Even more, you can seamlessly switch from one device to another. The embedded software is called C3, and it accepts design files in the form of .svg files. See More
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