Comparing Graphtec Plotter Reviews
A Graphtec plotter represents a brand that has more than six decades of expertise within the specialized niche of large-format printing. Manufactured by the renowned Graphtec America, Inc., the company has made a name for itself by producing durable, high-quality products that are capable of rendering precise, intricate patterns for textiles and a host of other professional mediums.
In addition to plotters, the company is also well known for supplying recording and imaging products - including scanners and a variety of data recorders -; that can be used for a wide assortment of applications.
Upgrading an old favorite
The company's cross-platform innovation has led to the integration of Graphtec plotter devices throughout an extensive range of industries, from aerospace and automotive to apparel and shoe manufacturers.
One such series is the new CE6000 class of cutting plotters, an improved version of the popular CE5000, mentioned in the review above. Cleaner and greener, it boasts a manufacturing process and design that promotes a reduction in environmental impact throughout the life cycle of the machine. Specific features include:
- 15" table top
- 2 stands, 24 and 48 inches
- Automatic registration mark sensor (ARMS)
- Contour cut pre-printed graphics
- Cutting master
The Graphtec vinyl cutter is known for laser, water-based, and solvent printing. It also offers maximum performance over other cutting plotters. In particular, it provides faster, more advanced cutting force, allowing for a wider variety of materials.
This series also comes with the new Graphtec Studio design software. Compatible with both Mac and Windows, this suite reflects another one of Graphtec's strengths: software platforms. It includes the new Cutting Master 3 Production Manager and Plug-in for the latest versions of CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator. In doing so, it ensures compatibility with most office suites and prevents you from having to purchase additional software.
Costs will vary depending on the dealer and your location. But in general, the models in this series currently run around the following prices:
- CE6000-40 (15"): $1,295
- CE6000-60 (24"): $2,195
- CE6000-120 (48"): $3,895