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Those of you who bought a plotter...

Postby Jeronimo » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:42 pm

what did ya get and how do ya like it? Also, how much did it cost?
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Re: Those of you who bought a plotter...

Postby eky8 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:05 pm

I own a 24" creation pcut. I bought mine used from dgcr. I paid $200, But they are $460 new. I like it except every once in a while on a high detail image it gets lost and makes a straight cut across the image. So far it hasn't really been an issue, just annoying. I do like it and it is very capable. I do prefer to use the 60 degree blades over the 45 degree blades though. The last few pages of my dyes thread are almost all plotter cut.
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Re: Those of you who bought a plotter...

Postby Jeronimo » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:17 pm

Ugh, $460 gross... Sounds like you got a DEAL.
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Re: Those of you who bought a plotter...

Postby dgdave » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:15 am

I got the 12" $195 model at uscutter.com. The mh365 I think. It was perfect for discs. I went through 3 mother boards when it was under warranty. You get what you pay for, but they have really great tech and customer service
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Re: Those of you who bought a plotter...

Postby Jeronimo » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:21 pm

$195 I could swing. Any idea what the mobo probz were?
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Re: Those of you who bought a plotter...

Postby dgdave » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:41 am

2 were really bad solders in the usb connection and the other I have no clue.
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Re: Those of you who bought a plotter...

Postby Jeronimo » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:19 pm

Thinking I might spring for the SC series from USCutter. $279. Anyone got one?
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Re: Those of you who bought a plotter...

Postby Solty » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:24 pm

picking up my 36 plotter this weekend....bought from a friend for a couple hundo.....
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Re: Those of you who bought a plotter...

Postby Jeronimo » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:52 pm

Solty wrote:picking up my 36 plotter this weekend....bought from a friend for a couple hundo.....


Make & model?
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Re: Those of you who bought a plotter...

Postby Jeronimo » Tue May 08, 2012 9:37 am

Jeronimo wrote:Thinking I might spring for the SC series from USCutter. $279. Anyone got one?


Holy shit, price goes up quick with any sort of add ons... This might not actually happen now.

Booter you selling yours still?
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Re: Those of you who bought a plotter...

Postby dan howard » Tue May 08, 2012 8:21 pm

If you are buying a plotter for cutting stencils for discs and stickers US cutters MH series works well. I got a 28" barely used for $175 (w/ stand) and it does everything I need it to. I'm sure it would be inadequate for any real production shop but it works great for me.
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Re: Those of you who bought a plotter...

Postby Jeronimo » Thu May 24, 2012 8:25 am

Update:

Still haven't pulled the trigger on this yet. I've since looked into the MH series and SC series from US cutter, the Roland Stika SV-12, and the Silhouette Cameo. MH series seems to be the cheapest but i'm concerned about it being sort of out of date, I guess you really need a serial port and windows XP to run it well?

SC series looks cool and I might end up getting the 24" but I haven't really talked to anyone that's used it so it makes me semi nervous to pick it up. Plus, 24" is way bigger than I need for disc dying. I guess I could cut two designs at once...

Roland Stika SV-12 is semi-retardedly expensive. I guess when you want the best you pay for it. Read a lot of good things about it, seems like a very hardy machine at a nice 12" size. Pushing $700 is kinda ridiculous for a on the side hobby.

Silhouette Cameo I had high hopes for as craft people and hobbyists seem to love it. Then I read more into it and there's all kinds of complaints about the cutting blades and it requires a sticky mat to hold down the medium you're cutting for all cuts! F that.

So I guess in a nutshell i'm deciding between the MH series 14" or the SC series 24". Or trying to get a Roland stika off craigslist or some shit. I'm making this more difficult than it needs to be aren't I?
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Re: Those of you who bought a plotter...

Postby eky8 » Thu May 24, 2012 8:39 am

I use a 24". I cut on 1 side of the sheet, then move over and use the other side. Works great. You could also buy 12" vinyl and still use the 24". It just gives you more options for doing other things.
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