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  • New setup for a newbie!

    Hi guys, I'm a newbie who is looking into getting a plotter (print + cut) to do small car decals With Corel Draw (now have X5).
    Do you recommend a specific machine that will allow me to integrate easily with Corel (Would like to do directly from Corel instead of exporting and using 3rd party softwares)

    I've been wanting to do this for so many years but prices were too expensive, not that they seem more affordable, I'm ready to start in a small scale, almost a hobby and we'll see, I don't expect to do a lot.
    I would like to have something semi-pro at least, maybe with servo, I was expecting to pay no more than 500$ or 750$ at max.

    Any recommendations? As well, what is the specific vinyl I would need?

    Thank you all!

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    • #3
      When you can lay out $6K for just a plotter, $10K for a printer/plotter we can talk.

      There are toys out there like the Cricut ( http://us.cricut.com/home/learn/mach...ut-explore-one )that cut for that price but I don't know of a printer/cutter.

      Here's a toy cutter for $1k. And it's a lovely shade of pink.
      http://www.cutterpros.com/precision-...FdUXHwod4mcF0A

      Here's a place where you can research your dream. This is budget machinery but Mutoh is a good brand.
      Gotta sign up for pricing.
      https://www.fellers.com/fellers-shop...mutoh-printers

      Here's another (I've never heard of PrismJet but it may be a rebranded Mutoh) It's $11K:
      http://www.signwarehouse.com/p-M-PRN...PRINT-CUT.html

      For outdoor material you need a solvent or eco-sol or light solvent printer and the printable vinyl that works with the inkset you are using. If you want your "stickers" to last longer, you buy a laminator and use matched vinyl/lam systems.

      You might possibly find one of the heat/foil things rather than solvent but still not for that price. And they don't do process color or imagery very well...
      Last edited by PrintDriver; 08-04-2015, 06:22 PM.

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      • #4
        sorry, I think the Mutoh is just a printer, no cutter.
        A Roland Versacamm might be more in order.
        Still looking at $14k
        Last edited by PrintDriver; 08-05-2015, 02:37 PM.

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