Let’s get a discussion going to determine what we collectively want for a vinyl cutter/plotter in terms of capabilities and specs, and to identify some we should consider buying.
From my reading so far, it sounds like some of the things we should consider are:
–quality and warranty/support
–ease of use
–media capacity and max cutting width
–accuracy and maximum size that can be cut accurately
–max down-pressure and compatibility with various materials
–quality of auto-registration and contour cutting for printed materials
–stepper vs. servo motors
–single or double toolholder
–tangential cutting for tighter, cleaner corners
–dependence on cloud servers/subscription
A couple machines that I’ve looked at a bit, and that may represent the bottom and top end of a range to consider are the Graphtec CE Lite-50 and the Graphtec CE6000-60 Plus. I have no hands-on experience with any of this yet, so please contribute your ideas on what we should look for, what kinds of things you’d like to use a machine like this for, and what makes and models we should consider.