To save sign designers time and money
Graphtec's cutting plotters add an extra level of versatility to the creation of signs and display graphics. For example, Graphtec plotters can be used to contour-cut inkjet-printed display graphics or cut out paperboard box samples for package prototyping.
New users of Graphtec cutting plotters no longer have to buy and learn specialized, computer-aided signmaking software in order to use the devices. With Graphtec's QuickCut? plug-in software, users of Corel Draw? and Adobe Illustrator? for Windows can directly output their designs to Graphtec's CE2000 48-in friction-feed , FC5100 wide-format or FC4200 flatbed cutting plotters.
Priced at $350, QuickCut controls curve quality, number of blade passes, knife offset, and custom head settings. Other features make it possible to place registration marks for aligning multi-layered designs and program multiple cut passes for processing hard and thick materials. (Western Graphtec: 800-854-8384, www.graphtecusa.com)