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Graphtec FC8000 30" Cutting Plotter, 3" LCD Display

SKU: GRFC800030C MFR: FC800075

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About Graphtec FC8000

The FC8000 30-inch high-performance cutting plotter is an industry leader for sign makers, graphic artists, automotive aftermarket professionals, countertop installers and other related users. The FC8000 features a maximum cutting speed of 58.5 in/sec, 4.0G maximum acceleration and 20 to 600g selectable cutting forces, allowing users to process diamond grade, high-intensity reflective film, sandblast resist rubber, automotive window & paint protection films, self-adhesive vinyl, Amberlith and Rubylith, among other media types.

Graphtec FC8000 Features

  • Highest cutting force in its class: 600gf maximum cutting force for cutting wider variety of materials
  • Fastest cutting speed in its class: 1485mm/s maximum cutting speed for the higher productivity
  • Reliable long-length tracking capability: The 3 step push roller provides a more stable long length cutting for 15m (50feet) tracking guarantee for cutting wider range of materials
  • 3 inch LCD operation panel: 3 inch LCD display with interactive operation and icon menu enables easy-to-use key operation. Further more, plotter conditions are displayed by icons, so the setting conditions can be checked without key operations
  • ARMS4.0: Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system for improved handling
  • By memorizing the sensor's pre-read numbers on media and registration mark, ARMS4.0 can read registration marks in colored background
  • Four-point registration mark sensing and X/Y-axis correction uses high-precision positioning to ensure accurate cutting of graphics that have been distorted during the printing and laminating process
  • The intermediate registration marks in the media feed direction are detected to allow four-point correction for each individual segment area. This enables high-precision positioning of the whole area of skewed prints produced using long-length printing
  • Layout instructions are sent together with the cutting data for designs printed using layout functions such as set in a RIP, enabling continuous detection of registration marks for cutting. This feature is valuable when high accuracy is needed for cutting an array of copies
  • The first registration mark is detected automatically, eliminating the need to move the sensor to the registration mark manually. Subsequent registration marks are automatically redetected even if sensing errors occur, simplifying the process of registration mark sensing
  • Supports registration mark commands: Registration mark commands are provided to control ARMS functions from a PC. Registration mark data including size and spacing can be controlled to simplify operations
  • Cutting Plotter Controller: Using the controller, plotter operation and setting can be executed from PC. The tool condition which is set by controller can list up to 100 subjects, the contents of the list can be saved in PC as a file or can be read
  • Cutting Master 2: This plug-in software allows direct cutting from Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw. Create graphics or text, then output directly to the plotter
  • Bi-directional media loading: For the ultimate convenience and versatility, users now have the option to load media from either the front or back of the FC8000, depending on location and requirements of the plotter
  • Application for Garment: The FC8000 series can be used for the Apparel market, in pattern making and marking
  • Light point: The light pointer provides an alternative to the automatic ARMS system, allowing users to manually detect registration marks
  • Automatic cross cutter: The automatic cross cutter provides a simple solution for obtaining a straight sheet cut-off of your finished job
  • Media supply mechanism: The media supply mechanism assists users to load and align the media accurately
  • Sophisticated tangential control algorithms: When the Tangential Control mode is engaged, the FC8000 over-cuts the mechanical tangential system both in speed and output quality by controlling the blade rotation
  • The on-board tool height sensor detects the blade tip's landing on the media surface, then intelligently and precisely aligns the blade rotation for the following cutting operation, all in a fraction of a microsecond
  • Improved cutting/plotting quality and prolonged tool life are just a few of the outstanding standard features you can expect from the FC8000 series, made possible by the innovative Intelligent Soft Landing Tool
  • The Graphtec proprietary closed-loop servo actuator, with an integrated precision sensor, ensures quick precise, yet gentle tool contact with the material surface during up and down motions. The Soft landing features prolongs the life of the cutting/plotting tool and maximize throughput performance
  • The innovative Intelligent Soft Landing Tool provides not only consistent and optimum cutting quality throughout the job but the benefit of Lower operating cost as well

Graphtec FC8000 Specifications

Digital Servo Friction feed with MicroGritroll drive
Max. cut width (expanded mode)
762 mm (30 in)
Mountable media: max. width
920 mm (36.2 in)
Mountable media: min. width
50 mm (2 in)
Max. cross cut area
886 mm (34.9 in)
Max. cutting speed (Axial)
1485 mm / sec (58.5 in/s) at a 45deg. angle
Max. axial acceleration
4.0 G (39.2 m/s2)
Cutting pressure
20 g to 600 g (0.196 N to 5.88 N) in 48 steps
Min. character size
3 mm (0.125 in) alphanumeric Helvetica med. Font
Mechanical resolution
0.005 mm (0.0002 in)
Programmable resolution
GP-GL: 0.1 / 0.05 / 0.025 / 0.01 mm, HP-GL: 0.025 mm
Max. 0.1 mm / 2 m (0.0039 in / 80in)
Accepts (1) cutting blade, (1) plotting pen, or (1) pouncing tool
Pen types
Water-based fiber-tip, oil-based ballpoint and disposable ink pens
Pouncing tool type
Requires optional pouncing tool: (PPA33-TP12, 1.2-mm pin diameter)
Media types
Self-adhesive vinyl film, diamond grade, fluorescent film, reflective film, Amberlith, Rubylith, window film, high-intensity reflective film, paint protection film, up to 0.25 mm tick, sandblast resist rubber up to 1 mm thick
Compatible paper for pouncing
Regular paper from 0.06 to 0.13 mm thick
Standard interfaces
RS-232C / USB2.0 (Full speed) Option: Ethernet (10 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX)
Buffer memory
2 MB
Command sets
LCD display Graphic type
3 inches LCD backlight type
Power supply
100 to 240 VAC/50 to 60 Hz (Auto switching)
Power consumption
160 VA max.
Operating environment
Temperature: +10 to +35 deg.C
Humidity: 35 % to 75 % (non-condensing)
Guaranteed accuracy environment
Temperature: +16 to +32 deg.C
Humidity: 35 % to 70 % (non-condensing)
External dimensions (W x D x H)
1278 x 715 x 1219 mm / 50.3 x 28.1 x 48 in (including stand)
Weight including stand
42 kg / 92.6 lbs (including stand)
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