When we move to this new stage of our business, where we want to acquire a cutting plotter, the question arises: What is the best option for me? (If you still can't decide between a large plotter and a homemade plotter, we recommend that you go through our previous post where we show you the main differences: https://emigrouprd.com/blogs/desarrollo-de-tu-business/ what-other-equipment-do-I-need-to-work ), but if you are already sure of which one you need, now you ask yourself: What brand should I buy? Here we will show you which are the main factors to take into account.
For you to get to know some of the main brands we have:
In the area of homemade cutting plotters :
- brother scanncut
In the area of large format cutting plotters :
- Red Sail
Although we mention these brands in the large format category, many have small 14" versions that could be considered homemade .
The brand you choose for your plotter will directly influence its durability , types of cuts , and handling . Based on this scoop, what do we recommend you take into account from your team:
- The management software , this is the most basic thing that we must know, what is the software that comes with our equipment? Because this will allow us to know our limitations when designing, and we do need another program to create our designs. Some basic programs are: ArtCut2009 , Flexisign , SignMaster , VinylMaster. In the case of homemade plotters, they have a program designed by the same brand, these softwares are quite complete and easy to use.
- Cutting capacity , some of these plotters are limited to cutting vinyl, so it is important that you know what materials you are going to cut and the capacity of your equipment.
- Contour cut , this is the function of the "optical reader", which is quite useful in the case of a vinyl of textile printing or transfer paper, it consists of cutting the outline of your design from a print with registration marks .
- The amount of information that you can obtain, on many occasions to learn how to work with certain materials or to configure our equipment we must use third parties, and it is important that we can find the highest level of information about it.
Though the brand of your equipment is quite important and determines some of its characteristics, it is important that you take into account your budget, and if necessary consider a generic equipment , always taking into account the software license and support you will receive from your vendor.
We hope that these comments will help you make a better decision about choosing your cutting plotter, likewise, on our YouTube channel we make a series of videos on this subject, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=lUbbxYHEkl8&t=30s