Continuing the theme of the previous week, we will now share with you what is the next piece of equipment that you should acquire to start or improve your personalization business. It is your cutting plotter, but in this aspect, which is the most convenient? Should I buy a 24" plotter or a compact one? What advantage does it have? If you want to refresh your memory, we were talking about printers: https:/ /emigrouprd.com/blogs/development-of-your-business/what-is-the-team-I-need-to-start-my-business
These are common doubts that we have when starting our business, but we must take into account: What do we want to do? What is the budget we have? After having clarified these doubts, we proceed to choose our product.
1. Small cutting plotter , these come from many brands, some of them are: Brother, Silhouette, Cricut, GCC among others, the main advantages of these products is their price and their capacity, for a more accessible price we will have the possibility of cutting a wide variety of shapes and thicknesses. That is to say, these cutting plotters come with a template which allows us to cut in sizes 8.5"x12", 12"x12", etc. This is practical, because if we have a large size plotter and the material only measures 4" x 4" will make the task a bit complicated, on the other hand, with small plotters this does not cause problems. Another of the advantages that they present is the size, we can cut quite small details having an excellent quality. This equipment also allows us to cut a wide variety of thicknesses , from cardboard, foamies, etc, as well as " soft " materials, which sometimes get stuck in large plotters. And finally they are compact, being a little larger than a printer, that is, if we have little space we can have it anywhere. In summary we have:
- team size
- Cut to size capacity
- Versatility in thicknesses
- Material Placement Template
2.Large format cutting plotter , we refer to this equipment as plotters larger than 14", these equipment have the advantage of saving us a lot of time due to their speed and size. Among the main advantages of these plotters we have the agility for jobs , that is, if we have a 24" plotter, and our work measures 9" we can organize it so that it cuts the same work twice simultaneously, also if we have to decorate a room we have the job assured without having to complicate the design by doing it on our own. Another advantage is the speed , they can cut a project in a matter of seconds, Another advantage is the easy replacement of parts , many models come with interchangeable parts and spare parts that we can easily find, and these teams can also use any cutting software , that is, if we prefer one version over another we can easily install it. In summary we have:
- cutting speed
- cut size
- replacement accessories
- Software Installation
Finally, after we explain the advantages of each one, you must take into account in which direction you want to project your business. The ideal is that you could have one of each, so you would not have limitations, but in case you want to dedicate yourself to personalization , crafts , scrapbooking , personalized gift boxes , we recommend the plotter from small cut . Now if you are looking to customize vehicles , do interior decoration , install banners , we recommend a large format cutting plotter.
We hope that these indications have been helpful and that we have clarified your doubts regarding the subject. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel where we will be uploading a comparison of these teams.