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Vinyl Cutter Comparison Chart - Graphtec & Roland

With the complete Graphtec and Roland vinyl cutter product lines you can easily compare the features of each to determine the right cutter for your needs. With these vinyl cutters you can create outstanding t-shirts designs, signs for all types of substrates and many other great products, quickly and with ease. Roland and Graphtec include a host of advanced features that make them powerful, easy to learn and use. Even beginners can master the operations in no time. Graphtec vinyl cutters have been recognized worldwide as the industry's most cost-effective and reliable vinyl cutters for producing vinyl's for garments, banners, vehicle graphics, store displays, point-of-purchase materials, informational signs, backlit displays, flock heat transfers and almost any other vinyl cutting application.


Vinyl Cutter Comparison

Beginner/Hobbist Models / 8.5" - 15"
Note To Graphtec Mac Users: Lion (10.7) is available via download.

Silhouette CAMEO™ (12")

Stika SV-8 (8")

Stika SV-12 (12")

Stika SV-15 (15")

CE6000-40 (15")
Silhouette
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CE600040
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Max. Cutting Area 12" W x 12" L
11.6" W x 10' L in expanded mode
with roll media
6.25" W x 39.31" L 9.18" W x 39.31" L 13.37" W x 39.31" L 14.76" W x 164' L
Acceptable Media Width 2"-12" wide 7.18" - 8.43" wide
43.25" length
11-12" wide
43.25" length
14.12"-15" wide
43.25" length
2"-19" wide
Max. Accepted Thickness 0.5 mm 0.1 mm (w/backing 0.3mm) 0.1 mm (w/backing 0.3mm) 0.1 mm (w/backing 0.3mm) 0.25 mm
Max. Force/Pressure 210 gf No force control available, manual blade adjustments No force control available, manual blade adjustments No force control available, manual blade adjustments 300 gf
Max. Speed 3.9 in/sec 1.56 in/sec 1.56 in/sec 1.56 in/sec 24 in/sec
Operating System Compatibility

This chart is intended to compare basic features. We recommend that you confirm the most up to date information on the page where the product is offered for sale.
PC:
Windows XP/Vista/7
MAC:
OS X 10.5 or higher
Standard Interface: USB 2.0 (comes with a USB cable) Serial Port, (Optional cable available) and Ethernet card (optional).
PC:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista 32 bit
(XP/Vista 64bit/Windows 7 beta version driver available online)
MAC:
0S9 or later
PC:
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista 32 bit
(XP/Vista 64bit/Windows 7 beta version driver available online)
MAC:
0S9 or later
PC:
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista 32 bit
(XP/Vista 64bit/Windows 7 beta version driver available online)
MAC:
OS9 or later
PC:
8/7/Vista/XP/2000
MAC:

OSX 10.4-10.8
Standard Interface: 25 pin RS-232C or the Full Speed USB 2.0 control interface
Included Software/Plugins SILHOUETTE STUDIO® VERSION 2.2.0
Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac® OS X 10.5.8 and higher. Compatible with original Silhouette, Silhouette SD, and Silhouette CAMEO™ electronic cutting tools.
*A Silhouette driver is not needed when using Silhouette Studio™.
CutStudio (auto-tracing and basic design functions (ie: text/shapes, drawing) *CutStudio software includes Plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator 10-CS3 (CS4-5 available online) & CorelDraw 10 – X4 ( X5 available online) for PC or MAC (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included)/Stika Navi Utility CutStudio (auto-tracing and basic design functions (ie: text/shapes, drawing) *CutStudio software includes Plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator 10-CS3 (CS4-5 available online) & CorelDraw 10 – X4 ( X5 available online) for PC or MAC (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included)/Stika Navi Utility CutStudio (auto-tracing and basic design functions (ie: text/shapes, drawing) *CutStudio software includes Plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator 10-CS3 (CS4-5 available online) & CorelDraw 10 – X4 ( X5 available online) for PC or MAC (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included)/Stika Navi Utility Graphtec Studio design software (Mac & Windows compatible) and the completely new Cutting Master 3 Production Manager and Plug-in for the latest versions of CorelDRAW® and Adobe® Illustrator. (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included). Cannot use Cutting Master with CorelDraw Download (Home) version or Education version since they do not include Visual Basic. Users with these two versions have to contact Corel and upgrade to full versions.
Additional Software
(But not necessary.)
i-DesignR® Lite Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
LCD Display Panel w/controls Yes No No No Yes
Optical Eye/Auto Registration
Mark Detection
Yes No No No Yes
Print & Cut Ability
(when used with additional printer)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video Training CD No No No No Yes
Highlight/Extras The Silhouette CAMEO™ connects to your computer, allowing you the freedom to cut all your fonts, download thousands of designs @ http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/       Highly recommended for Print & Cut Applications
Stand Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Blade Choices Cameo™ Cutting Blade Includes 1 Standard Blade (45 degree carbide)
Optional 25 blade sold separately
Include 1 Standard Blade (45 degree carbide)
Optional 25 blade sold separately
Includes 1 Standard Blade (45 degree carbide)
Optional 25 blade sold separately
Includes 1 Standard Blade (45 degree)
Optional blades sold separately
Dimensions 20.9"W x 5"D x 6.5"H 13.37"W x 8.12"D x 4.5"H 17.37"W x 8.12"D x 4.5"H 20.62"W x 8.12"D" x 4.5"H 26.5"W x 13.3"D x 10.5"H
Weight 11.25 lbs. 4.9 lbs. 6 lbs. 7.3 lbs. 27 lbs.
Warranty 1 yr. 1 yr. 1 yr. 1 yr. 1 yr.
-PLUS-
1 Additional Year After Online Registration

Intermediate Models / 24" - 48"


CE6000-60 (24")

GX-24 (24")

CE6000-120 (48")
CE6000
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GX24
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CE6000
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Max. Cutting Area 23.7" W x 164' L 22.9" W x 82' L 47.8" W x 164' L
Acceptable Media Width 2"-28" wide 2"-27.5" wide 2"-53" wide
Max. Accepted Thickness 0.25 mm 0.1 mm 0.25 mm
Max. Force/Pressure 300 gf 250 gf 450 gf
Max. Speed 35.4 in/sec 20 in/sec 39.4 in/sec
Operating System Compatibility

This chart is intended to compare basic features. We recommend that you confirm the most up to date information on the page where the product is offered for sale.
PC:
8/7/Vista/XP/2000
MAC:

OSX 10.4-10.8
Standard Interface: 25 pin RS-232C or the Full Speed USB 2.0 control interface
PC:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista 32 bit
(XP/Vista 64bit/Windows 7 beta version driver available online)
MAC:
0S9 or later
PC:
8/7/Vista/XP/2000
MAC:

OSX 10.4-10.8
Standard Interface: 25 pin RS-232C or the Full Speed USB 2.0 control interface
Included Software/Plugins Graphtec Studio design software (Mac & Windows compatible) and the completely new Cutting Master 3 Production Manager and Plug-in for the latest versions of CorelDRAW® and Adobe® Illustrator. (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included). Cannot use Cutting Master with CorelDraw Download (Home) version or Education version since they do not include Visual Basic. Users with these two versions have to contact Corel and upgrade to full versions. CutStudio (auto-tracing and basic design functions (ie: text/shapes, drawing) *CutStudio software includes Plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator 10-CS3 (CS4-5 available online) & CorelDraw 10 – X4 ( X5 available online) for PC or MAC (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included) Graphtec Studio design software (Mac & Windows compatible) and the completely new Cutting Master 3 Production Manager and Plug-in for the latest versions of CorelDRAW® and Adobe® Illustrator. (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included). Cannot use Cutting Master with CorelDraw Download (Home) version or Education version since they do not include Visual Basic. Users with these two versions have to contact Corel and upgrade to full versions.
Additional Software
(But not necessary.)
Not Available R Wear Studio (for more advanced design features-Purchased Separately) Not Available
LCD Display Panel w/controls Yes Yes Yes
Optical Eye/Auto Registration
Mark Detection
Yes Yes Yes
Print & Cut Ability
(when used with additional printer)
Yes Yes Yes
Video Training CD Yes No Yes
Stand Included Sold Separately Included
Blade Choices Includes 1 Standard Blade (45 degree)
Optional blades sold separately
1 Standard Blade (45 degree carbide)
Optional 25 & 60 degree blades sold separately
Includes 1 Standard Blade (45 degree)
Optional blades sold separately
Dimensions 34.5"W x 23.3"D x 41.2"H w/stand 33.5"W x 12.2"D x 9.25"H w/o stand 60.7"W x 29"D x 49.2"H w/stand
Weight 66 lbs. w/stand 35 lbs. w/o stand 99 lbs. w/stand
Warranty 1 yr.
-PLUS-
1 Additional Year After Online Registration
2 yr. 1 yr.
-PLUS-
1 Additional Year After Online Registration

Advanced Models / 24" - 30"


FC8600-60 (24")

GX-300 (30")

FC8600-75 (30")
FC8600
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FC8600
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Max. Cutting Area 24" W x 164' L 29" W x 82' L 30" W x 164' L
Acceptable Media Width 2"-30.3" wide 2"-36" wide 2"-36.2" wide
Max. Accepted Thickness 1.48 mm 1 mm 1.48 mm
Max. Force/Pressure 600 gf 350 gf 600 gf
Max. Speed 58.5 in/sec 33 in/sec 58.5 in/sec
Operating System Compatibility

This chart is intended to compare basic features. We recommend that you confirm the most up to date information on the page where the product is offered for sale.

PC:
8/7/Vista/XP/2000
MAC:

OSX 10.4-10.8
Standard Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed / Serial RD-232C / Ethernet interface

*Runs on all major sign making software including Adobe & Corel Draw.

PC:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista 32 bit
(XP/Vista 64bit/Windows 7 beta version driver available online)
MAC:
0S9 or later

PC:
8/7/Vista/XP/2000
MAC:

OSX 10.4-10.8
Standard Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed / Serial RD-232C / Ethernet interface

*Runs on all major sign making software including Adobe & Corel Draw.

Included Software/Plugins Graphtec Studio design software (Mac & Windows compatible) and the completely new Cutting Master 3 Production Manager and Plug-in for the latest versions of CorelDRAW® and Adobe® Illustrator. (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included). Cannot use Cutting Master with CorelDraw Download (Home) version or Education version since they do not include Visual Basic. Users with these two versions have to contact Corel and upgrade to full versions. CutStudio (auto-tracing and basic design functions (ie: text/shapes, drawing) *CutStudio software includes Plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator 10-CS3 (CS4-5 available online) & CorelDraw 10 – X4 ( X5 available online) for PC or MAC (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included)/ Graphtec Studio design software (Mac & Windows compatible) and the completely new Cutting Master 3 Production Manager and Plug-in for the latest versions of CorelDRAW® and Adobe® Illustrator. (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included). Cannot use Cutting Master with CorelDraw Download (Home) version or Education version since they do not include Visual Basic. Users with these two versions have to contact Corel and upgrade to full versions.
Additional Software
(But not necessary.)
Not Available R Wear Studio (for more advanced design features-Purchased Separately) Not Available
LCD Display Panel w/controls Yes Yes Yes
ARMS-Optical Eye/Auto Registration
Mark Detection
Yes Yes Yes
Print & Cut Ability
(when used with additional printer)
Yes Yes Yes
Video Training CD Yes No Yes
Stand Included Included Included
Media Catch Basket Included Not included Included
Sheet Cutter Max Thickness 11 mil (including the release liner) Function not available 11 mil (including the release liner)
Blade Choices Includes 1 Standard Blade (45 degree)
Optional blades sold separately
Includes 1 Standard Blade (45 degree carbide)
Optional 25 & 60 degree blades sold separately
Includes 1 Standard Blade (45 degree)
Optional blades sold separately
Dimensions 44"W x 28"D x 48"H 46.6"W x 28.62"D x 43.81"H 50"W x 28"D x 481"H
Weight 106 lbs. 97 lbs. 115 lbs.
Warranty 2 yr.
-PLUS-
1 Additional Year After Online Registration
3 yr. 2 yr.
-PLUS-
1 Additional Year After Online Registration

Advanced Models / 40" - 54"


GX-400 (40")

FC8600-100 (42")

GX-500 (50")

FC8600-130 (54")
GX400
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FC8600
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GX500
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FC8600
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Max. Cutting Area 39" W x 82' L 42" W x 164' L 47" W x 82' L 54"W x 164' L
Acceptable Media Width 3.5"-46" wide 2"-48.2" wide 3.5"-54" wide 2"-60.2" wide
Max. Accepted Thickness 1 mm 1.5 mm 1 mm 1.5 mm
Max. Force/Pressure 350 gf 600 gf 350 gf 600 gf
Max. Speed 33 in/sec 58.5 in/sec 33 in/sec 58.5 in/sec
Operating System Compatibility

This chart is intended to compare basic features. We recommend that you confirm the most up to date information on the page where the product is offered for sale.
PC:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista 32 bit
(XP/Vista 64bit/Windows 7 beta version driver available online)
MAC:
0S9 or later

PC:
8/7/Vista/XP/2000
MAC:

OSX 10.4-10.8
Standard Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed / Serial RD-232C / Ethernet interface

*Runs on all major sign making software including Adobe & Corel Draw.

PC:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista 32 bit
(XP/Vista 64bit/Windows 7 beta version driver available online)
MAC:
0S9 or later

PC:
8/7/Vista/XP/2000
MAC:

OSX 10.4-10.8
Standard Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed / Serial RD-232C / Ethernet interface

*Runs on all major sign making software including Adobe & Corel Draw.

Included Software/Plugins CutStudio (auto-tracing and basic design functions (ie: text/shapes, drawing) *CutStudio software includes Plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator 10-CS3 (CS4-5 available online) & CorelDraw 10 – X4 ( X5 available online) for PC or MAC (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included) Graphtec Studio design software (Mac & Windows compatible) and the completely new Cutting Master 3 Production Manager and Plug-in for the latest versions of CorelDRAW® and Adobe® Illustrator. (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included). Cannot use Cutting Master with CorelDraw Download (Home) version or Education version since they do not include Visual Basic. Users with these two versions have to contact Corel and upgrade to full versions. CutStudio (auto-tracing and basic design functions (ie: text/shapes, drawing) *CutStudio software includes Plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator 10-CS3 (CS4-5 available online) & CorelDraw 10 – X4 ( X5 available online) for PC or MAC (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included) Graphtec Studio design software (Mac & Windows compatible) and the completely new Cutting Master 3 Production Manager and Plug-in for the latest versions of CorelDRAW® and Adobe® Illustrator. (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included). Cannot use Cutting Master with CorelDraw Download (Home) version or Education version since they do not include Visual Basic. Users with these two versions have to contact Corel and upgrade to full versions.
Additional Software
(But not necessary.)
R Wear Studio (for more advanced design features-Purchased Separately) Not Available R Wear Studio (for more advanced design features-Purchased Separately) Not Available
LCD Display Panel w/controls Yes Yes Yes Yes
ARMS-Optical Eye/Auto Registration
Mark Detection
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Print & Cut Ability
(when used with additional printer)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video Training CD No Yes No Yes
Stand Included Included Included Included
Media Catch Basket Not included Included Not included Included
Sheet Cutter Max Thickness Function not available 11 mil (including the release liner) Function not available. 11 mil (including the release liner)
Blade Choices 1 Standard Blade (45 degree carbide)
Optional 25 & 60 degree blades sold separately
Includes 1 Standard Blade (45 degree)
Optional blades sold separately
1 Standard Blade (45 degree carbide)
Optional 25 & 60 degree blades sold separately
Includes 1 Standard Blade (45 degree)
Optional blades sold separately
Dimensions 58.5"W x 29.3"D x 47"H 61.8"W x 28"D x 48"H 63.6"W x 28.62"D x 43.81"H 73.6"W x 28"D x 48"H
Weight 112.4 lbs. 133 lbs. 121.2 lbs. 150 lbs.
Warranty 3 yr. 2 yr.
-PLUS-
1 Additional Year After Online Registration
3 yr. 2 yr.
-PLUS-
1 Additional Year After Online Registration
Advanced Models / 64"


FC8600-160 (64")

GX-640 (64")
FC8000
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GX640
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Max. Cutting Area 64"W x 164' L 62"W x 984-1/8" L
Acceptable Media Width 2"-72.5" wide 5.5"-72.5" wide
Max. Accepted Thickness 1.5 mm x
Max. Force/Pressure 600 gf 350 gf
Max. Speed 58.5 in/sec 33 in/sec
Operating System Compatibility

This chart is intended to compare basic features. We recommend that you confirm the most up to date information on the page where the product is offered for sale.

PC:
8/7/Vista/XP/2000
MAC:

OSX 10.4-10.8
Standard Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed / Serial RD-232C / Ethernet interface

*Runs on all major sign making software including Adobe & Corel Draw.

PC:
Windows 98/Me/2000/ 32 bit
XP/ Vista/ Windows 7 ( 32 & 64 bit )
MAC:
0S9 or later
Included Software/Plugins Graphtec Studio design software (Mac & Windows compatible) and the completely new Cutting Master 3 Production Manager and Plug-in for the latest versions of CorelDRAW® and Adobe® Illustrator. (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included). Cannot use Cutting Master with CorelDraw Download (Home) version or Education version since they do not include Visual Basic. Users with these two versions have to contact Corel and upgrade to full versions. CutStudio (auto-tracing and basic design functions (ie: text/shapes, drawing) *CutStudio software includes Plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator 10-CS3 (CS4-5 available online) & CorelDraw 10 – X4 ( X5 available online) for PC or MAC (Adobe Illustrator/CorelDraw not included)
Additional Software
(But not necessary.)
Not Available R Wear Studio (for more advanced design features-Purchased Separately)
LCD Display Panel w/controls Yes Yes
ARMS-Optical Eye/Auto Registration
Mark Detection
Yes Yes
Print & Cut Ability
(when used with additional printer)
Yes Yes
Video Training CD Yes No
Stand Included Included
Media Catch Basket Included Not Included
Sheet Cutter Max Thickness 11 mil (including the release liner) Function not available 
Blade Choices Includes 1 Standard Blade (45 degree)
Optional blades sold separately
1 Standard Blade (45 degree carbide)
Optional 25 & 60 degree blades sold separately 
Dimensions 84"W x 28"D x 48"H 83.25"W x 28-5/8"D x 43-13/16"H
Weight 161 lbs.
140.8 lbs.
Warranty 2 yr.
-PLUS-
1 Additional Year After Online Registration
3 yr.

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