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Vinyl Cutter Comparison

Not sure which vinyl cutter will best fit your heat printing business? This chart compares several popular models based on technical specifications, functionality, and included software.

GCC Vinyl Cutters
Graphtec Vinyl Cutters
Roland® Vinyl Cutters
AR-24
General Information
Manufacturer Warranty 24 Months
Stand Included Yes
Shipping Weight 39.6 lbs
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 28.3 inch
Max Cutting Width 23.6 inch
Max Media Thickness 31.5 mil
(0.8 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 40 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 250 g
Drive Method Stepping Motor
Optical Eye for
Registration Mark Alignment
No
Tangential Emulation Mode No
Overcut Setting No
Sheet Cut N/A
Interface USB 2.0, and Serial
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE, GreatCut Studio
Cut Driver Software Included CadworxLive,
GreatCut Studio
Software Plug-in Included
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • DirectCut®
Operating System
  • Windows7 and above
  • MAC OS x 10.6 and above
    (when used with Sure Cuts A Lot software)
CE6000 Plus
General Information
Manufacturer Warranty 24 Months
Stand Included Yes
Shipping Weight 66 lbs (w/ stand)
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 28 inch
Max Cutting Width 23.7 inch
Max Media Thickness 10 mil (0.25 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 89 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 300 g
Drive Method Servo Motor
Optical Eye for Registration Mark Alignment Yes
Tangential Emulation Mode Yes
Overcut Setting Yes
Sheet Cut Manual
Interface USB 2.0, USB 3.0,
and Serial
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE
Graphtec Studio (for Mac)
Graphtec Pro Studio (for Windows)
Cut Driver Software Included Vector Cut,
Graphtec Studio (for Mac)
Graphtec Pro Studio (for Windows)
Cutting Master 4
Software Plug-in Included
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • Cutting Master 4: CorelDRAW X4 – X8/2017
    Illustrator CS4/CS5/CS6/CC/CC2014/CC2015/CC2015.3/CC2017/2018
  • Mac: Cutting Master 4: Illustrator CS5/CS6/CC/CC2015/CC2015.3/CC2017/2018
Operating System
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • MAC OS x 10.7 – 10.13.2 (Able to use Graphtec Studio for Mac as standalone software)
GS-24 GR-420 GR-540 GR-640
General Information
Manufacturer Warranty 36 Months 36 Months 36 Months 36 Months
Stand Included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shipping Weight 40 lbs 172 lbs
(w/stand)
260 lbs
(w/stand)
282 lbs
(w/stand)
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 27.5 inch 48 inch 60 inch 70 inch
Max Cutting Width 22.9 inch 42 inch 55 inch 65 inch
Max Media Thickness 11.8 mil
(.03 mm)
40 mil
(1.0 mm)
40 mil
(1.0 mm)
40 mil
(1.0 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 50 cm/s 105 cm/s 105 cm/s 105 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 350 g 600 g 600 g 600 g
Drive Method Servo Motor Servo Motor Servo Motor Servo Motor
Optical Eye for
Registration Mark Alignment
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tangential Emulation Mode No No No No
Overcut Setting Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sheet Cut Manual Auto Auto Auto
Interface USB 2.0 Ethernet 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX or USB 2.0 Ethernet 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX or USB 2.0 Ethernet 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX or USB 2.0
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE
CutStudio
CadworxLIVE
CutStudio
CadworxLIVE
CutStudio
CadworxLIVE
CutStudio
Cut Driver Software Included CadworxLIVE
Vector Cut,
CutStudio
CadworxLIVE
Vector Cut,
CutStudio
CadworxLIVE
Vector Cut,
CutStudio
CadworxLIVE
Vector Cut,
CutStudio
Software Plug-in Included
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • CutStudio: CorelDRAW X6/X7/X8/2017
    Illustrator CC2014/CC2015/CC2017
  • Mac: Illustrator CC2014/CC2015/CC2017
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • CorelDRAW X6/X7/X8/2017
    Illustrator CS5/CS6/CC/CC2014
  • Mac: Illustrator CC2014/CC2015/CC2017
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • CorelDRAW X6/X7/X8/2017
    Illustrator CS5/CS6/CC/CC2014
  • Mac: Illustrator CC2014/CC2015/CC2017
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • CorelDRAW X6/X7/X8/2017
    Illustrator CS5/CS6/CC/CC2014
  • Mac: Illustrator CC2014/CC2015/CC2017
Operating System
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • MAC OS (requires Illustrator and is limited to the version that is supported by the graphic software)
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • (Mac requires Illustrator and is limited to the version that is supported by the graphic software)
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • (Mac requires Illustrator and is limited to the version that is supported by the graphic software)
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • (Mac requires Illustrator and is limited to the version that is supported by the graphic software)

GCC Vinyl Cutters AR-24

General Information
Manufacturer Warranty 24 Months
Stand Included Yes
Shipping Weight 39.6 lbs
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 28.3 inch
Max Cutting Width 23.6 inch
Max Media Thickness 31.5 mil
(0.8 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 40 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 250 g
Drive Method Stepping Motor
Optical Eye for Registration Mark Alignment No
Tangential Emulation Mode No
Overcut Setting No
Sheet Cut N/A
Interface USB 2.0, and Serial
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE, GreatCut Studio
Cut Driver Software Included CadworxLive, Vector Cut, GreatCut Studio
Software Plug-in Included
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE​.com
  • DirectCut®
Operating System
  • Windows 2000/​XP/​Vista/​7/​8/​10
  • MAC OS x 10.4 – 10.7
    (Mac w/DirectCut and Illustrator)

Graphtec Vinyl Cutters CE6000-60

General Information
Manufacturer Warranty 24 Months
Stand Included Yes
Shipping Weight 66 lbs (w/ stand)
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 28 inch
Max Cutting Width 23.7 inch
Max Media Thickness 10 mil (0.25 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 89 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 300 g
Drive Method Servo Motor
Optical Eye for Registration Mark Alignment Yes
Tangential Emulation Mode Yes
Overcut Setting Yes
Sheet Cut Manual
Interface USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and Serial
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE
Graphtec Studio
Cut Driver Software Included Vector Cut
Graphtec Studio
Cutting Master 4
Software Plug-in Included
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE​.com
  • Cutting Master 4: CorelDRAW X4 – X8
    Illustrator CS4/​CS5/​CS6/​CC/​CC2015/​CC2015.3/​CC2017
  • Mac: Illustrator CS4/​CS5/​CS6/​CC/​CC2015/​CC2015.3/​CC2017
Operating System
  • Windows 7/​8/​8.1/​10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • MAC OS x 10.7 – 10.11 & 10.12 Sierra (requires Illustrator)

Roland® Vinyl Cutters GS-24

General Information
Manufacturer Warranty 36 Months
Stand Included Yes
Shipping Weight 40 lbs
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 27.5 inch
Max Cutting Width 22.9 inch
Max Media Thickness 11.8 mil
(.03 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 50 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 350 g
Drive Method Servo Motor
Optical Eye for Registration Mark Alignment Yes
Tangential Emulation Mode No
Overcut Setting Yes
Sheet Cut Manual
Interface USB 2.0
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE
CutStudio
Cut Driver Software Included CadworxLIVE
Vector Cut,
CutStudio
Software Plug-in Included
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE​.com
  • CutStudio: CorelDRAW X3 – X7
    Illustrator CS5/​CS6/​CC/​CC2014
  • Mac: Illustrator CC2014/​CC2015/​CC2017
Operating System
  • Windows Vista/​7/​8/​8.1/​10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • MAC OS x 10.7 – 10.10 (requires Illustrator and is limited to the version that is supported by the graphic software)

Roland® Vinyl Cutters GR-420

General Information
Manufacturer Warranty 36 Months
Stand Included Yes
Shipping Weight 172 lbs
(w/stand)
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 48 inch
Max Cutting Width 42 inch
Max Media Thickness 40 mil
(1.0 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 105 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 600 g
Drive Method Servo Motor
Optical Eye for Registration Mark Alignment Yes
Tangential Emulation Mode No
Overcut Setting Yes
Sheet Cut Auto
Interface Ethernet 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX or USB 2.0
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE
CutStudio
Cut Driver Software Included CadworxLIVE
Vector Cut,
CutStudio
Software Plug-in Included
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE​.com
  • CutStudio: CorelDRAW X6/X7/X8/2017 and Illustrator CC2014/CC2015/CC2017
    Illustrator CS5/​CS6/​CC/​CC2014
  • Mac: Illustrator CC2014/​CC2015/​CC2017
Operating System
  • Windows ​7/​8/​8.1/​10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • (MAC requires Illustrator and is limited to the version that is supported by the graphic software)

Roland® Vinyl Cutters GR-540

General Information
Manufacturer Warranty 36 Months
Stand Included Yes
Shipping Weight 260 lbs
(w/stand)
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 60 inch
Max Cutting Width 55 inch
Max Media Thickness 40 mil
(1.0 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 105 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 600 g
Drive Method Servo Motor
Optical Eye for Registration Mark Alignment Yes
Tangential Emulation Mode No
Overcut Setting Yes
Sheet Cut Auto
Interface Ethernet 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX or USB 2.0
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE
CutStudio
Cut Driver Software Included CadworxLIVE
Vector Cut,
CutStudio
Software Plug-in Included
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE​.com
  • CutStudio: CorelDRAW X6/X7/X8/2017
    Illustrator CS5/​CS6/​CC/​CC2014
  • Mac: Illustrator CC2014/​CC2015/​CC2017
Operating System
  • Windows ​7/​8/​8.1/​10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • (MAC requires Illustrator and is limited to the version that is supported by the graphic software)

Roland® Vinyl Cutters GR-640

General Information
Manufacturer Warranty 36 Months
Stand Included Yes
Shipping Weight 282 lbs
(w/stand)
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 70 inch
Max Cutting Width 65 inch
Max Media Thickness 40 mil
(1.0 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 105 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 600 g
Drive Method Servo Motor
Optical Eye for Registration Mark Alignment Yes
Tangential Emulation Mode No
Overcut Setting Yes
Sheet Cut Auto
Interface Ethernet 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX or USB 2.0
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE
CutStudio
Cut Driver Software Included CadworxLIVE
Vector Cut,
CutStudio
Software Plug-in Included
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE​.com
  • CutStudio: CorelDRAW X6/X7/X8/2017
    Illustrator CS5/​CS6/​CC/​CC2014
  • Mac: Illustrator CC2014/​CC2015/​CC2017
Operating System
  • Windows ​7/​8/​8.1/​10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • (MAC requires Illustrator and is limited to the version that is supported by the graphic software)

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