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Graphtec FC2100-50 8 years 3 months ago #165

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Hi,

I have just bought a second hand Graphtec FC2100-50, however I can't seem to find any cutting software to use it. At the moment I am using Artcut and I know that this is not the best however I can't seem to find any settings on this for a Graphtec cutter, when it does cut it just cuts random numbers like a printer. At work I use Flexi-Sign with Production Manager so I know the difference.

Could anyone tell me what software would work for this cutter as it is quite an old one, also where I could download/buy it from too.

Thanks

Mikey
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Re:Graphtec FC2100-50 8 years 3 months ago #166

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Hi Mikey,

I have never used ArtCut, but I would have thought you would be able to find a generic driver setting, such as a generic HPGL driver. I think this is not machine specific, but more designed for the physical set up, such as for serial cable etc.

Is there a Generic HPGL Driver?
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Re:Graphtec FC2100-50 8 years 3 months ago #167

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Hi Mikey,

If your plotter is cutting random numbers along the page then I would guess that the cutter is set in the wrong language, this is set by the dip switches under the Graphtec badge.

If you didn't get a manual with the machine please feel free to contact our service department on 01978 666700 who will help you configure the switches to suit your software.

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Neil Roberts
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Re:Graphtec FC2100-50 8 years 3 months ago #168

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Hi Neil,

Thanks it was the dip switches, however I couldn't get it to work with artcut.

I manged to download the demo of Sign Tools 3 which is a plug-in for CorelDraw and it worked fine with this. However because this is a demo it runs out in 25 days and the proper one is quite expensive. Do you know any other cutting software that is out there?

Thanks for your help though.

Mike
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Re:Graphtec FC2100-50 8 years 3 months ago #170

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I think FlexiSign may be a reasonable choice.
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Re:Graphtec FC2100-50 8 years 3 months ago #171

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Hi Mikey,

There are several options when it comes to cutting software, best if you gave me a call and I can go through them with you, same number as before.

Neil
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