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Where have those Intermediate cutters gone?

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I noticed that there aren't any more Intermediate 30" cutters offered.

 

The two that used to be available  ---  ZEN and COPAM --- are no longer sold.

 

Now, there is only a $600 model TC 31" and beyond that there's not anything until you jump to the Graphtec 8600 30" model, for $4200.

(The Graphtec 6000 series has no 30" size and the FC8000 shows out of stock in 30")

 

 

 

 

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after usc was sold they seamed to have dropped the zen line (rebranded GCC cutters) - hadn't noticed the copam gone but that model has been in production like 14 years . . .other than the 24" they never sold that many of the wider I don't think - if people go wider they are looking for auto registration mark sensors for contouring.

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Copam is not gone completely, there is still the 24" model for sale.

 

In the several years that I ran my sign shop, the 30" was a very practical size for all sorts of jobs.

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Never ran into a problem with obtaining 30" (Oracal 651 Intermediate or the equivalent) vinyl rolls, it's readily available from every supplier I deal with (Fellers, Grimco, Advance, Beacon, USCUTTER) in both 10-yard and 50-yard lengths.

 

I would be willing to bet that there's a decent market out there for a 30" cutter with servo motor, in the ZEN type of machine, for around $1200 - $1500.

 

USCUTTER doesn't offer one like that anymore, and it just surprises me that you have to either get the TC at $600 price point or then skip all the way to $4,200. and there is not a single unit in between.

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try getting holographic, engine turn, leaf look, etch look, etc in a 30".  I will admit there is more of the standard 651 colors available then there was 5-6 years ago when I had mine

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