Graphtec FXC2000

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The FXC2000 flatbed cutter is the ultimate solution for prototyping and small production runs of rigid packaging media and other sheet fed materials. With Graphtec’s medium to large flatbed cutting plotters, you have the right tool for contour cutting without requiring a die. Reduce media waste and processing time with included, dedicated software.

Added offline, USB operation enables operators of all skill levels to process various types of media for cutting.

Table Sizes & Media Hold-Down Method

Tool Holders & Cutting/Creasing Tools

Various Cutting Blades

Various Creasing Tools

Enhanced ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system)
for Improved Productivity of Contour Cutting Applications

The FXC2000 features Graphtec’s newest Advanced Registration Mark Sensing System Version 6.0 for even more improved contour cutting of your pre-printed graphics for package prototyping, reflective sheeting and many other professional rigid applications—using Cutting Master 4, Graphtec Pro Studio, and including most industry standard cutting sofware.

ARMS Copy Function

Cut data is able to be copied multiple times for streamlined productivity! Internally, the FCX2000 is able to scan the first four registration marks on the first sheet, and only requires scanning the first mark on subsequent (identical) sheets. This shortened scan detection method increases overall productivity.

Reverse Side Cutting and Creasing Method

Cutting and creasing of pre-printed packaging graphics is possible on the reverse (non-printed) side of the sheet. This method of reverse side cutting and creasing prevents damage and marking of the printed side. This option is currently available using Cutting Master 4 or Graphtec Pro Studio software with the FCX2000.

Expanded Contour Cutting Area

This included function expands the print and cut area to include objects outside of the registration marks! Production efficiency is enhanced and media waste is reduced.

Supports Standard Crop Marks

Contour cutting pre-printed media is also possible using “standard crop marks.” This operation is available with the included Cutting Master 4 plug-in workflow.

Reversed Color Registration Marks

Registraiton marks are detectable when there is sufficient contrast against the mark and its background. Ultra glossy and reflective media offer challenges for accurate registration mark detection. With this reversed color output, the sufficient contrast is brought back for the ability to contour cut pre-printed ultra glossy and reflecting sheeting.

USB Flash Memory Offline Operation Supported

Cut and plot data is created with Cutting Master 4 or Graphtec Pro Studio. That saved data may be transferred to a USB flash memory and the cut plot data file can be selected from the USB on the FCX2000 using its menu operations. This simplified work-flow enables users to operate without being connected to the computer

Data Management Using Bar-Code Function with USB Flash Memory

When performing contour cutting, also known as “Print & Cut”, the cutting data is automatically selected from the prepared USB flash memory. The FCX2000 scans the barcode printed on the media then automatically performs the contour cutting job. This emerging method helps to prevent operator error of using incorrect data–thus improving workflow efficiency.

FCX2000 Safety & Convenience Hardware Features

Model Name-Size FCX2000-60 VC FCX2000-120 VC FCX2000-180 VC
Configuration Digital Servo Motor | Flatbed Cutting Plotter
Media Hold-Down Method Vacuum Suction
Effective Cutting Area 24″ x 36″ 47″ x 36″ 70.8″ x 36″
Mountable Media (Y-axis) 36″
Roll Media Support Roll media stocker (manual feed) supports media width up to 36″ wide and up to 11lbs weight
Maximum Cutting Speed 400 mm/s (1 to 40 cm/s in 16 steps) in all directions
Maximum Cutting Force Tool 1: Max 4.9 N (500 gf; Tool 2: Max 9.8 N (1 kgf)
Cutting Force Settings Tools 1 and 2: in 40 steps
Minimum Character Size Cut Approx. 10 mm square (varies with character font and media)
Programmable Resolution GP-GL mode: 0.1/0.05/0.025/0.01 mm, HP-GL™ : 0.025 mm
Distance Accuracy Max. 0.1% of the distance moved or 0.1 mm, whichever is larger (in plotting mode) (*1)
Perpendicularity Max 0.5 mm / 900 mm (in plotting mode)
Repeatability Max 0.1 mm (excluding contraction of media, in plotting/cutting mode) (*1)
Standard Interfaces RS-232C, USB2.0 (High-Speed), and Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
Buffer Memory 2 MB
Command Sets GP-GL and HP-GL™ emulation (set by menu, or selects automatically by received data)
Number of Tools 2
Cutting Blade, Pen and Tool Types Cutting blades (supersteel), Pens (Water-based fiber-tip pens, oil-based ballpoint pen), and Creasing/scoring tools
Other Capabilities ARMS, Reverse side Cutting/Creasing using ARMS, ARMS Copy function, Creasing, Cutting/creasing in multiple passes
Power Source 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (Auto switching)
Operating Environment Temperature: +10 to +35 ºC, Humidity: 35 to 75% RH (non-condensing)
Guaranteed Accuracy Environment Temperature: +16 to +32 ºC, Humidity: 35% to 70% RH (non-condensing)
External Dimensions
[W X D X H] Approx.
53″ x 55.5″ x 36.7″
(includes stand)
76″ x 55.5″ x 36.7″
(includes stand)
99.75″ x 55.5″ x 36.7″
(includes stand)
Weight Approx. 167.5 lbs.
(includes stand) (*2)
218.25 lbs.
(includes stand) (*2)
255.7 lbs.
(includes stand) (*2)
Supported Software (*3)(*4) Cutting Master 4 (for Mac and Windows), Graphtec Pro Studio (Windows only), Graphtec Studio (Mac only)

*1 When operated with Graphtec specified media and conditions.

*2 Pump (blower) for vacuum suction media hold-down system is not included.

*3 For more information about Windows and Macintosh compatibility, please check the website or contact your local Graphtec dealer.

*4 Available Graphtec software can be downloaded from Graphtec America’s website.