Size - 24" cuts
23.7" wide, up to 164' long List $2,195
- Our Price $1,745
In stock - same day shipping (order below)
a top-line vinyl cutter, the Graphtec CE-6000-60 is very reasonably
priced, has an excellent reputation and comes with a great many useful features.
Features, of course, are only interesting talking points unless they give
you benefits that help you stay productive and profitable!
understand the relevance of some of the important benefits, see the below
chart. We have compared the Graphtec CE-6000-60 to another popular
vinyl cutter, the Roland GX-24
difference stays the same, even with discounts
bucks is still 50 bucks
we say more?
big jobs, seconds save minutes and often hours
available pressure can mean less waste and more options
We've deliberately kept the list short just to give you a sample. However, there are many other important specs if you want to read about them.
The CE-6000-60 cutter
easily handles five different types of jobs:
Heat Transfer Cutting
- Design a layout, using graphics and/or lettering on your computer. When
you send the job to the vinyl cutter, it outline cuts the entire job.
You remove the layout from the vinyl cutter, weed it (weeding is easily
removing the vinyl that is not part of the graphic) and apply the design
to the garment with a heat press.
"How is that done?"
Transfer Cutting (opaque film)- Print a graphic, along with
registration marks, on opaque heat transfer paper with an inkjet printer.
Remove the completed print from your printer and place in the cutter.
The CE-6000-60 "reads" the registration marks and perfectly
outline cuts the graphic. Our Alpha
Gold Dark or BlueGrid opaque
paper works perfectly with the cutter. "How
is that done?"
Transfer Cutting(clear film for white shirts) –
Print graphics and even words, along with registration marks, on Alpha
Double Green heat transfer paper with an inkjet printer. Remove the
completed print from your printer and place in the cutter. The CE-6000-60
“reads” the registration marks and perfectly outline cuts the
graphic. “How Is That Done?”
Important Note – A great many heat transfer papers
for white shirts cannot be cut and weeded (peeled) like Alpha Double Green.
Vinyl Sign Cutting
- Although we only sell heat transfer vinyl, the cutter easily handles
cutting sign vinyl (Note: The back of sign vinyl is already sticky and
is applied with pressure. Heat transfer vinyl becomes sticky, when
applied with heat). If you ever start cutting sign vinyl, the big 23.7"
cutting area of the CE-6000-60 is also a plus, as a common sign
size is 18"x24".
Etching and Sandblast
Resist Stencil Cutting - The stencil material used in this process
is very similar to vinyl sign material and cuts very nicely on the CE-6000-60.
FREE Software that you get with
Master 3 - This Plug-in Driver allows direct
output from your graphic program and in effect, turns it into a vinyl
cutting program for:
Corel DRAW Plug-in for Windows
Adobe Illustrator Plug-in for Windows and Mac
- The controller software enables you to control many functions of the
CE-5000 directly from the printer, like cutting speed, cutting force and
- This simple, and easy to learn, software can be used directly for editing
and cutting letters and preprogrammed patterns. It also supports Print
& Cut and most truetype fonts.
- This tells your computer, "Hey, I'm a plotter cutter".
to use with Cutting Master 3 *Note - full version is required, student and trial versions will not work.
For Windows -
Version 10, 11, 12, X3, X4 and up
- Windows 98SE, ME 2000, XP, Vista and higher
Adobe Illustrator -
For Windows -
8, 9, 10, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 and up
- Windows 98SE, ME 2000, XP, Vista and higher
For MAC - 10, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4
Operating System - OSX, 10.2 or later
You don't have
to spend a fortune on the latest and greatest program! We paid 89
bucks for CorelDraw 11 and it works just fine!
Why do I have to have a separate graphics program, to run the cutter?
Neither inkjet printers
nor vinyl cutter plotters can move, without being told what to do and how. That's
the function of all programs.
Graphtec provides two excellent
choices: if you already know CorelDRAW or Illustrator,
then use it, along with the free software plug-ins and you are good to go.
If you don’t have
a graphics program (or are maybe not the sharpest knife in the drawer using
it) then i-DesignR™PRO
gives you a first-rate program and free Training DVD, to shorten the learning
curve. Check it out
You're probably getting
a little tired about now, so this seems like a good place to wrap it up on the
24" CE-6000-60 cutter.
Final Thoughts - We are very keen on the CE-6000-60. If you want
to get serious about heat applied vinyl opportunities, this cutter plotter will
serve you well and grow with you.
If you are serious, but
the budget is a bit limited, then consider the Graphtec CE6000-40,
in the next section. It is smaller and cheaper, but still a fine cutter, with
all the software choices of the big cutter
There is no absolutely
no doubt that printed heat transfers and vinyl cut
decorations provide more T-shirt transfer business opportunities
Should you start your T-shirt
business with just printed transfers (Alpha heat transfer paper and TransMagic!
inks), just a vinyl cutter or both. We don'no. All three choices are workable.
Inkjet printed transfers
only – Lord knows, there is always a market for nicely printed, full-color
photos and graphics. Churches, family reunions, schools, civic organizations,
charities, teams, individuals and others, provide excellent year-round opportunities.
You can use flock letters and numbers and uniform numbers (learn about these,
later in your tour) to round out your decorated T-shirt offerings.
Vinyl Cut transfers
only – There are many profitable jobs best done with a vinyl cutter.
These include extensive lettering and numbering, offering specific font
sizes, styles and colors, highly decorative fashion work using neon, metallic,
prismatic, etc. vinyl colors and solid object designs, with nothing but
the design on the garment. Many also use their cutter to put quotes and
sayings on garments.
Combining inkjet printed
and vinyl cutting – This is a very complete setup. What advantages
one method doesn’t offer, the other does, and vice versa. Also, the
ability to contour (outline) cut inkjet printed transfers (like we showed
above) is a real winner with many customers.
Consider your situation,
budget and desires carefully. Consult with us anytime at 800-908-9916.
We've got a lot of experience and will give you honest answers. Above all, remember
the old pilot's saying, called the 5 P's: Proper
We want you to succeed!
Size - 24" cuts 23.7" wide, up to 164' long
$2,195 Our Price $1,745
- In stock - Same day shipping Free Shipping in
the continental US
you get in the package
Quick start manual
Two year warranty
Stand for the cutter
Cutter Guide CD
Water based fiber-tip
Vinyl media cutter
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