Main Features

Best performing Cutter in its class

FC8600 series is premiere cutting plotter providing higher productivity and greater ease of use

Fastest cutting speed in its class

1485 mm/s maximum cutting speed for the higher productivity.

Highest cutting force in its class

5.88 N (600 gf) maximum cutting force for a wide variety of applications. Expands the range of possible cutting media such as thick film.

Reliable long-length tracking

Guaranteed 15m tracking and accuracy. (*1)
Includes basket and push rollers with 3 different pressure settings (*2) to provide a more stable media feed and to support a wider range of media.

(*1)
Operated with Graphtec specified media and conditions.
(*2)
The center push rollers have 3 pressure settings, the end push rollers have two pressure settings.

Five sizes to match all requirements

Five sizes to match all requirements The series includes cutting widths of 61 cm (24 in.) to
162 cm (64 in.).


Expand the range of possible cutting applications

Window display
Window display
(Indoor signage)
Window display with graphics
Window display with graphics
(Print & Cut in large size)
Signboard
Signboard
(Outdoor signage)
Labels/Stickers
Labels/Stickers
(Print & Cut in small size)
Custom clothing
Custom clothing
(Heat transfer)
Apparel pattern paper
Apparel pattern paper
Vehicle decoration/restyling
Vehicle decoration/restyling
Vehicle aftermarket
Vehicle aftermarket
(Tint car windows, Protection film)
Traffic sign
Traffic sign
(High-intensity reflective film)
Engraving / Monument
Engraving / Monument
(Sandblast resist rubber)

Enhanced functions for higher productivity

The enhanced features improve your work efficiency and increases productivity.

Copy with ARMS

It supports the copying of the cutting data including the ARMS control command for making multiple copies of the downloaded data. This allows multiple copies to be created without a PC, significantly improving work efficiency. The media can be also separated by each row with the cross cutter when the cross cut function is enabled. It provides high-productivity and highprecision print & cut.

Copy with ARMS

Built-in network interface

Built-in network interfaceThe USB 2.0 (High Speed), RS-232C and Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) are built in as standard. Multiple interfaces enable various connections such as a single PC to single plotter and multiple PCs to multiple plotters. The Ethernet connection also allows sharing of the cutter over a network.
Built-in network interface

Perforation Cutting

Perforation cutting is performed by controlling the cutting force instead of blade up/down movements, increasing throughput. This is perfect for cutting separation lines for tearing out labels, fold lines for POP signs, and others.

Perforation Cutting

Auto-paneling

Auto-panelingAuto-paneling is a new feature that automatically splits long-length jobs into smaller pages that are cut sequentially but without any gaps. The result is a seamless, long-length finished job. Media movement is limited to the smaller page being cut, improving accuracy and tracking.


Intuitive operation

Intuitive operationSettings can be easily set up using the large 3-inch LCD and tactile control panel. It is icon driven and supports multiple languages.


Dual configuration

Dual configurationSave two (2) user settings with eight (8) condition settings for each user. A fast access key allows quick switching between users. One cutter can be shared by multiple users or for multiple purposes.

Dual configuration

2 tools configuration for cutting & plotting (Option)

It holds both a pen for plotting and a blade for perforated cutting. The tool is automatically switched for cutting and plotting as needed.

2 tools configuration for cutting & plotting (Option)

ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system) to fifth generation

Enhanced ARMS, improved precision cutting and productivity in Print & Cut application

Automatic registration mark detection Auto mark detection

Auto mark detectionThe first registration mark is automatically detected within a wide search area; this eliminates the need to manually move the sensor near the registration mark position. Subsequent marks are automatically located which improves the operation of the registration mark searching.


Four-point registration mark (two-axis skew) correction Expanded cutting area

Expanded cutting areaThe new ARMS 5.0 expands the cutting area to include the area outside the registration marks. This increases the production efficiency by reducing media waste.


Four-point registration mark (two-axis skew) correction 4-point axis alignment

4-point axis alignmentThis feature compensates for any direction on the X-axis and Y-axis using sophisticated algorithms. This leads to more accurate registration and improves the reliability and quality of Print & Cut.


Segment area correction Segment area compensation

Segment area compensationA 4-point axis alignment is performed for each segmented area.
In Normal Mode, this is performed by reading the marks in the middle of the feeding direction for the entire graphic and then cutting the entire graphic, providing high-precision alignment for long length Print & Cut applications.
In the new Sequential Mode, contour cutting is performed sequentially in each segmented area. Media movement is limited to the smaller area being cut, improving accuracy and tracking for heavier media or media that has been laminated.

* Normal mode is available when Graphtec Studio, Graphtec Pro Studio, Cutting Master 2/3/4, or Plotter Controller software is used.
* Sequential mode is available when Graphtec Studio (ver. 2.1.200 or later) or Cutting Master 3 (ver. 2.1.211 or later) is used.
* This function is available in firmware version 2.10 or later.

Multiple registration mark correction Multiple-mark compensation

Multiple-mark compensationWhen the design is printed with the matrix copy function, the action of reading the marks and contour cutting is repeated for each copy. It significantly improve productivity for Print & Cut.

* This function is available when the Graphtec Studio, Graphtec Pro Studio, Cutting Master 2/3/4 software is used.


Automatic ARMS sensitivity adjustment Auto sensitivity adjust

The sensitivity of the registration mark sensor is automatically set by measuring the reflective level of the mark and the background of the actual media. The mark can be detected when the colour of the mark has a reasonable contrast against the background. For example, a white mark can also be detected on a coloured background.

Auto sensitivity adjust

Supports registration mark commands ISM (Intelligent Scan Mode)

The ISM incorporates a new scanning algorithm that not only expands the cutting range of compatible media, but also reduces scan times and increases mark scanning success. Registration marks are also detectable on colored media and textured media, such as glossy laminated materials that were difficult using the conventional method.

* Media must be within the specification in range. Marks may not be detected due to poor print quality or media surface.
* This function is available in firmware version 2.10 or later.

Supports registration mark commands Supports ARMS commands

Cutting Master 2/3/4 / Graphtec Studio
Graphtec Pro Studio / Plotter Controller

The special command for controlling the registration mark sensing system (ARMS) is also supported. The setting parameter for ARMS can be set from the PC using the software.