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One of the World's Best Cutting Plotters - at any price

The remarkable FC8600 series 24", 30", 42", 54" and 64" cutting plotters from Graphtec are the perfect way to increase your productivity and improve your bottom line. It is an investment in your business that will continue to pay dividends well into the future!

The all NEW FC8600 series High-Performance cutting plotter is an industry leader for sign makers, graphic artists, auto-aftermarket professionals, countertop installers and other related users.

The FC8600 has added features such as: 3 inch wide user-friendly LCD control Panel, a Dual configuration function (two-user set and save customized conditions), an optional Ethernet capability (run multiple machines from one location), additional push rollers with 3 tension settings and enhanced ARMS system (automatically detects registration marks with color variants).

The FC8600 series features a maximum cutting speed of 58.5 in/sec, 4.0G maximum acceleration, and 20 to 600g selectable cutting forces, allowing users to process diamond grade, high-intensity reflective film, sandblast resist rubber, automotive window & paint protection films, self-adhesive vinyl, Amberlith™ and Rubylith™, among other media types.  With the world's fastest throughput performance and superb accuracy, the new FC8600 series accommodates the most demanding cutting and plotting projects and provides users with the versatility needed for a wide variety of applications.


Media Basket

The media basket is now a standard feature on all new FC8600 series to facilitate dust-free cutting/plotting operations and enhanced media tracking for long, continuous project applications. The collapsible front and rear baskets keep the media off the shop floor to prevent dust and residue from accumulating on the output material. This feature is ideal when unevenness and/or obstacles are observed in the media pass (on the floor) that can potentially affect the plotter's tracking performance.

Optional stand-integrated media racks

Each unit includes standard media roll rack, floor stands and dual media catch basket for dust-free, continuous long length and/or repetitive job operations.

Automatic registration mark sensor (ARMS)

The Automatic Optical Registration Mark (ARMS) sensor detects the registration marks printed alongside digitally produced images to automatically align preprinted images to the internal coordinate system and even compensate for material expansion/contraction. These intelligent features assure the user of unsurpassed accuracy and consistently reliable operation for the most intricate die/contour cutting applications.

  Second pen holder option

An optional second penholder benefits those users who frequently switch between test plotting and cutting operations by eliminating the need for manual replacement of tools/pens.

Optional Pounce Tool

An optional pounce tool can be purchased for perforating holes in paper for pounce patterns.

Watch the FC4100-75 fly through your work with ease and precision


Watch the FC4100-75 fly through your work with ease and precision

The FC8600's top cutting speed reaches 58.5 in/sec with the conditional maximum acceleration of 4.0G. This combination of speed and acceleration provides lightning fast production of various designs with superb cutting/plotting quality - a result of our world-renowned electro-mechanical system control algorithms. The speed priority setting enhances the throughput performance for the production of large text signs, long banners and stripes while the acceleration (quality) priority setting provides the unsurpassed productivity for small and intricate design cutting. The overall throughput is further improved by an adoption of intelligent tool height control supported by the Graphtec proprietary, high-precision tool actuator system architecture. The selectable cutting forces ranging from 20 to 600g accommodate a wide spectrum of material including ultra-thin masking films to thick and hard reflective films.


Ease of Use

The user-friendly control panel comes standard with a large 20-digit x 4-line LCD menu/control display and icon-labeled comprehensive controls, providing effortless operation and simple navigation of various setup menus. The oversized LCD allows users to quickly glance at all operational conditions including equipment status, speed, force, quality (acceleration) and type of tool with pre-programmed offset value.


FC8600 Series Specifications



Digital Servo Friction feed with MicroGrit roll drive


Digital servo

Maximum cutting area

24" x 164'
(762 mm x 50 m)

30" x 164'
(762 mm x 50 m)

42.0" x 164'
(1067 mm x 50 m)
54.0" x 164'
(1372 mm x 50 m)
64" x 164'
(1626 mm x 50 m)

Compatible film width

2.9" to 24.2 "
(100 mm to 914 mm)
2.9" to 36.2"
(100 mm to 914 mm)
2.9" to 48.2"
(100 mm to 1219 mm)
2.9" to 60.2"
(100 mm to 1500 mm)
2.9" to 72.2"
(100 mm to 1600)

Maximum cutting speed

58.5 in/sec
(1414 mm/sec)
Programmable axial cutting speeds 0.4 to 41.3 in/sec in 105 steps
(10 to 1050 mm/sec)

Maximum axial acceleration

4.0 G


Programmable cutting force

20 to 600g in 40 steps

Minimum character matrix

Approximately 0.12" high
Alpha-numeric characters, varies with type of film and font
(3 mm.)

Mechanical resolution

(0.005 mm.)

Programmable step size

GP-GLT: 0.0004"; HP-GL® emulation: 0.001"
(GP-GL: 0.01 mm; HP-GL emulation: 0.025 mm)


0.0039" over 80" travel or better
(0.1 mm. over 2 m.)

Number of tool holders

1 (accepts cutting blade, plotting pen, and pouncing tool), 2nd pen holder is a factory installed option.

Blade types

Supersteel, ceramic, sapphire,
(0.9 mm. or 1.5 mm.)

Pen types

Water-based fibertip, roller ball, and ceramic tip

Film types

Self-adhesive vinyl film, fluorescent film, reflective film, AmberlithT, RubylithT, sandblast resist rubber, etc.

Pouncing function
Standard with multi-functional plotting surface for cutting, plotting, and pouncing (requires optional pouncing tool)


RS-232C serial/Centronics parallel (auto recognition)/USB

Data buffer 2 Mbytes

Command set

GP-GLT/HP-GL® (control panel selectable)

Control menu & status display

20 digits by 4 lines LCD with comprehensive icon corresponding soft keys

Axis alignment
Standard LED beam positioning system and optional precision registration mark sensor for registration of pre-printed digital image
Media supply mechanism
Integrated AcculoadT media supply system
Optional media rack for simultaneously holding up to 3 rolls of media (FC5100-75 requires optional floor stand)
Media pre-feed
Standard (built-in SmartFeedT function automatically unwinds and pre-feeds media for an operator specified distance upon self-recognition of plot file length)
Floor stand

Power requirement

100-240 VAC, 48-62 Hz; auto switching, 120 VA max.

Operating environment

50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C), 35% to 75% RH (non-condensing)

Guaranteed accuracy environment

60° to 90°F (16° to 32°C), 35% to 70% RH (non-condensing)



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