Roland Stika Vinyl Sign Plotter / Cutter Review

The Roland Stika is a portable vinyl plotter / cutter designed for the home user or small office. The can be used in a commercial shop but are not designed for high production work. For what they are designed for they are great and very inexpensive.

The STIKA is available in three models. The SV8, SV12 and SV15. The SV-8 accepts 8.5″ wide material and cuts up to 6.2″ wide. The SV-12 accepts 12″ wide material and cuts up to 9.8″ wide. The SV-15 accepts 12″ – 15″ material and will cut up to 13.3 inches wide. All of the Roland Stika sign cutters will handle adhesive vinyl, paint mask, reflective vinyls, twill, heat transfer material, and etching resist.

The STIKA machines, in addition to cutting vinyl and other materials, make an easy-to-use and cost-effective print/cut solution. You can print a design with your desktop printer and along with that design print registration marks. Then you load the printed graphic into the cutter and send the file to the STIKA. The little cutter will contour cut the graphics. It is a great solution for creating colorful POP displays, decals and iron ons.

Here is an informative video on the Sticka from Roland DGA.

The video below is also from Roland DGA and covers making a vinyl decal for a glass window.