Graphtec plotters are considered some of the best in the industry. They are rugged and have tons of features that can make a sign makers job much easier. These machines are especially suited for the sign, vinyl graphics and aftermarket auto striping industries.
The FC8000 is a newly designed machine. It features a 3 inch wide easy to read LCD control Panel and a dual configuration function so that two users can save their custom configurations. It has an optional Ethernet capability so it can be tied into other computers and machines. It also features additional push rollers with 3 tension settings and an enhanced registration mark detection system. The FC8000 series features a maximum cutting speed of 58.5 in/sec, 4.0G maximum acceleration, and 20 to 600 grams of selectable cutting pressure. This allows users to cleanly cut diamond grade, high-intensity reflective film, rubber sandblast resist, automotive window & paint protection films, self-adhesive vinyl, and a variety of other media types.
The FC8000 is a very fast machine and can turn out high production when necessary. It is also very exact and good for detail work. Each unit includes a standard media roll rack for holding vinyl rolls a floor stand and dual media catch basket for dust-free, continuous long length or repetitive jobs.
If you want the best and foresee needing all the options then a Graphtec is a great choice. They are not the cheapest machines but they are well priced for the features, speed and performance that you get. I have a 30″ model and am very happy with it.