Everything You Need to Know About Choosing Vinyl Cutters, Plotters, and Wide Format Printers
When you need to cut and print on sheets of vinyl, it helps to have the right type of equipment. Quality vinyl cutting, plotting, and printing systems perform multiple functions and work on vinyl in a range of sizes and thicknesses for different applications. On eBay, you can choose from vinyl cutters with a range of features and functions at affordable prices.What are the available types of vinyl cutters on eBay?
The available types of durable vinyl cutters on eBay include:
- Cutters - These cut the vinyl into specified shapes and sizes.
- Wide or large format printer - These systems can print on paper, plastics, and vinyl. They are also able to cut between projects. These are often used for posters and signs.
- Plotters - The plotters are able to print vector graphics onto vinyl. It uses ink to make the vectors.
Some features of the new and used vinyl cutters on eBay include:
- Digital display - The display may feature an LED or LCD for ease of use and programming.
- Memory - The machine has memory for blade force and material thickness.
- Adjustable pinch rollers - These move the vinyl and can be adjusted in order to accommodate vinyl sheets of different widths.
- Automated programs - You can use the built-in or automated programs on the product's software.
- Pad plate - This prevents damage to the cutting and printing surface.
The functions of vinyl cutters, plotters, and printers include:
- Cutting - The machines can cut the edges or cut sections out of the middle of the sheet of vinyl.
- Printing - The products print text, symbols, and pictures onto the vinyl.
- Sign making - These machines are able to make signs that are self-adhesive.
- Rolling - These products are able to roll the vinyl as it is used.
When you are shopping on eBay for an affordable vinyl cutter, plotter, or printer, consider its:
- Brand - Some of the options include Epson, HP, Roland, and Mimaki.
- Condition - Select a new, used, or manufacturer's refurbished plotter, cutter, or printer for vinyl.
- Plotting and printing width - The plotting and printing width ranges from 24 to 53 inches.
- Color formats - Select black and white or full-color printing.
- Software type - Choose a system that works with Windows, Linux, or Mac OS.