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Vinyl Cutter Buyers Guide

WELCOME to the first step in choosing the Heat Press, Vinyl Cutter, Sublimation System and Supplies that are right for you. Our tutorials will help you make a more informed purchase decision.

Buying a Heat Press, Vinyl Cutter, Sublimation System and Supplies for the first time can be a daunting task, so we encourage you to watch the product videos and read the articles below to educate yourself before buying. Whether you're a first time heat press and supplies buyer, or a seasoned pro, you're sure to learn something.  If you have questions about anything you see below, or simply prefer to talk to a human, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-215-0894 or email us your questions at support@heatpressnation.com.

Comparison Chart

 Vinyl Systems
Specialist
Vinyl Systems EdgeVinyl Systems Evo

 Image

Silhouette Cameo

Silhouette Cameo

Silhouette Cameo

Price Range

Budget Mid-Range

Budget Mid-Range

Budget Mid-Range

Recommended Use

Home Use

Small Business

Small Business

Durability

5 Stars

5 Stars

5 Stars

Available Sizes

14"

28"

34"

50"

28"

50"

28"

50"

Drive

Stepping Motor

Stepping Motor

DC Servo Motor

Contour Cutting

No

Yes

Yes

Max Cutting Force

   500 g

500g

800g

Speed

31.5"/sec

31.5"/sec

31.5"/sec

Compatibility

Windows XP and higher

Windows XP and higher

Windows XP and higher

Recommended Transfer Type

Heat Transfer Vinyl, Decal Vinyl, Heat Transfer Paper, StickyFlock Rhinestone Material

Heat Transfer Vinyl, Decal Vinyl, Heat Transfer Paper, StickyFlock Rhinestone Material

Heat Transfer Vinyl, Decal Vinyl, Heat Transfer Paper, StickyFlock Rhinestone Material

Software

Sign Master Cut

Sign Master Pro

Sign Master Pro

Warranty

1 Year Parts and Service Warranty

Lifetime Technical Support

1 Year Parts and Service Warranty

Lifetime Technical Support

1 Year Parts and Service Warranty

Lifetime Technical Support

 

 Silhouette CameoGCC Expert II 24GCC Expert II 24LXGCC Expert ProGCC Puma III

 Image

Silhouette Cameo

GCC Expert 24 LX

GCC Expert 24

GCC Expert Pro

GCC Puma III

Price Range

Budget Mid-Range

Budget Mid-Range

Budget Mid-Range

Mid-Range

Mid-Range

Recommended Use

Home Use

Small Business

Small Business

Advanced Small Business

Production Use

Durability

5 Stars

5 Stars

5 Stars

5 Stars

5 Stars

Available Sizes

12"

24"
52"

24"
52"

24"
52"

24"

52"

Drive

Stepping Motor

Stepping Motor

Stepping Motor

DC Servo Motor

DC Servo Motor

Contour Cutting

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Max Cutting Force

210g

350g

350g

400g

400g

Speed

3.9"/sec

27.6"/sec

27.6"/sec

23.6"/sec

23.6"/sec

Compatibility

Mac OS X 10.6.8 and higher
Windows XP and higher

Windows XP and higher

Windows XP and higher

Windows XP and higher

Windows XP and higher

Recommended Transfer Type

Heat Transfer Vinyl, Heat Trasfer Paper, Cardstock, Rhinestone Material

Heat Transfer Vinyl, Decal Vinyl, StickyFlock Rhinestone Material

Heat Transfer Vinyl, Decal Vinyl, Heat Transfer Paper, StickyFlock Rhinestone Material

Heat Transfer Vinyl, Decal Vinyl, Rhinestones Template Material

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Decal Vinyl, Window Tint, Clear Bra, Rhinestones

Software

Silhouette Studio

GreatCut III, Plugins for Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw

GreatCut III, Plugins for Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw

GreatCut III, Plugins for Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw

GreatCut III, Plugins for Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw

Warranty

1 Year Parts and Service Warranty

1 Year Parts and Service Warranty

1 Year Parts and Service Warranty

2 Year Parts and Service Warranty

2 Year Parts and Service Warranty

 

 GCC Jaguar IVGCC RXGraphtec CE6000Graphtec FC8600

Images 

GCC Jaguar IV

GCC RX Series

Graphtec CE 6000

Graphtec FC8600

Price Range

Mid-Range

Mid-Range

Mid-Range

Mid-Range

Recommended Use

Industrial Use

Industrial Use

Industrial Use

Industrial Use

Durability

5 Stars

5 Stars

5 Stars

5 Stars

Available Sizes

24"
40"
52"
72"

24"
40"
52"
72"

15"
24"
48"

24"

30"

42"
54"
64"

Drive

DC Servo Motor

DC Servo Motor

DC Servo Motor

DC Servo Motor

Contour Cutting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Max Cutting Force

600g

600g

450g

600g

Speed

60.23"/sec

60.23"/sec

35"/sec

58.5"/sec

Compatibility

Windows XP and higher

Windows XP and higher

Mac OS X 10.6.8 and higher
Windows XP and higher

Mac OS X 10.6.8 and higher
Windows XP and higher

Recommended Transfer Type

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Decal Vinyl, Window Tint, Clear Bra, Rhinestone, Material

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Decal Vinyl, Window Tint, Clear Bra, Rhinestone Template Material

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Decal Vinyl, Window Tint, Clear Bra, Rhinestone Template Material

Heat Transfer Paper, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Decal Vinyl, Window Tint, Clear Bra, Rhinestone Template Material

Software

GreatCut III, Plugins for Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw

GreatCut III, Plugins for Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw

Graphtec Studio

Graphtec Studio

Warranty

2 Year Parts and Service Warranty

2 Year Parts and Service Warranty

2 Year Parts and Service Warranty

5 Year Parts and Service Warranty

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