Graphtec FCX4000 Series Flat Bed Cutting Plotter

Code: FCX-4000-****

Expanded Industrial Applications

The Graphtec FCX4000 Series Flat Bed Cutting Plotter is an affordable desktop solution for small to medium print on demand jobs and offers high performance cutting speeds of up to 750mm/s with a max cutting pressure of 600 gf.

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Graphtec FCX4000 Series Flat Bed Cutting Plotter

Key Features:

  • Media Hold-Down Method: Electrostatic
  • 2 Plotter Sizes Available: 50cm | 60cm
  • Mountable Media (Y-Axis): 50cm = 536mm | 60cm = 708mm
  • Maximum Cutting Speed: 750 mm/s
  • Tool 1 Cutting Force: Max 5.88N (600 gf)
  • Tool 2 Cutting Force: Max 5.88N (600 gf)
  • Buffer Memory: 2MB
  • Machine Weights: Approx 29kg – 38kg (Inc Stand)
  • Supported Software: Cutting Master 4 | Graphtec Pro Studio | Graphtec Studio For Mac

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The Graphtec FCX4000 Series Flat Bed Cutting Plotter is an affordable cutting solution for small to medium print on demand jobs and uses electrostatic technology to firmly hold media to the table.

The FCX4000 offers easy to use and  intuitive operation with its new 3.7” LCD screen control panel and USB / Barcode functionality.

2 different table size are available. The effective cutting area of the 50ES model is expanded for supporting 2 sheets of A3+ size, and the 60ES model supports 4 sheets of A3+ size. The FCX4000 is more suitable in the use of post-processing of Print On Demand jobs than its bigger brother, the FCX2000.

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Graphtec FCX4000 Series Flat Bed Cutting Plotter: Main Functions

  • Creasing
  • Scoring
  • Perforation Cutting
  • Half Cutting
  • Die Cutting

Graphtec FCX4000 Series Flat Bed Cutting Plotter: Design Features

Stronger Media Hold Down

Holds media by electrostatic that is generated by electrodes arranged inside the panel. This method is suitable for cutting light weight materials.

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Dual Tool Holder

The FCX4000 series has 2 tool holder in the carriage. Using 2 different tools in the same job increases work efficiency.

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3.7″ LCD Control Panel

Settings can be easily set using the large 3.7-inch LCD (240 x 128 dots).

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Loupe For Cutting Blade

The loupe is a standard accessory used to easily adjust extruded blade length with the PHP33/PHP35 blade holders.

Graphtec FCX4000 loupe for cutting blade

USB Offline Operation

Offline operation supported by use of USB flash memory:
Cut and plot data is created with Cutting Master 4 or Graphtec Pro Studio. That saved data may be transferred to a USB flash memory and the cut plot data file can be selected from the USB on the FCX4000 using its menu operations. This simplified work-flow enables users to operate without being connected to the computer.

Data management using bar-code function with USB flash memory:
When performing contour cutting, also known as “Print & Cut”, the cutting data is automatically selected from the prepared USB flash memory. The FCX4000 scans the bar code printed on the media then automatically performs the contour cutting job. This emerging method helps to prevent operator error of using incorrect data – thus improving workflow efficiency.

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Graphtec FCX4000 Series Flat Bed Cutting Plotter: ARMS 6.0 – Advanced Registration Mark Sensing System

The  Graphtec FCX4000 Series Flat Bed Cutting Plotter uses enhanced ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system) for improved productivity of P&C applications.

  • Equipped the ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system)6.0.
  • Easy and accurate cutting of pre-printed images using the cutting master 4 and etc.
  • Enables higher productivity of POP, stickers, and prototype cartons.

ARMS Copy Function

After data is sent the first time, it can be copied multiple times without a PC. In the FCX4000 Series, the first four marks are scanned on the first sheet, and only the first mark in subsequent sheets. This improves productivity by shortening scan detection time.

The FXC4000 features Graphtec’s newest Advanced Registration Mark Sensing System Version 6.0 for even more improved contour cutting of your pre-printed graphics for package prototyping, reflective sheeting and many other professional rigid applications – using Cutting Master 4, Graphtec Pro Studio, and including most industry standard cutting software.

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Image 1: Enhanced ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system) Version 6.0 for Improved Productivity of Contour Cutting Applications

Image 2: Scanning matrix print copies

Image 3: Scanning cutting multiple (identical) copies, when only one sheet is able to fit the plotter table.

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Reverse Side Cutting and Creasing Method

Cutting and creasing of pre-printed packaging graphics is possible on the reverse (non-printed) side of the sheet. This method of reverse side cutting and creasing prevents damage and marking of the printed side. This option is currently available using Cutting Master 4 or Graphtec Pro Studio software with the FCX4000.

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Expanded Contour Cutting Area

This included function expands the print and cut area to include objects outside of the registration marks! Production efficiency is enhanced and media waste is reduced.

Supports Standard Crop Marks

Contour cutting pre-printed media is also possible using “standard crop marks.” This operation is available with the included Cutting Master 4 plug-in workflow.

Reversed Color Registration Marks

Registration marks are detectable when there is sufficient contrast against the mark and its background. Ultra glossy and reflective media offer challenges for accurate registration mark detection. With this reversed color output, the sufficient contrast is brought back for the ability to contour cut pre-printed ultra glossy and reflecting sheeting.


Graphtec FCX4000 Series Flat Bed Cutting Plotter: Specifications List

Item FCX4000-50ES FCX4000-60ES
Configuration Digital servo system, Flatbed
Media hold-down method Electrostatic panel
Effective cutting area 25.98″ x 19.21″ 25.98″ x 38.42″
Mountable media
(Y-axis direction)
21.10″ 27.97″
Maximum cutting speed 29.5″/s (1 to 75 cm/s in 23 steps)
Cutting pressure Tool 1: Max. 5.88 N (600 gf)
Tool 2: Max. 5.88 N (600 gf)
Cutting force settings Tool 1: in 48 steps, Tool 2: in 48 steps
Minimum character size Approx. 10 mm square (varies with character font and media)
Mechanical resolution 0.005 mm (5µm)
Programmable resolution GP-GL mode: 0.1/0.05/0.025/0.01 mm,
HP-GL™ (*1) : 0.025 mm
Distance accuracy Max.0.2% of the distance moved or 0.1mm, whichever is larger
(excluding contraction of media, in plotting/cutting mode) (*2)
Perpendicularity Max 0.3 mm / 16.93″
(excluding contraction of media, in plotting/cutting mode)
Max 0.4 mm / 24.01″
(excluding contraction of media, in plotting/cutting mode)
Repeatability Max 0.1mm (excluding contraction of media, in plotting/cutting mode) (*2)
Standard interfaces USB2.0 (Full Speed) / RS-232C / Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
Buffer memory 2MB
Command sets GP-GL / HP-GL™ / AUTO (Automatic switching in GP-GL and HP-GL™)
Number of tools 2 tools
Cutter blade, pen, and tool types Cutter blade: supersteel
Pen: water-based fiber-tip pen
Creasing/scoring tool
Operating panel 3.7-inch graphical LCD (same LCD as the FCX2000)
New features Dual configuration, Creasing in the curve, Perforation cutting (performed by the force control), Data management using the bar-code, Offline cutting operation using the USB memory, Display the degree of wear for the cutting blade, Confirming the cutting object size, Draft mode (higher throughput in arc)
Power supply 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz (Auto switching)
Power consumption Max. 120 VA
Operating environment Temperature: 10 to 35 degree C ,
Humidity: 35 to 75% RH (non-condensing)
Guaranteed accuracy environment Temperature: 16 to 32 degree C,
Humidity: 35% to 70% RH (non-condensing)
External dimensions (*3)
(W x D x H)
W 42.87″ x D 35.31″ x H 8.03″ W 55.31″ x D 42.08″ x H 8.03″
(including stand : W 55.31″ x D 43.18″ x H 35.27″)
Weight approx. 63.93 lbs (29kg) approx. 83.77 lbs (38 kg)
(including stand 121.25 lbs (55 kg)
Compatible OS (*4)(*5) Windows 10 (Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education)
Windows 8.1 (Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise)
Windows 8 (Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise)
Windows 7 (Ultimate / Enterprise / Professional / Home Premium)
Mac OS X 10.7 to 10.11 / macOS 10.12 (Sierra) to 10.13 (High Sierra)
Supported software Cutting Master 4, Graphtec Pro Studio, Graphtec Studio for Mac, Windows Driver
Compatible
Standards
Safety UL/cUL, CE mark
EMC VCCI Class A, FCC Class A, CE mark (EN55032, others)

*1. HP-GL™ is registered trademark of the Hewlett-Packard Corporation of the United States.

*2. When operated with Graphtec specified media and conditions.

*3. Tolerance: +/- 5 mm

*4. Graphtec does not support software/driver used with operating systems that have become obsolete and are no longer supported by the OS developer.

*5. For more information about Windows and Macintosh compatibility, please check the website or contact with your local representative of Graphtec


Graphtec FCX4000 Series Flat Bed Cutting Plotter: Supported Media Types

Type of media Thickness Support cutting blade FCX4000-50/60ES
Self-adhesive marking film (vinyl, fluorescent, reflective) up to 0.25 mm CB09UB
Heavy paper/board (pattern paper, oil board) up to 0.5 mm CB15U、
CB15U-K30
up to 1.0 mm CB30UC
Compressed foam sheet up to 0.8 mm CB15U-K30
Sandblast resist rubber up to 1.0 mm CB15U-K20
Cardboard E flute up to 1.5 mm CB30UC
F / G flute up to 1.2 mm CB30UC
CB15U-K30
Rubber sheet up to 1~2 mm PM-CB-001
Clear sheet for plastic boxes up to 0.5 mm CB15U
up to 1.0 mm CB15U-K30
High-intensity reflective film up to 0.5 mm CB15UA
up to 1.0 mm CB15UA-K30

Additional information

Size

50cm (Stand not included), 60cm (Stand not included)