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CUTTING MASTER 4 SOFTWARE FAQ AND VIDEO TRAINING

It is a plug-in software for Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. It can send the cutting object created with popular design software of the Illustrator or CorelDRAW to the plotter, can also be used to control the plotter. It has a variety of features as the preview window, the cutting condition settings and others. It enables you to take a full advantage of the plotter with a easy operation.

Graphtec Cutting Master 3 for Windows
 

WINDOWS REQUIREMENTS

WINS 10/8.1/8/7, 32&64 BITS, PLUG-IN FOR ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2015.3, CC2017, CC2018 & CORELDRAW X4-X8, 2017)

Compatible with Graphtec models: FC8600 Series, CE6000 Plus, CE6000 Series, CE6000-AKZ, CE5000-40/60/120, FC4500 Series, FC4500, FC2250 Series, FCX2000 Series


Graphtec Cutting Master 3 for Macintosh
 

MACINTOSH REQUIREMENTS

MAC OS 10.7 (Lion) - 10.13.1 (High Sierra), PLUG-IN FOR ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5, CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2015.3, CC2017, CC2018

Compatible with Graphtec models: FC8600 Series, CE6000 Plus, CE6000 Series, CE6000-AKZ, CE5000-40/60/120, FC4500 Series, FC4500, FC2250 Series, FCX2000 Series


1-2-3 EASY STEPS

 

1 ) CREATING DESIGN

Design is created using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW.

Design is created using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW.

 

2) CUTTING MASTER 4

It is checked the cutting object, adjust the position and se the cutting conditions.

It is checked the cutting object, adjust the position and se the cutting conditions.

 

3) CUT

Cutting data is transferred to the cutting plotter.  The cutting plotter starts the job.

Cutting data is transferred to the cutting plotter.  The cutting plotter starts the job.


SOFTWARE FEATURES

 

CREATING THE REGISTRATION MARKS

The registration marks can be added into the arts board of the design application software. It can be selected from 10 patterns according to the design object size and the precision of axis alignment in the Print & Cut applications.

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TILLING (SPLIT THE OBJECT)

The cutting object can be split into smaller tiles. When the object needs to be placed to the surface made by multiple panels or is larger than the width of the media, the object can be split to size for fit it.

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MATRIX COPY

It is used for creating multiple copies of the same object. The object is copied in specified matrix condition.

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WEED LINES AND BORDER

The border line and weeding lines can be added around the cutting object automatically and then it is cut. It makes easier to remove the excess material from the media.

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TOOL ASSIGNMENT

The Cutting Master 4 is able to assign the tool condition to the each color or the layer. The settings of tool condition as force, speed, quality (acceleration) and others can be set for the each color or the layer. It can be performed in a single job by process of different types.

 

SUPPORTS ARMS 6.0 ON FCX2000

It supports ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system) 6.0. New functions such as supporting crop mark, supporting processing on the reverse side, reversed color mark are available. It enables to enhance usability.


OFFLINE OPERATION USING USB FLASH MEMORY

Plot data is created from the design by using Cutting Master 4, then it is saved to USB memory. The plot data file can be selected from the USB on the plotter, then cutting is performed. This simplified work-flow enables users to operate without a computer.
[Compatible models] FCX2000

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DATA MANAGEMENT USING BAR-CODE WITH USB FLASH MEMORY

In Print & cut operation, the plot data is automatically selected from USB flash memory by scanning the bar-code printed on the media. Bar-code is created by using Cutting Master 4. This prevents the usage of incorrect data, and improves work efficiency.
[Compatible models] FCX2000

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COPYING DATA WITH REGISTRATION MARKS

After data is sent the first time, it can be copied multiple times without a PC. In the FCX2000, the first four marks are scanned on the first sheet, and only the first mark in subsequent sheets. Cutting Master 4 is able to configure FCX 2000 to execute copy in this condition. This improves productivity by shorting scan detection time.
[Compatible models] CE6000 PLUS / FCX2000 / FC8600 / FC4500

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REVERSE SIDE CUTTING / CREASING USING REGISTRATION MARKS

Cutting and creasing can be aligned to the printed graphics even if processing is performed on the reverse side of the media. This prevents any scratches or damage to the printed graphic. Cutting Master 4 is able to configure FCX2000 to execute the process in this condition.
[Compatible models] FCX2000

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EXPANDED CUTTING AREA

It expands the cutting area to include objects outside of the area enclosed by registration marks. Production efficiency is enhanced by reducing media waste.
[Compatible models] CE6000 PLUS / FCX2000 / FC8600

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SUPPORTED BY STANDARD CROP MARKS

Cutting is aligned to the printed graphic by printing the industry standard crop marks. Adding special marks with Graphtec software is not necessary. Cutting Master 4 is able to get information of crop mark from Adobe Illustrator and send it to FCX2000.
[Compatible models] FCX2000

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CREATING REGISTRATION MARKS IN REVERSED COLOR

The Cutting Master 4 is able to create the registration marks either one of the normal style or reversal style. he reversal style mark has the reversed color and it is able to detect the mark on the media such as the type of glossy or shiny. It enables to expand the compatible media for the Print & Cut applications.
[Compatible models] CE6000 PLUS / FCX2000 / FC8600

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REGISTRATION MARK FUNCTION AND OTHERS

■ Number of marks: 2 / 3 / 4 points
■ Multiple-mark compensation
■ Segment area compensation
■ Expanded effective cutting area
■ First mark compensation
■ Support process in the revers side
■ Reversed color
■ Crop mark of Adobe Illustrator (Japanese / Roman type)
■ Save plot data into USB flash memory
■ Create bar-code and save it with plot data

CONTROL PLOTTER

■ Matrix copy (vertical and horizontal direction)
■ Multiple pass
■ Set cutting conditions (five items)
■ Assign cutting conditions by color or layer
■ Import or export cutting conditions
■ Support connection of multiple cutter

 

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