FC4500 Series

Overview

FC4500 Series are the ideal cutting plotter for high-precision and medium-heavy material crafting jobs and is suitable for cutting intricate designs on vinyl, photo-masking films, foam material, cardboard, oil board, and sandblast resist rubber. 

FC4500 Series are intermediate-format, professional flatbed cutting plotters capable of processing a wide variety of materials with accuracy — compliant to most industry requirements for pattern making. The series includes two table top models, the FC4550-50 and the FC4510-60. An optional stand is available for the FC4510-60.

Flatbed FC4500 Series is the most economical solution for cutting thick, hard materials that cannot be fed through a roll-feed/friction-feed cutting plotter.

Interface—USB 2.0 / Serial RS-232C | Reverse side cutting & creasingServo Motor | Cut, contour cut & crease up to 1 mm pre-printed card stocks/boards

FC4500 Series comes with 2 Year Standard Warranty.

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2 Models:

FC4550-50   (23.2″ x 16.9″) - electrostatic and adhesive sheet
FC4510-60    (33.8″ x 23.6″) - adhesive mat and adhesive sheet

Includes: D-Cut Master software (Windows), Graphtec Pro Studio software & Cutting Master 4 plug-in for Illustrator & CorelDraw (Macintosh & Windows compatible).

Features
  * 1 For Macintosh, It needs to be used the Cutting Master 4 that is plug-in software for Illustrator.

* 1 For Macintosh, It needs to be used the Cutting Master 4 that is plug-in software for Illustrator.

 

MAXIMUM 600 GRAM OF FORCE

STRONGER FORCE TO HOLD MEDIA FROM 30 MM TO 20 MM

LOW TACK CLING MAT (CM-0004)

MICRO SUCTION CLING MAT (CM-0005)

ADHESIVE MAT (CM-0002), ADHESIVE SHEET (CM-0003)

DUAL TOOL HOLDER FOR CUTTING AND CREASING (FC4510-60 model)


Both models are equipped with two Tool Holders for cutting, creasing and plotting. For graphic design and packaging mock ups, the FC4510-60 has the dual Tool Holder which can hold a cutting blade and creasing tool — to produce creases/folds and cuts on the same run.

With their capability to hold both a cutting blade and a plotting pen simultaneously, the FC4500 Series allows garment and shoe pattern designers to mark and cut the material without manually replacing the marking and cutting tools.


Maximum cutting speed is 750mm/s
Table top type cutting plotter with excellent cost performance

Flatbed cutting plotter is used for not only sign making but also for a wide range of industrial applicaitons and processes. Max.750mm/s cutting speed is useful for getting high productivity.

FC4500 Series are professional flatbed cutting plotters capable of processing a wide variety of materials with accuracy. Compact size that can be set on a table with precise control of contour cut, half cut, perforated cut, and plotting.this FC4500 Series is the most economical solution for cutting thick, hard materials that cannot be fed through a grit rolling type cutting plotter.


Media hold-down method

It is very important to select exact media hold-down method in order to perform a precise cut.  FC4550 Series provide the following method to fit a variety of media:


NEW! Low tack cling mat (CM-0004)

The media is held by the dot shaped adhesive material on the low tack cling mat.  Low tack cling mat size: 17.126 in x 24.0157 in, thickness 0.4 mm.  It is suitable for plastic film based media.


NEW! Micro suction cling mat (CM-0005)

The media to be cut is held to the cutter by the micro-sucker on the cling mat.  Micro suction cling mat size: 17.126 in x 24.0157 in, thickness 0.8 mm.  It is suitable for paper based media.


Adhesive mat (CM-0002)

The media to be cut is held to the cutter by the sticky soft plastic mat.  Adhesive mat (soft mat for making the creasing) size: 17.126 in x 24.0157 in, thickness 1 mm.  It is suitable for cardboard.

Suitable materials (media)

- Coated cardboard for paper articles - Micro Flute board for package


Adhesive sheet (CM-0003)*

The media to be cut is held to the cutter by the pressure-sensitive adhesive on the adhesive sheet.  Adhesive sheet (double-sided adhesive coated sheet) size: 21.45 in x 65.6 ft.  It is suitable for harder media that needs higher cutting forces.
* Supplying in roll. It is used by cutting to the required size.


SUITABLE MATERIALS (MEDIA)

- Marking film, PVC (Vinyl) - Labels/stickers, Film/paper - High-intensity reflective film - Cardboard (Paper articles, POP, POD)

- Paper with lamination - Micro flute board (F/G grades)

Material (Media) CM-0004
(Low tack type)
CM-0005
(Micro suction type)
CM-0002
(Adhesive mat)
CM-0003-R1A
(Adhesive sheet)
PVC (Vinyl) film for Marking, Sign No good (*1) Excellent N/A Good (*2)
Film / paper for label or sticker No good (*1) Excellent N/A Good (*2)
High-intensity reflective film for SIgn No good (*1) Excellent N/A Good (*2)
Cardboard for POP No good (*1) Excellent N/A Good (*2)
Coated cardboard for  POP No good (*1) Excellent N/A Good (*2)
Paper with lamination for POS No good (*1) No good N/A Excellent
Coated cardboard for paper articles No good (*1) Excellent Excellent Good (*2)
Micro Flute board for package No good (*1) Excellent Excellent Good (*2)
Highly-functional film with backing sheet for Industry Excellent Very good N/A Good (*2)
(CM-0004 is suitable)
Highly-functional film for Industry Excellent Very good N/A Good (*2)
(CM-0004 is suitable)
Stiff paper / card for Garment, Shoes No good (*1) Excellent N/A Good (*2)
High-quality paper for marking No good (*1) Excellent N/A N/A

Assessment varies by the material. There is different characteristic materials in the same category. Please evaluate with the material that is actually used.

*1. Adhesive force will be weakened by the paper dregs in not many cuts. The mat needs to be frequently replaced. Do not recommend for this material. 

*2. It may occur curling of the material by strong stickiness when it is peeled off from mat.

Specifications
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Model name FC4550-50 FC4510-60
Configuration Digital servo system, Flatbed
Media hold-down method Cling mat Adhesive sheet / mat
Effective cutting area 590 x 430 mm (23.2 x 16.9 inch) 860 x 600 mm (33.8 x 23.6 inch)
Mountable media 500 mm (19.6 inch)
(Y-axis direction)
666 mm (26.2 inch)
(Y-axis direction)
Media type Marking film (vinyl, fluorescent, and reflective)
Stiff paper/card (for stencils, etc.) up to 0.5 mm thick *1
Polystyrene foam sheets up to 0.8 mm thick *2
Sandblast rubber sheets up to 1.0 mm thick *2
Microflute board (F/G grades)
Clear sheets for plastic boxes
High-intensity reflective film *3
Maximum cutting speed 750 mm/s (30 inch/s) (1 to 75 cm/s in 23 steps)
Cutting pressure Tool 1: Max. 5.88 N
(600 gf), in 48 steps
Tool 2: Max. 2.94 N
(300 gf), in 30 steps
Tool 1, Tool 2: Max. 5.88 N
(600 gf), in 48 steps
Minimum character size approx. 5 mm square (varies with the 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™ *4 : 0.025 mm
Distance accuracy Max 0.2% of the distance moved or 0.1 mm, whichever is larger *5
Perpendicularity Max 0.3 mm / 430 mm Max 0.4 mm / 610 mm
Repeatability Max 0.1 mm *5
Standard interfaces RS-232C, USB2.0 (High speed)
Buffer memory 2 Mbyte
Command sets GP-GL and HP-GL™ *4 emulation (selected by menu)
Number of tools 2 tools
Cutter blade, pen,
and tool types
Cutter blade: supersteel
Pen: oil-based ballpoint pen
Creasing/scoring tool
Others ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing System), Reverse-side cutting and creasing with ARMS, Copy function, Creasing function, Repeatedly cut function
Power supply 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (Auto switching)
Power consumption Max. 120 VA
Operating environment Temperature: +10 to +35 degree C (44 to 95 degree F) , Humidity: 35 to 75% RH (non-condensing)
Guaranteed accuracy environment Temperature: +16 to +32 degree C (55 to 90 degree F), Humidity: 35% to 70% RH (non-condensing)
External dimensions
(W x D x H) *6
857 x 780 x 200 mm *7
(33.7 x 30.7 x 7.9 inch)
1172 x 962 x 200 mm *7
(46.1 x 37.9 x 7.9 inch)
Weight approx. 19 kg (42 lbs.) approx. 27 kg *10 (60 lbs.)
Compatible OS *8 Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 , Mac OS 10.7 to 10.12
Supported software *8*9 Cutting Master 4, Graphtec Pro Studio, Graphtec Studio(for Mac)
Certifications UL , cUL , CE making, FCC-A, EN55022-A, RoHS

*1. The CB15U or CB15U-K30 cutter blade is used.

*2. The CB15U-K30 or CB15U-K20 cutter blade is used.

*3. The CB15UA cutter blade is used.

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

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

*6. Tolerance: +/- 5 mm

*7. The stand is not included.

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

*9. The software can be used by downloading from Graphtec website.

Accessories

Standard Accessories

item Q'ty Description
Power cable 1  
Cutting blade holder 1 PHP33-CB15N-HS
Cutter Blade 1 CB15U-2 (2 blades/pack)
Oil-based ballpoint pen 1 KB700-BK (Black) and PHP34-Ball (pen holder)
Creasing tool 1 CP-001, For FC4510-60 only
Cling mat   1 pc each of CM-0004 and CM-0005 for FC4550-50
2 pcs each of CM-0004 and CM-0005 for FC4510-60
Media positioning plate 2  
USB CABLE (2.9 m) 1 CBL1112ACL2-2.9M
DVD/CD-ROM 1 User's manual
Quick Start Guide 1  
Usage Precautions 1  
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Cutting Blade Holder

PHP33-CB09N-HS

Cutting Blade Holder

PHP33-CB15N-HS

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Cutting Blade Holder

PHP35-CB09-HS

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Cutting Blade Holder

PHP35-CB15-HS

 

Cutting Blade

CB09UA-5

Cutting Blade

CB09UB-5

Cutting Blade  CB09UB-K60-5  (USA 30°, Japan 60°)

Cutting Blade

CB15U-5

 

Cutting Blade

CB15U-2SP, 5SP

Cutting Blade  CB15U-K30

(USA 60°, Japan 30°)

Creasing Tool

CP-001

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Pen

KF700-BK, KF700-RD, KF700-BL

 
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