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Vinyl Cutter Comparison

Not sure which vinyl cutter will best fit your heat printing business? This chart compares several popular models based on technical specifications, functionality, and included software.

GCC Vinyl Cutters
Graphtec Vinyl Cutters
Roland® Vinyl Cutters

General Information Puma III Jaguar V
Price Starts At $1,250 $2,090
Warranty 24 Months 12 Months
Stand Available Yes Yes
Shipping Weight 28.6 lbs 39.6 lbs
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 28.3 inch 30.3 inch
Max Cutting Width 23.23 inch 24 inch
Max Media Thickness 31.5 mil
(0.8 mm)
31.5 mil
(0.8 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 60 cm/s 153 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 400 g 600 g
Drive Method Servo Motor Servo Motor
Optical Eye for
Registration Mark Alignment
Yes Yes
Tangential Emulation Mode Yes Yes
Overcut Setting Yes Yes
Sheet Cut Manual Manual
Interface USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and Serial USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Serial, Ethernet
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE CadworxLIVE
Cut Driver Software Included Vector Cut,
GreatCut 2,
DirectCut
Vector Cut,
GreatCut 3
Software Plug-in Included
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • GreatCut 2: CorelDRAW 11 - X7
  • Illustrator CS2 - CS6
  • DirectCut: Illustrator CS2 - CS5
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • GreatCut 3: CorelDRAW 11 - X7
    Illustrator CS2 - CS6/CC
  • Mac: No plug-in; must use Sure Cuts A Lot 4
Operating System
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • MAC OS x 10.4 - 10.7
    (Mac w/DirectCut and Illustrator)
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • MAC OS x 10.6 - 10.12
    (requires Sure Cuts A Lot 4)
General Information CE6000-60 CE6000 Plus
Price Starts At $1,745 $1,795
Warranty 24 Months 24 Months
Stand Available Yes Yes
Shipping Weight 66 lbs (w/ stand) 66 lbs (w/ stand)
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 28 inch 28 inch
Max Cutting Width 23.7 inch 23.7 inch
Max Media Thickness 10 mil (0.25 mm) 10 mil (0.25 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 89 cm/s 89 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 300 g 450 g
Drive Method Servo Motor Servo Motor
Optical Eye for Registration Mark Alignment Yes Yes
Tangential Emulation Mode Yes Yes
Overcut Setting Yes Yes
Sheet Cut Manual Manual
Interface USB 2.0, USB 3.0,
and Serial
USB 2.0, USB 3.0,
and Serial
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE
Graphtec Studio
CadworxLIVE
Graphtec Studio (for Mac)
Graphtec Pro Studio (for Windows)
Cut Driver Software Included Vector Cut,
Graphtec Studio
Cutting Master 4
Vector Cut,
Graphtec Studio (for Mac)
Graphtec Pro Studio (for Windows)
Cutting Master 4
Software Plug-in Included
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • Cutting Master 4: CorelDRAW X4 – X8
    Illustrator CS4/CS5/CS6/CC/CC2017/CC2015/CC2015.3/CC2017
  • Mac: Illustrator CS4/CS5/CS6/CC/CC2017/CC2015/CC2015.3/CC2017
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • Cutting Master 4: CorelDRAW X4 – X8
    Illustrator CS4/CS5/CS6/CC/CC2017/CC2015/CC2015.3/CC2017
  • Mac: Illustrator CS4/CS5/CS6/CC/CC2017/CC2015/CC2015.3/CC2017
Operating System
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • MAC OS x 10.7 - 10.11 & 10.12 Sierra (requires Illustrator)
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • MAC OS x 10.7 - 10.11 & 10.12 Sierra (requires Illustrator)
General Information GS-24 GR-420 GR-540 GR-640
Price Starts At $1,795 $6,595 $7,195 $8,395
Warranty 36 Months 36 Months 36 Months 36 Months
Stand Available Yes Yes    Included Yes    Included Yes    Included
Shipping Weight 40 lbs 172 lbs
(w/stand)
260 lbs
(w/stand)
282 lbs
(w/stand)
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 27.5 inch 48 inch 60 inch 70 inch
Max Cutting Width 22.9 inch 42 inch 55 inch 65 inch
Max Media Thickness 11.8 mil
(.03 mm)
40 mil
(1.0 mm)
40 mil
(1.0 mm)
40 mil
(1.0 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 50 cm/s 105 cm/s 105 cm/s 105 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 350 g 600 g 600 g 600 g
Drive Method Servo Motor Servo Motor Servo Motor Servo Motor
Optical Eye for
Registration Mark Alignment
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tangential Emulation Mode No No No No
Overcut Setting Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sheet Cut Manual Auto Auto Auto
Interface USB 2.0 Ethernet 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX or USB 2.0 Ethernet 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX or USB 2.0 Ethernet 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX or USB 2.0
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE
CutStudio
CadworxLIVE
CutStudio
CadworxLIVE
CutStudio
CadworxLIVE
CutStudio
Cut Driver Software Included CadworxLIVE
Vector Cut,
CutStudio
CadworxLIVE
Vector Cut,
CutStudio
CadworxLIVE
Vector Cut,
CutStudio
CadworxLIVE
Vector Cut,
CutStudio
Software Plug-in Included
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • CutStudio: CorelDRAW X3 - X7
    Illustrator CS5/CS6/CC/CC2014
  • Mac: Illustrator CC2014/CC2015/CC2017
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • CutStudio: CorelDRAW X3 - X7
    Illustrator CS5/CS6/CC/CC2014
  • Mac: Illustrator CC2014/CC2015/CC2017
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • CutStudio: CorelDRAW X3 - X7
    Illustrator CS5/CS6/CC/CC2014
  • Mac: Illustrator CC2014/CC2015/CC2017
  • Vector Cut: CadworxLIVE.com
  • CutStudio: CorelDRAW X3 - X7
    Illustrator CS5/CS6/CC/CC2014
  • Mac: Illustrator CC2014/CC2015/CC2017
Operating System
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • MAC OS x 10.7 - 10.10 (requires Illustrator)
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • MAC OS x 10.7 - 10.10 (requires Illustrator)
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • MAC OS x 10.7 - 10.10 (requires Illustrator)
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • MAC OS x 10.7 - 10.10 (requires Illustrator)

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