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 IV RX-61
Price Starts At $1,250 $2,090 $2,845
Warranty 24 Months 24 Months 24 Months
Stand Available Yes Yes Yes
Shipping Weight 28.6 lbs 39.6 lbs 55 lbs
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 28.3 inch 30.3 inch 31.88 inch
Max Cutting Width 23.23 inch 24 inch 24 inch
Max Media Thickness 31.5 mil
(0.8 mm)
31.5 mil
(0.8 mm)
31.5 mil
(0.8 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 60 cm/s 153 cm/s 153 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 400 g 600 g 600 g
Drive Method Servo Motor Servo Motor Servo Motor
Optical Eye for
Registration Mark Alignment
Yes Yes Yes
Tangential Emulation Mode Yes Yes Yes
Overcut Setting Yes Yes Yes
Sheet Cut Manual Manual Auto
Interface USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and Serial USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and Serial USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and Serial
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE CadworxLIVE CadworxLIVE
Cut Driver Software Included Vector Cut,
GreatCut 2,
DirectCut
Vector Cut,
GreatCut 2,
DirectCut
Vector Cut,
GreatCut 2,
DirectCut
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General Information CE6000-60 FC8600-60 FC8600-75
Price Starts At $1,745 $3,295 $4,195
Warranty 24 Months 36 Months 36 Months
Stand Available Yes Yes Yes
Shipping Weight 66 lbs (w/ stand) 106 lbs (w/ stand) 115 lbs (w/ stand)
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 28 inch 30.3 inch 36.2 inch
Max Cutting Width 23.7 inch 24 inch 30 inch
Max Media Thickness 10 mil (0.25 mm) 59.1 mil (1.48 mm) 59.1 mil (1.48 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 89 cm/s 89 cm/s 148.5 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 300 g 600 g 600 g
Drive Method Servo Motor Servo Motor Servo Motor
Optical Eye for Registration Mark Alignment Yes Yes Yes
Tangential Emulation Mode Yes Yes Yes
Overcut Setting Yes Yes Yes
Sheet Cut Manual Auto Auto
Interface USB 2.0, USB 3.0,
and Serial
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
CadworxLIVE
Graphtec Studio
Cut Driver Software Included Vector Cut,
Graphtec Studio
Cutting Master 3
Vector Cut,
Graphtec Studio
Cutting Master 3
Vector Cut,
Graphtec Studio
Cutting Master 3
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General Information GS-24 GX-300 GX-400 GX-500 GX-640
Price Starts At $2,295 $3,695 $4,595 $5,495 $6,995
Warranty 36 Months 36 Months 36 Months 36 Months 36 Months
Stand Available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shipping Weight 40 lbs 97 lbs
(w/stand)
112.4 lbs
(w/stand)
121.2 lbs
(w/stand)
121.2 lbs
(w/stand)
Technical Information
Max Media Loading Width 27.5 inch 36 inch 46 inch 54 inch 72.5 inch
Max Cutting Width 22.9 inch 29 inch 39 inch 47 inch 65 inch
Max Media Thickness N/A 40 mil
(1.0 mm)
40 mil
(1.0 mm)
40 mil
(1.0 mm)
40 mil
(1.0 mm)
Max Cutting Speed 50 cm/s 85 cm/s 85 cm/s 85 cm/s 85 cm/s
Max Cutting Downforce 350 g 350 g 350 g 350 g 350 g
Drive Method Servo Motor Servo Motor Servo Motor Servo Motor Servo Motor
Optical Eye for
Registration Mark Alignment
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tangential Emulation Mode No No No No No
Overcut Setting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sheet Cut N/A Auto Auto Auto Auto
Interface USB 2.0 USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and Serial USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and Serial USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and Serial USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and Serial
Software Information
Design Software Included CadworxLIVE
CutStudio
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
CadworxLIVE
Vector Cut,
CutStudio
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