Graphtec FCX4000 Flatbed Cutter Series


Model Options

1) FCX4000-50ES

Max. cutting area - 25.98″ x 19.21″

2) FCX4000-60ES

Max. cutting area - 25.98" x 38.42"

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.


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.

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



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
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、
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
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