Graphtec FC8600 Vinyl Cutter Series


  • FC8600 Series high-performance roll feed cutting plotter is an industry leader for sign makers, graphic artists, automotive aftermarket professionals, countertop installers and other related users.  Graphtec FC8600 vinyl cutter sets an industry standard for quality and durability, and is now an even more powerful tool for any professional in the search of the highest-quality and most technically-advanced cutter on the market. Graphtec's sophisticated and proprietary technology, the Tangential Control mode, allows for complete elimination of distorted, rounded, or lifted corners, even when highly intricate design cutting is required.  This innovative features allows the Graphtec FC8600 to cut small text strings on vinyl.Maximum cutting area of 610mm (24”) Speed of upto 1485mm per second.

    The FC8600 series is the flagship model of Graphtec America.  Known around the world for its high precision cutting, and build quality, the FC8600 is the ultimate finishing solution for the signage, apparel, and automotive markets.  Included Graphtec Pro Studio and Cutting Master 4 software provide all of the tools needed to create stunning print & cut signage, decals, apparel and more.  Utilizing the strength of the Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system (ARMS), and its 600g of down force, even the most challenging medias such as high intensity reflective are cleanly cut.

    Graphtec FC8600 series high-performance roll feed cutting plotter is an industry leader for sign makers, graphic artists, and other related users. The FC8600 series features a maximum cutting speed of 58.5 in/sec, 4.0 G maximum acceleration, and 20 to 600 g selectable cutting forces, allowing users to process diamond grade, high-intensity reflective film, sandblast resist rubber, automotive window & paint protection films, self-adhesive vinyl, Amberlith™ and Rubylith™, among other media types.

  • Max. Accerleration of upto 4G.
  • Cutting force of unto 600g.
  • 15 metres guaranteed tracking with new media basket .
  • Tangential Emulation mode for thick cut medias.sensitivity adjustement for registration marks on coloured backgrounds.
  • ARMS optical 4 point alignment system built-in for contour cutting & Die Cutting including.
  • Includes Ethernet network Card.
  • New option to load media from front or back depending on cutter location.
  • 2nd Pen option automatic switching between Pen and Cutting blade.
  • Automatic sheeting off facility.
  • 2 Cutter Blades, Media Cutter, Water based fibre Tip Pen, Roll media tray, User guide on CD ROM, or Macintosh.
  • Includes as standard a Power cable, Blade holder, PC plug-in for Illustrator or CorelDraw.
  • Including Stand & Media Basket.
  • 3 Years On-site warranty as standard.
  • Sizes available: 

    FC8600/60 - Maximum cutting area of 610mm (24”) - Specification identical to the above.
    FC8600/75 - Maximum cutting area of 762mm (30”) - Specification identical to the above.
    FC8600/100 - Maximum cutting area of 1067mm (42”) - Specification identical to the above.
    FC8600/130 - Maximum cutting area of 1372mm (54”) - Specification identical to the above.
    FC8600/160 - Maximum cutting area of 1626mm (64”) - Specification identical to the above.



    Model FC8600-60 FC8600-75 FC8600-100 FC8600-130 FC8600-160
    CPU 32-bit CPU
    Configuration Grit rolling type
    Drive method Digital servo drive
    Max. cutting area (W x L) (*1)

    2 ft x 164 ft

    610 mm x 50 m

    2 ft 6 in x 164 ft

    762 mm x 50 m

    3 ft 6 in x 164 ft

    1067 mm x 50 m

    4 ft 6 in x 164 ft

    1372 mm x 50 m

    5 ft 4 in x 164 ft

    1626 mm x 50 m

    Cutting area of guaranteed accuracy (*2) 23.23 in x 50 ft 29.21 in x 50 ft

    41 in x 32 ft,

    35.2 in x 50 ft

    53 in x 32 ft,

    35.2 in x 50 ft

    63 in x 32 ft,

    35.2 in x 50 ft

    Mountable media width

    Min. 1.97 in
    Max. 30.31 in

    Min. 1.97 in
    Max. 36.22 in

    Min. 1.97 in
    Max. 48.19 in

    Min. 1.97 in
    Max. 60.20 in

    Min. 1.97 in
    Max. 72.83 in

    Max. cross cut width 2 ft 4.9 in (734 mm) 2 ft 10 in (886 mm) 3 ft 10.88 in (1191 mm) 4 ft 10.9 in (1496 mm) 5 ft 8.9 in (1750 mm)
    Number of push rollers 2 rollers 2 rollers 3 rollers 3 rollers 4 rollers
    Max. cutting speed 4 ft 10.46 in/s (1485 mm/s) at 45° direction
    Axial acceleration Max. 39.2 m/s2 (4 G) in 8 steps
    Cutting force Max. 5.88 N (600 gf) in 48 steps
    Mechanical resolution 0.005 mm
    Programmable resolution GP-GL: 0.1 / 0.05 / 0.025 / 0.01 mm, HP-GL™: 0.025 mm
    Distance accuracy (*2) Max. 0.1 mm or 0.1 % of plotted length
    Repeatability (*2) Max. 0.1 mm in plot up to 2 m (excluding the expansion and contraction of the media)
    Minimum character size Approx. 3 mm alphanumeric (varies depending on character font and media)
    Mountable number of tools 1 tool (cutting blade, plotting pen or pouncing tool) in standard;
    2 tools (cutting blade and plotting pen) when second penholder (optional) is installed
    Blade types Supersteel (0.9 mm or 1.5 mm diameter)
    Pen types Water-based fiber-tip pen, Oil-based ballpoint pen
    Pouncing tool type Steel pin 1.2 mm diameter, required optional pouncing tool (PPA 33-TP12)
    Media types (*3) Self-adhesive marking film (vinyl, fluorescent, reflective, high-intensity reflective film) up to 0.25 mm thick,
    Sandblast resist rubber up to 1 mm thick
    Compatible paper for pouncing Regular paper from 0.06 to 0.13 mm thick
    Light pointer Built into the tool carriage
    Cross-cutter Built into the tool carriage
    Perforation cutting Supported (performed by force control)
    Registration mark sensing system Scans the mark by optical sensor (ARMS5.0), Segment area and Multiple-mark compensation, 4-points axis alignment, Auto mark detect
    Standard interface USB2.0 (High speed), RS-232C, and Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
    Buffer memory 2 MB
    Command sets GP-GL / HP-GL™ emulation (Set by menu or command, and selects from GP-GL, HP-GL™, or Auto select)
    Condition settings Dual configuration (save two (2) user settings with eight (8) separate condition setting for each user)
    Display Graphic type LCD (3-inch, backlight)
    Power source 100 V to 240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Power consumption Max. 160 VA
    Operating environment 10 to 35 °C, 35 to 75 % R.H. (non-condensing)
    Guaranteed accuracy environment 16 to 32 °C, 35 to 70 % R.H. (non-condensing)
    External dimensions (W x D x H)

    Approx. 44" x 28" x 48"

    (1120 x 711 x 1219 mm)

    Approx. 50" x 28" x 48"

    (1270 x 711 x 1219 mm)

    Approx. 61.8" x 28" x 48"

    (1570 x 715 x 1219 mm)

    Approx. 73.6" x 28" x 48"

    (1870 x 711 x 1219 mm)

    Approx. 84" x 28" x 48"

    (2130 x 711 x 1219 mm)

    Weight Approx. 38 kgs / 106 lbs
    including stand
    Approx. 52 kgs / 115 lbs
    including stand
    Approx. 60 kgs / 133 lbs
    including stand
    Approx. 68 kgs / 150 lbs
    including stand
    Approx. 73 kgs / 161 lbs
    including stand
    Included software (*4) Windows driver, Plotter controller, Graphtec Pro Studio (*5),
    Cutting Master 4, Graphtec Studio for Mac
    Compatible OS (*4) Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7
    Mac OS 10.7 to 10.14
    Compatible Standards UL60950-1, cUL, CE mark (Low voltage and EMC), KC mark (Low voltage and EMC)
    FCC-A, EN55022-A