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Hi All I have been reading your forum for awhile now and love your advice and combined experience and have finally decided to join. This is my first forum ever so here goes...I am chasing a recent (2010) quote and advice for purchasing a vinyl cutter for vinyl 610mm width or so with a stand (car decals/stickers and I would like to do flock and such as well for T shirts) to run with corelx4 (14) Windows xp sp2 and windows 7 and a heat transfer machine not a hit and miss but a reliable good value for money one that I can do cups and such (all new to me) too or later with add ons? A stockist for vinyls and T shirt materials transfers, flock etc., I am relying on current word of mouth for reliability, spare parts and tech support if required and all of this needs to be as close as possible to Queensland, Australia, Central CQ as at present 2010! My budget is not huge but I would rather spend up to $2000 today than $500 every six months or straight away many times over and it seems it some cases I have read that the headache of cheap and nasty to me is not worth it but very expensive I cannot do either. So any advice would be greatly appreciated Thank you.
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im new here too.. i thought the same thing as you... i bought a $600 cutter and its been great so far, going on 8mths used everyday, i pump heaps of work through it and glad i didnt spend 2g on something that can do the same thing.....lolol
good luck with it ....just dive in the deep end, you can swim out or do laps....cheers
 

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would you go further than 2K ?

here's a good deal

Roland CAMM-1 Servo GX-24 Desktop Sign Maker Vinyl Cutter - GX-24 121010 Roland CAMM-1 Servo GX-24 Desktop Sign Maker Vinyl Cutter - GX-24 1 Each $2,845.00
George Knight DK16/DK20 Digital Clamshell - DK16 Press 117220 George Knight DK16/DK20 Digital Clamshell - DK16 Press 1 Each $1,795.00
GJS Flex™ - Polyurethane Thermal Textile Vinyl - Black 160103 GJS Flex™ - Polyurethane Thermal Textile Vinyl - Black 20 MTR $398.00
GJS Flex™ - Polyurethane Thermal Textile Vinyl - White 160101 GJS Flex™ - Polyurethane Thermal Textile Vinyl - White 20 MTR $398.00
Teflon Sheet - 500 x 600mm 172010 Teflon Sheet - 500 x 600mm 1 Each $49.00
RRP $5,485.00
Kit Price $5,210.00 ex. GST
You Save $275.00
 

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Yes maybe a little but not that far at this point ...Thanks though,Roland I am used to however I have been looking at the creation type too. Do you know if they automatically sense media edges like the roland and are they any good parts wise and do roland blades fit? Otherwise I am thinking of HL 721 I think from Highlight not the rabbit HX720 though? As for heat press I have no idea although yes this Heatmaster has had a good rap... But where is stockist somewhere close to QLd?
 

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As far as agents in Qld for the Creation, I don't think there are any.

here are a couple of links to suppliers of the equipment and supplies you are looking for, they are in Qld.
Not all are cheap, but they are helpful.
Power Digital is mainly sublimation.

Brisbane - Sign Vinyl Supplier > Home
Brisbane - Welcome to the Sign Essentials website
Gold Coast - Adzon :: Thermal Transfer Technology, Heat Press Iron-on Machines & Media, Australia
Logan Area - Power Digital - Sublimation, Transfer, Sign Solutions
 
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Yes maybe a little but not that far at this point ...Thanks though,Roland I am used to however I have been looking at the creation type too. Do you know if they automatically sense media edges like the roland and are they any good parts wise and do roland blades fit? Otherwise I am thinking of HL 721 I think from Highlight not the rabbit HX720 though? As for heat press I have no idea although yes this Heatmaster has had a good rap... But where is stockist somewhere close to QLd?
Do you know if they automatically sense media edges like the roland? No they don't, you have to setup media manually.

Are they any good parts wise and do roland blades fit? Don't know about parts, from speaking to another user, Roland blades are usable.
 

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Hi Steve Chris and Media press Thanks Guys
I am going to jump in and buy something this week I have decided as I had first go at airbrushing last week end loved it car looks great...rough but great and I want to do more. So i am thinking anything will do for starters and then get better next year maybe if required...Hopefully not..This is why I have been trying to research as much as possible.

Do you guys think price wise I would be better to buy interstate if service would be as good Do you guys have favourite suppliers and do you know of any cutters besides the roland that do sense media width and give you a reading so you can adjust your plot map on the computer if required to save vinyl?

Do the manually set give a reading and a page on your cut file to match the measurement width(vinyl) in plotter? How do they operate?
Chris(signz in Oz) u mentioned your HX 720 is doing well was it easy to install and such and are there any tips you could give on using it? Also tech support was it required? Did you get it and where did you purchase from? I have read some negative reports on them and some good ones which makes me unsure. That is why I thought I might try the HL 721 from Highlight directly for ongoing service,warranty etc. As for a heat press I may have to pause on that for awhile and do a little more research to know what I am buying.
Thanks again guys
 

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the rabbit was from ebay...havent needed tech support,very easy to set up, at the start it was a huge learning curve, wasted heaps of vinyl to start with, but soon worked on ways to better it...its been awsome, the roland rep laughed at me when i told me i bought it off ebay, and said it will do the job for 3-5mths then who knows... but the way i looked at it ..$1500-2000 for a roland...$600 for rabbit, i thought try it first if i like doing stickers and signs upgrade when the rabbit dies.... in the first 3mths of profit i could have bought two rolands....lolol
12mths down the track and its still going great.. in fact was thinking about the bigger (rabbit)model....lolol
 
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