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It was decided since there are so many new options available for doing rhinestones, that it would be a smart idea to have one central sticky thread to start with, with a list of all of those available, and links to each one.

If I miss any and someone notices, please feel free to add it :) Or let me know and I can update my initial list.

Rhinestone Software available:

Digital Art Solutions Stone Stencil
Price depending on if you already own certain parts such as CoCut pro. For this system, since they give different discounts, its probably best to call and get a quote directly from them.

Here is a link about how this software works:
http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t69578.html

Roland R-Wear Rhinestone system
I am not sure of features, or pricing on this one,
But I do know there are a few users of this one here
and maybe they can fill in What I am missing :)
Here is a thread on this one:
http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t83374.html

ACS studio from Accugraphics.
This is a software that works only with their own cutters, or graphtec CE5000-40, and -60.
The price point on the ACS software is very reasonable, and looks to have been lowered down to $399 on sale.

Here is a link concerning this one as well :)
http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t93093.html

Graphtec has now come out with a new software called IdesignR, which appears to be very similar to the ACS software. It looks like it is built by the same company Cadlink. There price is very similar, a bit less at $349. I am not positive but I think it is missing a couple of the key features that ACS has.

Here is the thread that has been started for that one :)
http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t95112.html

Cadlink also sells signlab 8, which is the same platform as the ACS and IdesignR, but has not been customized for doing rhinestones. Designs however can be made with it, as I have tested the demo myself to see. This software maybe an option for someone who has a cutter that the above softwares do not work on because of driver issues, such as drivers not being available. You can see this software at cadlink.com. The price listed on thier site for this one is $500.

Here also is a great thread with some tutorials for those that want to use their current corel draw and illustrator softwares

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t92789.html

Now on to The Rhinestone Machines, or systems.
These are packages that are sold with Machine and software in a bundle.

Digital Art Solutions Stone stencil cutter package.
Again there is not as much known on this one as far as price, due to different discounts that are given customers, but they do have complete packages including software and cutter.

I will again refer to the above link, as it is the most current one on this system.
http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t69578.html

Accugraphics has several different systems available from low price options to higher price options.
It is up to the consumer to decide which option is best for their needs and what they want to accomplish with them.

The have a couple of 15" cutters, one being the Maxx and the other being the Falcon. The price point is quite different on these two machines, so it really does fit two different budgets .

Here is the most prominent link on those two machines:
http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t81507.html

They have a couple of different 24 cutters as well, one being the Maxx version and the other being the Eagle.
Again there is a fairly large price difference that will fit two different budgets here.

Here is a link of comparisons on the Maxx and Eagle versions :

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t78625.html

There are also a couple of intersting threads about another system they sell that is called the KNK. It is basically the Maxx machine (with a different blade holder I believe) and a software that does not have the hatch fill options. It also does have different licensing to the software. Here is a link for the comparison and testing on that.

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t93093.html

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t92851.html

Another new software that is available now and new just this January is Funtime and Winpc2010. Both are based off the same software by signmax, but the winpc2010 has a few more features and more drivers available. Funtime will work with the Knk Maxx cutters as well. Here is a thread about this new software
http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t111456.html

Roland also has a complete cutting system with their Rwear and engraver, the EGX, that is a true engraving system and not a cutter. So the option is there to do much more then just cutting rhinestone templates with this one :) I am not sure on the price point on their system, but maybe someone can add that to this thread.

Here is a link for that one as well :
http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t66917.html

Here also is a link of people using the GX24 for cutting rhinestone templates if you are curious if this is also possible: http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t91382.html

There are also the bigger Camms systems. Now these machines are for the serious rhinestoners :) They are for making the transfers automatically and not dealing with templates that need to be filled manually.
The one that I have heard the most about here, and at printwear shows is the DTG Cams. They have two different models, one more expensive then the other.



Since I cannot find threads dedicated directly to those machines, I will post a link to the vendor if you would like to request more information on them. Here is a link
CAMS Automatic Rhinestone Setting Machine for Hotfix Rhinestone Motifs and
Rhinestone Equipment. Those are both their east coast and west coast distributors.

Lastly a list of some threads that have some great supplies that will be needed to make these rhinestone masterpieces :)

These are different threads that members have contributed their suppliers and sources for things such as Rhinestones, Rhinestuds, and template making materials.

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t93018.html

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t93879.html

I wanted to come back and add another software that has become quite popular lately which is:

Funtime and Winpc2010. They are both similar softwares but the winpc2010 works for more cutters and has some additional options than the funtime. Here is a link that has a ton of info on it.

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/rhinestone-decoration/t111456.html

Hopefully this thread will get you pointed in the direction that is most geared towards your budget and your goals :) Enjoy the Bling, but remember to do your research well, to make sure to get the best option for you.

Edited to add:

To make sure things stay fair, I intentionally left out the vendors of these systems, where there are multiple sellers, as this thread is meant for people to get the information on each system. In the threads I have linked to, you will be able to find vendors, but lets please keep this thread to the information of which machines and software are available for educational purposes :)
 

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You don't have a link to the companies? These all go back to the forum.
Because for some of the systems there are many suppliers, I felt it best to let the members find those themselves :) I just put this thread together for reference of the systems and the info that is available here on each one, and then to let the members take it from there :)
 

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It is very obvious that it took some time to put all of this information together.
Not to mention that this is EXACTLY what I needed today since I scheduled this entire day to research this very topic. What a time saver!

So THANK YOU, your time and effort are very much appreciated!
 
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Ioline has come out with one called the Crystal Press. I purchased this system about 2 weeks ago and so far it is easy and the tech support is great.
Vanessa
 
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The Ioline Crystal Press is not on this list. I think that would be helpful. I have purchased one and could use some networking on it.
Thanks, Vanessa
 

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Vanessa - are you happy with the ioline crystal press ?
I was thinking about it.... but so far I couldn´t find anybody to ask how they like the machine....
I know it isn´t that fast - but it could make things much
easier.... :)
 
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The more I use it the more I like it. The tech support can't be beat. I am not the least bit sorry I bought it. It has really added to my embroidery business. If I can be of help in anyway, let me know.
 
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I gave $6500 which included the design studio software that goes with it which you do not need to have if you have another graphics program that you are used to. That does not include the shipping.
 

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There is a long thread discussing this program...there about 3 versions out and then the 'what they call the professional version' Winpcsign pro. Prices are all over the place from about $29 to $230 with various degrees of ability to do rhinestones
 

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Hi your information is amazin Iam new and star now doing heat transfer and rhinestone Iam oresdy have the printe rEpson WF1100 ,Heat transfe pres DK20s and waiting for my Cutter Signmax 24 inch w/rhinestones sofware I have my finger crusing becouse know a litle about all this,Iam disable and my wife and me w/made the clothes ,excume for my Inglish Iam a cuban .
Again thank you for your information.
Joe
 

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hey, is there anyone else out there that's using the ioline crystal press these days? i was thinking of getting one in the near future. i thought i would have attended a show this year and i would see them there. but, no such luck. if anyone else has recently purchased one...let me know what you think.

thanks!
 
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