Stika is a Roland machine. They definitely have their uses for the hobbiest or someone wanting to do small production runs. Also as I mentioned before, the have upgraded to the new SV models that include a manual registration feature, which is huge for cutting around preprinted transfers. A used 24" would be a great find at that price though, I can agree with you there. However, if you are relatively new to a vinyl cutter in general, you'll probably want some support from an authorized distributor (I would think).neato said:I'd forget the Stika. I haven't used one personally, but know that people sell them as fast as they buy them.
For the same amount, you could by a used 24" Roland, Graphtec or Summa. All great brands. It would serve you much better. I see them all the time in the $800 - $1000 range used.
I think you might have some registration issues with the SX units. The new SV models allow for cutting around these images. However, I remember someone mentioning on here before that they used their Stika SX model for this purpose. You might want to seek out that thread. Different styles of paper for this process are available from a lot of sources, we do carry one type currently.Ken Styles said:Thanks Josh,
Does imprintables sell a compatible heat transfer paper that can be cut with this machine?
I just bought a SX-12 and I just want to be able to cut letters and numbers on paper for dark shirts. (Comes with drivers, printer cable and software).
I wonder if I can cut directly from Illustrator ..I'll figure that out when I get the unit
Also do you guys sell the power adapter? Apparently the lady that I'm buying it from lost it during a move.
Good info thanks!StitchShoppe said:I Have a GX-24 with Cut Studio software, If you are going to use it to cut out printed transfers the SX 12 sounds like it should be large enough for 11x17 paper. Like I said I have "Cut Studio" make sure that the "Cut Choice" will print and cut. The GX-24 has an optical eye for registration. I can just speak for Cut Studio. I've used just about every brand of inkjet paper in mine and they all seem to work fine. Just so you understand the printable area is only 9 X13 for 11 X17 paper, as the unused is what the cutter requires to hold the sheet in place while cutting.