My review of moving from a Graphtec to a Summa vinyl cutter.
Hi folks, I recently upgraded from Graphtec CE6000 to Summa D120 and thought this review might help someone making the Graphtec to summa switch.
I would compare these both at the same entry-level with matching features.
Build quality -they are equal.
User friendly- generally summa wins but switching between profiles/users is quicker on the graphtec
Cutting vinyl- they are equal
Cutting prints/opos- summa is easier to register marks and slightly more accurate (not much in it)
Software- this is where the Graphtec blows summa out of the water. Cutting Master 3 is far superior with features, speed/ease of use. Summa runs with winplot which gets there in the end but there are many more obstacles and steps to take to get to the same destination as cutting master. For example, documents need to be saved, colours need to be sent individually and artwork needs to be set within artboard.
So all in all there’s not much between them but for me running with winplot is a headache. There are other software’s available such as Flexi etc which would need to be purchased separately.
Because of the winplot software, I’m keeping the Graphtec for my everyday 610mm vinyl work. Summa is being used for all digital contour cutting and 1220 vinyl work
- This discussion was modified 2 years ago by Robert Lambie.