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  • Martin Pearson

    January 5, 2003 at 9:53 pm

    I know nothing about these machines Gavin so I cant help, I hope you will be able to get pens and blades for it OK. A0 is about 841mm I think so it should be widder than your 500mm plotter, I fail to see how you are a winner though, from what I can see it has cost you 300 quid.

  • Robert Lambie

    January 5, 2003 at 9:58 pm

    hi gav
    well done mate! 😛

    i do have a little bit of concern with the machine though. i know it looks ok but is it?
    the guy selling it doesnt even seem to know anything about its performance. working up until the company stopped using it doesnt mean alot. we had an old gerber 4b for many years. it worked right up untill we sold it too.. but it was steam driven and you had to stand over it incase a spring jumped out from the pinches.. which it did every now and again.
    sorry! i know im maybe putting you off what could be a great bargain.
    but a pen plotter im sure doesnt have the type of power a vinyl cutter does. i wouldnt imagine so anyway. even though its probably well capable of cutting vinyl.
    does it come with drivers etc.. you maybe able to down load them from the companies site.
    it maybe in your best interest to call the company that makes it before sending your money. ask them do they still make it & provide the parts for it also…
    ask them is this machine robust enough to cope with constant vinyl cutting..
    what type of blades does it hold. and who sells them.
    does the company still service these machines..

    all this said if it cuts and runs good then its always handy to have a back-up plotter mate. so £300 isnt bad at all for a back-up machine. you do also get that little extra width into the bargain….

    well done none the less mate 😉

  • WP_Graphics

    January 5, 2003 at 10:07 pm

    Yeah, as I said, it was just a bit of fun that I was having…

    It could go in the van as a spar cutter, just concerned about drivers and stuff. I might give edward M. a phone to see if they do blades for it…

    Does anyone know if signlab has a driver for it built in?


  • Fat Bob

    January 5, 2003 at 10:08 pm

    Hi Gav.

    boy OH boy you love throwing your money around dont ya.

    oce is a digitall supply company down south near london way I think You should be able to get some info off them.

    The problem you might have trouble getting a driver for it to cut vinyl.


  • WP_Graphics

    January 5, 2003 at 10:18 pm

    Oh dear 😥 😕

  • Robert Lambie

    January 5, 2003 at 10:28 pm

    best thing i think you could do gav is e-mail the guy selling it and ask if he has the driver. if not say well that is whats gonna make this thing cut mate. if i cant get one its £300 peice of junk…
    then sho around and see if you can get more info and a driver.
    if you do you could see if you can haggle him down a bit saying that you will need to buy one etc etc just make it all sound a big deal..
    thats if you know its gonna work and you can get the driver 🙄

  • Fat Bob

    January 5, 2003 at 10:34 pm

    hi gav

    just been surfing just type in oce g 1900 loads of drivers you can download

    cant find an aprox age for you but its not a current model
    if it dont cut vinyl theres a guy on IT mart in the wanted coloum looking for an a0
    plotter There is some one else on there looking for pens for the same model as yours

    regards fb

  • WP_Graphics

    January 5, 2003 at 10:40 pm

    Cheers FB!

    I’ve actually already processed the paypal payment but I’m sure that I can hault the transaction if I phone my credit card.

    Anyone know the ins and out’s of E-bay, once the bid is won, do I have to buy it?

    There was an error on the details of the size that I was told about before buying it making it A1 plotter and not an A0…

    It apparently (according to the description) holds blades no problem.


  • Robert Lambie

    January 5, 2003 at 11:21 pm

    im not sure mate… i think it works on a point system. i bought stuff in the past and was ranked about 7 or somthing. people that trade with you leave a post telling others of the good or bad dealings they had.. only a short sentence if i remember right.
    so in short you would have one point against you. so in future if you buy anything else the guy selling it may not sell you it based on you did not pay up before. however, if you had good reason too then you can hold a reply to the bad credit given to you. saying somthing like the machine i bidded for had inacurate details attached.
    anyway theres probably a few on here that have had dealings on ebay and can advise you proper…
    the paypal thing… im sure you can halt it. i think paypal hold the money
    for 30 days before transaction is made. i know the credit card ones do for online shops so i guess its much the same.

  • Martin Pearson

    January 6, 2003 at 5:15 pm

    Gavin if you read this in time have a serious think about this before you get the plotter, A1 is only 594 x 841. As these machines work on smallest size a A1 plotter is only a maximum of 594mm and it wont cut at this width so it might not be any wider than your current plotter.

  • John & Dawn Roddick

    January 6, 2003 at 8:02 pm

    On a similar subject – we have just bought MR’s Car n Truck Collection 2002 through Ebay and saved a few quid. It is an original still in the wrapper and cost us about £33.00 including shipping and insurance. To buy it here from Signmaster UK it is £59.99 plus postage and VAT.

    If you put in vinyl cutter under the search criteria there’s usually a whole host of stuff from software to cutters.

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