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Graphtec FC8600

Premium Cutting Plotter - Best in Class

Product Overview

Best performing cutter in its class
Enhances functions for higher productivity
Improves ARMS5.0 for high precision cutting
Improved application software

Further enhancements to increase usability by innovative new functions

Specification (Machine Details)

Model FC8600-60 FC8600-75 FC8600-100 FC8600-130 FC8600-160
CPU 32-bit CPU
Configuration Grit rolling type
Drive method Digital servo drive
Max. cutting area (W x L) (*1) 610 mm x 50 m 762 mm x 50 m 1067 mm x 50 m 1372 mm x 50 m 1626 mm x 50 m
Cutting area of guaranteed accuracy (*2) 590 mm x 15 m 742 mm x 15 m 1043 mm x 10 m, 894 mm x 15 m 1342 mm x 10 m, 894 mm x 15 m 1603 mm x 10 m, 894 mm x 15 m
Mountable media width Min. 50 mm
Max. 770 mm
Min. 50 mm
Max. 920 mm
Min. 50 mm
Max. 1224 mm
Min. 50 mm
Max. 1529 mm
Min. 50 mm
Max. 1850 mm
Max. cross cut width 734 mm 886 mm 1191 mm 1496 mm 1750 mm
Number of push rollers 2 rollers 2 rollers 3 rollers 3 rollers 4 rollers
Max. cutting speed 1485 mm/s at 45° direction
Axial acceleration Max. 39.2 m/s2 (4 G) in 8 steps
Cutting force Max. 5.88 N (600 gf) in 48 steps
Mechanical resolution 0.005 mm
Programmable resolution GP-GL: 0.1 / 0.05 / 0.025 / 0.01 mm, HP-GL™: 0.025 mm
Distance accuracy (*2) Max. 0.1 mm or 0.1 % of plotted length
Repeatability (*2) Max. 0.1 mm in plot up to 2 m (excluding the expansion and contraction of the media)
Minimum character size Approx. 3 mm alphanumeric (varies depending on character font and media)
Mountable number of tools 1 tool (cutting blade, plotting pen or pouncing tool) in standard;
2 tools (cutting blade and plotting pen) when second penholder (optional) is installed
Blade types Supersteel (0.9 mm or 1.5 mm diameter)
Pen types Water-based fiber-tip pen, Oil-based ballpoint pen
Pouncing tool type Steel pin 1.2 mm diameter, required optional pouncing tool (PPA 33-TP12)
Media types (*3) Self-adhesive marking film (vinyl, fluorescent, reflective, high-intensity reflective film) up to 0.25 mm thick,
Sandblast resist rubber up to 1 mm thick
Compatible paper for pouncing Regular paper from 0.06 to 0.13 mm thick
Light pointer Built into the tool carriage
Cross-cutter Built into the tool carriage
Perforation cutting Supported (performed by force control)
Registration mark sensing system Scans the mark by optical sensor (ARMS5.0), Segment area and Multiple-mark compensation, 4-points axis alignment, Auto mark detect
Standard interface USB2.0 (High speed), RS-232C, and Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
Buffer memory 2 MB
Command sets GP-GL / HP-GL™ emulation (Set by menu or command, and selects from GP-GL, HP-GL™, or Auto select)
Condition settings Dual configuration (save two (2) user settings with eight (8) separate condition setting for each user)
Display Graphic type LCD (3-inch, backlight)
Power source 100 V to 240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power consumption Max. 160 VA
Operating environment 10 to 35 °C, 35 to 75 % R.H. (non-condensing)
Guaranteed accuracy environment 16 to 32 °C, 35 to 70 % R.H. (non-condensing)
External dimensions (W x D x H) Approx. 1128 x 715 x 1219 mm Approx. 1278 x 715 x 1219 mm Approx. 1578 x 715 x 1219 mm Approx. 1878 x 715 x 1219 mm Approx. 2138 x 715 x 1219 mm
Weight Approx. 38 kg
including stand
Approx. 42 kg
including stand
Approx. 46 kg
including stand
Approx. 50 kg
including stand
Approx. 59 kg
including stand
Included software (*4) Windows driver, Plotter controller, Graphtec Pro Studio (*5) (*6),
Cutting Master 4 (*6), Graphtec Studio for Mac
Compatible OS (*4) Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7
Mac OS X 10.7 to 10.11 / macOS 10.12 (Sierra) to 10.14 (Mojave)
Compatible Standards UL60950-1, cUL, CE mark (Low voltage and EMC), KC mark (Low voltage and EMC)
FCC-A, EN55022-A

Standard accessories

Item Q’ty Description
Power cord 1 The type of cord is different by destination
Cutting blade holder 1 PHP33-CB09N-HS
Cutting blade 1 CB09UB
Fiber-tip pen holder 1 PHP31-FIBER
Water-based fiber-tip pen 1 KF700-BK (black ink)
Stand 1 Parts kit of stand
Media stocker 1 Set of stock rollers and mounting brackets (Installed on the stand)
Basket PG0039 1 Parts kit for FC8600-60
PG0040 Parts kit for FC8600-75
PG0041 Parts kit for FC8600-100
PG0042 Parts kit for FC8600-130
PG0043 Parts kit for FC8600-160
USB cable 1 Cable for USB2.0, 2.9m long
DVD-ROM 1 User manual (PDF format), Windows driver, Software (Plotter controller, Graphtec Studio, Cutting Master 3)
Manual 2 Quick start and safety guide



Item Part No. Description
Additional Media Stocker RSK0020 For FC8600-60 (Stock roller, bracket)
RSK0021 For FC8600-75 (Stock roller, bracket)
RSK0022 For FC8600-100 (Stock roller, bracket)
RSK0023 For FC8600-130 (Stock roller, bracket)
RSK0024 For FC8600-160 (Stock roller, bracket)
2nd pen holder ECK0009 For dual tool configuration (dealer option)
Flange OPH-A21 Flange for media holding
Additional Push Roller OPH-A22 One additional push roller
Graphtec Pro Studio Plus OPS682-PLS Design software including all advanced functions.
(1 license)
Graphtec Pro Studio Plus for Rhinestone OPS682-RSF Limited edition of rhinestone function only.
(1 license)
Graphtec Pro Studio Plus for Auto Nesting OPS682-ANF Limited edition of auto nesting function only.
(1 license)


Item Part No. Description Package
Cutting blade holder PHP33-CB09N-HS For CB09U series blade 1 set/pack
PHP33-CB15N-HS For CB15U series blade 1 set/pack
PHP35-CB09-HS For CB09U series blade 1 set/pack
PHP35-CB15-HS For CB15U series blade 1 set/pack
Cutting blade CB09UB-5 0.9mm dia. 45º angle, Supersteel 5 blades/pack
CB09UB-K60-5 0.9mm dia. 60º angle, for thin film 5 blades/pack
CB15U-5 1.5mm dia. 45º angle, supersteel 5 blades/pack
CB15U-K30-5 1.5mm dia. 30º angle, for sandblast rubber 5 blades/pack
CB15UA-5 1.5mm dia. 45º angle, for high intensity reflective film 5 blades/pack
CB15UA-K30-5 1.5mm dia. 30º angle, for high intensity reflective film 5 blades/pack
Cross-cutter blade CT01H Standard type 1 blade/pack
CT02U High durability type 1 blade/pack
Water-based fiber-tip pen, and pen holder KF700-BK Pen (black) 10 pens/pack
KF700-RD Pen (red) 10 pens/pack
PHP31-FIBER Pen holder for KF700 series pen 1 set/pack
Oil-based ballpoint pen, and pen holder KB700-BK Pen (black) 10 pens/pack
PHP34-BALL Pen holder for KB700 pen 1 set/pack
Pouncing tool PPA33-TP12 Steel pin 1.2 mm dia. 1 set/pack

Special Features

Best performing Cutter in its class

FC8600 series is premiere cutting plotter providing higher productivity and greater ease of use

Fastest cutting speed in its class

1485 mm/s maximum cutting speed for the higher productivity.

Highest cutting force in its class

5.88 N (600 gf) maximum cutting force for a wide variety of applications. Expands the range of possible cutting media such as thick film.

Reliable long-length tracking

Guaranteed 15m tracking and accuracy. (*1)
Includes basket and push rollers with 3 different pressure settings (*2) to provide a more stable media feed and to support a wider range of media.

(*1) Operated with Graphtec specified media and conditions.
(*2) The center push rollers have 3 pressure settings, the end push rollers have two pressure settings.

Five sizes to match all requirements

The series includes cutting widths of 61 cm (24 in.) to
162 cm (64 in.).

Enhanced functions for higher productivity

The enhanced features improve your work efficiency and increases productivity.

Copy with ARMS

It supports the copying of the cutting data including the ARMS control command for making multiple copies of the downloaded data. This allows multiple copies to be created without a PC, significantly improving work efficiency. The media can be also separated by each row with the cross cutter when the cross cut function is enabled. It provides high-productivity and highprecision print & cut.

Built-in network interface

The USB 2.0 (High Speed), RS-232C and Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) are built in as standard. Multiple interfaces enable various connections such as a single PC to single plotter and multiple PCs to multiple plotters. The Ethernet connection also allows sharing of the cutter over a network.

Perforation Cutting

Perforation cutting is performed by controlling the cutting force instead of blade up/down movements, increasing throughput. This is perfect for cutting separation lines for tearing out labels, fold lines for POP signs, and others.


Auto-paneling is a new feature that automatically splits long-length jobs into smaller pages that are cut sequentially but without any gaps. The result is a seamless, long-length finished job. Media movement is limited to the smaller page being cut, improving accuracy and tracking.

Intuitive operation

Settings can be easily set up using the large 3-inch LCD and tactile control panel. It is icon driven and supports multiple languages.


Dual configuration

Save two (2) user settings with eight (8) condition settings for each user. A fast access key allows quick switching between users. One cutter can be shared by multiple users or for multiple purposes.

2 tools configuration for cutting & plotting (Option)

It holds both a pen for plotting and a blade for perforated cutting. The tool is automatically switched for cutting and plotting as needed.



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