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Graphtec FC9000

High Performance Flagship Cutting Plotter

Product Overview

The flagship FC9000 Series is Graphtec’s most advanced, versatile roll fed cutting plotter to date.

Revered around the world for its dependable, high-precision cutting capabilities with both printed and unprinted materials, the FC Series is the ultimate finishing solution for the wide format signage, apparel, and automotive industries.

A newly developed feeding system and cutting head has further improved cutting quality of thin and thick materials ranging from delicate window tint to rigid magnet and high intensity reflective.

ARMS 8.0 features the introduction of Graphtec’s Datalink Barcode Datalink System which efficiently loads and processes your jobs automatically.

Specification (Machine Details)

Model FC9000-75 FC9000-100 FC9000-140 FC9000-160
CPU 32-bit CPU
Configuration Grit rolling plotter
Drive method Digital servo drive
Max. cutting speed 58.5 inches per second (45 degree direction) 41.3 (axis direction)
Cutting force Max. 600 gf in 48 steps
Axial acceleration Max. 39.2 m/s2 (4 G) in 8 steps
Max. cutting area
(W x L) (*1)
30 in x 164 ft
762 mm x 50 m
42 in x 164 ft
1067 mm x 50 m
54 in x 164 ft
1372 mm x 50 m
64 in x 164 ft
1626 mm x 50 m
Guaranteed Precision Cutting Area (*1) 29.21 in x 50 ft 41 in x 32 ft
35.2 in x 50 ft
53 in x 32 ft
35.2 in x 50 ft
63 in x 32 ft
35.2 in x 50 ft
Mountable media width(*2) Min. 1.96 in
Max. 36.22 in
Min. 1.96 in
Max. 48.19 in
Min. 1.96 in
Max. 60.20 in
Min. 1.96 in
Max. 72.83 in
Max. cross cut width 30 in 42 in 54 in 64 in
Number of push rollers 2 rollers 3 rollers 4 rollers 4 rollers
Compatible roll media diameter Min. 2.99 in Max 7.8 in. (Max diameter is 6.29 in when included flange is installed)
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. 5 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,Automotive protection and window tinting film, Sandblast resist rubber up to 1 mm thick
Compatible paper for pouncing Regular paper from 0.06 to 0.13 mm thick
Cross-cutter Built into the tool carriage
Perforation cutting Supported (performed by force control)
Interface USB 2.0(Full Speed), 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 settings per user)
Display Graphic type LCD (3.7-inch, backlight)
Power source 100 V to 240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power consumption AC100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Operating environment 50 to 95 ºF, 35 to 75 % R.H. (non-condensing)
Guaranteed accuracy environment 60 to 89 ºF, 35 to 70 % R.H. (non-condensing)
External dimensions
(W x D x H)
50″ x 28″ x 48″
1270 x 711 x 1219 mm
61.8″ x 28″ x 48″
1570 x 715 x 1219 mm
73.6″ x 28″ x 48″
1870 x 711 x 1219 mm
84″ x 28″ x 48″
2133 x 711 x 1219 mm
Weight (*8) 108 lbs. 123 lbs. 141 lbs.
178 lbs. /w take-up
154 lbs.
195 lbs. /w take-up
Included software (*6) Windows Driver, Graphtec Pro Studio (*5),
Cutting Master 4, Graphtec Studio for Mac
Compatible OS (*5) Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7
Mac OS X 10.6 to 11.2
Mac OS 10.12 to 10.14
Graphtec Studio: 10.6 to 11.2
Cutting Master 4: 10.7-11.2
Safety PSE, UL/cUL, CE mark)
EMC VCCI Class A, FCC Class A, CE mark


*1: Operated with Graphtec specified cutting conditions and media. For long-length cutting, the basket is used.

*2: There are conditions for operation when setting the media.

*3: HP-GL is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company.

*4: CB15UA/CB15UA-K30 blades and reinforced backing sheets are recommended for certain grades of high- intensity reflective film.

*5: Graphtec does not support software / drivers used with operating systems that have become obsolete and are no longer supported by the OS developer.

*6: The software is available for download from Graphtec’s website.

*7: It requires an internet connection in order for activation or registration when starting the software for the first time.

*8: Includes stand and basket.

Special Features


Save time and reduce the chance of production errors by using barcodes to automatically process multiple jobs at the touch of a button.

DataLink supports any combination of RIP software & printer in addition to included Cutting Master 4 and Graphtec Pro Studio software.

The FC9000 detects barcode-linked cutting data from the operator’s PC or USB flash memory, opens the correct file, sets the cutting conditions, and starts cutting automatically.


Graphtec’s Advanced Registration Mark Sensing technology delivers precise Print / Cut results in addition to efficiency boosting features.

The new white LED sensor and improved search algorithm accurately read registration marks printed from any printer onto a large variety of media types including high gloss, metallic, glitter, and high intensity reflective.


No flatbed? no problem.

A re-engineered feeding system has greatly enhanced the cutting capabilities of thin and thick media types.

Add additional push rollers for increased precision when cutting heavy, rigid materials such as magnet, rubber, and diamond-grade high intensity reflective. Three pressure settings ensure strong media hold-down without leaving track marks.


Separate tool positions for contour and die cutting ensures the longevity of your blades and cutting strip when creating decals and graphics that are effortlessly popped out of sheet and roll media.




General Information

Item Qty Description
Power cord 1 The type of cord is different by destination
USB Cable 1 9.5 feet long
Cutting blade holder 1 PHP33-CB09N-HS
Cutting Blade 1 CB09UB
Loupe 1 PM-CT-001
Fiber-tip pen holder 1 PHP31-FIBER
fiber-tip pen
1 KF700-BK (black)
Stand 1 Parts kit
Media stocker 1 Parts kit
Basket 1 Parts kit for FC9000-75
Parts kit for FC9000-100
Parts kit for FC9000-140
Parts kit for FC9000-160
Flange Set 1 OPH-A21
DVD-ROM 1 User manual, Windows driver, Graphtec Pro Studio (Windows, 1 license),
Graphtec Studio (Mac), Cutting Master4
Printed Documents 2 Setup Manual, Cutting Blade Manual, and Safety Manual

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