Graphtec FC2250 Series Large Flatbed With ARMS

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Graphtec FC2250 Series Large Flatbed With ARMS

The FC2250 Large Format flatbed cutting plotter is available in 3 table sizes — 24"x36", 47"x36" and 68.5"x36" table sizes, with optional tool head configurations and material hold-down systems. Available with either Electrostatic material hold-down or vacuum hold-down (with optional vacuum kit). Dual Head Design features 500 grams and 1000 grams maximum down force for more efficient marking and cutting workflows. The FC2250 comes with a maximum cutting force for materials up to 0.118" (3mm) and Graphtec's ARMS (Auto Registration Mark Sensor) — the FC2250 series is the most competitive in its class.

The FC2250 large format flatbed cutting plotters are ideal for designers and prototyping in the offset printing, digital printing, packaging industry, fashion industry, as well as road sign making, stone & glass sandblasting/etching, electronic film industry, etc.

  • Garment Pattern Cutting & Marking
  • Shoe Pattern Cutting & Marking
  • Package Design Prototyping
  • Monument & Stone Sandblast Mask
  • Industrial Films for Electronics
  • Reflective Highway and Road Signs
  • Offset Printing Blanket cutting
  • Architectural Model Building


TheFC2250 series cutting plotters handle a wide range of media:

  • Apparel patterns
  • Compressed foam sheets
  • Corrugated cardboards
  • Packaging samples
  • Containers and road signs
  • Sandblast rubber templates
  • Stencils, gaskets
  • Dual Head Design: 500/1000 grams Cutting Force
  • 3 Media Hold down methods available: Electrostatic, Vacuum or Magnetic
  • Operate in Horizontal or Inclined Model (Vacuum table-horizontal only)
  • D-Cut Software imports DXF Data
  • Cutting Master Plug-in for Adobe Illustrator©


The FC2250 comes in three table sizes:

  • FC2250-60 24" X 36"
  • FC2250-120 36" X 47.2"
  • FC2250-180 36" X 68.5"
  • 6 models are available, differ in sizes and hold down methods.
  • The built-in Automatic Registration Mark Sensing system further simplifies contour cutting of printed
  • materials. Incorporates ARMS to ensure precise cutting. Cut decals & other P&C application with ARMS.
  • A tool lineup for cutting of thick paper and corrugated cardboard E/F/G grade.
  • Fulfilling the max high pressure 1kg, and enables you to cut thick material.
  • A USB2.0 interface.
  • Software applications that improve work efficiency.
  • Achieves a best-in-class cost performance.


Cutting Master 2

Includes a range of software applications that improve work efficiency and simplify operations.

Includes a range of software applications that improve work efficiency and simplify operations.

OS version

  • Windows, 2000, XP, Vista
  • Mac OS X, 10.2 or later

Software version

  • Illustrator for Windows 8, 9, 10, CS, CS2, CS3
  • Illustrator for Mac 10, CS, CS2, CS3
  • Corel DRAW 10, 11, 12, X3


This plug-in software allows direct cutting from graphics applications. For higher productivity, create graphics or text in Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw, then simply output directly to the plotter. 


Main Features

  • Direct output from the software
  • Output by layer / color
  • Possible to check the cutting lines by preview window
  • Multiple over cutting is possible
  • ARMS can be controlled by software
  • Centering, Rotate, Mirror for easy layout
  • Matrix copy for higher productivity
  • Auto-welding for binding same color of shapes
  • Tiling / Paneling for segmentation of cutting


Versatile software D-Cut Master

This software reads a DXF file in the AutoCAD R13 format and then enables data display, deleting, sorting, changing of the output order, specification of output setting, and saving functions as well as creation of GP-GL plot data and output to a plotter.

Main Features

  • Output in separate layers or separate colors can be specified.
  • Output conditions can be selected by layer name or color.
  • Supports a sorting function to minimize media movement
  • The Weed Border cutting function enables automatic output of a border to facilitate weeding of the cut media.
  • Any drawing exceeding the plotter’s Valid Area can be output in multiple pages using the Tiling function.
  • Output conditions can be managed by media name.
  • Matrix Copy function
  • The Cutting Simulation function enables checking of the cut sequence, changing of the cut sequence, and tiled cutting prior to actual output.


ARMS Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system

The powerful ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system) feature simplifies contour cutting of printed images as well as significantly improving overall productivity for contour cutting items such as labels or stickers.

ARMS will automatically read several types of patterns.

Segment area correction

The intermediate registration marks in horizontal direction are detected to allow four-point correction for each individual segment area. This enables high- precision positioning of the whole area of prints that skewed during printing process.


Specification FC2250 Series

Model Name








Digital servo, Flatbet

Media hold-down method







VC model : Vacuum suction *¹, ES model : Electrostatic adhesion, MG model : Magnetic

Effective cutting area

24.0 x 36.0

47.2 x 36.0 inch

68.5 x 36.0 inch

610 x 920 mm

1200 x 920 mm

1740 x 920mm

  Maximum medium width

43.3 inch Y-axis direction (1010 mm)

  Number of pens/cutters


  Maximum cutting speed

16 inch/s (400 mm/s) (40-step range)

  Cutting force

Pen 1: Max. 4.9N(500 gf), 40-step range

  Minimum character size

About 10 mm squere (varies with the character for and media)

  Mechanical resolution

0.0025 mm

  Programmable resolution

GP-GL mode: 0.1/0.05/0.025/0.01 mm, HP-GL™³ : 0.025 mm

  Cutter and pen types

Cutter Blades : Supersteel, Pens : Water-based fibertip, oil-based point, disposible ink

Cutting Media

Marking film (vinyl, fluorescent, reflective) , Stiff paper/card up to 0.5 thick, Sandblast (Rubber Resist), High-intensity reflective film, Polystyrene foam sheets


RS-232C, USB 2.0 (full speed) ; auto-switching

  Command sets

GP-GL and HP-GL™³ emulation

  Buffer memory

2 Mbyte

  Distance accuracy

Within 4/1000", or 0.1% of the distance moved, whichever is greater (plotter mode)


Within 4/1000"


Within 17/1000" of the distance moved, whichever  is greater.  (plotter mode)

  Power supply

100 to 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz; 220 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

  Power Consumption

100 W or less

  Operating environment

Temperature: +10 to + 35 deg. C, Humidity: 35% to 75% RH (non-condensing)

  Guaranteed precision

Temperature: +16 to + 32 deg. C, Humidity: 35% to 70% RH (non-condensing)

  External dimensions Level

33.8x36.0x50.6 in.

37.1 x 61.7 x 50.6 in.

37.1 x 81.4 x 50.6 in.

  (H x W x D)

857x 920x1285mm

944 x 1568 x 1285 mm

944 x 2068 x 1285 mm

60degree inclination *2


66.4 x 61.7 x 39.0 in.

66.4 81.4 x 39.0 in



1687 x 1568 x 987 mm

1687 x 2068 x 987 mm

Weight (including stand)

128 lbs.

152 lbs

163 lbs

Approx. 58 kg

Approx. 69 kg

Approx. 74kg