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Graphtec FC8600 Cutting Plotters

Paradigm Imaging Group Adds New Graphtec FC8600


Costa Mesa, CA – July 31, 2013 – Paradigm Imaging Group, a leading distributor of large format solutions including scanners, printers, cutting plotters, and multifunction systems, announces the
addition of the Graphtec FC8600 cutting plotter to their product lineup. The newly designed FC8600 has added features including an Enhanced Automatic Registration Mark System (ARMS) 5.0, standard tri-port interface, productivity enhancements, and new software.

The new ARMS 5.0 includes an enhanced auto-detect algorithm for up to 30% faster mark detection, supports an expanded cut area outside the registration mark boundary, and supports registration mark sensing embedded within multiple copies. A tri-port interface is now standard including USB, serial and an Ethernet port to ensure connection compatibility for standalone or networked environments. Productivity features have been added as well, including a new faster perforation cutting method, and auto-paneling to improve the quality of long-length jobs.

New Cutting Master 3 plug–in software for Adobe® Illustrator® and CorelDraw® has been completely re-designed and is also included. The plug in allows cutting conditions on the cutter to be monitored and changed on the fly and also allows multiple cutters to be run from one design station. Graphtec Studio; an all new and easy-to-use design software, is also included for both Windows and Mac platforms. The software is designed to lessen the learning curve and allow customers to start producing jobs immediately.

Says Randy Geesman, president of Paradigm Imaging Group, “The FC8600 surpassed our expectations, as we experienced first-hand at the recent NBM Show in Long Beach. We were lucky enough to have one of the first FC8600-130 cutting plotters in our booth, and we ran it continuously throughout the three-day show. The Graphtec FC8600 complements our portfolio of
quality wide format solutions which we deliver with the highest level of customer service and support.”

About Paradigm Imaging Group

Paradigm Imaging Group is a large format solutions provider whose expertise extends from scanning and printing products to imaging systems integration, software development and product distribution. Paradigm counts among its clients companies in reprographics, architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing, as well as numerous public agencies at all levels of government. Since 1989, Paradigm has grown to become a leading provider of large format scanning and printing solutions.

About Graphtec America, Inc.

Graphtec America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Graphtec Corporation in Yokohama, Japan. Graphtec produces vinyl cutters, color label printers, scanners intelligent recording instruments, and data acquisition systems. Recognized as a technological leader, Graphtec has engineering, manufacturing, distribution, and service operations in Japan and the United States of America. For more information about Graphtec America, visit

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