Flat Cutting Machine Operation Steps

- Aug 04, 2018-

Flatbed cutters can be used for both cutting and drawing, so they are often referred to as flatbed cutting plotters. The flat cutting machine can process various materials with precise performance to meet various types of industrial needs.

Flat cutting machines are ideal for tasks that require high precision and machining for medium weight materials. At the same time, the flatbed cutter is also suitable for presenting your complex and exquisite designs on media such as sticky notes, mask films, foam boards, cardboard, oily boards and sandblasted rubber. Some flatbed cutters have the ability to simultaneously load a knives and a drawing pen. Therefore, the sample/shoe designer can draw the mark on the medium and then cut it, and the user does not need to manually replace the corresponding pen and knife. In addition, some flatbed cutters have a standard positioning marker detection sensor that can be easily recalibrated on a medium for die-cutting of already printed images.

Application range

Compared to friction-driven drum type cutting plotters, flat-plate cutters can use more materials, so the range of applications is broader, such as: shop door, fluorescent signs, body advertising, awnings, making personalized T-shirts. Thermal transfer patterns, packaging design, garment proofing, masking film, sandblasted rubber stencils, etc.

Adsorption material mode

The flatbed cutter has three different media fixing systems:

Magnetic adsorption system

This is an economical option for thin, hard media processing because it is fixed along the perimeter.

2. Electrostatic adsorption system

This is a versatile mid-range option. For example, when a soft medium such as paper is processed, the entire surface can be electrostatically adsorbed and fixed.

3. Vacuum adsorption system

This is the best choice for handling corrugated paper, card stock, or thick and heavy media such as 40 mil (1 mm) thick PVC.


Before use, fix the material on the cutting pad of the flat cutting machine, adjust the parameters (such as pressure, speed, command format, etc.) in the flat cutting plotter according to the materials and software used to achieve the most. Good cutting effect.

When in use, the user first creates the desired graphic by using the graphic editing processing software installed in the computer and the flat cutting plotter. After completing the design of the desired engraved content, the user can issue instructions to the flatbed cutter through the computer. The computer-controlled, driven flat-blade cutter engraves the text and images that have been designed on the computer on the engraved objects (immediate stickers, plastic film, etc.). The flatbed cutter can also be used to cut the contents of a carton carton or engrave the thin metal of the paper.