Graphtec FC8600 High Performance Cutter Series

Please log in or create an account in order to see price information or "Add to Cart" button

Product Brochure


Graphtec FC8600 Series of high-performance roll feed cutting plotter are the industry leaders for sign makers, graphic artists, automotive aftermarket professionals, countertop installers and other related users. Graphtec FC8600 vinyl cutter sets an industry standard for quality and durability, and is now an even more powerful tool for any professional in the search of the highest-quality and most technically-advanced cutter on the market. Graphtec's sophisticated and proprietary technology, the Tangential Control mode, allows for complete elimination of distorted, rounded, or lifted corners, even when highly intricate design cutting is required. This innovative features allows the Graphtec FC8600 to cut small text strings on vinyl.

Graphtec America FC8600 Family

The FC8600 series is the flagship model of Graphtec America. Known around the world for its high precision cutting, and build quality, the FC8600 is the ultimate finishing solution for the signage, apparel, and automotive markets. Included Graphtec Pro Studio and Cutting Master 4 software provide all of the tools needed to create stunning print & cut signage, decals, apparel and more. Utilizing the strength of the Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system (ARMS), and its 600g of down force, even the most challenging medias such as high intensity reflective are cleanly cut.

Graphtec FC8600 series high-performance roll feed cutting plotter is an industry leader for sign makers, graphic artists, and other related users. The FC8600 series features a maximum cutting speed of 58.5 in/sec, 4.0 G maximum acceleration, and 20 to 600 g selectable cutting forces, allowing users to process diamond grade, high-intensity reflective film, sandblast resist rubber, automotive window & paint protection films, self-adhesive vinyl, Amberlith™ and Rubylith™, among other media types.


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

Fastest cutting speed in its class:

58.5 inches per second ( 4ft 10.46 in/s, 1,485 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 50 ft 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.

Graphtec FC8600 series roll feed vinyl cutter is available in five widths:

FC8600-60, max. cutting W 24" (61 cm)

FC8600-75, max. cutting W 30" (76.2 cm)

FC8600-100, max. cutting W 42" (106.7 cm)

FC8600-130, max. cutting W 54" (137.2 cm)

FC8600-160, max. cutting W 64" (162.6 cm)

This performance class allows you to process diamond grade, high-intensity reflective film, self-adhesive vinyl, sandblast-resist rubber, automotive window and paint protection film and other media.

Prismatic Grade Reflective Sheeting

PERF CUT Enabled High Performance Cutters Finish The Job

With its included perf cut enabled custom tool settings - you have the ability to perforate cut all the way through your pre printed vinyl media creating pop-out, full-color stickers and decals without damaging your blade or cutting plotter machine.

Blade position 1 is for contour kiss cutting of vinyl media. Blade position 3 allows the blade to cut all the way through the media into the channel without damaging the cutting strip and blade.

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.

Graphtec America FC8600 Blade ImageGraphtec America FC8600 Blade Image


Auto Mark Detection

Graphtec America FC8600 imageThe first registration mark is automatically detected within a wide search area; this eliminates the need to manually move the sensor near the registration mark position. Subsequent marks are automatically located which improves the operation of the registration mark searching.

Segment Area Compensation

Graphtec America FC8600 imageA 4-point axis alignment is performed for each segmented area. In Normal Mode, this is performed by reading the marks in the middle of the feeding direction for the entire graphic and then cutting the entire graphic, providing high-precision alignment for long length Print & Cut applications. In the new Sequential Mode, contour cutting is performed sequentially in each segmented area. Media movement is limited to the smaller area being cut, improving accuracy and tracking for heavier media or media that has been laminated.

* Normal mode is available when Graphtec Studio, Graphtec Pro Studio, Cutting Master 2/3/4, or Plotter Controller software is used.

* Sequential mode is available when Graphtec Studio (ver. 2.1.200 or later) or Cutting Master 3 (ver. 2.1.211 or later) is used.

* This function is available in firmware version 2.10 or later.

Multiple-Mark Compensation

When the design is printed with the matrix copy function, the action of reading the marks and contour cutting is repeated for each copy. It significantly improve productivity for Print & Cut.

* This function is available when the Graphtec Studio, Graphtec Pro Studio, Cutting Master 2/3/4 software is used.

ISM (Intelligent Scan Mode)

The ISM incorporates a new scanning algorithm that not only expands the cutting range of compatible media, but also reduces scan times and increases mark scanning success. Registration marks are also detectable on colored media and textured media, such as glossy laminated materials that were difficult using the conventional method.

* Media must be within the specification in range. Marks may not be detected due to poor print quality or media surface.

* This function is available in firmware version 2.10 or later.