Cutting plotters are technical devices which can be used to mechanically cut graphics, lettering and a variety of shapes from a variety of materials such as paper, thin wood, plastic, adhesive film, cardboard and rubber (e.g. for sealing rings). They are very similar to conventional printers, but, unlike conventional printers, can only produce vector graphics, not pixels. The plotter’s maintenance requirements are a significant weakness.
As laser cutting – in contrast to plotting – is a contactless cutting technique, JustLaser laser machines do not exhibit wear marks. That means there are no expensive maintenance expenses, which makes the laser process particularly cost-efficient. The purchase of a high-quality JustLaser laser machine soon pays for itself. We’ll be happy to calculate your return on investment (ROI). Don’t hesitate to contact us!
To ensure that there is no loss of quality with cutting plotters, the devices must be serviced at regular intervals, and wear parts such as pinch rollers, cutting strips, blade holders and plotter blades must be replaced. Especially if the cutting quality worsens, output and target sizes are no longer congruent or other problems occur.
Using a worn blade or a worn-out cutting strip will result in an unclean cutting edge. Replacement blades for cutting plotters must be swapped out relatively frequently as they wear out quickly with daily use. If the pinch rollers wear out, it will no longer be possible to transport the cutting material evenly, meaning the start and end point differ from each other. If the blade holder is worn, the plotter will no longer be able to cut accurately. The costs for the replacement parts for a cutting plotter add up over a long service life, while practically no maintenance costs are incurred through laser cutting.
In contrast to cutting plotters, highly-efficient laser cutting machines from JustLaser are suitable for a wide range of applications, materials and material thicknesses. As laser cutting is a contactless process, the cutting edges are extremely precise. The material surfaces are not damaged or squashed. The production of fine and complex shapes and patterns is no problem for modern JustLaser laser machines. With a laser, you can enjoy these and more benefits in comparison to other methods: