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Can Vinyl be Laser Cut
28th May 2019

 

What is Vinyl?

Vinyl is a synthetic manmade material. It is often referred to as a type of plastic, and it’s made from ethylene (which is found in crude oil) as well as chlorine (which is found in regular salt). When both substances are combined, they produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin, which is commonly referred to as vinyl. 

 

Cutting vinyl with ease

You may be wondering whether your existing laser-cutting machine can cut vinyl, or perhaps you’ve attempted to cut this material with no luck, so let’s be clear, you will need a laser cutting machine that is specifically optimised to cut vinyl. Here at CTR Lasers, we have a huge range of vinyl cutting plotter machines available and these have been specifically designed to deliver:

  • Heavyweight use and low running costs.
  • Adjustable knife pressure up to 500g via the control panel.
  • Speeds that are impressive, with excellent quality.
  • Replacement blades that are keenly priced, whilst retaining a long life.
  • Can be supplied with starter-kits including rolls of vinyl, so you can begin using your new machine immediately.

Whether you’re looking to produce your own signage, vinyl decals for cars or important notices for public transportation, our machines can help you maximise performance and reduce running costs, whilst boosting efficiency and precision. The blades are designed to retain a very long life, but when the time does come when you require a replacement, a new blade is keenly priced.

 

How do these machines work?

The process is actually rather simple. The knife quickly and precisely cuts the outline of design into a piece of vinyl, giving you exceptional quality every time. Speed is of course important, but so too is precision and we believe our machines have the perfect balance. There are two different sign making programs as standard: Artcut and Easycut, but they’re both perfectly capable of designing complex signs, stickers, custom apparel designs, stencils, paper prototypes and decals.

Over the years we’ve developed strong relationships with major UK car manufacturers, providing vinyl laser cutting systems that offer the most creative, cost optimal and risk mitigated solution for their requirements, and we’re confident we can deliver a machine that’s right for you too.

If you’d like to learn more about the vinyl cutting process or wish to speak to us about our high quality machines, please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 800 4727 or send us a message and we’ll be back in touch as soon as possible to discuss your needs in further detail.

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