Graphtec CE 9000 Series Vinyl Cutter

Wide-Format Premium Roll-Feed Cutter/Plotter

The flagship Graphtec FC9000 Series is Graphtec’s most advanced, versatile roll fed cutting plotter to date. Revered around the world for its dependable, high-precision cutting capabilities with both printed and unprinted materials, the FC Series is the ultimate finishing solution for the wide format signage, apparel, and automotive industries. A newly developed feeding system and cutting head has further improved cutting quality of thin and thick materials ranging from delicate window tint to rigid magnet and high intensity reflective.  ARMS 8.0 features the introduction of Graphtec’s Datalink Barcode Datalink System which efficiently loads and processes your jobs automatically.

Established in 1949, Graphtec’s corporate philosophy emphasizes the pride every member takes in the company’s products. The pride comes through at all stages, from preliminary planning and design to final delivery. This commitment does not stop at the factory door. It extends to services and customer-support personnel around the world, because Graphtec never forgets what is at stake every time you choose one of its products.


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Unique superior quality, high reliability and affordable price of Graphtec CE 9000 is suitable cutting plotter for large production runs for heat transfer vinyl, decals, signage, automotive sign, and more!

  • New 8.0 ARMS for Fast and Accurate Print & Cut Applications with XY Compensation Feature
  • Separate tool positions for contour and die cutting ensures the longevity of your blades and cutting strip when creating decals and graphics
  • Data Link Bar Code Feature for Maximum Productivity
  • NEW Easy-to-use USB Thumb Drive Connectivity – NO Computer Needed!



The Graphtec CE9000 is the perfect solution for wide-format SIGNAGE Graphics • PRINT & CUT GraphicsLarge WrappingsAutomotive Markets and many more….

Model FC9000-75 FC9000-100 FC9000-140 FC9000-160
CPU 32-bit CPU
Configuration Grit rolling plotter
Drive method Digital servo drive
Max. cutting speed 58.5 inches per second (45 degree direction) 41.3 (axis direction)
Cutting force Max. 600 gf in 48 steps
Axial acceleration Max. 39.2 m/s2 (4 G) in 8 steps
Max. cutting area(W x L) (*1) 30 in x 164 ft

762 mm x 50 m

42 in x 164 ft

1067 mm x 50 m

54 in x 164 ft

1372 mm x 50 m

64 in x 164 ft

1626 mm x 50 m

Guaranteed precision cutting area (*1) 29.21 in x 50 ft 41 in x 32 ft,

35.2 in x 50 ft

53 in x 32 ft,

35.2 in x 50 ft

63 in x 32 ft,

35.2 in x 50 ft

Mountable media width(*2) Min. 1.96 in
Max. 36.22 in
Min. 1.96 in
Max. 48.19 in
Min. 1.96 in
Max. 60.20 in
Min. 1.96 in
Max. 72.83 in
Max. cross cut width 30 in 42 in 54 in 64 in
Number of push rollers 2 rollers 3 rollers 4 rollers 4 rollers
Compatible roll media diameter Min. 2.99 in Max 7.8 in. (Max diameter is 6.29 in when included flange is installed)
Mechanical resolution 0.005 mm
Programmable resolution GP-GL: 0.1 / 0.05 / 0.025 / 0.01 mm, HP-GL™: 0.025 mm
Distance accuracy (*2) Max. 0.1 mm or 0.1 % of plotted length
Repeatability (*2) Max. 0.1 mm in plot up to 2 m (excluding the expansion and contraction of the media)
Minimum character size Approx. 5 mm alphanumeric (varies depending on character font and media)
Mountable number of tools 1 tool (cutting blade, plotting pen or pouncing tool) in standard;
2 tools (cutting blade and plotting pen) when second penholder (optional) is installed
Blade types Supersteel (0.9 mm or 1.5 mm diameter)
Pen types Water-based fiber-tip pen, Oil-based ballpoint pen
Pouncing tool type Steel pin 1.2 mm diameter, required optional pouncing tool (PPA 33-TP12)
Media types (*3) Self-adhesive marking film (vinyl, fluorescent, reflective, high-intensity reflective film) up to 0.25 mm thick,
Sandblast resist rubber up to 1 mm thick
Compatible paper for pouncing Regular paper from 0.06 to 0.13 mm thick
Cross-cutter Built into the tool carriage
Perforation cutting Supported (performed by force control)
Interface USB 2.0(Full Speed), Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Buffer memory 2 MB
Command sets GP-GL / HP-GL™ emulation (Set by menu or command, and selects from GP-GL, HP-GL™, or Auto select)
Condition settings Dual configuration (save two (2) user settings with eight (8) separate condition settings per user)
Display Graphic type LCD (3.7-inch, backlight)
Power source 100 V to 240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power consumption AC100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Operating environment 50 to 95 ºF, 35 to 75 % R.H. (non-condensing)
Guaranteed accuracy environment 60 to 89 ºF, 35 to 70 % R.H. (non-condensing)
External dimensions
(W x D x H)
Approx. 50″ x 28″ x 48″

(1270 x 711 x 1219 mm)

Approx. 61.8″ x 28″ x 48″

(1570 x 715 x 1219 mm)

Approx. 73.6″ x 28″ x 48″

(1870 x 711 x 1219 mm)

Approx. 84″ x 28″ x 48″

(2130 x 711 x 1219 mm)

Weight (*8) 108 lbs. 123 lbs. 141 lbs.
178 lbs. /w take-up
154 lbs.
195 lbs. /w take-up
Included software (*6) Windows Driver, Graphtec Pro Studio (*5),
Cutting Master 4, Graphtec Studio for Mac
Compatible OS (*5) Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7
Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.11
Mac OS 10.12 to 1.14
Graphtec Studio: 10.6 to 10.14
Cutting Master 4: 10.7-10.14
Safety PSE, UL/cUL, CE mark)
EMC VCCI Class A, FCC Class A, CE mark

*1: Operated with Graphtec specified cutting conditions and media. For long-length cutting, the basket is used.

*2: There are conditions for operation when setting the media.

*3: HP-GL is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company.

*4: CB15UA/CB15UA-K30 blades and reinforced backing sheets are recommended for certain grades of high- intensity reflective film.

*5: Graphtec does not support software / drivers used with operating systems that have become obsolete and are no longer supported by the OS developer.

*6: The software is available for download from Graphtec’s website.

*7: It requires an internet connection in order for activation or registration when starting the software for the first time.

*8: Includes stand and basket.


The Graphtec Pro Studio is the graphics design application software for Graphtec cutting plotter. It is an easy-to-use application software for creating and cutting original designs. Includes enhanced functions such as auto-shapes, shading, and editing functions. It can also configure the cutting conditions and other settings on the plotter. EPS / Ai* / CMX*/ PDF* file compatibility allows users to import pre-existing designs.



  • Mac or PC
  • 2D Design Software (Corel recommended)


  • Roll consumables bundle
  • Additional pens and blades
  • Catch basket





Optional accessories:


Item Part No. Description
Additional Media Stocker
RSK0021 For FC9000-75 (Stock roller, bracket)
RSK0022 For FC9000-100 (Stock roller, bracket)
RSK0023 For FC9000-140 (Stock roller, bracket)
RSK0024 For FC9000-160 (Stock roller, bracket)
2nd pen holder ECK0009 For dual tool configuration (dealer option)
Flange OPH-A21 Flange for media holding
Additional Push Roller OPH-A47 One additional push roller
FC9000-140 Take-up System OPH-A43 Automatic Take-up System for the FC9000-140
FC9000-160 Take-up System OPH-A44 Automatic Take-up System for the FC9000-160


Additional consumables:

Item Part No. Description Package
Cutting blade holder PHP33-CB09N-HS For CB09U series blade 1 set/pack
PHP33-CB15N-HS For CB15U series blade 1 set/pack
PHP35-CB09-HS For CB09U series blade 1 set/pack
PHP35-CB15-HS For CB15U series blade 1 set/pack
Cutting blade CB09UB-5 0.9mm dia. 45º angle, Supersteel 5 blades/pack
CB09UB-K60-5 0.9mm dia. 30º angle, for thin film (Japan 60º) 5 blades/pack
CB15U-5 1.5mm dia. 45º angle, supersteel 5 blades/pack
CB15UA-K30-5 1.5mm dia. 60º angle, for high intensity reflective film (Japan 30º) 5 blades/pack
CT02U High durability type 1 blade/pack
Water-based fiber-tip pen
and pen holder
KF700-BK Pen (black) 10 pens/pack
KF700-RD Pen (red) 10 pens/pack
KF700-BL Pen (blue) 10 pens/pack
PHP31-FIBER Pen holder for KF700 series pen 1 set/pack
Oil-based ballpoint pen
and pen holder
KB700-BK Pen (black) 10 pens/pack
PHP34-BALL Pen holder for KB700 pen 1 set/pack
Instructor Training


  • Set-up and Operations (~1-2 hrs)
  • Graphtech Studio (~1-2 hrs)


  • Advanced Studio designs (6 hrs)
Curriculum Resources

AET Labs Custom Lesson Plans

  • Basic operation tutorials
  • Application examples
  • Project ideas

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