Graphtec FC8600 Series

The FC8600 series high-performance cutting plotter is an industry leader for sign makers, graphic artists, automotive aftermarket professionals, countertop installers and other related users. The FC8600 series features a maximum cutting speed of 58.5 in/sec, 4.0G maximum acceleration, and 20 to 600g 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™, and more.

Best performing cutter in its class

• LCD Control Panel
• Dual User Configuration function
• Factory installed ethernet capability
• Enhanced ARMS (Auto Registration Mark Sensor) with optical sensor for auto alignment
• Impressive 600 grams of force and up to 49 feet of tracking accuracy



32-bit CPU


Grit rolling type

Drive method

Digital servo drive

Max. cutting area (W x L)

FC8600-60 : 610mm x 50m
FC8600-75 : 762mm x 50m
FC8600-100 : 1067mm x 50m
FC8600-130 : 1372mm x 50m
FC8600-160 : 1626mm x 50m

Cutting area of guaranteed accuracy

FC8600-60 : 23.23in x 50ft
FC8600-75 : 29.21in x 50ft
FC8600-100 : 41in x 32ft, 35.2in x 50ft
FC8600-130 : 53in x 32ft, 35.2in x 50ft
FC8600-160 : 63in x 32ft, 35.2in x 50ft

Mountable media width

FC8600-60 : Min. 1.97in, Max. 30.31in
FC8600-75 : Min. 1.97in, Max. 36.22in
FC8600-100 : Min. 1.97in, Max. 48.19in
FC8600-130 : Min. 1.97in, Max. 60.20in
FC8600-160 : Min. 1.97in, Max. 72.83in

Max. cross cut width

FC8600-60 : 734mm
FC8600-75 : 886mm
FC8600-100 : 1191mm
FC8600-130 : 1496mm
FC8600-160 : 1750mm

Number of push rollers

FC8600-60 : 2 rollers
FC8600-75 : 2 rollers
FC8600-100 : 3 rollers
FC8600-130 : 3 rollers
FC8600-160 : 4 rollers

Max. cutting speed

1485 mm/s at 45° direction

Axial acceleration

Max. 39.2 m/s² (4 G) in 8 steps

Cutting force

Max. 5.88 N (600 gf) in 48 steps

Mechanical resolution


Programmable resolution

GP-GL: 0.1 / 0.05 / 0.025 / 0.01 mm, HP-GL™: 0.025mm

Distance accuracy

Max. 0.1 mm or 0.1% of plotted length


Max. 0.1 mm in plot up to 2 m (excluding the expansion and contraction of the media)

Minimum character size

Approx. 3 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 (0.9mm or 1.5mm 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

Self-adhesive marking film (vinyl, fluorescent, reflective, high-intensity reflective film) up to 0.25mm thick, Sandblast resist rubber up to 1mm thick

Compatible paper for pouncing

Regular paper from 0.06 to 0.13 mm thick

Light pointer

Built into the tool carriage


Built into the tool carriage

Perforation cutting

Supported (performed by force control)

Registration mark sensing system

Scans the mark by optical sensor (ARMS5.0), Segment area and Multiple-mark compensation, 4-points axis alignment, Auto mark detect

Standard interface

USB 2.0 (High speed), RS-232C and 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 setting for each user)


Graphic type LCD (3-inch, backlight)

Power source

100 V to 240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz

Power consumption

Max. 160 VA

External dimensions (W x D x H)

FC8600-60 : 1120 x 711 x 1219mm
FC8600-75 : 1270 x 711 x 1219mm
FC8600-100 : 1570 x 715 x 1219mm
FC8600-130 : 1870 x 711 x 1219mm
FC8600-160 : 2130 x 711 x 1219mm


FC8600-60 : Approx. 38kgs including stand
FC8600-75 : Approx. 52kgs including stand
FC8600-100 : Approx. 60kgs including stand
FC8600-130 : Approx. 68kgs including stand
FC8600-160 : Approx. 73kgs including stand

Included software

Windows driver, Plotter controller, Graphtec Pro Studio, Cutting Master 4, Graphtec Studio for Mac

Compatible standards

UL60950-1, cUL, CE mark (Low voltage and EMC), KC mark (Low voltage and EMC)
FCC-A, EN55022-A