Typically, automated plotter knives cut into a piece of material (paper, mylar or vinyl) that is lying on the flat surface area of the plotter. This automated-cutting is achieved because the plotter is connected to a computer, which is equipped with specialized cutting design or drawing computer software programs.
These specialized computer software programs are responsible for sending the necessary cutting dimensions or designs in order to command the cutting knife to produce the correct project cutting needs.
The material to be cut (usually vinyl) is either roll-fed or sheet-fed through the plotter automatically and once it reaches the flat cutting service, the cutting knife quickly makes the needed cuts before the item rolls off the flat cutting surface to make room for the next item to be cut.
Anyhow, we have been supplying many customers cutting plotter machines and providing them free training in less than 1 hour. Most of our customers can handle the cutting plotter easily and start their business immediately without any doubt.