Cutting Master 4

Cutting Master 4

It is a plug-in software for Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. It can send the cutting object created with popular design software of the Illustrator or CorelDRAW to the plotter, can also be used to control the plotter. It has a variety of features as the preview window, the cutting condition settings and others. It enables you to take a full advantage of the plotter with a easy operation.

Creating design

Design is created using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW.

Cutting Master 4

It is checked the cutting object, adjust the position, and set the cutting conditions.

Cut by Cutting Plotter

Cutting data is transferred to the cutting plotter. The cutting plotter starts the job.

Major useful features

Creating the registration marks

The registration marks can be added into the arts board of the design application software. It can be selected from 10 patterns according to the design object size and the precision of axis alignment in the Print & Cut applications.

Tiling (split the object)

The cutting object can be split into smaller tiles. When the object needs to be placed to the surface made by multiple panels or is larger than the width of the media, the object can be split to size for fit it.

Matrix copy

It is used for creating multiple copies of the same object. The object is copied in specified matrix condition.

Weed lines and border

The border line and weeding lines can be added around the cutting object automatically and then it is cut. It makes easier to remove the excess material from the media.

Tool assignment

The Cutting Master 4 is able to assign the tool condition to the each color or the layer. The settings of tool condition as force, speed, quality (acceleration) and others can be set for the each color or the layer. It can be performed in a single job by process of different types.

Supports ARMS 8.0

It supports ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system) 8.0. New functions such as supporting crop mark, supporting processing on the reverse side, reversed color mark, Data Link Function etc are available. It enables to enhance usability.
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Offline operation using the USB flash memory

Plot data is created from the design by using Cutting Master 4, then it is saved to USB flash memory. The plot data file can be selected from the USB on the plotter, then cutting is performed. This simplified work-flow enables users to operate without a computer.
* The USB flash memory format only supports FAT32.
@Please note that NTFS and exFAT are not supported.

[Compatible models] FC9000 / CE7000 / CE LITE / FCX4000 / FCX2000

Data management using barcode with USB flash memory

In Print & cut operation, the plot data is automatically selected from USB flash memory by scanning the barcode printed on the media. Barcode is created by using Cutting Master 4. This prevents the usage of incorrect data, and improves work efficiency.
* The USB flash memory format only supports FAT32.
@Please note that NTFS and exFAT are not supported.

[Compatible models] FC9000 / CE7000 / FCX4000 / FCX2000

Copy of data with registration marks

After data is sent the first time, it can be copied multiple times without a PC.
[Compatible models] FC9000 / CE7000 / CE LITE / FCX4000 / CE6000 PLUS / FCX2000 / FC8600 / FC4500

In the FC9000 / CE7000 / FCX2000 / FCX4000, the first four marks are scanned on the first sheet, and only the first mark in subsequent sheets. Cutting Master 4 is able to configure FCX 2000 / FCX4000 to execute copy in this condition. This improves productivity by shorting scan detection time.

Reverse side Cutting/Creasing using registration marks

Cutting and creasing can be aligned to the printed graphics even if processing is performed on the reverse side of the media. This prevents any scratches or damage to the printed graphic. Cutting Master 4 is able to configure FCX2000 to execute the process in this condition.
[Compatible models] FCX4000 / FCX2000

Expanded cutting area

It expands the cutting area to include objects outside of the area enclosed by registration marks. Production efficiency is enhanced by reducing media waste.
[Compatible models] FC9000 / CE7000 / CE LITE / FCX4000 / CE6000 PLUS / FCX2000 / FC8600

Supported by standard crop marks

Cutting is aligned to the printed graphic by printing the industry standard crop marks. Adding special marks with Graphtec software is not necessary. Cutting Master 4 is able to get information of crop mark from Adobe Illustrator and send it to FCX2000.
[Compatible models] FC9000 / CE7000 / FCX4000 / FCX2000

Creating registration marks in reversed color

The Cutting Master 4 is able to create the registration marks either one of the normal style or reversal style. The reversal style mark has the reversed color and it is able to detect the mark on the media such as the type of glossy or shiny. It enables to expand the compatible media for the Print & Cut applications.
It able to specify the color of registration mark line and the color of paint around mark after software version 2.10.
(A model that supporting color mark: FC9000 / CE7000 CE LITE-50)
[Compatible models] FC9000 / CE7000 / CE LITE / FCX4000 / CE6000 PLUS / FCX2000 / FC8600

System requirement and Functions

Item Description
Supported cutter FC9000 / CE7000 / FCX4000 / FCX2000 / FC8600 / FC4500 / CE6000 PLUS / CE LITE-50
Supported OS (*1) Windows (*2) 11 / 10 / 8.1
Mac OSX 10.9 - 10.11 / macOS 10.12 (Sierra) to 12 (Monterey) (*6)
Supported application software Adobe Illustrator 2022 / 2021 / 2020 / CC2019 / CC2018 / CC2017 / CC2015.3 / CC2015 / CC2014 /
CC / CS6 / CS5 (*3) / CS4 (CS4 is supported in Window OS)
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite (*5)
(for Windows OS)
2022 / 2021 / 2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 2017 / X8 / X7 / X6 / X5 / X4
Registration mark function and others Number of marks: 2 / 3 / 4 points
Multiple-mark compensation
Segment area compensation
Expanded effective cutting area
First mark compensation
Support process in the revers side
Reversed color
Color selection of mark
Crop mark of Adobe Illustrator (Japanese / Roman type)
Save plot data into USB flash memory (*4)
Create bar-code and save it with plot data
Control plotter Matrix copy (vertical and horizontal direction)
Multiple pass
Set cutting conditions (five items)
Assign cutting conditions by color or layer
Import or export cutting conditions
Support connection of multiple cutter
It requires an Internet connection in order for registration when starting the software for the first time.
Graphtec does not support software/driver used with operating systems that have become obsolete and are no longer supported by the OS developer.
It is run in the 32-bit compatible mode (WOW64 mode) when the 64-bits Windows OS is used.
Mac version is not supported after Ver.3.00.
The USB flash memory format only supports FAT32. Please note that NTFS and exFAT are not supported.
Not available in editions other than Graphics Suit including Home and Student / Standard / Essentials / Technical Suite.
The operation has been confirmed to work on macOS 11 (Big Sur) and macOS 12 (Monterey) with USB/LAN connection.