Roland CAMM 1
Versatile and Popular Cutting Machine for Vinyl and Card which can also be used to cut some Fabrics
CAMM 1 GS-24E
|Max plotting area:||584 x 25000mm|
|Max plotting speed:||500mm/sec|
|Print Alignment:||Optical System|
|Interface:||USB & Serial|
|Dimensions:||860(W) x 319(D) x 235(H)mm|
What is a Knife Cutter?
A good quality knife-cutter is the ideal entry point for developing CAD/CAM as an important strand in the Design and Technology curriculum. The machines are quiet and inherently safe to use which makes them the most child-friendly option for a huge variety of project outcomes in just about every area of the subject. [more]
What is a Knife Cutter?
A good quality knife-cutter is the ideal entry point for developing CAD/CAM as an important strand in the Design and Technology curriculum. The machines are quiet and inherently safe to use which makes them the most child-friendly option for a huge variety of project outcomes in just about every area of the subject. Knife cutting is the only way to cut delicate ‘applied media’ in the form of textiles vinyls and only knife cutters can offer registration mark recognition and the fine control needed for print and cut work. Perfect for combining sublimation printing with cutting - for example when cutting nets to make up textile containers or lanterns.
Why Choose a CAMM 1?
Roland CAMM 1 machines have set the standard for school knife cutters since their introduction
over 15 years ago. The GS-24’s servo motors give fast and smooth cutting, while preserving pinpoint
accuracy. Roland’s Optical Print Alignment System (OPAS) is standard on all GS-24s - this
allows students to exploit high quality colour printing from modern ink-jet, sublimation or laser
printers, and to align the printed graphics to a cutting path for bespoke products.
GS-24E handles media from matchbox-size off-cuts, to 584mm widths up to 25m long, so it will accommodate any of the roll or sheet materials TechSoft supply with no trimming and no wastage. For print-and-cut work this means A4 and A3 printed sheets are no problem and, if you have access to a large format printer, you can even print and cut A2 size nets, stencils, etc. 2D Design V2 has been designed to work with OPAS. Once the design page has been set to match the GS-24, all the machine settings are automatically sent to the machine on output – no buttons to press. The maximum speed of 500mm/sec means that simple individual projects will cut in a few moments and large or ‘nested’ sets of class work will take minutes at the most.
Which CAMM 1 Do I Need?
Most schools and colleges will find that a GS-24E will give them everything they need in a knife cutter at an excellent price with no compromise to capacity or performance.
How Does This Fit In With Textiles?
For easy surface decoration, textile vinyls can offer a wonderful array of colours, whilst the
flock version also gives that extra textural interest. The introduction of retro-reflective vinyls
give the opportunity to be creative with technical textiles within the classroom. Simply cut out
your image from vinyl and use a heat press to adhere it to the fabric. Very quick and easy to do
in the classroom, yet it achieves the professional look that the students require.
TechSoft are stockists of a range of technical non-woven fabrics that lend themselves to being cut both on the knife cutter and the laser cutter. Of course the Vilene S80 and Decovil Light cut well on the GS-24E and TechSoft can offer a cutting blade that will optimise the cleanness of the cut. In all cases of cutting fabrics on the GS-24E, the fabric piece should be ironed onto freezer paper to support it and then in turn stuck to the sacrificial backing card with TechSoft's low tack double sided tape. This will stop the fabric from tearing and moving around during the cutting process. Intricate cutting is not recommended – you would be better using the laser cutter – but for simple shapes and appliques, this is a quick, accurate and repeatable way to cut out fabric.
Replace the knife blade with a pen and you have a large plotter for drawing out original pattern pieces, ready to pin onto your fabric. It really is industrial practise in the classroom.
Prices £ including VAT
CAMM 1 Machines
|TF-WS3-C2||TechSoft Workstation for Knife Cutting||2,712.00|
|RL-STAND2||Stand for GS-24E (same as stand for BN-20, see stand details here)||474.00|
|CA046||200 sheets 280gsm, A4 card||48.00|
|CA054||100 sheets 275gsm, A3 card||33.60|
|CA050||100 sheets 280gsm, A2 card||104.40|
|TA-TAPE-KC||High/Low tack tape 12mm x 50mm||7.20|
|TA-CMC||Carbide Cutter x 1||36.00|
|TA-CMC-5||Carbide Cutter x 5||168.00|
|TA-CMCH||Carbide Cutter for Thicker Materials||25.20|
Free Education Inset Pack worth £85 (GS-24E Only)
The Inset Pack gives you everything you need to get the machine out of the box and earning its keep in the shortest time possible. We have distilled key information into a series of tutorials that will guide you through setting-up, and then a series of projects that illustrate the full potential of the machine. Each pack contains a project CD, a booklet to guide you and a selection of materials. Completing the Inset Pack is not onerous; it will provide a sample set of project ideas - some of which are shown below - and the confidence to develop your own ideas.
|UK Mainland & Ireland:||2 Years On-Site|
|Elsewhere:||2 Years Return and Collect|