Plotters!

narco

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Dec 9, 2003
1,155
0
California.
Here is the low down. My sister's boyfriend wants a plotter. Here is what he has, what he needs it for, and everything else. If any of you know have one, or know about plotters -- please respond. Thanks!

What he has:
- 15" G4 Powerbook, 1.33ghz
- Adobe Creative Suite

What he wants to do:
He does airbrushing for a customs shop here in California. He needs to scan designs into his Powerbook, covert those to paths, print it out on a plotter and use the vinyl sticker as a guideline.

What he is interested in:
He saw this plotter, noticed it comes with plug-ins for Illustrator. Would this be a wise choice?
http://www.signwarehouse.com/cutters/Roland/roland_c1pro_content.htm#cx400

BASICALLY, people have been telling him to buy a PC and do this with Corel, but he has a Mac and knows he can do it with Illustrator. If there is a better Mac solution out there, please let me know or give me any kind of suggestions. If you have any further questions, let me know -- thanks!

Fishes,
narco.
 

MisterMe

macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
10,650
29
USA
narco said:
Here is the low down. My sister's boyfriend wants a plotter. Here is what he has, what he needs it for, and everything else. If any of you know have one, or know about plotters -- please respond. Thanks!

What he has:
- 15" G4 Powerbook, 1.33ghz
- Adobe Creative Suite

What he wants to do:
He does airbrushing for a customs shop here in California. He needs to scan designs into his Powerbook, covert those to paths, print it out on a plotter and use the vinyl sticker as a guideline.

What he is interested in:
He saw this plotter, noticed it comes with plug-ins for Illustrator. Would this be a wise choice?
http://www.signwarehouse.com/cutters/Roland/roland_c1pro_content.htm#cx400

BASICALLY, people have been telling him to buy a PC and do this with Corel, but he has a Mac and knows he can do it with Illustrator. If there is a better Mac solution out there, please let me know or give me any kind of suggestions. If you have any further questions, let me know -- thanks!

Fishes,
narco.
This is really a no-brainer. Your link explicitly mentions the Mac. If the Mac is supported, get it. With the Mac and Illustrator, your sister's boyfriend will produce art. With a PC and Corel Draw, he will produce business graphics.
 

narco

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Dec 9, 2003
1,155
0
California.
MisterMe said:
This is really a no-brainer. Your link explicitly mentions the Mac. If the Mac is supported, get it. With the Mac and Illustrator, your sister's boyfriend will produce art. With a PC and Corel Draw, he will produce business graphics.
Well, basically I wanted some input from people who actually do this. This was just only one example, maybe someone who is in the business had some other suggestions.

Fishes,
narco.
 
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