View Full Version : Craft Robo Specifications
11-02-2006, 12:44 PM
Feel FREE to respond to this thread the positives and negatives you have experienced with this machine!
Here are the specifications on the Craft Robo Machine.
<b>Motor Drive method:</b> Stepping motor<br>
Maximum: 8 inches x 39.4 inches (200 mm x 1000 mm) in extended mode<br>
Minimum without carrier sheet: US model 8.5 inches wide (216mm) <br>
*With a carrier sheet, smaller media sized can be cut.<br>
Recommended no smaller than approximately 3 x 4 inches.<br>
Typical: U.S. Letter Size 8.5 inches x 11 inches<br>
Legal 8.5 inches x 14 inches<br>
Tabloid 11 inches x 17 inches<br>
Maximum Sheet Size: 11 inches wide by 39.37 inches long<br>
<b>Operating Speed</b> 0.4 inch to 3.9 inch/sec (0.4 inch speeds in 0.4 inch/sec steps) 10 to 100 mm/sec (10 speeds in 10-mm/sec steps)<br>
Pen Holder included <br>
One (1) - Holds a standard non-retractable ball point pen
3 Adj. Caps<br>
Stand-Off Rings <br>
Blade Holder and Pen Accessories - Included <br>
<b>Suitable Media types</b> <br>
from thin films such as vinyl, sticker, decal, image transfer, to (except for high reflective sheets) Media 0.1 mm (0.004 inch) or less in thickness, up to 0.3 mm (0.012 inch ) or less (including the carrier sheet), Kent paper (157 g/m2).
Note: Not all types of media can be cut.<br>
Interface USB 1.1<br>
Dedicated Power Supply Input: AC100-240V - Output: DC +24V (1.875 A)<br>
Power consumption 25W (10W or less in standby)<br>
Operating Environment 60Â° to 90Â° F (16Â° to 33Â° C) 35 to 70% RH non-condensing<br>
External dimensions (WÃ—DÃ—H) Inches (mm) <br>
Approx. 15 x 6.3 inch x 4.125 inch (368 x 160 x 105)<br>
Weight Pounds/Kg Approx. 5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg)<br>
<b>Carrier Sheet Description:</b><br>
Includes Two (2) Carrier sheets and an o-ring. Carrier sheets must be used when cutting materials that do not have a backing.<br>
11-09-2006, 04:27 PM
I've had my CR a year and have just ordered the new CR II which should ship at the end of November in the UK. They've increased the cutting force by 50% which should mean it's able to cut Bazzill type cardstocks and improved the software which we are told will include one touch vectorisation and other improvements which should eliminate the use of another program.
I went through a bad patch at the beginning because i wanted the machine to do things it wasn't intended for. When I accepted its limitations and decided to develop what it was able to do and not moan about what it wasn't able to do then things got better.
I think it is so important to get to know your machine before embarking on fiddly bits - a couple of hours spent learning boring basics will repay you tenfold. Saying you can't make templates and don't know how to do certain things at the beginning i can understand - saying you're no good with templates and you don't know how to trace or draw after 6 months means not wanting to learn- there is a wealth of information out there - much more in fact than a year ago when i got my machine.
I'd recommend the CR no problem - it's versatile, can cut fonts you have installed on your pc and doesn't require extra dies - like any piece of equipment it has a learning curve which should be respected if you want to get the most out of your purchse.
11-09-2006, 06:54 PM
Wow... this sounds terrific! The CR really is a great cutter and it sounds like Graphtec has addressed the two remaining issues that separate the CR from other cutters... the ability to cut comfortably through Bazzill and the ability to auto-trace! I have to agree with you 100% about the need for owners to just take a little time to learn how to master the cutter. I mean... it's not for a lack of available tutorials, right? ;)
11-10-2006, 04:23 AM
So right Sandy !! :)
11-11-2006, 08:41 PM
Here is a link for anyone that is looking to purchase a machine...see the Craft Robo in action!
This might help you!
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12-31-2006, 02:05 PM
So if I buy a Craft Robo now, I should be making sure that its the Craft Robo II, and not old stock......I have a # CC100-20, is that the first model or ??
I guess I'll have to read a little further to find out if the CR II is cutting thru the textured Bazzill cardstock easier......
Is there anything else I should buy extra's of, up front.....like blades etc??
12-31-2006, 02:32 PM
It's my understanding that Graphtec has no current plans to sell the CRII in the US. I'm guessing Xyron struck another deal with Graphtec in order to corner the market when the new Wishblade II comes out.
12-31-2006, 04:33 PM
My last post makes it sound like I have the craft robo already, but all I have is the model #......... I guess the new craft robo II we are talking about is the CR Pro ??
Then I started reading about Klic n Kut, and now I'm really confused, what to get....... I like the ability to cut Bazzill easier, and to emboss......but doesn't sound like they all do that.......also, they are bigger......but bigger isn't always better......
This forum is a great place for someone who hasn't decided yet........not sure it makes it easier, but gives me more options for sure!
01-01-2007, 12:01 PM
The Craft Robo II is not the same thing as the Craft Robo Pro. The Pro IS available in the USA and retails for ~$995. It will cut up to 14.79" wide and has 300 g of pressure. The Craft Robo II is the newer model of the regular Craft Robo and still cuts at 8" wide. They changed the way the blade inserts into the holder so you don't have to use O Rings and, supposedly, it cuts at a higher pressure.... 230 g I think? So, it may handle most Bazzill easier than the previous CR. Again, however, I've heard that the CR II won't be sold in the US.
The new Wishblade II may be the best choice when it gets released. Supposedly the software will do connected-letter titles AND auto-trace. I'm also guessing that hardware-wise, it'll have the same changes as the CR II.
The Klic-N-Kut retails for $899, has 500g of pressure and can cut up to 13" wide. The software that comes with it is a hundred times more functonal than the software that comes with a CR Pro. So, I consider it to be a much better value. I think Michelle is pretty happy with hers, too!
01-01-2007, 10:35 PM
Sandy, I haven't heard yet that the CRII won't be sold in the U.S. It's my understanding that all the US distributers have to get rid of current stock first, and then will be in line to order the CRII's......but, until I get something official, it's obviously all rumors.
I would imagine that would be pretty hard to do, as already have contracts with authorized distributors here, and unless they are continuing to manufacture both to keep the US suppliers happy, it would be difficult to cut off all supplies to the U.S. and then turn around a year down the road and try to rebuild those relationships, KWIM?
From what it looks like, the new wishblade is not going to be higher in price, as I've seen pre-orders for $399 price, which is under the current WB price. That's a good thing for the U.S market. Not too happy with the "pink" color on it though :(
As for the KNK, I'm thrilled with mine :) I just have to force myself to learn the software....right now with my busy schedule, it's just easier to create in Illustrator, then open in KNK studio...until I get a chance to learn my way in the other program, and to do that, I need time...something I seem to be in short supply of lately!
01-03-2007, 12:34 AM
That's really good news. I'd hate to see the CR II NOT be available here. I definitely read that someone talked to Graphtec and they had no current plans to market the CR II in the USA. Of course, now that I think about it, the emphasis could definitely be on the word "current", right? ;)
01-03-2007, 09:58 AM
I don't know for sure what is going on with it.
What i do know is that we are starting to get low on supplies, and I was told current price was going to be good until they run out. Then, I hope we will get the shipment of the new machines. I am sure then, that the price will pop back up to the $399 range. Again, though, this is speculation. I just don't know how they can tell all their new current suppliers "WE're sorry, but you can't sell them anymore".....
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