Graphtec has expanded its CE series of cutting plotters with the launch of the CE Lite-50.

The company claims that the new machine represents “a new category [of] small-format entry-level professional cutting plotter,” which offers “design and production capabilities invariably not found in any similarly positioned and priced machine.”

The machine will accommodate A4, A3, SRA3 and Super A3 size sheets of material. Its key features include a cutting speed of 500mm/sec, 50cm-wide roll media facility (ideal for the handling of  heat transfer media, according to Graphtec), LED-based sensor, intuitive touch-panel operation and an expandable interface.

The machine also incorporates, as standard, Graphtec’s latest Version 7 of the proprietary ARMS (Automatic Registration Mark Sensing) system for “radically enhanced media plotting and cutting accuracy” plus Cutting Master software that enables use of design data created in Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW programs.

Graphic adds that the CE Lite-50 cutting plotter can be used for a diverse range of applications, including those found in the craft skills and hobbies sectors. Examples include apparel, accessories and promotional products decoration, small-run label production, glass-decorative and vehicle graphics and self-adhesive vinyl-based signs.