CMC Fletcher versus Eclipse what to get?

lise

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We attended the Vegas Show and were impressed with the Fletcher and Eclipse CMCs. We will be purchasing this year, what is your recommendation?
 

Bill Lackner

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Lise

I've looked closely at both the F6100 and Eclipse Pro from a hardware & software standpoint. Although both are excellent products, I give my nod to the Eclipse (software is easier to use and the unit cuts 8 ply effortlessly). I own some great Fletcher products (3000, 2100, print cutter, etc.) and have had very good support from the company, but in my opinion the Eclipse is a better machine.
 

tnframer408

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Bill Lackner:

Noticed your ISP--what in the world is "fakespacesystems?"

SOunds like an ISP a trekkie would love.
 

John Gornall

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The only way to compare CMC's is to cut mats. Tuck some mat boards under your arm, go to a show, have some mats cut that you would do in your shop and inspect - there's your answer.

Don't forget to bring some 8 ply and cuts some ovals as well as rectangles.
 

katman

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Can't say anything about the eclipse, but I got my 6100 in October and I haven't stopped smiling. The manual isn't the best, but the machine is actually pretty easy to use. Haven't done much 8 ply but the machine has no problem with them.
 

Gail

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<blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by lise:
We attended the Vegas Show and were impressed with the Fletcher and Eclipse CMCs. We will be purchasing this year, what is your recommendation?<hr></blockquote>
 
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