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Mac Sign software for plotters

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I wanted to share my research about inexpensive sign cutting software for plotter for the Mac since it was not easy to find online. I’ve had a few plotters over the years (including USCutter and Summagraphics) and the software was always painful to use – never as sophisticated as Illustrator. Recently I was looking to update my software and came across these options – I really wanted a simple – even free – “driver” to just export my file from Illustrator but could not find one.

 

Sure Cuts A Lot 4 by CraftEdge
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  • Intel Macintosh OSX (10.6 – 10.11)
  • $59.99 (one time fee – not a subscription)
  • Pro version available also
  • iPad version (gets bad reviews however)
  • Interface is not great but much better than most sign making software I have seen. Why can’t these companies just copy Adobe and come up with something clean?
  • Includes  so you can have a useful level of control over your output

WYSIWYG cut mode

SignCut
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  • Takes exports via Illustrator plug which is great but does a strange rename on the open illustrator file
  • Bad UI
  • Expensive – subscriptions start at $8/week
  • $149 for 2 years
  • Have to keep subscribing so not a good value over time – especially if you don’t use it much

 

 

MacSign by softeamweb

  • softeamV10 Lite, Win and Mac
  • Well, the website is funky and it wont even tell you the price without registering
  • MACSIGN LITE 490,00€
  • MACSIGN FULL 990,00€

 

Let me know what you find for:

  • cheap sign cutting plotter software
  • plotter illustrator plugins mac
  • SignBlazer experiences?
  • cheap signcut software
  • alternative to signcut software
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  1. Posted January 24, 2016 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Easy Cut Studio allows you to easily cut SVG and TrueType Fonts using your electronic cutting machine.

    You can get more info at
    http://www.easycutstudio.com/

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