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Guest Jon smith

Hello Engravers,

I was wondering if anyone had any views or knowledge on the signature mini advanced engraving system, Because I have looked at one today but wanted an outsiders opinion on how user friendly they are. thanks

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I know most rave about the gravograph. Is it the is200tx or somthing else? From what I can gather the engraving area on the is200 is small compared to the signature. But what is it that pulls gravograph fans in? I don't want to make the same mistake that I made 2years ago when I bought the surgrave rotation because it engraved a bigger area. then I couldn't master it so got rid and lost a furtune 12 months later.

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I know most rave about the gravograph. Is it the is200tx or somthing else? From what I can gather the engraving area on the is200 is small compared to the signature. But what is it that pulls gravograph fans in? I don't want to make the same mistake that I made 2years ago when I bought the surgrave rotation because it engraved a bigger area. then I couldn't master it so got rid and lost a furtune 12 months later.

 

I bet you were BITTER :wink:

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gravo seems to be the most used make by all and they are very good looking machines i had a few demos in the shop by a rep but couldn't stretch price whys to the one i wanted in their range,only their really small one, so went for umarq fx the flat bed with centre vice.

its great and fast but the z control is done by hand not automatic depth like gravograph so causes a few probs on solid brass plate/signs i do regret my decision a little bit but its a small budget machine so i guess i can't have it all.

the software is easy to use and they suplpy a small manual which is a fools guide so thats good, but its also down to me how good the machine actually performs but to any one buying out there automatic depth control can be very very usefull.

i'm glad you got round your teething probs and you now like your machine

if i had brought their compact it might had been different i'm assuming that it ahs auto depth like gravos if not then i think gravos would have been very good for me.

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It depends what you want to do, But its Gravograph all the way for me,

They cater for all your needs, with a machine suitable for your needs.

 

If you want to hit the jewellery engraving, then its an is200tx

 

If you want to do jewellery and larger stuff, like brass plaques etc, its the is400 volume.

 

If you want to do even bigger stuff then theres the fanastic is600,7000,8000.

 

Its up to you, but I'd be wary of the signature machine, I had a demo of this machine a few years ago, And I was NOT impressed one bit.

(my opinion only)

 

If you have a problem learning how to use software, then your on a hiding to nothing, you'll end up buying a machine with basic software, that may be ok, if you want to be basic.

I would say buy the best the first time around, its cheeper in the long run.

 

uk900

 

carry on

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Is gravograph the best tho?

When I was looking I contacted them but got no joy from them. They

didn't send any details or offer to give me a demo to see what the machine could do. I did contact them twice then gave up.

 

There machines maybe good but how would I know when you get no bugger to talk to you :shock: :shock:

 

I think you have been lucky UK or is it they are only intrested in you if you are going to spend shed loads of ££££££ with them.

 

This is only my opinion of them.

 

I also know John in St.Andrews who has a signature machine and he thinks its the best thing since sliced bread.

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a signature machine and he thinks its the best thing since sliced bread.

 

Thats about all its good for :lol: :lol:

 

Has John ever tried other machines, and what are his expectations.

 

I don't understand anyone when they say they can't get any response from Gravograph or any other company, I never have any problems.

 

I'll ask Michel if thats ok with you Danny, I'm curious as to why they don't want to sell a machine to you. :wink:

 

And YES Gravograph machines are that good :wink:

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As far as I can remember John spent alot of time choosing his machine.

 

Without knowing John, I can only assume that the better saleman got the order. If it was his first computerised engraving machine purchase, Things ain't always what they say they are.

Thats whats great about this forum, you can ask people who have had expirience, and have nothing to loose whichever machine you decide on. :wink:

 

Just for the record the Signature was the very first machine I ever used :wink: :smt078

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