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#1 posted 07-15-2020 12:14 PM

You didn’t say what sort of things you hope to do with it. I am a relative novice and I don’t have any experience with either machine you are considering but if you are just going to do some basic V-carving for signs for example almost any machine will do that, especially if you have one of the Vectric software packages. If you want to do more elaborate projects, the software stack may be the just as important, especially if you are looking for a minimal learning curve. I am not sure what you mean by plug and play exactly but don’t underestimate the learning curve. Creating 3D reliefs may require some fairly expensive software that may not be included with the machine and can take a while to figure out before you get the results you are looking for. It is not hard exactly but I would not consider any that I have seen (not that I have that much experience) truly plug and play. It is not like sending an image to a printer. You may understand that already but when I hear someone use the plug and play term, I just want to make sure that you have the right expectations.

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