Vinyl Express R31 Vinyl Cutter - LXi Expert Software - Sign Supplies


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Product Details: Vinyl Express R31 Vinyl Cutter - LXi Expert Software - Sign Supplies


Vinyl Express R31 Vinyl Cutter & Sign Making Supply Bundle

Great way to start your own sign making business! Bundle includes a Vinyl Express R31 vinyl sign cutter and stand, Vinyl Express LXi Expert design software, and a sign making supply starter kit. See CONTENTS & SPECS for complete details of what's included.

Vinyl Express LXi Expert Software

Vinyl Express LXi software is one of the most popular brands of sign making software in the world. It's an industry-standard software that sells for hundreds of dollars on its own. LXi Expert is a complete text layout and full-featured designing program. It allows you to do simultaneous cutting and editing. And you can import existing .eps and .ai designs.

This software is a cost-effective solution if you're just starting out but it's also upgradeable. It can grow with your needs. When you need more features, move up to LXi Master or LXi Master Plus.

R31 Vinyl Express R Series Cutter

What a machine! Even though it's a value-priced entry level machine, the R31 vinyl sign cutter packs some powerful features.

R31 Vinyl Sign Cutter Features

Superior Build QualityBladeholder

Instead of injection-molded plastic parts and platens that other entry level cutters use, R Series vinyl cutters are built from quality metal parts. That's critical - not only for the life of the equipment - but for cutting accuracy.

When vinyl moves through a machine at high speed, the vinyl cutter's rigidity is absolutely essential. With the R Series, you'll get superior quality in equipment AND cutting.

Advanced Vinyl Cutter Control Panel

Control PanelGreat vinyl cutters have one thing in common: Intuitive controls. The R Series is no exception. Its large digital display is easy to read and has plain English descriptions instead of cryptic abbreviations. The on-plotter controls are extensive and easy to use and understand.

With the R Series, getting at all its great features is a snap, which means you'll be more productive every time you cut.

Tension-Adjustable Pinchrollers

Tension-adjustable pinch rollersTo cut costs, some vinyl cutters use vacuum hold-downs instead of pinch rollers. But vacuum systems can actually diminish tracking accuracy by interfering with the way media should travel smoothly back and forth during cutting.

That's why the R31 Series vinyl cutter has three tension-adjustable pinch rollers. Reduce tension for thin materials or increase it for thick materials. It's easy and delivers superb tracking accuracy on a wide range of sign, vehicle graphic, and heat transfer films.


AccessoriesEvery R Series vinyl cutter comes with: Power, USB and Serial Cables, Blade Holder, Pen Holder and Pen, Complete Drivers and Documentation CD, Spare Fuse and a Vinyl Cutter Dust Cover!

Smooth-Feeding Media Supply

The media supply rollers are just one of the ways you can see the quality difference between the R Series and other cutters offered on eBay. More importantly, they smoothly supply your media for tracking that is more accurate than other cutters, by far.

USB and Serial Connectivity

USB and Serial ConnectivityWith its on-board USB port you won't need adapters or other workarounds to connect your Vinyl Express R Series vinyl cutter to current generation desktop and laptop PCs. USB connection is accomplished through serial conversion.


What can I do with this cutter?

Custom decorate t-shirts and apparel Personalize vehicles Grab attention with yard signs Add wall words and sayings

The sky's the limit!

Create, cut and then heat press logos, sayings and graphics onto T-shirts, tablecloths, linens and other fabrics. And with the wide variety of heat press material films available, you can choose glitter and specialty films for extra pizzazz.

Design and cut graphics and lettering for walls and windows. Letters, words, quotes and names can personalize any room from the kitchen to the nursery. Add elegance, make a statement or add visual interest to homes, apartments and offices.

Personalize vehicles by adding a custom license plate or decal onto vehicles. Make those cute stick figures of people or critters you see on loads of vans and SUVs! Add some pin stripping, flames or flourishes to make that truck stand out. Don't forget you can also apply designs and decals onto motorcycles and ATVs.

Make yard signs by cutting and applying vinyl lettering to corrugated plastic blanks, using a simple stand to place into the ground.

Design banners for grand openings, sales, closings and weddings. Draw extra attention to businesses and special events.

Apply cut lettering and graphics onto magnetic material for removable vehicle signage. Pre-cut magnetic blank sets make it easy and simple.

So many more applications, too. The sky's the limit!


Contents & Specs

Vinyl Express R31 Vinyl Cutter & Sign Making Supply Bundle Contents

  • Vinyl Express R31 Vinyl Cutter and Stand
  • Vinyl Express LXi Expert Software - CLOUD based
  • R Series Supply Starter Kit (Contents Below)
  • Basic Vinyl Application Video
  • Lifetime Support plus 30 Day Premium Support

R Series Supply Starter Kit Contents

Quality is EnduraGLOSS vinyl! Here are the points that make it so popular for vinyl cutters: 6 years outdoor durability, 32 colors, easy to cut & weed, outstanding quality & economy, permanent acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive, thermal printable (not suitable for inkjet printers), great for flat surfaces & simple curves. Supply package comes with 5 - 24 inch by 60 inch rolls. Colors may vary from picture. Looking for quality premask? Here it is! Premask is what helps you easily apply vinyl cutter letters onto the substrate. This premask has features such as low-to-medium tack and easy panel alignment of vinyl during installation, easy-unwind, no-stretch film that resists curling.   Designed not to build up or yellow over time.

Magnetic Sign Blanks are perfect for temporary signage on vehicles and steel doors. They remain flexible yet are easy to take off. Blanks are rounded on the corners so there's no need to trim them for a finished look. Rounded corners are necessary to prevent wind lift off. The supply package comes with 3 - 12 inch by 24 inch sets.

These 0.55 gauge plastic plate blanks accept vinyl letters cut from a vinyl cutter  very well. They are Corona treated on both sides, which means the plastic is treated with a very high electric charge.   This charge pits the surface of the plastic ever so slightly so that it is much more receptive to vinyl adhesive and to screen printing ink. The supply package comes with 5 license blanks.  Colors may vary from picture.

Endura Cor-plastic corrugated plastic sign blanks with 4mm downward flutes are great for indoor and outdoor signage.   Use them for political campaigns or point of purchase signs.   It's easy to apply your vinyl letters cut on a vinyl cutter, graphics designs or screen print directly. The supply package comes with 3 - 12 inches by 18 inch blanks.   Colors may vary from the picture.

Package comes with Design Source, 900+ vinyl ready clip art designs and sign layouts, banner templates, and more.   4x8 sign layouts, creatures, stone templates, sign shape designs, curly Q's doodads, arrows, ribbons, flowers, veggies, fruit designs, food, pictographs, nautical, landscapes, artistic touches, hands and more.  All can be cut with your vinyl cutter EPS, AI, Win/Mac (PDF Preview). Package also comes with 3 - 45 degree cutting blades & 1 - 4 inch squeegee.

* Sign Warehouse reserves the right to substitute clipart and/or vinyl included with packages due to their availability.

Vinyl Express R31 Cutter Specifications

Motor Type: Stepper Motor
Resolution: 1000 DPI
Max Cutting Width: 27.55
Repeatability(mm): 0.01
Max Feed Width: 31.49" (800mm)
Command: HPGL
Max Pressure (Downforce): 10-500 grams
Power: 90~240V / 50~60Hz
Pinch Rollers: 3
Max cutting Speed: 24 inches per second
LCD Display: English
Interface: Serial, USB (USB connection is accomplished through serial conversion.)

VE LXi Expert Features

LXi Expert is CLOUD server based and can be your off-site file backup, too. You have instant access to SignTracker tools and templates plus, you have access to logos and clipart files.

  • Design Central Interactive Toolbox
  • Cloud Window Tools
  • Online SAI Cloud File Storage
  • Import-Export CASmate/Inspire/Gerber/50+ file formats
  • Fill/Stroke Editor with Transparent Fill Option
  • Fonts on the Fly/True Type/Type 1/FlexiFonts/CASmate Font Support
  • Horizontal/Vertical/Arc/Block Text, Text on a Path
  • Onscreen Kerning, Define Kerning, Kerning Presets
  • Vinyl Cutting/Cut by Color/Color Nesting/Registration Marks
  • Interactive Cutter Control/Auto-Weld/Auto-Trap/Poll Size
  • Automatic Tiling
  • Bezier Path Tool/Freehand Drawing Tool/Path Editing Tools
  • Draw Shapes: Rectangles, Ovals, Polygons, Starbursts, and Advanced Borders
  • CMYK/RGB/LAB/HSB/Spot Color Support
  • Effects: Weld/Cut Out/Common/Exclude Common
  • Inline-Outline/Contour/Multiple Contour Cut
  • AutoTrace Vectorization/TWAIN Scanning/Centerline Trace Vectorization
  • Multiple Undos/Redos
  • Object Tools: Rotate/Mirror/Resize/Duplicate/Step and Repeat
  • Distort/Drop Shadow/Smooth Shadow
  • Optional Rhinestone Wizard plug-in

LXi Software System Requirements:

Windows 7,8 and 10; 32-bit and 64-bit compatible. LXi Cloud is fully compatible with Windows 8. Windows XP is not supported and may or may not be fully compatible. 2.0 GHz processor or better, 128 MB video or better, 2 GB memory, DVD drive, USB 2.0, 4 Gb hard drive space availability. Internet access required for initial activation.

Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 4.57 out of 5 (7 Reviews)

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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Excellent Cutter

I recently purchased this cutter and love it. It is very user friendly. I was skeptical of purchasing at first but this unit is well worth the money. We own a small business and the vinyl express cutter has paid for itself the first week. We knew nothing about cutting vinyl before this and have sold $800 in shirts our first week. I have zero complaints.
C.A. (lufkin, tx) 6/4/2016

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A dream come true

I just received my 31 cutter yesterday and made my dream come true of owning my pwn vinyl cutter! This is so affordable you have to be crazy not to get one. I am a hobbyist and not looking to start my own business but I am already getting orders from my friends and will make a couple of extra bucks! Installing was a breeze but I did have a little trouble "communicating" with my laptop. No problem! Sign Warehouse troubleshooting page got me on track! Thanks Sign Warehouse!
Robert Suarez (Rosemead, CA) 4/22/2016

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 This not just a starter cutter

This machine has been my main sorce I of income for 5 years....never a problem with it till recently. It was not communicating with my computer any longer. I simply called SignWarehouse and the most kind helpful man trouble shooted a few things and decided it was the usb port on the machine, I ordered the 20.00 port and 2 days later it was installed by myself in 5 min and it works better than ever! This is a mighty machine. I would Definitely buy another one when needed and recommend it to anyone! SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE.....can't best the quality cutting and support......don't think about it just buy one!!!!!!!!! You won't be disappointed!
Annie Klingler (washington, mo) 3/8/2016

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Awesome product

This plotter is very user friendly and definitely worth the money.
Justin (McLeansville, Nc) 6/1/2015

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 This R-Series cutter works for me

I was looking at more expensive cutters but just couldn't swing the price. This R-Series fits the bill nicely. Does it perform as well at a $1600 Qe6000? No. (My previous employer had one which I used daily.) But for a starter vinyl cutter, this one doesn't do half bad. When I make enough money of this one, I will upgrade my cutter in a year or two.
Jord. Lenz (LA, CA) 5/25/2015