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Roland CAMM 1

Versatile and Popular Cutting Machine for Vinyl and Card which can also be used to cut some Fabrics

Textiles: Roland CAMM 1
Direct TechSoft Design Control
Roland Knife Cutters are the only knife cutting machines to be DIRECTLY CONTROLLED from TechSoft Design V3 (formerly 2D Design V2)
N.B. Pens can replace the cutter for simple illustrations. However all printing must be done on an independent printer before score and cut lines are made on the CAMM 1.


The ideal machine for most busy departments. Fast enough for large or complex vinyl work; cuts printed card up to A2 size using optical print alignment. Robust and well-proven in schools, the GS-24E comes with a renowned TechSoft Inset Pack.
Model: CAMM 1 GS-24E
Max plotting area: 584 x 25000mm
Max plotting speed: 500mm/sec
Print Alignment: Optical System
Interface: USB & Serial
Motor: Digital Servo
Dimensions: 860(W) x 319(D) x 235(H)mm
Weight: 13.5kg

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What is a Knife Cutter?
A good quality knife-cutter is the ideal entry point for developing CAD/CAM as an important strand in the Design and Technology curriculum. The machines are quiet and inherently safe to use which makes them the most child-friendly option for a huge variety of project outcomes in just about every area of the subject. Knife cutting is the only way to cut delicate ‘applied media’ in the form of textiles vinyls and only knife cutters can offer registration mark recognition and the fine control needed for print and cut work. Perfect for combining sublimation printing with cutting - for example when cutting nets to make up textile containers or lanterns.

Why Choose a CAMM 1?
Roland CAMM 1 machines have set the standard for school knife cutters since their introduction over 15 years ago. The GS-24’s servo motors give fast and smooth cutting, while preserving pinpoint accuracy. Roland’s Optical Print Alignment System (OPAS) is standard on all GS-24s - this allows students to exploit high quality colour printing from modern ink-jet, sublimation or laser printers, and to align the printed graphics to a cutting path for bespoke products.

GS-24E handles media from matchbox-size off-cuts, to 584mm widths up to 25m long, so it will accommodate any of the roll or sheet materials TechSoft supply with no trimming and no wastage. For print-and-cut work this means A4 and A3 printed sheets are no problem and, if you have access to a large format printer, you can even print and cut A2 size nets, stencils, etc. 2D Design V2 has been designed to work with OPAS. Once the design page has been set to match the GS-24, all the machine settings are automatically sent to the machine on output – no buttons to press. The maximum speed of 500mm/sec means that simple individual projects will cut in a few moments and large or ‘nested’ sets of class work will take minutes at the most.

Which CAMM 1 Do I Need?
Most schools and colleges will find that a GS-24E will give them everything they need in a knife cutter at an excellent price with no compromise to capacity or performance.

How Does This Fit In With Textiles?
For easy surface decoration, textile vinyls can offer a wonderful array of colours, whilst the flock version also gives that extra textural interest. The introduction of retro-reflective vinyls give the opportunity to be creative with technical textiles within the classroom. Simply cut out your image from vinyl and use a heat press to adhere it to the fabric. Very quick and easy to do in the classroom, yet it achieves the professional look that the students require.

TechSoft are stockists of a range of technical non-woven fabrics that lend themselves to being cut both on the knife cutter and the laser cutter. Of course the Vilene S80 and Decovil Light cut well on the GS-24E and TechSoft can offer a cutting blade that will optimise the cleanness of the cut. In all cases of cutting fabrics on the GS-24E, the fabric piece should be ironed onto freezer paper to support it and then in turn stuck to the sacrificial backing card with TechSoft's low tack double sided tape. This will stop the fabric from tearing and moving around during the cutting process. Intricate cutting is not recommended – you would be better using the laser cutter – but for simple shapes and appliques, this is a quick, accurate and repeatable way to cut out fabric.

Replace the knife blade with a pen and you have a large plotter for drawing out original pattern pieces, ready to pin onto your fabric. It really is industrial practise in the classroom.
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Prices (excluding VAT)

CAMM 1 Machines
Roland CAMM 1 GS-24E (inc. TechSoft Inset Pack)
Order Code: MP-CAMM1-GS24E
CAMM1 GS24E Workstation Package Includes Machine, TechSoft Training Pack, TechSoft Workstation with cupboards and in-built sockets, drawers, shelves and storage space for computer.
Order Code: MP7-CAMM1-GS24E
Recommended Extras
TechSoft Mobile Workstation for Knife Cutting / Embroidery / LIT / Mojo 1400x800x850mm
(c/w underbench cupboards containing in-built sockets, drawers, shelves and storage space for computer)
Order Code: TF-WS3-C2
Stand for GS-24E or BN-20 (see details here)
Order Code: RL-STAND2
Recommended Materials
Card is required to be used as a backing sheet when cutting fabric. The fabric is adhered to the card using high/low tack tape. For heat applied vinyls and our full range of materials click here.
200 sheets 275gsm, A4 backing card
Order Code: CA053
100 sheets 275gsm, A3 backing card
Order Code: CA054
100 sheets 275gsm, A2 backing card
Order Code: CA055
High/Low tack tape 12mm x 50m
Order Code: TA-TAPE-KC
The standard cutter is used for most applications. However, when cutting thicker materials the TA-CMCH cutter is the better choice. For details of these cutters and our full range of accessories click here.
Carbide Cutter x 1
Order Code: TA-CMC
Carbide Cutter x 5
Order Code: TA-CMC-5
Extra Sharp Cutter for thick materials
Order Code: TA-CMCH
Recommended Software
TechSoft Design V3More Info
TechSoft PCB V3More Info
TechSoft Primary V3More Info

What's Included

Free Education Training Pack worth £85 (GS-24E Only)
Training Pack

The Training Pack gives you everything you need to get the machine out of the box and earning its keep in the shortest time possible. We have distilled key information into a series of tutorials that will guide you through setting-up, and then a series of projects that illustrate the full potential of the machine. Each pack contains a project CD, a booklet to guide you and a selection of materials. Completing the Training Pack is not onerous; it will provide a sample set of project ideas - some of which are shown below - and the confidence to develop your own ideas.

T-Shirt Sample Box sample cutronic PCB sample CD Sample Pen holder sample

UK Mainland & Ireland: 2 Years On-Site
Elsewhere: 2 Years Return and Collect