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Vinyl Express Q42 Gen 3 Window Tint & Vehicle Graphics Package

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The new, third-generation Vinyl Express Q Series vinyl cutters continue the Vinyl Express tradition of unbeatable performance and value. The third-gen Q Series is the most advanced cutters ever offered under the Vinyl Express brand. These machines take the Q Series legacy of precision, performance, and productivity to new heights. With a maximum cutting speed of 55 inches per second and maximum cutting force of 500 grams, the new Q Series cutters are faster and stronger than ever. 

These are serious machines for sign and graphics professionals.  That’s why they’re an ideal choice for the production of all kinds of custom vehicle applications, including vinyl graphics, window tint film and paint protection film application. The Q Series precise cutting and media handling properties can both thin, sensitive window tint films and thick, durable PPF with precision. 

Learn more about cutting PPF with a Q Series vinyl cutter.

Product Features:

  • 3.7 inch wide user-friendly LCD control Panel: Setting can be easily configured using the large LCD (3.7-inches, 240x128 dots) and tactile control panel.  It is also icon-driven and supports 10 languages.
  • Extreme Cutting Force, Blazing Speed: 55 ips cutting speed and up to 500 grams of force.  More capable, more efficient.
  • ARMS 8.O Contour-Cutting Advances: The newest Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system supports contour-cutting outside printed registration marks, scanning and contour-cutting on colored and specialty media, segmented registration marks, and barcode scanning.

Vinyl Express LXi Master 19 provides complete vector graphic design capabilities forprofessional quality vinyl graphics and t-shirt transfers. It includes powerful design tools such as gradient fills, auto-tracing and vectorization, contour-cut marks for desktop print and cut workflow, graphic styles, text styles, color trapping and a design editor for managing layered graphics.

Vinyl Express LXi professional sign-making software has been developed with over 35 years of experience, providing a wide range of features for high-quality vinyl cutting, T-shirt transfers, and other vector graphics. Push the design envelope and save time and money with the amazing features of LXi software. Form more information on the full range of levels and feature sets of Vinyl Express LXi software please read the following blog article: A Basic Guide to Vinyl Express LXi 19 Vinyl Cutting Software.

Tint Tek 20/20 is the original and most sophisticated window tint software on the market. Tint Tek 20/20 window tint software allows automotive tint shops or sign shops to cut specialty window tint film for passenger vehicles from precise pre-measured templates using a personal computer and a vinyl cutter. For more detailed information on Tint Tek 20/20 software, please read the following blog article: Tint Tek 20/20 Primer: Part One - The Basics

A computer with a USB-A Port is required to operate this equipment.


  • Vinyl Express Q42 Gen 3 - 42 inch Vinyl Cutter, Stand, & Media Basket
  • Tint Tek 20/20 - Window Film Software
  • Vinyl Express LXi Master 19
  • Sample Roll of High Performance 35% Window Tint
  • 30” Sample Roll of ORAGUARD 270 Stone Guard Paint Protection Film
  • DVD of Window Tinting Basics
  • Window Tint Starter Kit
  • One year of Complimentary Gold Support 

Vinyl Express Q42 Gen 3 Specifications: 

  • Digital Servo motor
  • Max Cutting Speed: 55 inches per second
  • Max Cutting Force: 500 grams
  • Max Media width: 48.19 inches
  • Max Cutting width: 42 inches
  • Number of Push Rollers: 3 Rollers
  • Tools: Cutting Blade, Plotting Pen, or Pouncing Tool
  • Cross-Cutting
  • Perforation Cutting
  • Buffer Memory: 2 MB
  • Display: Graphic type LCD (3.7-inch, backlight)
  • Power Source: 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

System Requirements for Tint Tek 20/20:

  • Tint Tek 20/20 is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10. It requires 4GB of hard drive space. 
  • Windows XP is not supported.
  • A 2.0 GHz processor or better 128 MB video or better and 2 GB memory are required.
  • Your PC must also have two open USB 2.0 ports.
  • An internet connection is required for installation and updates.

Hardware Requirements for LXi Master 19:

  • Windows PC with at least 4 GB of RAM (8GB of RAM is recommended)
  • Screen resolution of 1125 x 854 with 16-bit color or higher
  • 1GB of free hard drive space, and 4GB of working disc space
  • Compatible OS - Windows 7, 8, or 10


  • Cut Vinyl for Signs and Banners
  • Cut Commercial Fleet & Custom Vehicle Graphics
  • Cut Vehicle Paint Protection Film (PPF) 
  • Cut Automotive Window Tint Film
  • Cut Sandblast-resist Stencil
  • Contour Cut Large Format Printed Graphics
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