Anyone here have one that they use primarily for card-making? I actually don't mind fussy cutting, but I just watched a few videos of this device and it seems pretty cool. Definitely something I have to save up for. Can I use it without a computer? I would be using it just ask and stamped images and cut them out. Thanks!
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Post by streetscrapper on Jan 26, 2018 19:22:13 GMT
I watched a video on the Scan-n-Cut recently and have been obsessed with it ever since. In the past day, I've almost hit the buy button more often than I can count! You can use it without it being connected to a computer, and in fact the wifi option is extra, but if you want to use it with a computer you can. Honestly, it is perfect for what you want to use it for - cutting out stamped images. I hate fussy cutting so I sometimes buy the matching dies, but the cost is crazy. I have also made matching cut files for some of my stamps using my Cameo, but the process is much longer and more tedious than being able to use a Scan-n-Cut! I have a PixScan mat for my Cameo which I haven't even opened yet, and now that I've read a few reviews on it, it seems like it may be more trouble than what it's worth, certainly easier than my method but at the end of the day, again a Scan-n-Cut would be so much easier and less time consuming! Check out Julie Fei-Fan Blazer YouTube videos. She does an awesome job explaining exactly what the machine does. I do think that there will be a bit of a learning curve, but looks totally worth it to me!
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Post by peanutterbutter on Jan 26, 2018 19:54:54 GMT
I love mine! I have had it for a couple years, the first day I got it I literally had it cutting teeny tiny designs out of patterned paper and then cutting out my stamped images within 30 minutes. You can use it with a computer if you want to to do more things with other materials, but you do not have to. There are also alphabets and shapes very basic shapes included on the machine itself. Do make sure you get the scan and cut and not the design and cut, as the design and cut does not have the scanner. I like to cut my designs right at the stamped line, but there are options to add borders if you like the look of a white edge around your stamp designs as well.
Post by lisacharlotte on Jan 26, 2018 20:00:20 GMT
I have one that is a few years old. I don’t use it much because I don’t have a dedicated spot. You do not connect to a computer which was a plus in my book. I use it mostly for cutting out printed images and alphas.
I bought mine a week ago just for cutting stamped images for card making (eliminating the need to buy matching dies). A big plus was that it doesn't need to be connected to a computer to work. It took me under 30 minutes to get it unpacked, set up and cutting images. The only settings I changed were those recommended in this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl-jQka-x-E
I shut off the welcome screen, set the cut pressure to 1 and set the blade to 9.5. That's it - and it's cut 110 lb. Neenah card stock beautifully every time.
I ordered 3 new stamp sets today. Before this, I would have also purchased the dies at a cost of about $50. I figure I'll have saved enough in the next month or 2 to justify the purchase.
Post by bluecrafterperson on Jan 27, 2018 0:07:11 GMT
Here is an article discussing the new features of the Scan N Cut2 CM350. One really good feature is that the screen is larger than in previous versions. I would not want a screen any smaller than what is on the CM350.
As freeatlast just posted above, the Scan N Cut pays for itself quickly.
I just bought one, and it arrived today. It is not connected to a computer. I bought it just for cutting out stamped images. I have played with it for at least an hour or so, and I found that sometimes colored images scan better using the black and white setting, and sometimes black and white images scan better using the color setting. As a result of my first experiments with the newer machine, I would not want the older model.
Super detailed dies (such as Heartfelt Creations) need a slight white border for them to cut. I may end up buying a few dies still for that reason. But it will cut a lot of stamped images right on the outside edge absolutely perfectly. The better defined the outer edge of the stamped image, the better it does. I am still very much a novice, and the instructions that came with it were not as detailed as I would have liked. Fortunately, I had watched some videos while waiting for it to arrive, which helped me a lot. Some things I figured out by playing with various buttons and settings, too.
It is a great machine, and I hope to use it for the numerous stamps I have for which there are no dies. I also hope to buy far less dies in the future than I have bought in the past.
I showed my DH some of my first attempts at cutting stamps, and he was impressed at how well it did cutting out my stamped images.