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Brother Scan N Cut

Anyone out there got one

Ive been an electronic cutter advocate for a very long time and i was responsible for getting a lot of people to buy the original blue craftrobo after having seen all the things i did with mine many years ago on the do crafts forum.

I also designed projects for graphtec at one time too, i then out grew the Craftrobo and moved onto the Pazzles Inspiration machine which has been great but since june 2012 Ive been a Mac user and Pazzles do not have native mac software, so the only way i can now use my Pazzles is if i design and cut with it attached to a Windows laptop (which i hate) so I’ve not done any scrapbooking or card making for well over 18 months.

Pazzles were supposed to be bringing out software by the end of last year according to an email I received from them but its still not available and I’ve asked recently and they say no date yet.

My craft/sewing room is separate from my office which is where my Mac is and where i would design if i had the software, but to cut i would either have to put my designs onto a usb, take that to the laptop attache that to the Pazzles and cut or bring the Pazzles into my office attach it to the Mac and cut. so frankly a real pain.

The more i see of the Scan N Cut the more i like the portability of it, you can design directly on the SNC machine or if the screen is too small you can use the “canvas” software thats available free online.

Ive registered and have been using it for a few days its very basic and I’ve already found a couple of things that I cannot do with it which are very simple features that I think Brother would be able to add in easily.

i like that you can design on screen,  in my case my Mac,  as its all done on line you can then download your design and save it to your desktop/laptop and then you can copy that design onto a usb stick take that to the SNC wherever that is and cut it out.

I also like that as a sewer now with an embroidery machine you can stitch out a design, scan that and have the SNC cut out mm perfect appliqué  for you to then add the cut out to your embroidery and have your embroidery machine satin stitch it into place so again no manual cutting required.

It seems to only be available through Creat and Craft here in the UK at the moment and the price they are selling it at for the comparative US model seems high.

Its £449 or £399 if you are a member of their club.  In the US its $399 which equates to £242.

I will wait a while I think to see if I can get a deal when its released to the open market.

Just my thoughts but hope they are helpful. If you have this machine please let me know what you think about it.

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