Dear Fellow Crafters,
The topic of Die Cutting is as varied as my post on cutting tools. The categories I will cover are:
What kind of machines or die cuts are there?
- What questions should I ask myself when considering a purchase of a machine?
- What is the difference between manual and electronic?
- What are the main manufacturers? ( I will cover Spellbinders, www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/Products/ Sizzix www.sizzix.com Quick Cutz, www.die-cutting-machine.com/quickcutz Provo Craft, www.cricuit.com Silouette Cameo, www.silhouetteamerica.com Making Memories, http://www.memorymakingcrafts.com .
Die Cuts Part 1
There are many different styles of machines and all have features. Some are only designed to cut and emboss THEIR own dies, but most are universal. Some machines have a rolling mechanism, some have a pull down and some are electronic.
Some questions to consider what kind of die-cutter you are and want to be:
Will you be die-cutting at home or traveling with the machine?
- Do you have a room set aside for die-cutting?
- Will you be using 12″ x 12″ paper?
- Will you be making cards?
- Will you be using other materials like fabric?
- Would you rather have a computer die cutting system?
- How often will you use the machine?
- Is cost a factor?
In Part 2, we will discover the differences between the different manufacturers.
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