Recently I took the plunge and ordered the Gemini. It’s the newest die and embossing machine from Crafters Companion. I actually got it as a birthday gift from the hubby. Just wanted to share with you my personal experience with it.
It was offered at HSN (currently sold out) but I expect that it will be on the Craft day which is August 31st.
The price was $299.95. I know that seems like a lot, but for me, it was well worth the money. It came as a package with all the shims and plates that you need. The there 2 base plates, a metal plate, a magnetic plate, and an embossing plate. My package also came with several dies-16 in all. Also came with an embossing folder.
I have to say that I have always been a Cuttlebug girl ! However, when I am really busy, cranking that baby does get old and time consuming. I will keep my Cuttlebug, cause here in Florida, we have a lot of lightning and having that alternative is always good.
So the Gemini is an electric die cutter and embosser. There are only three buttons to use. An off and on button, a start button and a reverse button. It is really simple to use right out of the box. There is a user manual that explains everything. It gives very clear direction on how to use the plates with different dies and embiossing folders.
The machine accommodates all dies and embossing folders, so you can use whatever you have. I found that the machine has more pressure, than hand cranked machines. So you do get cleaner cut and clearer embossing.
I will post more information on a Gemini page this week. I have personally been pleased with the results. More to follow.