Scan N Cut Electronic Cutter 2

Scan N Cut Electronic Cutter

Scan And Cut Features

One of the newer cutting machine on the market is from Brother-The Scan N Cut. In looking at this machine, there are some advantages over the Cricut that might make you consider giving this machine some consideration. The biggest advantage of this machine is a built in scanner. That means that you can scan any image into the machine and cut it out flawlessly. The other prominent feature is the fact that you can cut material with this machine as well.

  • 300 DPI built in scanner
  • 12 x12 and 24 x 12 cutting pads
  • Scan N Cut (Wireless Network Ready) Transfer files (activation card required)
  • Large LCD touch display
  • No cartridges or design space needed

Options scan n cut

There are two options in the Scan N Cut Package

CM350  ($299)

  • Has 100 quilt designs built in
  • Has 631  other designs built in
  • Has 531 one point designs
  • Has 7 built in fonts
  • Only will cut on the 12 x 12 inch mat
  • Can Import SVG files
  • Comes with 2 color pens
  • Comes with one blade and one mat

CM650 W ($499)

  • Has activation card
  • Has 962 one point designs
  • Has 140 built in quilt patterns
  • Has 15 built in fonts
  • Has 12 by 12 and 12 by 24 inch cutting capability
  • Comes with a 6 color pen set
  • Comes with 2 mats and two blades
  • Comes with a fabric sheet
  • Comes with an iron on fabric contact sheet
  • Comes with a touch pen and a spatula

Scan  N Cut Mats

There are two types of mats available. The first mat is a low tack adhesive mat. It cuts lighter paper like vellum. tissue paper, thin patterned paper and vinyl. The second mat is a standard mat and is used to cut heavier paper and materials. The company says that this mat will cut painted canvas, chipboard, cardboard, denim, leather, heavy and regular cardstock, glittered cardstock. In addition it helps secure fabric. There is a Fabric Support Sheet that is also used when cutting fabrics to get a better cut.

If you cut through a mat, you can repair it. Simply turn it over, apply duct tape to the back and you are good to go. When getting started, remember that your blue mat will be for thinner materials (tissue paper, vellum, computer paper, cellophane, vinyl, acetate…) and your purple mat will be for more substantial materials (cardstock, patterned paper, glittered cardstock, chipboard, cardboard, leather, wood veneer paper…) For a sturdy and accurate cut of fabric, add the fabric support sheet to your purple mat to help preserve the surface of your mat and also add that.