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Topic: This kind of cutting machine for cutting out shapes?  (Read 1179 times)
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« on: December 13, 2011 02:20:34 AM »

I know that Cricut is all the rage now but I need a machine that doesn't only cut out pre-designed shapes from cartridges. I need something that will cut out shapes that I make myself on the computer, probably with a drawing tablet and drawing software. Any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011 01:55:28 AM »

I have been posting on this thread about cutting machines: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=398181.0

I wrote long reviews and answers for several of the machines. I hope that helps. I didn't want to post all of that again Wink and our Paper moderator would probably kill me, lol.

All the machines I listed can use a tablet to make your designs.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2011 03:07:01 AM »

« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012 03:24:09 AM »

Sorry, some of it just went right over my head. I need to read up on this but haven't yet. Out of all the machines, which is accurate and has the widest range of applications? I want to be able to cut "heavier" materials as well, like shrink plastic, chipboard, etc.
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013 12:11:57 PM »

I think the Silhouette machine is by far the most versatile die cutter.  No need for cartridges, you don't really even need to buy shapes because you can make your own!  At one point, my printer had shut down so I stuck a black Le Pen into my Silhouette machine and used the sketch function to print out a file.  Cool, huh? 

Getting supplies outside of the US has been a bit of a pain, but now that I use eBay it's much easier. 

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