Do you have a cutting project in mind but aren’t sure which machine is best to use? Here is an overview of the different types of cutting machines.
The Silhouette is one of the most popular cutting machines. It includes software called Design Studio that can be difficult to navigate at first. But it becomes easier the more you use it.
The Glowforge is a 3D printer that can create shapes in wood, plastics, and even thin metals. The greatest benefit is its speed, but it comes with a large price tag!
A great option for someone who is not very tech savvy. Everything you need is included in the machine. Also includes a built-in scanner.
This brand offers a wide range of cutting methods including manual, electronic, steel-rule dies, and embossing folders. It is more time-consuming as it requires the physical maneuvering of the handle to cut.
This is the most well-known brand. It comes with a rotary blade to cut a wide range of materials such as cardstock, vinyl, and fabric. It comes with a design software and is very versatile.
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