When I started Creations with Jenn in March, I researched into the legal issues of using a Cricut die cut and how I could sell it. I found out that the policy was that I could do 10,000 completed items a year. That seemed like a lot and I wasn’t worried. I did however have to start using three Cricut mats, the Creative Companion sprays and rotate them on a regular basis as well as constantly charge my Cricut Gypsy so that I could produce on a regular basis. This was just getting to be too much for me. Not to mention the blade replacement at 8 pm on a Saturday when I was running into my dreaded Wal-Mart.
I bought SCAL 2.0 back on Black Friday 2010 at an amazing deal because of the FREEDOM it allowed me to have with my Cricut. Shanequa became my best friend. We did a lot together and she started having her days where she didn’t like me very much.
Over the past few months there have also been a lot of heated lawsuits in the scrapbooking industry that start ruffling feathers of scrapbookers as we tend to choose sides depending on who we “root” far.
Nancy Nally of Scrapbook Update was the one to break the news to me of the current lawsuit of Make the Cut (MTC) just recently which has been settled. And then another lawsuit was announced against Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) in March as well.
So, with all of this in mind (and other minor annoyances as well) I was set to switch machines. I weighed them all out and after going to CHA last summer and seeing this one in action, got to play with it, and all that it could do, I have chosen the eCraft Die Cutter by Craftwell.
The best deal that I found on the internet is the eCraft by Craftwell with SCAL 3.0 (download) for $299.99! Then on top of that if you go and register your machine that is purchased between April 1st and May 30th, you get a $50 gift card to eCraftCentral! So for $299.99 (plus shipping) you are getting the eCraft machine, SCAL 3.0 and a $50 Gift Card to eCraftCentral! That is a $475 value! 🙂
Now for the reasons of choosing to switch to the eCraft:
1. NO MORE MATS!
2. Compatible to SCAL
3. NO MORE CARTRIDGES!
4. Can cut 12″ wide by ANY length imaginable!
5. NO MORE BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE!
6. Not worried about SCAL becoming unworking on my machine.
7. Can cut through anything from vellum to chipboard (1mm thick)
9. Pressure is automatically detected but can also be custom set if needed.
10. Clear Cut Indicator- Lights up where it is cutting.
and so many more!
I can’t wait to get my machine in (ordering soon) and start playing with it! I will be using it for all of my Creative Pointe DT projects in the coming months as well.
P.S. I am not an affiliate for any of the above links. All of the above is based on my opinion and the time that I have spent with both machines.
P.P.S. My new cutter already has a name. She shall be named Purity. 🙂