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I am looking for a die cutting machine but I am going to ask lots of questions first. Basically it boils down to this, I have a hard time using punches and/or cutting cardstock by hand due to having Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH). Very painful disorder to the upper back and shoulders. I stopped doing anything creative for a long time but have found that if I want to stay sane, I NEED to create. So, I am looking for a die cutter that will do the work that I can no longer do. Since money is tight I want to do this right the first time so I'm calling on my SCS friends to help.
What I would love to have is a die cutting machine that will cut SU stamp images from My Design Studio and/or Photoshop images. I know that lots of people use and like their Cameo so this is one I am considering. I don't know how that would work though because would you print the image using a printer and then cut it out with the Cameo? How would you make sure they lined up right, and many other questions along these lines?
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
Many of the newer MDS stamp brushes are SVG files, which means you can use them with an electronic cutting system. So yes - you can! Check the website under digital crafting to see which ones are the newer SVG files. Also, even if you don't use the MDS scrapbooking program, digital downloads and content discs have universal formats that you can use with any digital graphic software such as Photoshop.
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Hi~If I can add an opinion here...because I was recently on the fence myself having been burned with an electronic machine I just returned to HSN (thank GOD I bought the extended 2 yr warranty!) an ecraft die cutting machine. I purchased it back in Feb/2012 and hadn't used it much. When I finally did get around to using it, the machine began to literally chew up the paper. I bought new blades and everything. Apparently, this is quite common with this machine. The extended warranty returned the full amount of what I paid plus tax ($203) I did a LOT of homework, again, and asked a lot of questions. As a result, I recently purchased a Silhouette Cameo bundle off of Overstock for a great price and am presently awaiting it's arrival. I used a $10.00 off coupon plus received free shipping so the total amt was $259.99 of which my BF picked up the difference. What impressed me the most is that I have not read one negative review about it and there is lots of helpful info in groups and blogs. I am excited and can't wait to get it. I also had purchased some Sure Cuts A Lot software that I plan on using with this new machine as well. HTH!