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Unread 10-06-2017, 12:56 AM   #1401
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Hi Everyone. I haven't posted in a billion years. I am getting a Scan n Cut in the next few weeks. I have some questions. I am sorry if these are repeats in the thread.

Which number is the latest machine as of this year?

Can you natively import SVG's to the machine or do I need to convert them to FCM?

Can we use Cricut mats? I don't think we can but I wanted to be sure before I buy extra consumables.

Can we use Roland Blades or is the Brother Blade system proprietary? I am getting conflicted reviews on this. Once again I just want to purchase the correct consumables.

Thanks for any help.
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Unread 10-06-2017, 01:08 AM   #1402
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No need to convert to FCM format. Probably your machine will already be updated to include this feature before your purchase of it, but if not, it's easy to download the update from the Brother website. You cannot use Cricut mats. A new version of mats with a 'better' glue has been released, so you should probably try them out.
Someone else will have to advise you on the model and blade questions.
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Unread 10-06-2017, 09:33 PM   #1403
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Thank you FiP. That really helps. I was kind of worried about the converting.

I am thinking the blade system is not a Roland system. I saw one of the blades last night and it has different style. I did hear that some Scan n Cut users are using Roland Blades. I am kind of confused about the info.
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Unread 10-06-2017, 10:24 PM   #1404
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I think I've seen the Roland ones on EBAY, but they look very different and I wouldn't risk it personally.
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Unread 10-12-2017, 10:04 PM   #1405
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Just to advise, I'm now not sure whether the "new glue" mats have been released. While watching a UK craft site, I saw they were using a different kind of SnCut mat and I don't know if they specifically said it was the new variety or I just assumed it. I have since noticed that they were using the black & white style mat with both ScanNCut and DesignNCut labelling on it. As they have not made mention of the improved stickiness of the mats they're using, I'm assuming they aren't using an improved version.
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Unread 10-14-2017, 11:07 PM   #1406
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Some info which may be of interest to others on this thread. I went to a craft show yesterday and spent a while at the Brother stand, where they were promoting the SnC. I got chatting with the Brother rep about the stamp kit and told her I had it and hated it - it's really bad for stamps with large block areas as the ink pools on the surface, doesn't spread evenly and therefore doesn't stamp evenly. She gave me two interesting pieces of information:

1. that the kit was designed with more intricate designs in mind, and stamps better for those, and
2. they've had this feedback from a number of people and the company in Japan is looking at improving the product so that it will work better for block stamps.

So I will try an intricate design with what's left of my kit and wait and see if we get new stamp material like we now have new mats.
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