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Brother ScanNCut question

nannan Member Posts: 476
Is anybody familiar with the Brother ScanNCut?
I'm wondering if it also prints with ink or toner.
And is it easy to use?

Comments

  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,355
    As I understand the brother scan and cuts doesn't print at all
    it has a built in scanner which allows you to scan a print out (from another printer)
    then cut out base on the pattern that has been scanned

    I think @juliefes has some experience with these cutters
    I Use Zing Air, Make The Cut - Pop Card Studio, WinXP- Win7 -Win10
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  • nannan Member Posts: 476
    Thanks! i was hoping for a machine that scanned, printed, and cut! 
  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,355
    If i recall correctly Provocraft a made a machine that printed and cut that used a HP printing mechanism (not sure about scanning) it was discontinued some time ago and I though I read somewhere the ink cart were also out of production or were become difficult to get
    The only other machines I had read of that offer this functionality are quite expensive
    Roland VersaStudio is one at around $8,495 US
    though think there are others

    I Use Zing Air, Make The Cut - Pop Card Studio, WinXP- Win7 -Win10
    Paper Modellers I Revere Marc Hagan-Guirey ----- Yoshinobu Miyamoto ----- Peter Dahmen
    Gallery ID #26944 ----- Link to My Cloud Have a Look your Welcome to Make Use of the Files
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,025
    I personally would not want a machine that prints and cuts that is targeted for the very small business or home hobbyist, for the very simple reason that printer manufacturers that make great printers would not necessarily make great cutters, and vice versa. I don't even like multi-function devices like printer/scanner/fax/copy devices because there is always at least one of those functions that they suck at. The failure of the ProvoCraft Imagine print and cut machine was a direct result of PC not being knowledgeable enough in the printing industry and being swayed by HP to buy up their ancient and ready to retire technology. The device had one cartridge for colour and one for black, which is 1990's technology. Any decent ink jet printer today has at least 4 cartridges. The technology was not very well developed and very quickly earned a bad reputation in the cutting community.
  • nannan Member Posts: 476
    edited October 16
    Thank you both for your insight. 
  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,355
    Apart from convenience and time saving I can't seem much advantage of a machine the print and then cuts
    I think the main cause of print and cut issues are related to cutting setting or mat issue not the print out
     
    @Nan Is there a reason your considering such a machine

    I know I'm finding lining up the laser pointer on my zing air  with those reg marks more difficult not to mention my back giving me grief after be stooped over the machine  

    For this reason I'm complete sold on the KNK force with is camera to auto detect reg mark  most time I don't even need to leave my chair

    The KNK force is not being manufactured any longer But their are 2 new model in the works that will use a camera

    Although I have no experience with the KNK Zing Orbit, It use a optical sensor to detect reg mark automatically negating the need to hover over the cutter

    Also KNK distribute the Skycut cutter which also use a camera
    I Use Zing Air, Make The Cut - Pop Card Studio, WinXP- Win7 -Win10
    Paper Modellers I Revere Marc Hagan-Guirey ----- Yoshinobu Miyamoto ----- Peter Dahmen
    Gallery ID #26944 ----- Link to My Cloud Have a Look your Welcome to Make Use of the Files
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,025
    @Crazy_Mr_Zing - I still love the manual alignment of my MaxxAir. What I find useful is an LED flashlight....this helps immensely to see when that little red dot of light shrinks when you hit the black dot on the paper dead on. I have also found that when the red dot hits that black dot on the paper dead on my MaxxAir changes it hum sound...like it's saying, Ready now! The Force doesn't sing like that, and the Zing was very similar to the MA.
  • nannan Member Posts: 476
    Lining up cuts is an issue for me and I currently don't have a color printer or a cutter.
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