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caricari Member Posts: 221
my Black cat linx started blankly flashing and I believe it is shot( 12 years of service😔). I don’t use it like I used to, but my daughter is a special ed teacher and I like to help her. Any suggestions for a new machine that will work with MTC. I love this program but understand that it might not work with some of the newer cutters. Thanks!!!!!!

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  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,323
    @cari - recommendation is to dump MTC and get SCAL - Sure Cuts A Lot. SCAL is actively being supported and updated, and works with many cutters - the newest versions of cutters, except Cricut and ScanNCut by Brother. MTC is not actively being supported and only supports older cutters. Move forward, move on. I as one of the most loyal of supporters, declare this as a next to dead software.
  • caricari Member Posts: 221
    Thanks for the advice! How is the learning curve for SCAL ? I remember taking a look at that years ago before finding MTC.  Any recommendations for a cutter?
  • GabeGabe Moderator Posts: 4,554
    Cutter recommendation:  Skycut.  Ask @SandyMcC about them.  Works with SCAL.  The learning curve for SCAL is about the same as it was for MTC.  The difference is that MTC is slowly becoming obsolete while SCAL is adding new cutters and new features all the time.
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,567
    I do love the Skycut cutters. You definitely need SCAL4 or 5 to cut to one, but they are phenomenal cutters, especially since you're accustomed to a higher-force, higher-functional cutter.  What materials do you like to cut? Are you into print and cut applications?
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • caricari Member Posts: 221
    Sandy, I am pretty much only cutting paper and vinyl.  I used to do much more when my kids were in school.  Now it is more just doing things for my daughters classroom.  I am more interested in being able to find and use images that I like rather than just what is available which is why I ditched my Cricut years ago. I feel badly about MTC but if SCAL isn’t too hard to learn then a machine that is comparable with it is great. To be honest I probably never used everything my Linx was capable of doing 😊
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,567
    Just about any cutter would work for you then.  Check out a Cameo3. It's a low force, inexpensive cutter but can easily handle paper and vinyl. You won't need to buy extra software (although it can also cut from SCAL) and the software should be able to do most of the same designing functions as in MTC.  But if not, then you can always purchase SCAL and cut directly to the Cameo 3.
     
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • caricari Member Posts: 221
    Thank you so much for the advice  I really appreciate it!,,,

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