Having just purchased this awesome die cutting machine, I thought it would be helpful to share the information and resources I come across while learning to use my new ScanNCut2. This is what it looks like:
The machine comes the following accessories:
- Operation Manual
- Pen Holder
- Two Pens, black and red
- Standard Blade Holder and Blade
Mine also came with a wireless card.
Out of the Box Instructions
Once you have opened the SNC2 you may want to start out by untaping everything and installing your blade. I set mine at 3 and popped it right in. It’s very easy to do and doesn’t require instructions 🙂
Next you will want to start by calibrating your machine to ensure that it cuts properly. You may not need to do this, however, I did so I recommend learning how to do it right away.
Calibrating the ScanNCut2 CM350H Machine
Start out by clicking on tools button:
You will use the up and down arrows to scroll down to the 4th page of options and choose “Scanning/Cutting Position Alignment:
When you click on that it will tell you to put a piece of paper/cardstock (12″ wide) on to your mat, load the mat and press start.
The machine will cut a line across the top of the paper and on either end. Once it’s finished cutting, you need to manually align the machine by pressing the up, down, left and right arrow buttons until the cursor is exactly in the cross hairs of the lines. Once you do that, your machine is calibrated and you are ready to make your first cut!
Here is a video that shows step by step instructions:
Your First Cut
Once the machine was calibrated, I stamped a few images on Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock and loaded it onto my mat. With the blade set at 3 and the pressure at 0, I loaded my mat by pressing the load/unload button. I then scanned my image and chose to cut my first two stamped images with a zero border. I chose to cut the second set of stamped images with a .004″ border and this is how they came out:
This is the absolute easiest die cutting machine I have ever used. I’m so thrilled that I don’t have to buy anymore stamp companion dies anymore, think of the money I’ll be saving! From now on, I simple stamp it, scan it, cut it and create it.
There is so much more that this machine can do such as cut svg files, etc., and I will post more on those subjects at a later date. I just wanted to give you a good starting guide so you can start creating right away!