OMG Makers Superstore have 10% off EVERYTHING at the moment!
Go to their site – makerssuperstore.com
Use discount code MATES10 at checkout (not in conjunction with any other offer)
This includes the SDX2200D! which is now at the BEST PRICE EVER! £539.99 ONLY UNTIL MIDNIGHT THURSDAY 24th June 2021!
Here’s why I love my ScanNCut SDX2200D and my SDX135
They are standalone, so no need to connect to a computer to operate, editing, resizing etc can be done on the machine itself – so can never be bricked (this is the reason why I originally chose the ScanNCut over the Cricut) -large 5″ clear screen
Free online editing software with no monthly subscription to pay.
1345 inbuilt designs on the SDX2200D – 682 on the SDX135
Inbuilt scanner for accurate fussy cutting – allows you to scan in shapes and drawings and create your own cut files!
Whisper quiet – and a joy to use!
Optional roll feeder accessory that allows matless cutting of ANY vinyl (not just “smart” vinyl” – which is really just vinyl with an extra backing that acts as a mat).
I know a lot of people still have their machine in the box – so with that in mind, to show you how quick and easy it is to get going, I recorded an unboxing video opening my new amazing SDX135 – the best of the mid range machines on the UK ScanNCut market. https://youtu.be/12Jh4Miyxbc
I am loving using the SDX135, very happy with it, uses all the new SDX kits and it has the large 5″ screen, has the amazing autoblade feature etc – what’s not to love!
There is a fantastic free pattern for the dust cover on Canvas Workspace, so after recording the video, I cut the pattern out of self adhesive vinyl and decorated my new machine! Quick, easy and so much fun!
Hopefully it will encourage some of you open those boxes and get playing with your machines! 🙂
In the UK the SDX135 is only sold by Makers Superstore – which is *the* place to get the best ScanNCut machines, and all the accessories and kits you could wish for! Their site can be found at http://makerssuperstore.com
I get lots of lovely crafters out there asking me what is the top of the range, or newest ScanNCut, so thought I would do a general quick post, just to clear up some misinformation.
1) Just because a machine is the latest out, doesn’t automatically mean it’s top of the range…always carefully check the specifications first!
2) The current and ONLY TOP OF THE RANGE SCANNCUT to date (June 2021) is the SDX2200D, exclusively sold in the UK by Makers Superstore. (see explanation below)
3) There are only two official UK retailers in the UK, Makers Superstore who sell the SDX2200D and the SDX135 (the two best models, see explanation below) and Create and Craft who sell the SDX1200 and the SDX900. Both retailers are the fully aware of each other’s product range, as they both attend regular meetings with Brother Manchester.
Here is a list of the current SDX machines in range order, from BOTTOM of the range to the TOP of the range, and what makes each one different. To compare the rest of the features for each machine, number of patterns etc, please see comparison list which came from Brother. My notes for each machine are the differences between each one.
BOTTOM OF THE SDX RANGE – SDX900 – smallest screen of all the SDX’s – 3.47″ (smaller than CM300, 600, 700 and 800q screens which are 3.7″, so the SDX900 has a 1″ smaller screen all round). Screen size is 1.53″ smaller than the rest of the range. Least number of built in fonts = 7 (sits in the SDX range where the old CM300 used to be). 1MB internal memory for storing files (please note that updates WILL NOT make your machine run out of memory – previous updates are overwritten by the new update file – I have that in writing from Jonathan Quinn who is the engineer at Brother Manchester). Reads 600 shapes on mat at any one time.
MID RANGE MODEL – SDX135 – large screen 5″, 9 fonts, reads 600 shapes on mat at any one time, new mat feed roller system (to fix mat feed problems users had with the SDX1200 and it’s equivalent worldwide model numbers) – I have to find out what it was, but there was one more extra thing that the SDX135 had over the SDX900, but I can’t remember what it was offhand – but it definitely has one more thing that the SDX900 doesn’t). 1MB internal memory for storing files.
MID/HIGH RANGE MODE – SDX1200 – large 5″ screen, 1303 patterns, 17 fonts, comes with black autoblade, fabric blade, mini pen holder only with coloured pens, fabric pens. Low tack/standard mats. 1.5mb internal memory for storing files. Enhanced .pes/phc file capability. Reads 900 shapes on mat at any one time.
TOP OF THE RANGE IN SPECIFICATION MODEL – SDX2200D – 1455 inbuilt patterns (includes Disney designs) 17 fonts, 5″ large screen – only machine that contains inbuilt rhinestone patterns, only machine that has inbuilt roller feed patterns that cut direct from the machine (NO OTHER SCANNCUT CURRENTLY DOES THIS EXCEPT THE 2200D) – 2MB internal memory for storing files, new mat feed roller system (to fix mat feed problems users had with the SDX1200 and it’s equivalent worldwide model numbers) – Reads 900 shapes on mat at any one timecomes with a trial rhinestone kit as standard(tools and rhinestones) so that you can make the inbuilt rhinestone designs, and the universal pen holder as standard (as well as the mini pen holder, coloured pens, fabric pens). Enhanced .pes/phc file capability. Comes with low tack/standard mats.
Here is something I have in writing so in black and white about the SDX2200D from the head of Brother ScanNCut UK, based in Manchester.
“As with many manufacturers, Brother are constantly developing and improving the products that we make. The SDX1200 was launched 18 months ago and the SDX2200D more recently in January 2020. Given the above, I can confirm that as part of our natural product development cycle, there are a number of mechanical and software differences between the two models and the SDX2200D is fitted with a different roller mechanism to the SDX1200.”
So there you have it, the SDX2200D IS the top of the range! 🙂
This class will definitely be suitable for every CM user – you can easily create stickers on your machine, and I want to share how to do that! 🙂 Stickers are great for personalisation, small businesses, or adding a personal touch to your projects!
I like my students to be able to get started making as soon as my class ends, so there will be FREE FREE FREE! DOWNLOABLE GIVEAWAYS worth £10 (approximately $15) FOR EVERY PARTICIPANT (strictly time limited as I want to thank everyone who joins me for the live class)
To access the free downloads, you will need to sign up for a FREE Dropbox account here:
Don’t worry if you’re in another timezone etc or can’t make it – the full class will be available to watch again at time to suit you once the live stream has ended! (Please be aware though that the free downloads will be strictly time limited).
If you want to get materials ahead of my class in order to get started straight away, these are the items I will be using in my class:
For SDX users who want to make stickers, I recommend the PRINT TO CUT activation card (check with Makers Superstore for stock status).
See my video here on the Print to Cut activation card – https://youtu.be/BiL3CCVxntw – use self adhesive sticker sheets and use the half cut setting (always test cut first)
THIS IS A LIST OF STICKER SHEETS I PERSONALLY USE AND LOVE Evergreen Goods A4 White GLOSSY Self Adhesive Sticky Back Label Sheet, Inkjet and Laser Printing, 50 Sheets per Pack – https://amzn.to/3bMCu5j
Evergreen Goods – 50 Sheets of Quality A4 White MATTE Self Adhesive/Sticky Back Label Printing Paper Sheet – https://amzn.to/3vemWPt
“This Shadow Box Bundle is a collection of 8 layered shadow box designs. These can also be used as light boxes or just layered greeting cards.
What you get:
8 Shadow boxes with 3,4 or even 5 layers, saved separately in SVG, EPS, DXF and PNG formats (black)
For each product you will also get a document with all the colored layers
BONUS! 11 SVG cut files (check out the previews)
– heart monogram
The colored previews are only for preview purposes, in the bundle you will get black SVG, EPS, DXF and PNG layers for each file and black and white bonus SVGs. All colored layers are gathered in a document in each folder.
– I think they are time limited so make sure you download yours asap!
Aren’t these gorgeous!
I can’t wait to try some of these out!
While we’re on the subject of beautiful freebies, I wanted to give a shout out to an amazing designer who generously gives away so many wonderful FREE files – that’s Birds Cards.
I LOVE Birds Cards files – they are BEAUTIFULLY designed!
Check out all the wonderful freebies the wonderfully talented lady from Birds Cards has to offer!
Both of these fabulous machines have the lovely large 5” screen and the new mat feed roller system as well as that fantastic autoblade feature together with all the crafty goodness you could ever wish for!
The offer applies to everything on their site I think and I will be checking it out myself
Makers Superstore have *everything* you need for your ScanNCut – so whether you have the CM300, CM600, CM700, CM800Q, CM900 or a SDX machine such as the SDX900, SDX135PRO, SDX1200 or the top of the entire Brother range the SDX2200D, then Makers Superstore have something for you! 🙂