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Sizzix EClips

There’s a new die cut machine in town!
Meet the Sizzix EClips!
It looks like a lot like the Silhouette, but it performs more like the Cricut. It even comes with it own “Gypsy“!
All of the navigation of the die cuts is performed with this handheld remote control. It connects to the cutting maching with a USB cord.

It works with cartridges, making it similar to the Cricut. Right now Sizzix has 12 cartridges available, most retailing for $39.99 each though a couple are $69.99. The machine also comes with a starter cartridge which includes an alphabet set, phrases, and die cut shapes.

It also cuts 12″ wide and has an optional 12″x24″ mat that can be purchased. This would be great for making borders or vinyl lettering!

It is retailing for $499.99 so its the most expensive kid on the block right now, too. Scrapbook.com has a couple in stock right now. You should also be able to find it at other crafts stores that sell Sizzix products incluing JoAnn’s and Michael’s in the near future.


Here are some FAQ’s from the Sizzix website about the EClips:

Q: What types of materials does the eclips Machine cut?
A: The eclips is designed to cut a wide range of materials – from paper, vinyl, construction paper, cardstock (light, medium and heavy), adhesive cardstock (light, medium and heavy), vellum and light chipboard.
(supposedly it can cut fabric, too)

Q: What is the cutting range of the eclips?
A: The eclips cuts thousands of shapes ranging in sizes from approximately .01″ (.025cm) to 24″ (61.0cm). The Cutting Mats allow you to cut paper sizes up to 12″ x 12″ (30.5cm x 30.5cm) or 12″ x 24″ (30.5cm x 61.0cm).

Q: How long does an eclips Cutting Blade last?
A: Each Cutting Blade typically lasts for 2,500 inches (6,350cm) worth of cuts, depending on the types of materials cut.

Q: How can more intricate cuts be easily removed from the Cutting Mat?
A: The set of useful tools in the Tool Kit (sold separately) helps enhance shapes and ensures easy removal from Cutting Mat.

Q: Where are ADD TO FAVS stored?
A: Your selected favorites are stored in the cartridge that was used when ADD TO FAVS was pressed. This helps save numerous favorites on many different cartridges. To see our wide selection of cartridges, visit Sizzix.com.

Q: I have several designs in my Queue. How will I know if they will all fit on my material size?
A: If the designs in your Queue are too large to fit on material, the Machine will prompt you to use more than one sheet to continue.

Q: How do I get back to the place I last cut?
A: If your Cutting Mat has been unloaded, then reload your Cutting Mat and press Last Point. If you have moved your Cutting Blade away from the place you last cut, simply press Last Point.

So what do you think?

Will you run right out and get one?

Do you think it can compete with the Cricut or Silhouette which already have a pretty big following?

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恩如

Saturday 10th of July 2010

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MosaicMagpie

Friday 9th of July 2010

My vote goes to the Silhouette. I am still lusting for one of those machines.Debbie

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue

Friday 9th of July 2010

Well, since I just bought me a new Silhouette after having a Wishblade since 2005, I probably will not be buying this one any time soon. I think it will be a great machine though. I am not sure how a person can even begin to scrapbook without one of these machines. I am so dependent on mine now.

Kara

Friday 9th of July 2010

Hi Michele! I found you over at NFF. I love your blog!!! I love the MAIL creation...and I have a slight obsession with chalk board paint, but only in my head right now!

I'm your newest follower! Hope you'll come check out my blog as well!

Hugs,Kara

Alison

Thursday 8th of July 2010

Wow, thanks for the info Michele! I am going to have to look into this!! I'd like to be cool and say I don't need anything besides my cricut... but we'll see! :)

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