Can you believe that a new, super tech digital cutter machine is landing to our crafty world? Oh well, looks like the new eCraft from Craftwell is arriving and maybe it will convince us of the great things it can do. But, let’s see the facts:

  1. Lightweight. You can take it anywhere.
  2. You can use it with a computer or stand-alone.
  3. No cutting mat. Well, you can see that as an advantage or disadvantage. We all know the advantages, but I’m worried about what is going to protect the machine. The mat is supposed to be the barrier between the blade and the other parts of the machine. Without a mat, I feel a little bit worried, but then again, maybe they invented something that will serve as protection.
  4. We need to consider what it can cut. I would love to have a machine that can cut almost anything, not just card stock.
  5. No cutting adjustments: that’s a blessing! It seems that I can never figure out the right amount of pressure for the blade.
  6. Multiple rollers allow you to use your scrap papers.
  7. Print and Cut: No need to change the blade for a pen. I wonder if you can have more than one color to choose from. Can you put your own pens or inks?
  8. Automatic paper system, just like your printer. That’s neat when you want to cut a design many times .
  9. It uses SD cards. Looks like they will be selling loaded SD cards and that you can download images from their website. You are going to be able to create your designs with the software included and sell them also.
  10. It takes 12 inch papers, but it can cut up to 10 inches wide and unlimited length.
  11. Price: About the $200.
  12. Tempting? Yes. But, we still need more time to know more about this cutter. Sounds good!


7 Responses to “Craftwell eCraft Cutting Machine”

  1. Michele Peetz says:

    I ‘spoke with you about your trying it out before CHA’. What are thinking about it so far? I bet you have been playing with the one you got at CHA, lucky you. I will anxiously await your updates to see if it does all they say. Please let us know as soon as you can form an educated decision. I am buying a new machine – just deciding which one it will be between this new one from Craftwell and I think the Cougar. Any recommendations yet?

  2. Glenda says:

    I haven’t received my machine yet but I hope soon. I really recommend to wait to make a final decision since nobody right now has all the answers. I have many questions still in the air. I’m sure the eCraft is going to be a great machine but I want to have all the information and pass it to you before you decide what to buy. I heard the Cougar is a great machine but I’ve never try it. I will post more info about the other machines compared to the eCraft also. Thank you for your comment.

  3. Maggie says:

    I would be very interested to know how this machine works, I use a Silhouette machine at the moment but I am thinking of getting a new machine and the ecraft sounds great.

  4. Glenda says:

    Yes Maggie, the eCraft looks really good, but I can’t recommend it yet until I try it myself. The machine is still in production, nobody has it yet in their hands, but as soon as I get it, I will give it all the tests that I can think of. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you for your post.

  5. Glenda says:

    I think that some people “tried” the machine at the CHA with the demonstrators. They brought different materials to the people in the booth to try but I don’t think they actually touched the machine. I’ll wait until I try the eCraft myself, then I can give a more definite opinion. I will be testing the machine with all the materials available and post the results here in my blog. Thank you Summer.

  6. Al says:

    Hello Everyone, I have just purchased the ecraft and although very pleased with the machine,I am havinf=g difficultu connecting it to my vista 64bit computer, I have contacted craftwell who are trying to sort my dialema, dont know if anybody out there has had simular problems of can help my situation.
    Thanks Alan

  7. Glenda says:

    I’ll be getting my machine in a few days, but I have Vista 32-bit in my computer. I’ll let you know if I get any information about it.

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