If you are in the market for an electronic die cutting machine, you will want to be sure to include the Sizzix Eclips Starter Kit to your list of machines to look at!
I had the unique opportunity to take one home as a loaner for a couple of weeks to get familiar with the machine so I could better help with customer questions. Let me tell you right now, I have had to use a TON of self control ever since to NOT purchase this machine for my own scrapbook room! I absolutely LOVE this machine! I had so much fun playing around with the Eclips. It is very user friendly and the handheld control is SO nice! Anyone can use this machine!
The Sizzix eclips Electronic Shape-Cutting Machine and Handheld Remote Control creates completely customizable shapes and letters to adorn almost anything up to 12 inches. That’s right the award-winning artwork is now available electronically from Sizzix!
Eclips Starter Kit includes:
Eclips 12 inch shape cutting machine, 2 cutting blades, universal power supply, eclips handheld remote control, handheld remote control cradle, blade holder, power cord, 6′ USB cable, a starter cartridge, starter cartridge booklet, cartridge easy to store case, 12 inch x 12 inch cutting mat, AND a User Guide.
Machine Size = 22 1/2 in. x 5 in. x 7 1/2 in.
Weight = 16.5 pounds
Auto selection of speed and pressure for material to be cut
2-speed blade movement for fast and accurate positioning
Adjustable blade depth
Laser image preview for less paper waste
Cut sizes to nearest 1/100 of an inch
Cut vellum, paper, cardstock and chipboard in preset and custom sizes
Convenient handle to take machine anywhere
Handheld Remote Control:
Performs all functions remotely
High-resolution 3.6″ LCD for larger image preview
Easy on-screen navigation
Sliding screen reveals full keypad
Ergonomic cradle allows tabletop use
Multi-language user interface (English, French, Spanish, German)
Remove and replace cartridges with power on
Decorative borders for 6″, 12″, 18″ and 24″ projects
Search command for all shapes
Create a “favorites” folder for designs you like
Picture-in-picture and mirror functions
Designs available in several styles: Original, Border, Outline, Shadow, Solid
Extra embellishments and add-ons to accompany select shapes
Some of MY favorite features included:
Laser Cut- Preview cutting pattern of selected images on the cutting mat by using a laser to outline where your cuts will be, cutting down on waste.
Pieces- This separates individual pieces of selected image with no guess work as to the individual sizing of the individual pieces. Very nice!
Being able to select paper size-Fabulous!
Being able to select material that you will be cutting, which automatically sets the speed and blade depth. Again, fabulous!
Cartridges- Smaller cartridges and packaging make these easy to store. The images and fonts are SO fun and I love the fact that you can change cartridges while machine is on, right in the middle of your project, putting images from different cartridges in the same que for cutting! Awesome!
There is so much more that I could say about the features of this machine, but today’s blog is probably long enough for now! This machine is definitely one to consider when you are looking for a personal electronic die cutting machine. It is really a sweet machine!
Here are a couple pages I did while playing with the Eclips. And, you can finally see my new grandson!
I used the darling First Edition Animal Antics 12×12 Paper Pad,
656171-Sizzix Special Occasion cartridge
655934-Sizzix Starter Kit cartridge ( included with the purchase of the machine)
E8-002-Spellbinders Classic Bracket Edgeabilities
Tim Holtz Distress Inks- Weathered Wood & Walnut
The pieces feature made cutting these images a breeze!
Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!