Electronic Die Cutting vs. Manual Die Cutting: A Quick Primer
Electronic due cutting involves the use of die cutting machines similar to the Cricut, Silhouette, Craftwell eCraft and the latest arrival, Brother’s Scan-n-Cut.
- Expect an initial investment of between $150.00 to over $35o.00 USD
- Individual designs: free, $1 and up
- Love that many machines include design software for customization
- Use for paper crafting, home decor, clothing
- Check out an example here.
Manual Die Cutting involves the use of steel dies and a hand crank or electricity powered die cutting machine similar to the Big Shot, Big Kick. Vagabond, and the Fiskars Fuse.
- Expect an initial investment of up to $150.00
- Individual designs start at $4.00 USD and up
- Love that manual die cutting machines are often touted for the clean crisp cuts they provide.
- Check out a recent card I created using manual die cuts here.