Is it capable of more detailed cutting?- The eCraft can absolutely cut intricate details in addition to the simple shapes and images shown on our demo. Our Pro version of the software will shock you!
How do you adjust the pressure?- There is an internal paper sensor that senses the thickness of the paper and adjusts the pressure automatically, no manual adjusting necessary.
What size paper can you use?- The maximum width is 12'' and the maximum length is, well, there is none! You can cut smaller pieces as well, we're all about saving money and using scraps!
What is the biggest image you can cut?- Although the eCraft can handle paper up to 12'' wide, the maximum width of an image is approximately 11 1/2''.
Can it cut and draw?- Yes, a pen and a blade are in the machine at the same time. The eCraft draws first and then cuts without swapping or resetting anything. In the Pro version of our software, you can elect to draw only, if desired.
What file formats are supported?- The eCraft uses a proprietary format, however the pro version will allow you to import svg files and other types of images.
Will there be a trial version?- We are considering a trial version and will keep you updated on its availability.
Are you offering storage for the eCraft?- We will have a variety of storage options available in the form of stylish travel bags and totes.
How much does it weigh?- The eCraft is light and portable, weighing in at about 8 lbs.
Is it true about no cutting mat? Yes. Our unique cutter design holds the paper securely with a series of rollers and guides without the need for a cutting mat. No more mess, fuss or risk of tearing when removing material from a mat.
What can it cut? Paper (standard, flocked, glitter, magnet, adhesive backed), card stock, vinyl, felt, grunge paper, and wood veneers.
Paper size? The eCraft can handle paper up to 12" wide by ANY length! You can cut smaller pieces as well, we're all about saving money and using scraps! (we don't reccommend going smaller than 4" x 6")
Image size? Although the eCraft can handle paper up to 12'' wide, the maximum width of an image you can cut is approximately 11 1/2''.
Do I need to change settings for each type of paper? No. The eCraft has an internal paper sensor that automatically adjusts the blade settings according to thickness (its magic)!
How many sheets fit in a paper tray? Several sheets, depending on the thickness of the paper.
Does it take cartridges? We use SD Fun Cards similar to those used in digital cameras. They enable you to work independently of a computer and are available in different themes (Romance, Baby, Holiday, etc...).
Can I connect to a computer? Yes, using a USB connection. But it is not required (see above).
Will it work on a Mac? Due to the limited amount of turnaround time for the software development, the initial release is for PC but we are hard at work on the Mac version and Mac users won't have to wait too much longer, we promise!
Does it draw? Yes, a pen and a blade are in the machine at the same time. The eCraft draws first and then cuts without swapping or resetting anything. In the Pro version of our software, you can elect to draw only, if desired.
Can I use my own designs? The Pro software will allow users to import any vector based image and then establish draw and cut lines. The design capabilities are limited as we are not in competition with familiar applications like Adobe or Corel. We'll let the pros handle the designing and let the eCraft handle the cutting.
What file formats are supported? The eCraft uses a proprietary format, however the Pro version will allow you to import svg files and other types of images, automatically converting them for compatibility with the eCraft.
What are the accessories? There will be full line of SD Fun Cards, special tools, unique papers, storage options, travel accessories, paper roll holder and SO much more. (We could tell you but want to surprise you).
How long do the blades last? We use the highest quality blades so you don't have to change them often. Naturally, if you're cutting through thin stock, blades will last longer than cutting through card stock.
Does it make a lot of noise? No. While all cutters make some noise, relatively speaking, the eCraft is quiet.
What are the differences between the models? The basic unit has a B&W display and will come with one SD Fun Card. The deluxe unit has a color screen and will be bundled with two SD Fun cards. We are planning a unit designed for heavier use that is ideal for craft stores, clubs and power users. It will be equipped with a heavy duty motor drive and other industrial features. All units will have the same cutting capabilities and will be compatible with the Pro version of our software- you don't need to upgrade your machine to upgrade your software!
How much? The MSRP for the eCraft basic is $349. SD Fun Cards are expected to retail for around $49. Replacement blades will run about $1.00 each and will be available in a 25 pack (actual retail pricing is usually lower).