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Make your first vinyl decal with me

“Finally, you have everything you need at home – your Scanncut, your vinyl, and you’re all set to start. Connect your machine and… drumroll please… it’s time to get excited! Grab a cup of coffee or tea, relax, and watch this video where I explain everything step by step. You might even want to watch it again. And then, turn the video back on and follow along step by step as we go through the process together.”

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This is what you need to know about your Blade Holder!!!

Blade holder settings scanncut
Blade holder scanncut

Have you ever struggled with the blade holder settings on your ScanNCut machine? It can be frustrating to constantly hear that the settings are variable, especially when you’re trying to cut a specific material.

The problem is caused by the fact that the settings are simply determined by two stickers, which are not placed in exactly the same spot on each holder. This means that every time you switch to a new holder, or even if you have multiple holders for different materials like I do, the settings will be different.

But don’t worry, there is a simple solution to this problem. I’ve made a short video to show you exactly what I mean, rather than trying to explain it through writing and leaving things open to interpretation. Check it out and see how easy it is to get consistent blade holder settings on your ScanNCut machine.

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Perfect fonts to use with your draw function

A lot of fonts seem perfect to use with your draw function on your machine, but when you actually use them you see that most fonts aren’t filled in. There is a solution for that and i will come back to it later in this post. It took me quite some time to collect fonts that you can just use with your pen without the need to get the letters filled. Also important to know is that it really makes a difference if you use the markers that come with the machine or when you use your own pens. I tested the fonts with the markers that come with the scanncut machine and i tested the fonts with a gel pen that fit in the universal Pen Holder. You will see that when you use a marker which has a thicker point to write with you can use more fonts then when you use a gel pen which has a really small point. Drawing pens scanncut Universal holder scanncut
Fonts written with the standard holder and markers
Fonts written with the universal holder and gel pen
As you can see in the pictures when you write with markers the fonts are perfect and there are no blank spaces. However if you look at the next picture where the fonts are written with a golden gel pen. I marked the fonts that where perfect with the gel pen as well. Font 1, 2, 8 and 9. The other fonts show small empty places. If you want the letter filled to give them the real handwriting look you can do 2 things. 1. is the easy way and color the letters yourself you can even do it with an other color which can give an awesome effect. 2. Let the machine color it for you. With the program Sure Cuts a lot also called SCAL you type your text and then go to effects and choose Line fill and use the settings like in the picture. Now you can see in the pictures below how the letters look before the fill and after the fill effect Below you see a list with the links where you can find the fonts some of them are free others are not.
Font 1
Font 2
Font 3
Free Font 4
Free Font 5
Font 6
Font 7
Font 8
Font 9
Font 10
Font 11
Free Font 12