Die Cutting machines help in giving a whole new and interesting dimension to creative craft projects. Most of the die cutting machines are compatible with all cutting Dies and vice-versa. Die Cutting machines are suitable for cutting cardstock, felt, fabric, cork sheets, foam, shrink plastic, jute, etc. The possibilities are endless.
For a detailed understanding of Die Cutting machines, mainly for beginners, you can check my post on THE DREAM CUT MACHINE.
Or my video on THE EASY CUTS
The Big shot is really a BIG SHOT in the real sense. A majestic and huge Die cutting machine that can almost take in a paper of A4 size(8×11 inches).
Being one of the top end Die-Cutting machines, the Sizzix Big Shot has a smooth buttery and user friendly experience to work with.
For the purpose of cutting, the machine comes with two cutting plates. which can be used to make the cutting sandwich.
For thinner cutting sandwiches, we require an additional platform and the machine also comes with an extended multipurpose platform.
Sizzix also has its own range of cutting dies, sizzlits and embossing folders which help with crisp cutting and very good embossing.
While working with the machine, generally one pass is sufficient. But for very intricate dies, you may have to run the sandwich through the machine for a second time.
PRECAUTIONS WITH DIE CUTTING MACHINES:
- The machine is not for small children
- Donot come in contact with the moving parts and rollers, to avoid getting pinched.
- To avoid getting cut, it is advisable to not touch the die blades.
- For long product life, donot overload the machine.
- Always clean the machine with a dry brush or cloth and avoid using water or and chemicals.
Die cutting machines are very helpful when you need to work with intricate cutting or if you are crafting in bulk.
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