*please note – there is now an updated version of this list of links here*
Hello all :)
Well, both Mel and I have been overwhelmed by, and grateful for, the positive feedback from the Brother Scan N Cut shows on Create and Craft TV however there have been a lot of frequently asked questions asking for more information.
I have therefore trawled as much of the internet for you and collated a list of useful links that I hope will cover a lot of these FAQs.
Where To Buy
If you are thinking of buying this machine, and are located in the UK, you can get your Scan N Cut machine exclusively from Create and Craft TV.
Brother Scan N Cut Website
In honesty, a lot of commonly asked questions could be answered with a quick poke around the Brother Scan N Cut website. You can find it by visiting http://www.brother-usa.com/ScanNCut/
Not a common request, but probably one that a lot of you could take advantage of. It’s the instruction manual. Yes, the very one that I didn’t bother reading when I first switched on my machine! Might give you some good reading and help you understand how the machine works and what it can really do.
The user manual can be downloaded from here – http://www.brother-usa.com/VirData/Content/en-US/ScanNCut/Consumer/UsersManual/CM100DM_CM550DX_User_Manual_English_1.pdf
Want to see the other documents that are included with the bundle from Create and Craft TV? You can find them all by visiting this support area – http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/eu/gb/en/doc/manual_top.html?reg=eu&c=gb&lang=en&prod=hf_cm600dxeuk
Scan N Cut Canvas
A lot of you have asked for a link to the Brother Scan N Cut Canvas online software so that you can start playing and designing. You can access this by visiting http://scanncutcanvas.brother.com
You will need to sign up for a free account in order to access this. Having the machine doesn’t make a difference, you can start designing now in anticipation of when you do receive your machine. All of the designs that you make will be stored online until you want to download them.
You can transfer your images to your machine by downloading them and putting them onto a USB stick which you can then insert into the machine.
Updates for the machine are likely to be advised here also.
Final link in this section would be to the help file PDF which is located here – https://scanncutcanvas.brother.com/Help/Help_ScanNCutCanvas_EN.pdf
The process for upgrading the software is listed in the instruction manual.
The software update will need to be downloaded onto a USB stick which you would then need to insert in your machine and perform the update.
I have a feeling that they will also be listed on the home page for the Canvas software.
Some of you asked where you could see more footage of the machine in action.
Brother have been compiling a series of promotional videos and also videos from other users and reviewers on their YouTube channel. You can access it by visiting http://www.youtube.com/user/BrotherCrafter
I know that a lot of you are on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest – and so is the Brother Scan N Cut – here are the links.
Brother Scan N Cut on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BrotherCrafter
Brother Scan N Cut on Twitter – https://twitter.com/BrotherCrafter
Brother Scan N Cut on Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/brothercrafter/
The purpose of having the built in scanning functions is really to give you the ability to design your own so that you don’t have to just rely on things that are already out there – which is a very exciting opportunity to me.
That’s It For Now
Anyway, this should give you lots of reference points no matter what you are looking to find out.
If however you have other questions, please feel free to list them below and (when I get time) I will be sitting down for many play days with my machine and also blogging some of the test results, projects and files for download in the future.
I hope this helps.