Scan N Cut Saturday – 5 Myths, Busted!

This week, instead of the usual step-by-step or project tutorial I thought that I would take a moment to talk about some myths that I seem to see crop up time and time again and help prevent this unhelpful information from circulating.

There are five that I tend to see appear the most so I focused on those for this week’s video however if you have any that you would like investigated for next time, please feel to leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Now, rather than waffle on – as I am going to do that in the video – I shall very quickly list what I cover in the video and then leave you to sup your brew and watch me rant a bit.

The five myths that I chose for this video are:

  • Ambient lighting affecting scanning results. (Relevant to CM and DX/SDX Models)
  • Calibration/Recalibration is a panacea, a solution for all issues. (Relevant to CM and DX/SDX Models)
  • The scanning lever changes blade depth. (Relevant to DX/SDX Models only)
  • You can cut any material up to the maximum thickness that the machine will take. (Relevant to CM and DX/SDX Models)
  • Using tape to hold stuff down. (Relevant to CM and DX/SDX Models)

Right, all that’s left is to press that play button … enjoy!

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12 thoughts on “Scan N Cut Saturday – 5 Myths, Busted!

  1. Great video John, you always explain everything so well that even I can understand it althoug Englisch isn’t my native language. I always want to now the why I can’t (or can) do something instead of hearing that I can’t do it that way or in this case, its a myth, without any explaination.

    I do have a question but it’s not about the Scan ‘N Cut but about the storage that’s standing on your left side in the video with a (I think) few punches on top, I can’t see if it’s an open unit or glas door for it. Will you tell me please where you bought this or can you give me the name of the storage?

    Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful evening.


  2. Excellent video!

    Can I put in a small request for a Paypal button for coffee as well as the yellow one? (The big yellow button doesn’t work for my credit card.)

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  3. Thanks for another informative video John, very interesting and what you say always makes so much sense to a technophobe like me. Must admit I have scanned in all light settings and the results have all been of equal quality so totally agree with you. x

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  4. Listened with interest to your myths video. Last weeks blog on the pen holder has now given me more tape to use, but not on my mat promise. My new pen holder arrived during the week and works perfectly with the wide variety of pens I have tried. I did also get a second U shaped guide in the price, they must know how tidy crafters are.
    Thanks for your on going support for us Scan and Cutters, Jan

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