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The Brother ScanNCut2 is perhaps the only home cutter for sale with a built-in scanner. This die-cutting machine has a 300 DPI scanner with a large screen to make working with patterns and customizing cuts more effective. If you are a person who loves drawing on paper or in scrapbooks, you will like the ability to scan those designs and sent them straight into a high precious cutter.

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Brother ScanNCut2 – Decent Hobby Cutting Machine


NECHSTAR SCORE – N/A (Based on 6 expert reviews so far)

What We Like: Large LCD touchscreen – Wireless design transfer – Direct connection via USB cable – Scanning color recognition

What We Don’t Like: Expensive – Vinyl cutting restrictions – Basic software


Brother ScanNCut2 Specifications

  • Type of Cutter: For handmade drawings or scrapbook designs
  • Size: 10.1 x 22.8 x 10.6 inches (25 x 58 x 27 Centimeters)
  • Weight: 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Max Cutting Width: 12 inches (30 cm)
  • Max Cutting Lenght: 24 inches (60 cm)
  • Materials It Can Cut: 100+ up to 2.4mm thick
  • More: ScanNCut Canvas, 300 DPI scanner, 4.85″ colored LCD touchscreen, 600 built-in designs, USB cable



Expert reviews and ratings


By Vinyl Cutting Machines – N/A 

We think users will opt for or against the ScanNCut2 based on its primary feature; that around which its entire brand is built — the ability to scan your designs. If you are the type of designer who loves drawing on paper, or in scrapbooks, then you’ll really appreciate the ability to feed those designs straight in to a great performance cutter.


By Personal Die Cutting – N/A 

Crafters are flocking to the Brother ScanNCut2, with tons of new unique features and a huge range of scanning and cutting abilities. This electronic die cutting machine has a built-in 300 DPI scanner, with a large screen that makes working with patterns and adjusting cuts easy. It can operate as a stand-alone machine, or be connected to the computer.


By Nechstar – N/A 

ScanNCut2 is built around it – the ability to scan your designs. Do you need larger cuts for your small business? Than Brother ScanNcut2 is not for you. There are more powerful die cutting machines out there, which can easily handle hardier materials, such as metal and wood and sophisticated designs.


By Modern Railroader – N/A 

For those that don’t wish to bother with a computer or WiFi connection, the Brother ScanNCut 2 works very well as a standalone device for both cutting and scanning tasks. The large color touch screen is easy to see and operate. All the on-screen menus and controls are intuitive and easy-to-learn. Even as a standalone device, you can edit and resize designs on the screen.


By HeatPressGuide – N/A 

As Brother probably intended, we love the ScanNCut2’s scanning capabilities. When it comes down to it, the inclusion of the scanner is likely going to be your deciding factor when opting for the ScanNCut2 over other die cutters. The ability to make custom designs and have them neatly cut out without any fuss is fantastic, especially since you can do it without connecting to the computer.


By TopVinylCutters – N/A 

This ease of use is another of its strong points, and when compared to bulky and industrial style cutters you’ll find it a lot easier to get a hang of. There are plenty of official and unofficial YouTube tutorials available for the Brother ScanNCut2, so if you’re willing to put in a bit of time to learn you will be able to master the device completely.





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