The Brother range is a range of products manufactured by Brother International Corporation, the US subsidiary of the Japan based Brothers Industries Limited. With a track record dating to 1954, Brother International is a foremost brand heavily involved in the manufacture of office and business products, home and home office appliances dedicated to revolutionizing the quality of living experienced through these products.
With the above in mind, it is little wonder why we expected the Brother Cm350 Scanncut 2 to be a reflection of an easier and more fun way to design and cut were we not disappointed. Our first surprise came when we discovered that the Brother Cm350 Scanncut 2 came with a screen, yes, you heard that right. It comes with an LCD screen. But before we go into all of that, a quick look at what you will be paying for, should you make the Brother Cm350 Scanncut 2 your item of choice.
About Brother CM350 ScanNCut 2
The Brother Cm350 Scanncut 2 having been developed with the advanced, cutting-edge technology that Brother International is famous for, boasts an array of incredible innovation in electronic cutting machines, it boasts the ability to furnish artists with the liberty, freedom and drive to make truly innovative, one of a kind unique creations, with just the push of a button.
Coming at a dimension of 10.1 x 22.8 x 10.6 inches and weighing 10.4 pounds, the machine ships at 12.8 lbs. The Brother Cm350 Scanncut 2 is a stand-alone machine with variable options available to connect it wirelessly or directly to your PC. Now another big plus in the Brother Cm350 Scanncut 2 is the absence of cartridges, dies, or monthly subscriptions that are usually found in all the other products reviewed.
The Brother Cm350 Scanncut 2 also allows you to scan virtually anything – from precious family photos to handmade drawings, home decor designs, and much more. It subsequently helps you create custom-cut shapes and or outlines to fit any project of your choice.
One interesting thing about this product is that it has a maximum cutting width of 11.7″ and it is touted as a German carbide blade that produces Japanese design quality. The machine is quite popular with dressmakers and tailors all over the country. It works well with fabrics and leaves good precision as well as consistency on fabrics (other reviews of best fabric cutting machines).
From the reviews we read through, SCANNCUT 2 is a cutter that can handle thick materials up to a depth of 2mm. There are options to adjust pressure settings and cut speed via the intuitive display screen for maximum efficiency.
And now for the moment, I’m sure you have all been waiting for – yes, it comes with a high-quality in-built 300DPI scanner, and a super-large LCD touch screen display (30% larger than that of the previous models). It also comes with the ability to read SVG data files, with over 600 in-built designs.
Now what the above does for you is that it enables you just find pictures anywhere, take or scan or trace them into the Brother Cm350 Scanncut 2 and voila, you are ready to work. It also does the above for things as simple and mundane as your handwriting; talk about freedom.
The only separate requirement for you to get your maximum utility off this product is that it requires the ScanNCut Online activation card. This is sold separately.
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