Sunday, January 24, 2010

SIZZIX ECLIPS DETAILS....FINALLY!!

At long last, the Sizzix Eclips info is public!  Scrap-Mart.com has the machine, cartridges and accessories up for preorder.  They also have posted a download of the starter cartridge handbook HERE that shows all the details of the features this machine will offer.  ETA:  Check out the Scrap-Mart video from the CHA floor to see the Eclips in action HERE

Although they use a similar concept, I already see many differences between this machine and the Cricut.  Being able to control and design your cuts on the remote before sending them to the machine is a huge benefit - no more guesswork or wasted paper!  The border function actually repeats the image to make a border, it doesn't just make it huge to adjust to the length like the Cricut (a cricut pet peeve of mine).  There are also more creative features available on the cartridges (at least for the starter one).  Sizzix will be posting demo videos later today, and I can't wait to see the machine in action.  Everyone is showing a preorder date of May - I sure hope I can get my hands on one sooner!  Don't you just love CHA???  I wish I was there!

Jenn

5 comments:

TheChirpNDesign said...

Thanks, Jenn! I'm wondering if they're trying to pair up a 'Cricut' with 'Gypsy'idea?? I have the same pet peeves as you - that's why I love my Gypsy - it can border anything and not just stretch it. I still never know what my Cricut is going to do until I preview it on my G. I found this link I thought you might like: (looked it up after I saw your post)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCAgzhVbBPc

TheChirpNDesign said...

Here's one more link - I think it's fresh from CHA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxny7avzhH0

Jenn in MO said...

Too funny - I just posted that one!! Love the idea that you can mix and match sizes and shapes on one 'send'.

HappyHappyJoyJoy said...

Does it weld? I heard it didn't but wanted to check...

THANKS for putting this info up and in a clear manner!

Jenn in MO said...

Hi Joy and thanks so much for your comment!! I haven't seen anything so far that would indicate welding is a possibility (and I'm thinking they would be advertising that if it did), but the machine does have a USB port so I'm thinking some kind of design software may be a future accessory!