Sold from 2013 to 2015
The Brother™ CM550DX ScanNCut machine is the world's first home & hobby cutting machine with a built-in scanner. Developed with the advanced, cutting-edge technology that Brother™ is known for, ScanNCut is truly an incredible innovation in electronic cutting machines - giving artists the freedom to make truly unique, one of a kind creations with the push of a button.
The magic of ScanNCut lies in the ability to scan your materials using the 300 DPI built-in scanner. See the scanned image on the large color LCD touch screen, open your cut design and, using the stylus, simply move the cut design over the desired area for a perfect cut without measuring or using a computer.
Select from the wide variety of built-in designs or from your gallery of scanned images to build your own unique cut designs. Use the welding feature to combine shapes, hand drawings, fonts and more directly on the large color LCD touch sceen display. Combine detailed or intricate cuts in seconds to simply group designs into one piece prior to cutting.
Space Saving Auto Layout Capabilities
Do you often find yourself with a collection of odd shaped scraps of paper and fabric that you likely won't be able to use again? With the space saving capabilities of ScanNCut, get the maximum use out of your material. Using the background scan option, simply scan your material into the machine and watch as an image of the material quickly appears on the large color LCD touch Jcreen. From there, see the exact placement of where your designs will lie on the material prior to cutting them out Even the smallest scraps can be utilized when working with this innovative crafting tool!
Scan to USB
Can you believe it? With ScanNCut, there is no need for a clunky stand-alone scanner! With the 300 DPI built-in scanner, scan virtually anything ínto your machine to be saved as a cut file. As a bonus, you can use ScanNCut to scan important documents, files, artwork, photographs and even your child's favorite drawings, and save to your USB to be used for future use. USB not included.
Editing designs is both quick and easy with ScanNCut. Every editing function can be done on the LCD touch screen. Easily convert your scanned designs into custom cut or draw files. Customize designs by changing the shape, size, or position, even using just part of a design. With the ability to weld, rotate and resize your designs, you'll love having the ability to create fully detailed designs to your liking - all without the use of a computer or expensive design cartridges.
Seam Allowance and Sewing Guidelines
Have you ever struggled with piecing together your fabric when working on various sewing and quilting projects? ScanNCut gives you the ability to add a seam allowance in 1/4" increments to assist you in piecing together fabric pieces for your quilts, clothing and more. But wait, it gets better! You can even utilize the erasable pens to create sewing guidelines on your designs to assure virtually perfect placement of your stitches.
Large Scanning and Cutting Area
Using the included 12" x 12" cutting mat or the 12" x 24" cutting mat (available for additional purchase), easily create and cut a wide variety of designs - from one as small as a delicate snowflake for a holiday ornament or one as large as an inspirational wall quote to place in your family living room. Plus, the cutting mats double as a scanning mat for ease of use!
- Standard Cut Blade Holder
- 2 High Tack Adhesive Fabric Support Sheets
- Standard Cut Blade
- 2 Iron-On Fabric Applique Contact Sheets
- Deep Cut Blade Holder
- 50 Special Applique Patterns on CD
- Deep Cut Blade
- 6 Color Pen Set
- 2 Standard Mats: 12" x 12"
- 2 Type Erasable Pen Set
- Low Tack Adhesive Mat: 12" x 12"
- Pen Holder
- Cut up This Book
- Touch Pen
|3.7" Color LCD||TFT 3.67" Color touch screen|
|Lightweight||8.25 lbs. with handle for portability|
|Easy to Operate Buttons||Power, Start/Stop, Feed, Setting, Home Ability to pause the machine with Start/Stop LED button|
|Holder||Easy to set/removable|
|AC Adapter||For global use|
|USB slot||High-speed USB host|
|Easy to View Operation Panel||3 viewing angles|
|Stylus||For easy on-screen edits on the LCD|
|Machine memory||1MB or 60 pockets|
|Work Area||11.75" x 11.75"|
|Optional Extended Work Area||11.75" x 23.75"|
|Standard Blade||Max 1.0mm (may vary)|
|Deep Blade||Max 1.5mm (may vary)|
|Blade Depth Adjustment||12 levels|
|Cutting Speed||5 levels|
|Adjustable Holder Pressure||19 levels|
|Cutting Material: Max 2.0mm (may vary)||Paper (max 1.5mm): Printer/Scrapbook/Cardstock/Velum/Tracing/Poster board. Fabric: Thin cottin/Flannel/Felt. Others: Magnet/Sticker or seal|
|Scanning Size 12" x 12"||Work Area: 11.75" x 11.75"|
|Image Type||Full color|
|Thickness of Scanning material||1.5mm (max) : Standard/Low Tack mat|
|Scanning Speed||30 sec/mat|
|Scan resolution||300 DPI|
|Recognition Type||Gray scale 256|
|Background Scan Adjustment||Darker/Lighter|
|Direct Cut||Frame Types (11)|
|Scan-to-Cut Data||Detection Type: Outline, Region, Line (Thinning). Saving Data Function after detection. Deletion Area (unwanted scanned images) up to 3.9" per deletion. Threshold for converting: 5 level|
|Scan to USB||Scan Size: 7 format|
|Scan to USB Output File Format||Select Scan Resolution: 300/250/200/150/100 DPI as JPEG data|
|Language||8 (English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese)|
|Test Cutting Function||Three patterns for test|
|Cut Area||Able to change by drag/drop operation|
|Mat Preview||Grid Measurement|
|Built-in Quilt Patterns||140|
|Drag & Drop Function||Select / move designs on the LCD using the stylus|
|Add Patterns||Add other designs|
|Enlargement Reduction Feature||Designs can be enlarged or reduced|
|On-Screen Editing Functions||Sizing (height and width), Duplicating, Lock and Unlocking the Aspect Ratio, Pattern rotation in 1 degree increments, mirroring, seam allowance on/off, unifying, welding, group deleting / group selecting, auto layout by rearranging patterns: rotate at any angle, rotate patterns 0 degrees or 180 degrees, without rotating|
|Seam Allowance Width||7 levels|
|Pattern Spacing/Pattern Interval||10 levels (width between pattern and pattern/edge of mat)|