25 thoughts on “User Manuals

  1. Hi Ian,

    The only reason I support MTC over SCAL is because KNK USA ships MTC with the Maxx and Zing models. (EDIT: This is no longer true. KNK USA does not ship the new Orbit with any software. For more information, refer to current product descriptions at KNK USA or post a new question here.) Now that SCAL cuts to these models, I hope to learn the designing features better and provide more support. For those with Mac computers, I strongly recommend SCAL over MTC because it has a true Mac version.

    I’m not sure what you mean by “print” and “printer”? Teh Maxx Air is a cutter only. But assuming you’re just asking about file import, MTC can import the following vector formats: EPS, AI, vector PDF, SVG, WPC, GSD and SCUT for cutting immediately. It will also import the following raster formats and vectorize them: JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, and raster PDF.

    There’s no list of “everything” it can cut simply because there are too many materials available to list them all. But you can see what material have been tested by viewing this link: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/Settings/Suggested-MaxxAir-Settings.pdf. For inquiries about other materials, you can contact KNK USA directly and even send in sample materials for them to test.

    The Maxx Air blade holder seat allows other brands of blade holders to be directly inserted and used. Again, there’s no way to guarantee another blade holder will fit without actually testing, but the adaptability is quite open.

    Let me know if you have other questions!

  2. Sandy: I am considering buying one of your cutters (it is on a short list of 2) for my wife (and me HeHe but she does not know that… yet) and have some questions. I know you support MTC and not SCAL. Questions related to the KNK Maxx Air. As an Engineer I like the 1500g force number.

    1) What file formats does it print? If I were to convert files from a proprietary system and send them via USB to the printer directly, and is the format documented anywhere?

    2) Is there a detailed list of materials that the machine can cut? Example, Carbon Fiber up to 3mm thick? I know the paper etc. I am curious about metal, alloys, fiberglass and Carbon fiber.

    3) Are your blades proprietary or can we use other makes and types. Are there adapters for other blades?

    Thanks for all your info and support.

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  4. I replied at KNK USA, but will answer here as well. Yes, there is a bug in the current KNK Plugin so you need to install the older one. Shut down MTC. Then here at my site, click on Support>Software Program Downloads>MTC>Plugins and then select the KNK Maxx Groove-e option. Download and install the file there and then the problem should be fixed.

  5. I have a KNK Maxx. I loaded it to a new computer and now I’m having problems with the three point registration; the blade does not return to the origin after the 3rd registration point. I thought there was a bug in the software and a fix but I can’t find it now.

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  7. I have fintime software and cannot get my silhoutte to cut, it cuts but in pen mode, or on setting 1 on the blade, how do you get it to blade 6 cut.

  8. The manuals above with MTC in the name, are all the same. They only differ in the file format. The Interactive is meant to be viewed online. It has a lot of handy features, such as searchable by any word and flip pages. The exe is a downloadable version of that format. The PDF is downloadable as well. Just pick any of the three or all three! Your choice! Chapters 3 through 8 are ONLY MTC and are a reference guide for anyone using the software!

  9. Download the Zing with MTC UM… the pdf version. Chapters 3 – 8 are exclusively MTC and not geared for any particular cutter.

  10. Is there just a “general purpose” manual for MTC I can download instead of being geared for a particular machine? I’m looking to upgrade to a new machine though not sure which one I want to get yet. I love my MTC, but there are things I run into from time to time that I’d like to be able to refer a manual, but be able to do it offline. Thanks in advance.

  11. In Offline mode, you press the Menu button one time. And then press the Origin button.

    The laser is used in print and cut applications where you first print an image on your printer and then insert it into the KNK to cut out. This is covered in Chapter 4.7 of the KNK user manual in detail.

  12. Thank Sandy,
    I downloaded from the link & unzipped but the same thing is happening again I have the .pdf version so will just use that. Thanx again

  13. Hi Sandy

    I downloaded both manuals to have the flip format but the maxx loaded straight away but the manual for the Zing ( I have MTC so was interested in the chapters on it )just sits there with a little circle thing going round & round & nothing happens I waited a fair amount of time but still nothing happened is it just me?????
    regards Val

  14. Sandy, I just got my 24″ knk max, I cant seem to locate the user manual. Please help. Thanks, Tiffini

  15. No problem… the one you want is the last link here which covers the majority of KNK Studio Version 8 (the Maxx version).


    Then for auto-tracing, since you have the Maxx version, you can refer to Section 6.1 in the Maxx-Groove-E User Manual.

    Or I sell a $9.99 downloadable video package that covers the autotracing for all versions of KNK Studio in the Shop part of this web site. These videos will teach you, step-by-step how to use the highly-functional new Super Size feature in KNK Studio Maxx.

  16. I have an older model, the yellow machine. I’m not sure where to find the model number but I did find 3 different numbers on it if you can tell which one is the model number. 111311H or R5232C or 061030188. My problem really started when I got a new computer and had to purchase the Studio Maxx program. So if I could get a manual for that program that would be great.
    Thanks for your quick response!
    Judy Johnson

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