Current Specials

For those interested in purchasing a cutter, I have a very strong preference for the Klic-N-Kut machines because of their broad range of functionality and applicability. In two words: KNK ROCKS! If you are interested in a KNK or other die cutting machine, please contact me for a referral to a qualified dealer (please indicate in your email where you live):

smccauley45@cox.net

Currently, I sell software and KNK Studio videos and I am an affiliate seller for KNK USA.

I also help current owners of KNKs sell their die cutting machines in order to upgrade to newer or larger KNK’s. These used KNK’s continue to work great for many applications and offer a way for those on a limited budget to get the cutter they need! So, please notify me if you are interested in a used KNK and I will put you in touch with the seller. I also list used KNK’s for sale below but ONLY from customers who purchased their KNK’s and/or received phone classes through me.

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Groove-E

13″ KNK Groove E for Sale $300.00
In great condition awaiting a new owner
It comes with power cord, usb cables,
2 bolt-on flatbed tables and blade holder.
I would like to upgrade. Please email me
at apayten@aol.com if interested.

77 thoughts on “Current Specials

  1. Most of the cutters in the hobby market can do rhinestone designs and cut the template materials needed. I recommend visiting the MTC forum and getting some opinions from those doing rhinestone appliques. I have a strong preference for the Klic-N-Kut models because they are highly functional(higher speed and force) and, thus, offer more options. Here’s a link to the forum: http://forum.make-the-cut.com/

  2. Hello, i am trying to get into making my own appliques, specifically ones made out of rhinestones, that i can design myself, im just not sure where to start or what to buy?

  3. I am looking at purchasing a Zing. Do you know of anyone that has a used one for sale at this time?

  4. KNK Studio doesn’t cut to the Cameo. I recommend looking at Funtime or Funtime Pro. I’m fairly certain they will both cut to the Cameo and will have a better rhinestone function than MTC.

  5. Hi, I recently purchased a Silhouette Cameo. I am looking for a program to make rhinestone design easy. I can’t find where to get info on the KNK studio. Thanks in advance for any direction you can give me.

  6. Thank you, Sandy. The Air also has three rollers which helps with pressure and force, I imagine. I will email you about the MTC.

  7. Actually the Maxx Air has more cutting force: 1500 g vs 950 g, thus can cut denser materials. It also has a wider range of cutting speeds.

    You’re welcome to email me directly for quicker response time. I’m at smccauley45@cox.net.

  8. Hi Sandy: Sorry for the late response. From what I recall the difference between the Max Air and the Max is the wireless connections that the Max Air has. I will be following up soon about the Make the Cut.

  9. That tutorial is the best source of information for cutting felt on any blade-based die cutting machine. You need sufficient force, which would eliminate the Cameo and some older models of cutters. You also need to be using a fabric blade which eliminates any brands that do not have a specific blade designed for fabric and felt. That’s where the KNK’s excel because they have both the force and they have a terrific Fabric blade (sold separately) for sharper cutting of fabric and felt. With regards to the felt itself, the wool blends yield much better results. You need to have an extra sticky mat and KNK USA has just introduced one, also sold separately. Or you can add more repositionable adhesive to whatever mat you’re using. Stabilizing is SO very important when cutting fabric and felt that hasn’t been stabilized with some other means. If you have more questions, please feel free to email me directly at smccauley45@cox.net.

  10. Hey Sandy, I have been looking for the last few months at die cutters and looking at comparisons. Three main things I would be using a die cutter for is to cut felt. cutting pieces specific for my applique designs for machine embroidery, and vinyl. I saw where it said “firm” felt. A tutorial I looked at recommended the wool blend for a cleaner cut. she also iron a pellon wonder on under side. I am in the new stages of business. But staying fairly busy. any insights for me

  11. Thanks, Sally! I’ll ask about that when they reopen. Also, are you aware of the difference between the KNK Maxx and the KNK Maxx Air models?

  12. Sandy: I see now that Max does come with the software.

    Thank you for your help.

    Sally

    The Klic-N-Kuts are top-of-the line digital die cutters with 950g of cutting force and up to 600mm/sec cutting speed. These machines can cut everything from vinyl to rhinestone rubber, from paper to chipboard, from thin cotton fabric to stiffened felt. Each machine comes with

    Make The Cut!

    or KNK Studio, a vector designing program rich in functionality.

  13. Sandy: When you go to the KNK MAXX 15″ and choose the software, the website page will not allow onw to select MTC, only the other program.

    knkmaxx15.jpg

    KNK MAXX 15″

    The powerful 15″ KNK MAXX

    $849.00

    Software

  14. Sandy:

    I will answer the other questions in other message. Here is the specs for the KNK Maxx 15″. See at end of specs where it mentions the Window systems. It does not mention the version 8, yet the others so it would leave someone to question whether it is compatible with 8.

    Sally

    Machine Specs:

    Max cutting width15″
    Main Board —High Speed Micro Processor
    Motor Drives—High Speed Micro Step
    Display type —LCD Display
    Max Cutting Speed—25IPS
    Max Cutting Depth —-.090″ Blade Dependent
    Force —950 grams
    Mechanical Precision—.0001″
    Repeatable Precision—0.0039″
    Power Supply Ac90-240V/50HZ-60HZ Auto Switching
    Friction Feed
    Operational Environment —30%-70% Relative Humidity

    KNK Studio requires Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7. (Works on 32-BIT AND 64-BIT Windows Operating systems)

  15. Regarding cardstock pricing, just call them up when they reopen on January 5th. For sure, they offer a 15% discount if ordering over 25 sheets of Cutmates and they may extend that to the other types if you are placing a large order. Make sure you have them ask Chad about that.

  16. The KNK’s are compatible with Windows 8, as well as 7. Where did you read that they are not? I’ll need to get that corrected! They will also work on a Mac, using the Mac version of MTC. Note that the Mac version of the software is actually a Windows version that runs on Wine, an emulator that automatically installs when you install the Mac version of MTC. This is all covered in the user manuals for the KNK Zing/Zing Air and for the Maxx Air.

    None of the KNKs come WITH a stylus… where did you read that?

  17. The Zing is the original model whereas the Zing Air is the newer model. The Air model has more cutting speeds, three versus two pinch wheels, and the ability to connect to your computer via either Bluetooth or USB, whereas the Zing could connect by USB. Those are the main differences.

    Yes, you can download a trial version of MTC to check out your stylus. Here’s a link: http://make-the-cut.com/Download.aspx?ref=lp

  18. Sandy:
    The card stock colors that are primarily being used are in the brown/tan/earth/clay colors. It appears that the Cutmates,that is available through the KNK site, charges the same price per sheet whether one is ordering one sheet or 100?

    Sally

  19. Hello Sandy:

    It appears the KNK site does not say what PC system it is compatible with except with the Zing model, which is compatible with Windows 7 and not 8 (from my understanding). What is the version of Windows that the KNK Max is compatible with? And is it compatible with the Mac?
    Also does the KNK Max come only with the stylus pen and not the MTC software?

    Thank you,
    Sally

  20. Thank you, Sandy, for your reply. The KNK Zing Compact Cutter NIB was found in ebay. So I do not know where she purchased it from, yet she found some specs somehow in which I was unable to read because the image was too small.

    The adhesive backing material sounds good, as well as, investing in a KNK Max production machine. At the time being I will have to use the lazer cutter business in town or go with a cheaper model temporarily. Is the KNK Zing Compact Cutter NIB an older model than the Zing Air? or a better one? I might go with the cheaper model temporarily as I am finding out that test runs need to be done before finalizing the design and am not sure how much the lazer cutter business would charge for that.

    Is there a free trial basis of the MTC to see if I can use the stylus on my computer screen? That will be great if I am understanding you correctly. It is a lot cheaper than buying the Wacom Cintiq.

    Again, thank you.
    Sally

  21. Hi Sally, Thanks for posting!

    Fist of all, where do you see the “KNK Zing Compact Cutter NIB”? I’m guessing it’s being sold by a Janome dealer versus a KNK USA dealer. If that’s true, then you would need to ask then about the transfer of the warranty as that would a Janome policy versus a KNK USA policy. With KNK USA, the one year warranty does apply if the cutter is purchased by a second owner within that first year.

    KNK USA is always working on development of new cutters, so eventually there will be something new, of course. But there are no plans for a new Zing within the next, say, six months.

    If you are planning to cut for hours every day, then I do not recommend the Zing or any other “hobby cutter” as they are not built for production work. You would want to invest in a Maxx Air, which is suitable for hours of cutting at a time. With that much cutting, a blade will last around 6 weeks if you are following proper cutting procedures. For crafters who only cut a few hours per week, a blade easily lasts for 6 months or longer.

    Yes… you can should be able to import your AI files into MTC or SVG. And yes, you can use a stylus to draw on the screen and do a LOT of other design work in MTC. It is actually quite a remarkable program for the price. It has its flaws but the majority of the customers absolutely love it and can design what they need without using other programs. But of course, those who are already using AI normally continue using it because of the comfort level.

    I don’t know of card stock being sold by the roll. With regards to pasting/gluing card stock, some people will apply the adhesive sheets prior to cutting so that cut items are basically like stickers where you just pull them off the backing sheet. For example, Xyron sells devices for that but there are others that would probably be more suitable for someone wanting to do production work.

    Good luck on selecting the best cutter. Again, I would urge you to look into a KNK Maxx Air because you are going to need a cutter with a much strong motor, as well as other features.

  22. Hello Sandy: I am a graphic designer and have just started a business. My business is solely using card stock material. Later, there is a possibility of using other materials, such as magnetic and acetate sheets. There is a lazer cutting business that has given me a quote for their die cut services of my designs. I am considering using them till my business grows or purchasing a die cutter machine.

    There is a KNK Zing Compact Cutter NIB on sale and do not see the specs on your spec page. The owner’s asking price is close to the KNK Zing Air. It is new, never out of the box. I had attempted to contact KNKUSA, yet they are closed for the holidays. Good for them. Which one is a better model? Is the one year warranty transferable to another owner?

    Also, are there any new models on the horizon near the ball park price of the KNK Zing Air? It appears from some of your comments that the maintenance is user friendly. Any idea of the life span of a the Zing Air and the blades that come with it? Is the 99 dollar extended warranty advisable if cutting a fair amount of paper?

    I plan to import SVG files in Make-the-Cut program. The designs will be made in Adobe Illustrator CS6. Does the MTC support that version of Ilustrator? I see that the MTC allows you to trace a bit-map image: can you also use a stylus pen and draw directly on the screen? Probably too much of a program to charge only 60 dollars.

    On a different note, do you recommend anyone who can and is willing to advise on the efficiency of pasting and gluing card stock paper? That is the most time consuming part of my business besides developing the designs. Do you know a distributer that sells rolls of card stock paper?

    Is there a KNK distributer in the the triad area of North Carolina that has a demo machine for one to try out on?

    Thank you.

    Sally Billman

  23. Hi Aliz,

    Thanks for contacting me and sorry for the delay. I’ve had some issues with my web site lately and got behind on approving posts.

    We do not have a KNK dealer in Malaysia. All KNK sales are handled by our Australian distributor:

    http://www.skatkatz.com.au/

    Fred, the owner of Skat Katz, has been the Australian supplier for quite a few years and is very knowledgeable. His shipping will be far less than if you were buying it from KNK USA in Florida. I hope it works out! And please contact me if you have any further questions.

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