Comparisons

I’m often asked about the differences between the various Klic-N-Kut die cutters and between the software packages we support. So I created a few comparison charts that show important features.

Klic-N-Kut Comparisons

The first comparison is for all KNKs currently sold new. If you would like to see additional information, along with available accessories, please use this link.

View Comparison of Klic-N-Kut Models in PDF format

OR… click on the images below to enlarge.

knk comparison chart

knk comparison chart

I also have a table comparing all models, including our discontinued ones. This table is useful for those buying a used KNK or considering an upgrade. Please contact me at smccauley45@cox.net with your questions regarding the differences or if you need more information.

View Comparison of Current KNK Models in PDF format

OR… click on image below to enlarge.

ACSKNK comparison chart

Software Comparisons

Comparison of the positive features of Make The Cut versus KNK Studio

Comparison of all features (including negative) features of Make The Cut versus KNK Studio

*** These comparison charts are my creations and are NOT to be published on other web sites. You may publicly and privately share the link back to this site and you may print them for your own PERSONAL use. But do NOT take these tables and claim them as your own without my written permission.

Recent Posts

Free Popup Gift Tag

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I love Popup Card Studio SOOOO much that after signing up for a Christmas-themed gift tag swap, I immediately decided to design a gift tag that would also be a popup card:

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I wanted a whimsical design and easily located a free Rudolph image using Google and traced it in MTC. I employed my usual approach of starting the design in MTC where it always seems easier to visualize the final product. I used a free font called Christmas Light Indoor for the To and From elements. Then I copied and pasted those into Popup Card Studio and created the popup design for the inside of the tag. I exported this popup as an SVG file to reopen in MTC. It’s important to note that if you are a KNK Force owner, you need to do this so that the fold lines can be broken and rejoined before the file is exported and opened in C3 for cutting to the Force.

I used both the Maxx Air and the Force to cut all parts. Because the Force has easy and accurate PNC, I used it for the colored To/From pieces and for the Merry Christmas greeting. I also used it for the popup insert because the Force has dual heads, thus capable of scoring and cutting the popup all in one step. Given that I was making 16 of these tags, I needed efficiency!

While the Force was doing its cuts, the Maxx Air handled the cutting of 16 sets of red, white, green, light brown, dark brown, and black pieces used in these tags. Now, if only KNK USA would come up with a machine to do all of that tedious gluing it took to create Rudolph’s head! LOL When I started organizing the file to share with everyone, it occurred to me that some crafters might like Rudolph to also be a single PNC element so that the tedious gluing of small pieces would be eliminated. No problem! I added several variations to the file that I’m sharing here.

The file contains an MTC format file, a SCAL format file, and individual SVG files for those cutting with the Force or importing into a different program. Also, for those using other design software, the PNC elements have been included as individual PNG files. To verify sizing, the tag should be 4.75″ in height.

If you’re into popup cards, think about buying Popup Card Studio. It takes a little practice maneuvering in the software but there are lots of free videos to help you learn it:

PCS Demo

Intro to PCS

Two Line Card in PCS

and dozens of other PCS videos here: Susan Bluerobot

If you have any questions, please post!

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