by Sandy McCauley | Jul 21, 2011 | Chipboard, Designing, KNK, KNK Samples, MAXX, Team KNK, Vinyl
Recently, the division of my time has been greatly altered… in a very good way, though!
I’m working now part-time as a project coordinator for Accugraphic Sales, the maker of the Klic-N-Kut machines that I so adore! I’ve been helping with the new Zing release as well as heading up a new team of KNK designers who are sharing some wonderful projects at our new blog site: Team KNK!
Here are the first few weeks of projects so that you can quickly catch up! : ) Note that there are links to free cutting files provided in some of these posts!
Fun Foam Doll – by Omayra
Vinyl Graduation Tile – by Nancy
Seashell Cupcake Wrappers – by Judy
Vinyl Lemonade Stand – by Lynn K
Pocket Card – by Elizabeth
Fall Leaves Layout – by Susan Mast
Happy Birthday USA (Iron-On plus Block Decorated with Vinyl) – by Barbie
Chip the Horse (layered chipboard) – by Michele
Fun Foam Storks – by Omarya
Chad’s Sale Tag – by Chad Younblut
Aye Matey… – by Deb Manus
Seashell Cards – by Judy Kay
Cowboy Caviar Recipe Layout – by Yours Truly!
by Sandy McCauley | Jul 15, 2011 | Auto-Tracing, KNK, Make The Cut, Print and Cut, Vectorizing, Zing
I just LOVE a new cutter! And this one is going to rock the cutting world! The price of $399 is just amaZING for a machine that has 750g of cutting force, along with a 14″ wide cutting range. Just like with our other KNK’s, you can insert 15″ wide rolled materials, such as vinyl, for cutting and there will be a cutting mat included for cutting 12″ x 12″ cardstock or other materials such as fabric, thin chipboard, craft plastic, rhinestone template material, felt, fun foam, mylar, duralar, posterboard, and most of the other materials you see in the photo gallery here:
30 Plus Materials To Cut on A KNK
The only materials I show in that photo album that the Zing probably won’t handle are styrene and mat board. But I’ll give a full report once I have a Zing prototype of my own to test… fingers crossed for that to happen in the second half of August.
As you can see from the link at the new Zing home page, the compact siZING is another great feature! This KNK will be far easier to transport and I look forward to that.
Make The Cut is proving to be a popular software for the existing KNK owners, as well. The Print and Cut function is so much faster and easier to use with the automatic movement of the laser light to within about 1/4″ of each printed mark, thus requiring just a tweaking of movement to align perfectly. I’m also looking forward to the improved auto-tracing function which has always allowed previews of the trace before accepting the results. A demo video of the upcoming new version shows additional functionality with separate tabs to use when choosing the best best vectoriZING method based on the imported raster image.
For those who already own and use KNK Studio, a copy/paste function will be added so that existing KNK files can easily be moved to MTC for cutting to the Zing.
All in all, a lot to look forward to in the upcoming months! So, keep checking for more information and I will be reporting the latest, as I receive it.