Latest News about Quickutz Epic 6 and Epic 12 (?)
I stopped by my local scrapbook store and she had just gotten off the phone from her Quickutz dealer. She did share some news with me about the new Quickutz die cutting machine , Epic Six by QuicKutz.
These cutters will replace last year’s never was :Quickutz Love Machine.
It will be available in two sizes a 6 inch and a 12 inch.
The 6 inch cutter is called Quickutz Epic 6 . ( I suspect the other will be called Epic 12).
Here in Canada it will retail for 89.95 ( which is pretty good!) A Cuttlebug retails for about 90.00 here.
The introductory price will be 69.95 CAD. In US prices I have seen have been in the 59.95 range.
As a promotion you will also get a rebate for a free 6 inch die.
– It will be able to cut ALL dies.
-The new Quicutz Epic will not use platform for different brand dies like Cuttlebug ( Thank God!!) I have snapped two platforms putting in wrong size plate.
– The dies will be inexpensive. Apparently they have found a way to make these very affordable (!)
– Comes with Cutting Mat.
– Weighs 6.6 lbs
For Steel rule dies you will need an additional cutting mat.
It comes with 2 platforms both 6×13 inches and will take long border dies. One platform will be for embossing and the other for die cuts.
The new Quickutz Epic 6 will be coming out beginning of July 2009.
The big news for me was the 12 inch Epic. They will be making 12×12 dies! These means you can make your own scalloped paper and 12 inch overlays for scrapbooks. For me this is a BIG deal.
It will work both manually and electrically. The price she mentioned was 169.00 CAD so I think that will be about 139.00 US or so.
She said no date has been set for the Quickutz Epic 12 but thought end of Summer early Fall sounded right.
The 6 inch will be perfect for card makers and for taking to crops. I will be looking very hard at getting this.
I am not sure about the 12 inch- it is SOOOOO tempting. I bought a QK Silhouette last Summer, bought KNK Studio GE software for it… then was given a Klic N Kut at Christmas. To spend that kind fo money on another cutting seems bit frivolous. I think the small Epic 6 is a great buy and also looks kid friendly ( I find Cuttlebug too complicated for kids to figure out)
The 12 x 12 inch dies also seem very tempting and I am so torn!!!!! Creating a 12 inch overlay on even the KNK very daunting.
What will you buy????