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I have used my sizzix eclipse2 twice now, and am having fun. I did upgrade the software that came with it right away. I really wanted the ability to design my own shapes and utilize svgs off the internet. Which eCal lite dose not do. I was not impressed with that, but I have to say I am with the work thus far. Cutting detail is far superior to my circuit.
The ability to see the placement saves paper. Custom sizing and workong with fonts I have on my computer is exciting. I recommend buying a better second mat though right away. The one that came with mine did not stay sticky very long, and it was bent from being in the box.
Despite the couple negatives I really like the machine a lot.
This is my second Sizzix Eclips. I really like how fast it cuts and how it can cut very intricate and detailed shapes. I am not crazy about the mat that came along with it. It is not very sticky and the hanger cut out at the top of the mat has been eliminated so I just punched a hole in it myself. I store my mats hanging on a hook so they are easy to find. All in all an amazing, easy to operate machine!
I am a paper crafting novice so was researching die cutters when my friend highly recommended the Sizzix eclips2. I gathered a little more information then decided to place my order. It arrived 48 hours later and I couldn't be happier with it! It is so easy to operate, I can't believe it. The cuts are clean and the design possibilities endless. This has the makings of an addiction...
I am absolutely blown away by this machine! It cuts so fast and precise and the cut-outs are clean. If I had owned this machine sooner then I would not have spent money on other machines. So thankful I tried it and would highly recommend to anyone!!