Does anyone have and use the Sure Scraps a Lot program with their Cricut? I've seen it advertised and am wondering if it's a good thing or just a waste of money. I can't find anything that says it's compatible with Windows 8. Any suggestions or advice?
My cricut is updated and works just fine with SCAL2. You just can't run both SCAL2 and CCR at the same time. However, finding SCAL2 will be very difficult as previously mentioned, SCAL was sued by PC over copyright violation.
I LOVE SCAL, and to be honest, the original suit was never filed against SCAL - it was filed against MTC after an update that allowed their consumers to rip images off of cricut cartridges and then share the files........ makes sense why they went after both companies........ With that said
My cricut is up to date, and it still works fine with SCAL. I have the original expression. If there is an update the fixes the compatibility, it clearly didn't work for me.
Yep you hook the cricut up to your computer. And personally, I think SureCuts a Lot is less glitchy than CCR - I use them for very different purposes obviously. I go through phases where I want cartridges, phases of SVGs, and phases of dies......
converting SVG files is a totally different story. Most of the places that sell cut files for the Silhouette will include an SVG file when you download. Then it's just a matter of importing the SVG to SCAL.
HOWEVER, one caveat..... the cuts with the cricut through SCAL are sometimes a little distorted I think because the Cricut wasn't designed to do this? I have seen some reviews that show the silhouette making more true to design cuts as compared to the cricut.
I figure this is like connecting my laptop to my sewing machine. As long as I download files in the format for my machine, I'm fine. The problems occur when I try to convert them from one format to another. Right now I am doing fine with CCR, my Cricut and the laptop. I am afraid to venture too far out of my comfort zone!
I also use SCAL with my Cricut Expressions. I've never used any of my cartridges. You can't update the SCAL and still use it, but you can update the Cricut. As long as you use the SCAL 2.0, it works fine, but I have no idea if it works with Windows 8. I've used it with 7.
I love my Cameo. I only use the Cricut to try to wear it out :>) If the Cricut ever gives out, then I'd like to try Brother's Scan 'n' Cut. I'm not sure why I need two machines that do the same thing, but~
You'd think Provo would be happy to make a deal with SCAL. They lost a lot of people with the lawsuit.