Have you been wondering about the upcoming Quickutz Epic 12 die-cutting machine? Are you not sure whether you should buy the Epic Six now or just wait for the Epic Twelve? Are you happy with your Revolution and not sure you want another machine? If you have been asking yourself these questions, then this post is for you. Read on!
Yes, the rumors are true. I confirmed it today with a QK marketing rep that Quickutz is indeed releasing a new machine, the Epic Twelve. Quickutz is still not sure on a few things so some of the details are still a little sketchy. Here is what we know so far.
Quickutz does not have a release date yet for the Epic 12. They are projecting first or second quarter of 2010. They also have not decided on the price. My rep told me it will be priced at “well over $200.00.” And that is a direct quote from him. The Epic 12 will also weigh twice as much as the Epic 6, which will make the Epic 12 over twenty pounds. It will not be very portable.
So, you say you love your Revolution, and are not sure you need another die-cutting machine like the Epic 6? Some things to consider are the functionality of the Epic Six is much greater than the Revolution. The Rev does not cut the steel ruled dies, Cuttlebug folders or the Sizzlets. The Epic Six will cut all this and much more. The openings are different, with the Rev opening at four inches and the Epic 6 at six inches. Also, the Epic Six has the larger platform and will cut the twelve inch dies. Also, it may not look like it, but the Epic 6 actually has just as many metal moving parts as the Revolution. While it is true the first batch of Epic 6’s had problems with the pressure cutting the middle of the 4×8 alphabets, this problem has been corrected.
Die-cutting machines are all about personal preference. If you are happy with your machine, then stick with it. If you think you may like to try something a little different, then this post gives you some things to think about.