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Quickutz EPIC SIX Instructions

These instructions are provided for those interested in purchasing or who have already purchased the Quickutz Epic 6 Die-Cutting System to see how easy it is to use.  The main comparison to other diecutting systems that are out there would have to be the Cuttlebug by Provo Craft.  Although Quickutz Inc. states the main difference between the Provocraft Cuttlebug and the Quickutz Epic Six is the Epic 6 was made to distribute the pressure more evenly on the cutting surface so the user can get more of a clean and even cut on your dies.  I guess we’ll let you decide for yourself!

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To read more about the EPIC click on link below:

Quickutz Releases Brand New Epic Six

Okay so lets get down to what the EPIC SYSTEM includes.  It includes the Epic 6 Tool, Cutting Platform, Embossing Platform, and the Cutting Mat. SEE BELOW:


Epic 6 tool

Next on the agenda is what dies can the Epic Tool cut? Unlike the Squeeze and the Revolution, the Epic cuts and embosses ALL Quickutz Dies. That’s right only one portable diecutting system for all your Quickutz die templates.  This includes 2×2 dies, 4×4 dies, embossing folders, cookie cutters, and 4×8 die alphabets.


All Quickutz Dies

Now onto How to Die Cut with the Epic.  You first will want to place your die(s) with the design of shape or letter SIDE UP on the grey cutting platform.  Next, you will want to put your scrapbooking paper over the die(s) patterned SIDE DOWN, then cover it with the epic cutting mat. (NOTE: cutting more than two sheets of paper at a time may damage your tool so don’t try it.) Third step is to feed the cutting platform into the FRONT of the Epic Tool. Spin the handle, sending the platform through the tool completely. Then remove the paper from the platform and pop out the die-cuts.

step 1 and 2 of cutting with epic  step 3 and 4 of cutting with epic

How to Emboss with the Epic.  First start with the charcoal grey embossing platform. Place paper inside the embossing folder and cover with cutting mat. Next you’ll want to feed the embossing platform into the FRONT of the Epic. Spin the handle sending the platform through the tool completely. Then remove paper from the platform and the embossing folder and you are DONE!

step1 and 2 emboss step 3 and 4 emboss

Here are some Die Cutting Tips when using the EPIC Six and other materials it can cut.  To increase the cutting pressure try adding a shim to the back of your die or an extra piece of paper to create a deeper cut.  The Epic can cut a variety of materials from vinyl to heavy cardstock for those that love making cards.  Also Quickutz adhesives like the magnet, cork boards, metal and others can also be used with this diecut machine.

diecutting tips for epic








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