SCAL and MTC both get major updates

March 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm 11 comments

Craftedge released on update of SureCutsALot that brings Mac users up to parity with their Windows counterparts and also adds such features as text on a path, open path cutting and line styles.

Make the Cut also released version 2.2.0 which features a rebuild of the interface, layers capability the ability to cut to a number of other cutters besides the Cricut through a full color print function. This version of Make the Cut also features the long promised and somewhat controversial feature that allows owners of Cricut Design Studio to back up the images in the carts they own to SVG files.

My comparison chart has been updated. Get the PDF version here.

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jen  |  March 18, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Thanks for posting about this! I am on the edge of purchasing one of the programs, and just can’t make up my mind. I have a few questions for you…

    – Do you have to have something in addition to Inkscape to have your Cricut cut out any of your TrueType fonts?

    -I see that Make the Cut has the introductory price of $70 but full retail is $130. Does the introductory price have an expiration date?

    -Are you allowed to be biased and tell us which program you prefer?

    Thanks in advance! :) Jen

    • 2. Kay  |  March 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm

      You do not need Inkscape, but you do need either SureCutsaLot or Make the Cut to cut true type fonts.
      I am not sure when the introductory price ends on MTC, but I wouldn’t expect it to be any time soon. In fact, the $130 price isn’t on the website anymore so I should probably fix the chart to reflect that. I like and use both programs, and my slight bias towards SCAL is only because I am a Mac fanatic and appreciate having a native version.

    • 3. Marilyn  |  March 30, 2010 at 2:30 am

      There is an offer of $58.36 for make the cut. This is an Easter offer so will end soon.
      Hope this helps..
      I am to wondering which programme to buy and came across this price searching around..

      • 4. Kay  |  March 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm

        Yes you can get Make the Cut here at that price using coupon code MTC327

  • 5. Laurie W  |  March 18, 2010 at 3:01 pm

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      • 7. Audrey Byrd  |  March 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm

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  • 8. LMcBurney  |  March 29, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Can you do a tutorial on this
    This version of Make the Cut also features the long promised and somewhat controversial feature that allows owners of Cricut Design Studio to back up the images in the carts they own to SVG files.

    • 9. Kay  |  March 29, 2010 at 6:26 pm has some tutorials on this.

  • 10. DeShonda  |  April 27, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Thank you for the wealth of informaiton. I am a SCAL 2 user and would like to know if there is a way to use/convert an MTC file for scal use??? Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,


    • 11. Kay  |  April 27, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      MTC can save as SVG, and then that can be imported and cut with SCAL2. There is not a way to do it without going through MTC first.


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