The release of new Brother ScanNCut2 die cut machine comes with two models, the CM350 and CM650W. Here, we will be comparing the features of these two models. Now, there are some important differences between these two machines, so be careful to buy the correct model as these cutting machines aren’t cheap. Some people go out and buy the cheaper model, only to realize later they are missing features that only come with the more expensive model.
The CM650 is the more expensive model with all the new features added. CM350 is the less expensive model with some, but not all of the new features installed. The CM650 retails for $499 (USD), whereas the CM350 is priced at $299 (USD). This is a big difference, so be sure to pick which model fits your needs best.
ScanNCut Online Activation Card
Both the Brother ScanNCut2 machines come equipped with wireless ready, but to transfer files wirelessly to the online ScanNCut Canvas software, an activation card is required. An activation card is included with the CM650 model, but not the CM350 model. If you wish to use wireless with the CM350 model, you will need to purchase the wireless activation card separately, which costs $50.
One of the biggest differences between the two models is that the CM650 model can scan up using the 12”x 24” mat, while the CM350 can’t. This is usually a deciding factor for people when deciding between the two machines.
Both models can now import SVG files. If you have an embroidery machine that accepts PES files, then you will love this feature as the ScanNCut2 will now read files containing appliqué stitch data. However, it is only available on the CM650 model.
Fonts and designs
Fonts – The CM350 model has 7 built-in fonts, and the CM650 model has 15 built-in fonts.
Built in Designs – The CM350 model has 631 built-in designs, and the CM650 model has 1102 built-in designs.
Extras that come with the CM350 model but not the CM650 model:
- Rhinestone Trial Kit
- 2 color pen set
Extras that come with the CM650 model but not the CM350 model:
- 2 erasable pen set
- 6 color pen set
- Middle track adhesive mat
- High Tack Fabric Support Sheet (2 pieces)
- Iron On Fabric Contact Sheet (2 pieces)
- Touch Pen and Spatula Stand
- Wireless activation card
Check out the summary below:
|Rhinestone Trial Kit||Yes||No|
|4.85” Large LCD Touch Screen Display||Yes||Yes|
|Wireless Network Ready||Yes||Yes|
|ScanNCut Online Activation Card||No||Yes|
|Wireless Connection via PC/Tablet||Yes||Yes|
|Direct Connection via USB Cable||Yes||Yes|
|Built in One Point Designs||531||962|
|Built in Quilt Designs||100||140|
|Total Built in Designs||631||1102|
|Built in Fonts||7||15|
|Scanning Color Recognition||Yes||Yes|
|24" Scan Function||No||Yes|
|SVG File Import Capability||Yes||Yes|
|PES File Import Capability||No||Yes|
|6 Color Pen Set||No||Yes|
|2 Color Pen Set||Yes||No|
|2 Erasable Pen Set||No||Yes|
|Middle Tack Adhesive Mat||Yes||Yes|
|Standard Cut Blade||Yes||Yes|
|Standard Cut Blade Holder||Yes||Yes|
|High Tack Fabric Support Sheet||No||Yes|
|Iron On Fabric Contact Sheet||No||Yes|
|Touch Pen and Spatula Stand||No||Yes|
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