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There’s an interesting die cut machine that was recently announced by Create and Craft called the TODO. The TODO crafting machine is more than a die cut machine, it can also emboss, letterpress, and hot foil. What’s really neat about this machine is that the rollers are adjustable. Instead of trying to get the exact embossing “depth” that you want, you can adjust the roller height to change the pressure.
Check out the TODO promotional video below:
Todo machine capabilities and features
Okay, the machine can’t do everything as the video claims. Here’s a list of some of the things it can do:
- Hot Foiling – Hot Foil Stamping using the TODO hot foil plate, templates, and foils to transfer beautiful foiled designs onto your projects, using heat and pressure. Create a glorious gilded style, perfect for any craft.
- Letterpress – Letterpress using the template plates and archival ink onto paper and cardstock, creating a beautiful, personalized and embossed letterpress finish. Embossing powders and micas are then used to enhance the simple, yet effective, pressed paper.
- Die-Cutting – TODO will die-cut all leading dies with ease – the handle glides and cuts with minimum effort. Using the adjustable dial, you can be sure to always have the right pressure for the perfect cuts.
- Embossing – TODO will work with most leading embossing folders – why not use the adjustable rollers to create different levels of embossing? Increase the pressure for a deeper emboss or go soft and decrease the pressure to get a gentle embossed finish.
The machine does have some neat features:
- Folding handle to save space
- Adjustable roller height for embossing
- Removable hot foil plate
- Hot foil light indicator
- Measuring guide on working surface
Where to buy the TODO machine
Unfortunately for US folks, the machine is only available through CreateAndCraft.tv, which is in the UK. You can go to their site and sign up for their newsletter to receive updates on purchasing the machine.
The TODO die cut machine seems like a nice machine, and the hot foil press and adjustable pressure dial makes it really unique, something we have never seen before. It does have more features than a manual die cut machine, however, there are some things we don’t seem to like. One drawback of the machine seems is that there seems to be a lot of hand cranking to move the roller from one side to the other.
What are your thoughts on the machine? Let us know by leaving a comment!