Choosing Fonts to use with the ScanNCut Pen Tool

The question of how fonts look when using the ScanNCut pen tool has come up a few times recently on Facebook, questions like “how do you get the pen to fill in the text” “Why is the pen only drawing the outline of text”.

So I thought I would try and explain what fonts to look for when using the pen tool.

In my video I concentrate on “handwriting fonts”. I usually get my fonts from I have used this site for many years without any problems, you can also use “single stroke” fonts, you usually have to buy these so Ive not made any recommendations for these and will leave you to search the net and decide if you want to use them.

My video is Here

I hope it helps you understand what to look for to get the best result when using your pen tool for writing greetings etc.



17 New Projects Added to ScanNCut Canvas

Brother have added 17 new projects into ScanNCut Canvas, which now gives us a total of 99 amazing projects to choose from.

The new projects include cards, boxes, home decor and 3D items, if you are already registered to use Canvas have a look and let your creativity flow!

If not go to their website and register (free) Here

Software Update V1.60 (Non UK – Users)

For those of you outside the UK who didn’t get the colour recognition and SVG import options in the recent SNC Machine update of 17th December 2015 V1.60, this may be of interest to you.

Disclaimer This has nothing to do with me I am just passing the info on.

This is taken from the Brother Australia ScanNCut Facebook Page

This is the response from Brother regarding concerns raised by Australian Customers
“We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment in relation to the Brother ScanNCut machine.

The range of Brother ScanNCut machines differs from country to country and there is not always an equivalent. When determining what models will be released locally, every Brother office around the world feeds in research and data specific to their market to ensure that new releases meet local customer needs. As such there will be times when certain overseas models will feature different capabilities and updates to those launched in Australia.

That being said, we do take your feedback very seriously. Therefore the product team in Japan have committed to resolving our customers concerns and are currently working hard to create an upgrade for the CM550DX and CM110 that can deliver RGB colour recognition and SVG import capabilities. As further updates become available on this upgrade, we will be sure to share them on this page.

Thank you all for your honest feedback and please be assured that we are listening!

I know not everyone uses Facebook So thought I would post their comments on here.

Easter Card

We are getting into Easter mode in my house at the moment, not eating eggs yet! But lots of cards being made one way or another.

This card I designed in Scan n cut Canvas and I think it’s turned out ok.



The card is from the Papermill I think it’s about 240gsm and I cut it on the regular mat blade4, pressure3, speed5

Converting cutting files & Scan To Cut Data Part 1

In this video I show you how to can use your Silhouette Studio cutting files with the Brother ScanNCut. I also show you how to import SVG cutting files into the Brother online canvas software and convert and save them.

I hope you find this helpful, please like, share and subscribe if you would like to see more videos.

Also if anyone has any suggestions for future videos please leave me a comment either here on my blog or on youtube.

You can see the results I got when I cut the converted shape depending on which option I chose from within scan to cut data.



Option 3 is a bit of a mess but in mine and the machines defence I didn’t do anything to it I just chose the option and told it to cut. If I had played around with the settings a little more I may have got a different result, but the result that I wanted was as in option 2, which cut perfectly.