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I have used my sizzix eclipse2 twice now, and am having fun. I did upgrade the software that came with it right away. I really wanted the ability to design my own shapes and utilize svgs off the internet. Which eCal lite dose not do. I was not impressed with that, but I have to say I am with the work thus far. Cutting detail is far superior to my circuit.
The ability to see the placement saves paper. Custom sizing and workong with fonts I have on my computer is exciting. I recommend buying a better second mat though right away. The one that came with mine did not stay sticky very long, and it was bent from being in the box.
Despite the couple negatives I really like the machine a lot.
I am absolutely blown away by this machine! It cuts so fast and precise and the cut-outs are clean. If I had owned this machine sooner then I would not have spent money on other machines. So thankful I tried it and would highly recommend to anyone!!
After my eclips quit cutting for me I ordered the eclips 2 to replace it. Taking some getting use to after having the original eclips. Cuts very well, loads and unloads fast, overall I'm satisfied with it so far.