I really like this system. It's not as quick as my Cricut, but the books/cartridges are reasonably priced. I've had this product for about 2 weeks and I'm very happy with it.
the concept behind this product is wonderful, but the reality is, it doesn't work properly half the time. first of all, the cutting mats leave a great deal to be desired. After just a few cuts, the paper will come off inside the machine. Also, for some reason the blade doesn't always reset to the starting point, which causes the blade to go off the paper and the machine to say there was an error. Overall, if the kinks were worked out and there were more design books available, this would be an excellent product. Unfortunately that is currently not the case.
I really tried to give this little machine a chance but I've got to admit it's just not worth the money. I had many of the same problems that I had read about on other reviews: paper slips when cutting, mats don't stay sticky. I ended up returning the machine and buying a Cricut.
When I got this machine for the first time, it only took me less than 5 minutes to start cutting. The set up is easy and fast. It will cut from lightweight paper to textured heavy stock (I haven't tried vellum yet). There might be a problem with the paper not sticking to the mat but these tips will solve that problem: Apply a little bit of tape runner to the corners of the paper before sticking it to the mat. Once you stick the paper to the mat, make sure that you press your fingers firmly to adhere the paper. Lastly, after many cuts, there will be a build up of debris on the mat. Just use a lint roller and run it across the mat. Your mat will stick better and last longer. Also, when you buy this machine, it is a good idea to purchase the additional mats. This product has an excellent price and the design books are also less costly than other machines. Also, it will take the guess work out for you - you do not need to adjust the blade for different types of paper. Some cons are that it only cuts in three sizes with the largest size about 3 1/2 inches. The mats also gets worn fast and need replacement regularly. I might get a Cricut to cut larger sizes but this machine is still a keeper! Best of all, it is cute and pink and very compact!