Cutting machines are devices that allow the user to cut various shapes from a variety of materials. The machines are generally used in crafting environments to produce embellishments and rubber stamps and come in both manual and electronic models.
While there are varying styles and types of cutting machines, the general outcome is the same. Some machines use basic die cutters to produce the shapes. More advanced machines utilize electronics and computer software to allow for customizable shapes and designs. Both generally use special cutting cartridges designed for specific cutting applications and shapes. The cost for the machines vary depending on the model but can be found in most craft stores.