but be aware to frame code which includes every step of your movement
Can you explain what it means to "frame code" please.
Perhaps you see a parallel between the use of DC motors and encoders in PC ink-jet printers and their potential use in a CNC system?
Do they really? Must be a recent development for the ultimate in $10 printers.
Sorry again for being so new to all this, but from what I've found, a lot of people use the Arduino Mega and RAMPS 1.4 for 3D printers and CnC machines. I assume this is for the easy stepper drivers, but I don't care about those assuming their strictly for stepper motors.