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Posted by: Mark Plante on: April 12, 2023

What is a Cricut Machine?

Cricut is a brand of electronic cutting machines and software used for DIY projects, such as scrapbooking, card-making, and vinyl cutting. The machines are designed to precisely cut various materials, including paper, vinyl, fabric, and even thin metal, using a computer-controlled blade. Users can create designs on their computer or mobile device, or use pre-made designs from Cricut’s software. The machine then cuts the design out of the chosen material, making it easier and faster to create intricate designs and shapes. Cricut machines are popular among crafters and hobbyists, as well as small businesses that create custom designs for clients.

Type of Machines

There are several types of Cricut machines available, each with its own features and capabilities. Here are some of the most popular types of Cricut machines:

  1. Cricut Joy: This is the smallest and most portable Cricut machine, designed for quick and easy projects on the go. It can cut materials up to 5.5 inches wide and 4 feet long.
  2. Cricut Explore Air 2: This is a popular mid-range machine that can cut a variety of materials up to 12 inches wide and 2 feet long. It also has built-in Bluetooth connectivity and can be used with Cricut’s online design software, Design Space.
  3. Cricut Maker: This is the most advanced Cricut machine, designed for serious DIYers and professionals. It can cut over 300 materials, including thicker materials like balsa wood and leather, and comes with advanced features like adaptive tool system, rotary blade, and knife blade. It can also be used with Design Space and has built-in Bluetooth connectivity.

In addition to these machines, Cricut also offers other products, such as EasyPress (a heat press for iron-on designs) and various accessories like mats, blades, and tools.