Cricut is a brand of cutting plotters, or computer-controlled cutting
machines, designed for home crafters. Consumers often use the machines for
cutting paper, felt, vinyl, fabric and other materials such as leather,
matboard, and even wood.
A Cricut is a cutting machine that can cut several different materials
for your craft projects like paper, vinyl, and cardstock. Some Cricut machines
can even cut thin wood, leather, fabric and more.
Cricut cutting mats, xacto knife, vinyl squeegee, cardstock, scissors, assorted
vinyl, transfer tape, glue tape, markers, cricut access/design space.
Design Space is compatible with Cricut Joy, Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore,
Cricut Explore Air, Cricut Explore Air 2, and Cricut Explore One machines.
In Cricut Design Space, you can use the following file types: SVG, PNG,
JPG, DXF, GIF, and BMP.
The Explore One is a wired die cutting machine that can cut a
variety of materials from paper to fabric and more. This machine has 1 tool
slot, compared to all other currently supported models which have two. Note:
there is a wireless Bluetooth adapter available for purchase separately.
The Explore Air is a wireless die cutting machine that can cut a
variety of materials from paper to bonded fabric. This machine is essentially
the same as its second iteration, besides the housing and slower cutting
abilities. This model has two slots, one for your pens then the second one for
The Explore Air 2 is minor refresh of the Explore Air line which
added three colors (Mint Blue, Rose Anna, Giffin Lilac). It also added a Fast
Mode to cut vinyl, iron-on heat transfer vinyl, and card stock at "up to
The Cricut Maker is a new line released on August 20, 2017,
designed to cut thicker materials such as balsa wood, basswood, non-bonded
fabric, leather, and felt. The Maker is the only Cricut machine that
supports the use of a Rotary Blade for cutting fabric directly and a single or
double scoring wheel with variable pressure to score thicker papers than the
original scoring stylus that use the QuickSwap housing. In mid-2019 Cricut
introduced four more tips to use with the QuickSwap housing. A debossing tip,
engraving tip, wavy blade and perforation blade.
Introduced Feb. 12, 2020 the Cricut Joy is a smaller, more
light-weight version at 5" x 8" and less than 4 lb. The Cricut Joy is
aimed the casual crafter market. The Joy introduces two new features not
elsewhere available in the Cricut product portfolio. With specialty accessories
and materials (labeled Smart Materials), the Joy is able to cut single designs
up to four feet long and repeated cuts up to 20 feet. "With its precision
blade, Cricut Joy cuts lots of materials in any shape you say – everything from
vinyl and iron-on to cardstock, peel-and-stick label paper, and even that
construction paper you already have at home." Note: With the cricut
joy you can't do print & cut for making stickers.
A square surface device for heat transfer designs and Infusible
Ink materials, offered in 6" x 7", 9" x 9" and 12" x 10" sizes. The press
provides constant heat and pressure over materials. Power, temperature, timer,
increase, decrease, and start buttons are located at the top for various
project settings and needs.
A miniature heat press/ iron. Approximately 4 inches long and
2.5 inches wide of heating surface. Equipped with three heat settings. Low for
sensitive base material heat transfer 255°F (125°C) – 295°F (145°C), medium for
more basic material heat transfer 300°F (150°C) – 355°F (180°C), and high for
heavy duty material heat transfer and specifically Infusible Ink materials
360°F (185°C) – 400°F (205°C). The temperature button and indicator are
located on the point side of handle, when indicator is glowing yellow then the
device is heating to desired temperature, when green the device has reached
temperature and ready for use. To adjust heat press button until cycles to
needed level 1-low, 2-medium, and three-high.
The Silhouette CAMEO is an electronic cutting tool for
personal use. The Silhouette CAMEO is amazingly versatile. It can create
intricate projects of all sizes from small (1/4" wide) to large (12"
wide) and has an unlimited cutting length. It can cut paper, cardstock, vinyl,
fabric, and other materials.
The Silhouette Cameo can cut materials without a mat. Cricut
cutting area is limited to a 12" x 24" mat while the Cameo can cut up
to 12" x 10 Feet in length. ... Silhouette has a much larger print then
cut capability but I have not used it yet so I can't comment too much on that at
To use the Silhouette Cameo, you'll need a compatible laptop
or desktop. This is because Silhouette Studio is an advanced program that
requires more resources than what a Chromebook or tablet can provide.
Using Your Own Files
The Silhouette Studio® software program is able to use
external images that are in a basic raster image format (such as PNG, JPG, BMP,
GIF, and TIF file types).
Operating System: PC (Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10)
OR Mac (OS X 10.7 and higher). Chromebook is currently not supported. Any other
requirements to run the Silhouette Connect plug-in will match any minimum
system requirements of the compatible Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW version
Sizzix is the brand name of a product range of home
die-cutting machines and embossing machines manufactured by Ellison. The
machines are used for cutting materials such as paper, fabric, vellum, metal
and other materials that scissors can cut. The products are most commonly used
by crafters, quilters and sewers for scrapbooking, card making, home décor,
jewelry making, and other arts and crafts activities.
About the Big Shot Machine
The Big Shot die-cutting and embossing machine is the
perfect tool for a wide range of creative pursuits. With a 6” (A5) wide
opening, the Big Shot cuts shapes and intricate designs in a matter of seconds
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