In this blog article, you’ll come to know the frequently asked questions about Cricut machines and their work. Cricut is an electronic cutting machine that can cut and draw various materials for your craft projects, such as paper, vinyl, and cardstock. Some Cricut machines can even cut thin wood, leather, fabrics, etc.
Working of Cricut Machines
There are different modes, and you can wirelessly connect Cricut to your computer via USB or Bluetooth, create or download designs, and then send them to your Cricut for cutting. Cricut has software called Design Space that allows you to create and import designs to cut with your machine. It has a small blade, and after preparing the design to be cut in the Design Space, you can fix the required material on a wide cutting mat. Then, send your design from your computer to your Cricut, and load your material into the machine. Just press a button, and your project will be starting cutting.
What Can Cricut Machines Cut?
Cricut machines can cut paper, cardstocks, and vinyl along with fabrics, leather, and even wood, depending upon the type of machines.
Let’s talk about the types of Cricut machines.
Types of Cricut Machines
There are various Cricut machines available in the market like Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air 2, Cricut Joy, Cricut Maker 3, and Cricut Explore 3. You can choose your machine based on the project type you would like to make. All these machines have free Design Space software and have the ability to cut different types of materials.
Cricut Explore Air 2
It is the popular Cricut machine that covers most of the materials for DIY projects, such as chipboards, cardstocks, vinyl, and papers. About 100 materials with four different tools can be used by this machine for writing, cutting, and scoring. It provides features for printing and cutting onto printable vinyl with your Cricut.
It can cut delicate and thicker materials than Cricut Explore Air 2, like thin woods, fabrics, and leather. About 300 materials with 12 different tools can be used by this machine for writing, cutting, scoring, and other effects.
Cricut Joy is a portable and compact machine for quick DIY projects. It can cut 5.5” wide and over 50 materials for cutting and writing. This machine is recommended if you are a beginner and want simpler projects such as smaller iron-on designs, cards, and vinyl signs.
Cricut Explore 3
Cricut Explore 3 is 2x faster and can use smart materials to cut.
Cricut Maker 3
This Cricut maker has all the functions of Cricut machines for a variety of materials. It is the most versatile and pro-level craft machine.
How to get started?
Follow all the guidelines given along with the machine. The guidebook shows how to connect Cricut to the computer and how to set up the Design Space.
If you are a craft lover, a Cricut machine is worth it. It will help you cut the projects to look professional and is easier to create.