Effortless &beautiful results, no thinking required just press the "C" and go!!
If you are thinking about purchasing the new Explore, do yourself a favor and stop thinking and JUST DO IT!! You won't regret it! I had a Personal Electronic Cutter, but when I saw this and all it could do I didn't hesitate purchasing it. I just got it today and have made four projects in a short period, and my 9 year old niece even made a 3D rose for her mother with the Cricut Explore ON HER OWN! It has taken all the guess work out, and simplified the machine, yet enhanced it and the fact that this cuts nearly anything you could think of is just AMAZING! I cut cardstock, vinyl, and the duct tape sheets and it all cut smoothly (literally, this machine just glides, and is so quiet compared to my older model) and transitioning from one material to another is literally as easy as turning a knob. The ready to go projects are awesome also, and you can customize them to fit your needs which makes them a lot of fun! This is an amazing machine and I'm so happy I got it and look forward to all the fun I'm going to have using it! Thank you Cricut for raising the bar in personal electronic cutters. Competitors will have a hard time even coming close to the Explore! Cleverly named the Explore also, because if you own a Cricut now, and upgrade to this one, you will QUICKLY realize, just as I have, that you have only BEGAN to explore the possibilities of Cricut with your other machine. This is as close to unlimited possibilities as anyone can get. So go ahead, buy the machine, I will be recommending it to ALL my fellow family and friends who are into crafting and scrapbooking! Now excuse me as I go squeal with more excitement as I make some more crafts!
Published on 3/13/2014 by Jennifer R..
So much easier!
I have been a loyal Cricut user for years, owning several machines. I have had troubles with some, but mostly they have been a lifesaver. The Explore is in a whole new category of easy! I was in Design Space, trying to figure out how to move the letters around for a title, trying to make sure they'd fit on pages, etc. I finally just gave up and hit cut, hoping it wouldn't run cuts off the page or something. It literally just figured out the best way to save paper, laid them out and told me I needed 3 mats. It was amazingly and unexpectedly simple! I LOVE not having to figure this stuff out anymore! Oh, and the cuts are extraordinary - have never been able to cut such intricacy with a Cricut before. I am totally hooked.
Published on 3/17/2014 by Kimberly K..
Excellent machine, cutting doilies at tiny sizes with no problems! It does very accurate cuts at the tiniest sizes. The machine is also much quieter than the other machines. No pressure, depth, and speed settings - real simple and real easy.
Published on 3/25/2014 by Stephanie D..
The best machine out there!
This is by far the best machine out there for crafters. The
Explore cuts incredibly fine detailed images. The machine and the Design Space software are extremely intuitive and user friendly. Provo Craft has taken DIY crafting to new and exciting heights by allowing us to use SVGs with the Explore. I love this machine! Thank you PC!
Published on 5/13/2014 by Colleen M..
Love Love Love
I love my new Cricut! The only thing that needs some work is the Design Space. I have made so many projects. I love how you don't have to insert a cartridge and you have so many images to chose from. Also if you find an image you like from some where else you can upload it. Hopefully the Design Space will get better.
Published on 5/18/2014 by Chrei J.
I am new to Cricut and purchased a used Expression 2 because it was my understanding I could create my own designs. It didn't take long to figure out that wasn't the case. I then purchased the Explore because the Cricut Customer Service Rep said it would do what I'm looking to do - create my own designs. It's great!!! It does everything I want and is so easy to use. My only negative is the scoring tool does not have enough pressure to give good score lines. When I score a project it's really hard to see the score lines and it doesn't fold very easy using them. My hand scorer works better. Not sure yet how I can adjust this, but overall I am now a Cricut fan.
Published on 5/28/2014 by Glenda A.
This is the best cutting machine on the market, hands down. The manufacturing quality of this machine makes Silhouette seem very cheap and poorly built. Also, SVG uploads are 100% free with this machine - Silhouette charges $50 for this feature. Also, the cut quality on this machine is better than Explore on small cuts and on thick materials. What a great machine!
Published on 7/2/2014 by Ryan P.