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#1 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2013 8:48:57 AM(UTC)
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I'm new to Cricut and I'm just about sold on buying a Cricut mini. I love the user friendly use of the Cricut Craft Room and I don't even have the mini yet.

The question I have is which is better, to purchase physical cartridges or just purchase the digital versions if I have the mini? The only pro I see on purchasing the actual cartridge is that it comes with the little booklet.

Would love to get some opinions on this.
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#2 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2013 9:15:01 AM(UTC)
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The mini only works with the CCR so you would be either using the free images or buying digital carts. One draw back is that the CCR only works with internet connections.
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#3 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2013 9:59:34 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Maxluv Go to Quoted Post
The mini only works with the CCR so you would be either using the free images or buying digital carts. One draw back is that the CCR only works with internet connections.


This. I personally prefer the cartridges. I know they take up more space (just recently did a storage solution so they take less space) but if I'm paying almost the same price for a cart as a digital, then I want the cart, booklet (not a PDF on my ipad/pc) etc.
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#4 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2013 11:37:47 AM(UTC)
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Thanks Ireland. I also didn't realize that when you purchase the digital, a pdf comes with it. Is that a pdf of the hard copy booklet? Does it come in color or b/w?
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#5 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2013 11:51:37 AM(UTC)
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I actually love my cartridges. They are mines and mines and mines, lol!! It may seem funny but they stored in my house and in my control. Yes I have used CCR and it is a nice program but I prefer to have the physical cartridges. As someone already mentioned that CCR only works with an internet connection and the cricut mini only works with CCR or a gypsy (?) machine. So if you are without internet connection you will not be able to craft using your mini unless you have a gypsy. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

I've yet to purchase any digital images (yet), there are a few that I have my eyes on. But I am a gypsy owner which means that the images will be downloaded onto my gypsy when I update it. Provo~Craft makes a variety of machines which meets the various needs of many crafters. Just do your research before purchasing any machine. That way, you won't have any regrets.

Good luck!

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#6 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2013 12:39:35 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hsinglanjin75512534 Go to Quoted Post
I also didn't realize that when you purchase the digital, a pdf comes with it. Is that a pdf of the hard copy booklet? Does it come in color or b/w?

Actually the pdf booklets are available to anybody. Just go to the shop and click on any cartridge. In the description you will see "Click here to read product details." Click on that link and then click on "digital handbook" or "digital trifold" to view the pdf booklet. You can also save it to your computer.

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#7 Posted : Friday, February 22, 2013 12:48:58 PM(UTC)
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I personally prefer having the physical carts, but that hasn't stopped me from buying lots of the digital images as well. Flapper

Originally Posted by: Maxluv Go to Quoted Post
The mini only works with the CCR so you would be either using the free images or buying digital carts. One draw back is that the CCR only works with internet connections.


The Mini and CCR both work with the regular carts as well as the digital carts. Huh The Mini also works with a Gypsy.
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#8 Posted : Saturday, March 09, 2013 7:37:57 PM(UTC)
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I have lots of physical cartridges - but I LOVE getting the unique digital ones, OR the digital version of a cartridge that is crazy expensive on ebay. A couple of digital carts that I really enjoy are the American Sign language, Zodiac, Mustasches and Glasses and just today I bought Mini Monograms. They fill my collection in nicely. So digital has it's place too.
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#9 Posted : Saturday, March 09, 2013 10:37:27 PM(UTC)
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So my question is: Can I use my physical cartridges on my mini without being hooked up to the internet and craft room. Also can I still use design studio. I have ordered the mini and it will be here in a few days. Thanks.Glenda

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#10 Posted : Sunday, March 10, 2013 7:17:08 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ghiggason Go to Quoted Post
So my question is: Can I use my physical cartridges on my mini without being hooked up to the internet and craft room. Also can I still use design studio. I have ordered the mini and it will be here in a few days. Thanks.Glenda


The mini only uses CCR, so the answer is no, you have to be hooked up to the internet and CCR. You cannot use Design Studio with the mini as it only uses CCR.

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