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#1 Posted : Saturday, March 15, 2014 5:12:10 AM(UTC)

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I would like to have opinions on whether to buy the new Explore Machine or the Cricut Exp. 2. I am not great with the computer. It looks to me that the Explore eliminates the need for cartridges and booklets. Am I correct or do you still need them.

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You'll still either need to purchase the physical cart or the digital cart to use Design Space (which you need for the Explore) or you can purchase a monthly or yearly subscription to the cartridge library.

If you don't want to use a computer then the Explore is not for you. You can only use it with Design Space. You can't just insert a cartridge in the Explore and cut from it like you can do with the E2.

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You also need a fast reliable internet connection, as the Explore only works online.

Technically, you don't need cartridges, because you can use other types of files (non Cricut) and your own fonts - but that is probably not the machines strongest point.

You can purchase the subscription plan for $10/month, and have access to most of the cartridges and designs. You do not need to own the cartridges for that - but then you must have the subscription to use them.
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