Introducing Cricut Explore 3

23 May 2021

Meet Cricut Explore™ 3 – the DIY dream machine, now smarter and faster than ever.

Cricut Explore 3

It’s been a year in the making, so we’re absolutely thrilled to announce the all-new Cricut Explore 3. You can cut, draw, score, and more with jaw-dropping speed and incredible precision.  

Make in record time

We’ve heard from you that the only thing that holds you back from making is time. While we can’t change the fact that there are 24 hours in a day, we can change how fast your cutting machine can work for you. The all-new Cricut Explore 3 has more powerful motors, which means you now have the ability to cut up to 2X faster than before on Smart Materials™ — all without sacrificing power or precision.  

What’s so smart about Smart Materials? 

Cricut Explore 3 works with our all-new Smart Materials™. What makes these new materials unique? They easily load directly into the machine (without a cutting mat!) and stay aligned without any manual adjustment. That means — for the first time ever — you can make cuts up to 12 ft long in one go.  

Since there’s nothing to prep, you can keep your focus on the best part — making.   

Here’s a quick overview of the Smart Materials available at launch:  

Smart Vinyl™  

Go loooong with new Cricut Smart Vinyl! It comes in both permanent and removable varieties.  

It also comes in a wide array of colors, effects, and material lengths from 3 ft (0.9 m) to 75 ft (22.9 m)! 

Smart Vinyl

Smart Iron on

Available in a variety of colors and effects so you can create a custom shirt for yourself or the whole team. Cut a single image up to 4 ft (1.2 m) or repeated shapes up to 12 ft (3.6 m). Just load and go. 

Cricut Smart Materials - Iron-On

Smart Paper™ Sticker Cardstock  

Just cut, peel, and stick! Create fun cards, bold banners, punchy posters, and layered paper projects without messy glue. 

Smart Materials - Adhesive paper

Go the distance

Cricut Explore 3 can cut big banners or create an entire solar system of stars – the sky is the limit! With Smart Materials no mat is needed – just load & go.  

Cricut Explore 3

New sensors inside Cricut Explore 3 measure your material before cutting to ensure there is enough for your project. If more material is needed, our Design Space™ app will prompt you to load more. There are also material guides on the front and inside of the machine to keep your materials aligned from start to finish.  

A world of creative possibilities

Cricut Explore 3 works with 100+ materials – cut everything from cardstock, vinyl, and iron-on to specialty materials like glitter paper and bonded fabric with incredible precision. Whether you’re making tees to outfit the entire team, or an extra-long banner to cheer them on, you’ve got this. Full list of compatible materials here

Cricut Explore 3

Embellish with ease

Add flawless text, detailed illustrations, foiled accents, or easy-to-fold creases for cards, and 3D projects. Check out the full list of compatible tools here, sold separately. 

Print Then Cut on white and colored paper

Print images on your home printer and let Cricut Explore 3 cut them out for you. An incredible feature for every sticker maker out there. Learn more about Print Then Cut here

Print then cut

Little details, big difference

More questions?

Check out the FAQs for Cricut Explore 3 here.

Find out more about Smart Materials.