Meet the all-new Cricut Maker 3 & Cricut Explore 3

23 May 2021

We’re thrilled to announce the latest generation of two of our industry-leading smart cutting machines.   

Introducing Cricut Maker™ 3, the most powerful smart cutting machine we’ve ever made.  (See our detailed post here.)

Cricut Maker 3

Also meet Cricut Explore™ 3, a perfect (and perfectly affordable) entry point into the world of pro-level crafting.  (See more here.)

Thanks to some incredible innovation and a lot of hard work from our development teams, not only can these machines do everything they can today, but now they have more performance and features packed into the same compact, home-friendly footprint you already know and love. 

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 Maker 3 and Cricut Explore 3 have more powerful motors, which means you now have the ability to cut up to 2X faster than before, when using Smart Materials™ — all without sacrificing power or precision. 

Introducing Smart Materials

Both Cricut Maker 3 and Cricut Explore 3 work with our all-new Smart Materials. We designed these machines and Smart Materials to work together. The machines have special material guides, and the materials are engineered with a proprietary construction — all to keep your materials perfectly aligned and on track from start to finish. 

All of this adds up to a big new creative opportunity: For the first time ever, you can make cuts up to 12 ft (3.6 m) long in one go. Sensors inside the machines measure your material before cutting to ensure you have enough for your project. If more material is needed, Design Space™ will prompt you to load more. 

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

Go the distance 

With Smart Materials, Cricut Maker 3 and Cricut Explore 3 can cut up to 12 ft (3.6 m) in one go. Your time is precious, and you will save a lot of it – just load & go. 

Let’s introduce you to the Smart Materials available at launch

Smart Vinyl™ 

The all-new Cricut Smart Vinyl is available 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). 

Cricut Smart Materials - Vinyl

Smart Iron-On™ 

Cut a single image up to 4 ft (1.2 m) or repeated shapes up to 12 ft (3.6 m). Make a custom T-shirt for yourself or the entire team. Available in a variety of colors and effects. 

Cricut Smart Materials - Iron-on

Smart Paper™ Sticker Cardstock  

That’s right — with Smart Paper, you’ll be able to just load a sheet into the machine without a mat. With the perfect kiss cut, all you need to do is peel and stick. Create fun cards, bold banners, and layered paper projects without the messy glue. 

Smart Materials - Adhesive paper

New materials, new accessories

Both machines are compatible with Roll Holder (sold separately and coming soon after launch) to support rolls of Smart Materials up to 75 ft (22.9 m). It keeps your material tidy for a hands-free feed into the machine and even has a convenient built-in trimmer for super-clean finish. 

Cricut Roll Holder

You might also love our new 13 in (33 cm) Portable Trimmer (sold separately) to keep all of your materials neat, clean, and ready for the next cut.  

Cricut 13" trimmer

Beautiful from all angles

There’s one more obvious change to Cricut Explore 3 – no dial! Now, all material settings are in Design Space. Cricut Explore 3 also features a tray to hold your mobile device or tablet while working. 

We designed the new Cricut Maker 3 and Cricut Explore 3 machines to complement your workspace without dominating the room. Each sophisticated and sleek machine will look great in your space. 

Cricut Maker 3 and Cricut Explore 3 will be available from your favourite Cricut retailers online on June 10th and in stores later in June.

Introducing Cricut Maker 3 and Cricut Explore 3

More questions?

We’ve introduced each machine in a separate blog post. Click here for Cricut Maker 3 and her for Cricut Explore 3.

Check out machine-specific FAQs for Cricut Explore 3  and Cricut Maker 3.  

Find out more about Smart Materials.

Introducing Cricut Maker 3 and Cricut Explore 3