Compare Cricut™ cutting machines.

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Project Possibilities
What It Can Do

Some machine Operations may require additional tools and materials that are sold separately.

Tools

Each machine comes with a Fine-Point Blade. Depending on machine capabilities, additional tools to write, draw & add decorative effects are sold separately.

Materials
Maximum Cut Size

Sizes below are achieved when using select Cricut Smart Materials™ that work without a machine mat. Cut size may vary with machine mat. Boxes below not to scale; for illustration purposes only.

Specifications

For the crafter looking to make popular projects like custom apparel, home decor & more. You can even make festive banners up to 3.65 m (12 feet) long.

  • Compatible: Vinyl
  • Compatible: Iron-on (HTV)
  • Compatible: Infusible Ink™
  • Compatible: Paper & cardstock
  • Compatible: Writable labels
  • Compatible: Kraft board
  • Compatible: Printable sticker paper
  • Compatible: Craft foam
  • Compatible: Leather
  • Compatible: Bonded Fabric
  • Compatible: Felt
  • Compatible: Wood veneer
  • Not Compatible: Softwood
  • Not Compatible: Chipboard

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Width: 29.7 cm (11.7 in)
Length:
3.65 m (12 ft)
  • Possible: Cut
  • Possible: Write
  • Possible: Draw
  • Possible: Foil
  • Possible: Score
  • Not possible: Engrave
  • Not possible: Deboss
  • Not possible: Perforate

Cricut Explore™ 3

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  • 2 tool clamps
  • Easy Printables™ sensor
  • Compatible with Smart Materials™
  • Maximum cut speed: 28.7 cm (11.3 in) per second2
  • Size: 56.3 x 17.7 x 14.9 cm (22.2 x 7 x 5.9 in)
  • Weight: 5 kg (11.2 lb)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth + USB
  • Operating system compatibility: iOS®, Mac®, Windows®, Android™3

Included:

  • Available: Premium Fine-Point Blade

Sold separately:

  • Available: Foil Transfer Tool
  • Available: Pens & Markers
  • Available: Deep-Point Blade
  • Available: Scoring Stylus
  • Available: Bonded-Fabric Blade
  • Not Available: Scoring Wheels (Single & Double)
  • Not Available: Rotary Blade
  • Not Available: Wavy Blade
  • Not Available: Knife Blade
  • Not Available: Engraving Tip
  • Not Available: Debossing Tip
  • Not Available: Perforation Blade
  • Possible: Vinyl decals
  • Possible: Written labels
  • Possible: Cards
  • Possible: Gift tags
  • Possible: Custom mugs
  • Possible: Full-colour stickers
  • Possible: Personalised apparel
  • Possible: Banners
  • Possible: Gift boxes
  • Possible: Signs
  • Possible: Jewellery
  • Not possible: Wood decor
  • Not possible: Quilts
  • Not possible: Engraved metal tags

The go-to machine for paper crafting. Design and cut up to 60 cm (24 inches) for making custom cards, labels, stickers, personalized T-shirts & more.

  • Compatible: Vinyl
  • Compatible: Iron-on (HTV)
  • Compatible: Infusible Ink™
  • Compatible: Paper & cardstock
  • Compatible: Writable labels
  • Compatible: Kraft board
  • Compatible: Printable sticker paper
  • Compatible: Craft foam
  • Compatible: Leather
  • Compatible: Bonded Fabric
  • Compatible: Felt
  • Compatible: Wood veneer
  • Not Compatible: Softwood
  • Not Compatible: Chipboard

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Width: 29.2 cm (11.5 in)
Length:
59.7 cm (23.5 in)
  • Possible: Cut
  • Possible: Write
  • Possible: Draw
  • Possible: Foil
  • Possible: Score
  • Not possible: Engrave
  • Not possible: Deboss
  • Not possible: Perforate

Cricut Explore Air™ 2

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  • 2 tool clamps
  • Easy Printables™ sensor
  • Not Compatible with Smart Materials™
  • Maximum cut speed: 14.4 cm (5.7 in) per second2
  • Size: 53.8 x 17.7 x 14.9 cm (21.2 x 7 x 5.9 in)
  • Weight: 4.8 kg (10.7 lb)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth + USB
  • Operating system compatibility: iOS®, Mac®, Windows®, Android™3

Included:

  • Available: Premium Fine-Point Blade

Sold separately:

  • Available: Foil Transfer Tool
  • Available: Pens & Markers
  • Available: Deep-Point Blade
  • Available: Scoring Stylus
  • Available: Bonded-Fabric Blade
  • Not Available: Scoring Wheels (Single & Double)
  • Not Available: Rotary Blade
  • Not Available: Wavy Blade
  • Not Available: Knife Blade
  • Not Available: Engraving Tip
  • Not Available: Debossing Tip
  • Not Available: Perforation Blade
  • Possible: Vinyl decals
  • Possible: Written labels
  • Possible: Cards
  • Possible: Gift tags
  • Possible: Custom mugs
  • Possible: Full-colour stickers
  • Possible: Personalised apparel
  • Possible: Banners
  • Possible: Gift boxes
  • Possible: Signs
  • Possible: Jewellery
  • Not possible: Wood decor
  • Not possible: Quilts
  • Not possible: Engraved metal tags

Our fits-in-any-space cutting machine for popular projects like full-colour stickers, custom cards, T-shirts & so much more.

  • Compatible: Vinyl
  • Compatible: Iron-on (HTV)
  • Compatible: Infusible Ink™
  • Compatible: Paper & cardstock
  • Compatible: Writable labels
  • Not Compatible: Kraft board
  • Compatible: Printable sticker
    paper
  • Not Compatible: Craft foam
  • Not Compatible: Leather
  • Not Compatible: Fabric
  • Not Compatible: Felt
  • Not Compatible: Wood veneer
  • Not Compatible: Softwood
  • Not Compatible: Chipboard

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Width: 21.6 cm (8.5 in)
Length:
1.2 m (4 ft)
  • Possible: Cut
  • Possible: Write
  • Possible: Draw
  • Possible: Foil
  • Not possible: Score
  • Not possible: Engrave
  • Not possible: Deboss
  • Not possible: Perforate

Cricut Joy Xtra™

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  • 1 tool clamp
  • Easy Printables™ sensor
  • Compatible with Smart Materials™
  • Maximum cut speed: 14.2 cm per second2
  • Size: 31.7 x 14.9 x 11.3 cm / 12.5 x 6 x 5.5. in
  • Weight: 2,7 kg (6 lb)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Operating system compatibility: iOS®, Mac®, Windows®, Android™3

Included:

  • Available: Premium Fine-Point Blade

Sold separately:

  • Available: Foil Transfer Tool
  • Available: Pens & Markers
  • Not Available: Deep-Point Blade
  • Not Available: Scoring Stylus
  • Not Available: Bonded-Fabric
    Blade
  • Not Available: Scoring Wheels (Single & Double)
  • Not Available: Rotary Blade
  • Not Available: Wavy Blade
  • Not Available: Knife Blade
  • Not Available: Engraving Tip
  • Not Available: Debossing Tip
  • Not Available: Perforation Blade
  • Possible: Vinyl decals
  • Possible: Written labels
  • Possible: Cards
  • Possible: Gift tags
  • Possible: Custom mugs
  • Possible: Full-colour stickers
  • Possible: Personalised apparel
  • Not possible: Banners
  • Not possible: Gift boxes
  • Not possible: Signs
  • Not possible: Jewellery
  • Not possible: Wood decor
  • Not possible: Quilts
  • Not possible: Engraved metal tags

With more power & tools, on top of custom cards, stickers & big banners up to 3.65 m (12 feet), you can cut fabrics, engrave metal, deboss leather & so much more.

  • Compatible: Vinyl
  • Compatible: Iron-on (HTV)
  • Compatible: Infusible Ink™
  • Compatible: Paper & cardstock
  • Compatible: Writable labels
  • Compatible: Kraft board
  • Compatible: Printable sticker paper
  • Compatible: Craft foam
  • Compatible: Leather
  • Compatible: Fabric
  • Compatible: Felt
  • Compatible: Wood veneer
  • Compatible: Softwood
  • Compatible: Chipboard

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29.7 cm (11.7 in)
Length:
3.65 m (12 ft)
  • Possible: Cut
  • Possible: Write
  • Possible: Draw
  • Possible: Foil
  • Possible: Score
  • Possible: Engrave
  • Possible: Deboss
  • Possible: Perforate

Cricut Maker™ 3

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  • 2 tool clamps
  • Easy Printables™ sensor
  • Compatible with Smart Materials™
  • Maximum cut speed: 28.7 cm (11.3 in) per second2
  • 56.1 x 18 x 15.7 cm (22.1 x 7.1 x 6.2 in)
  • Weight: 6.9 kg (15.4 lb)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth + USB
  • Operating system compatibility: iOS®, Mac®, Windows®, Android™3

Included:

  • Available: Premium Fine-Point Blade

Sold separately:

  • Available: Foil Transfer Tool
  • Available: Pens & Markers
  • Available: Deep-Point Blade
  • Available: Scoring Stylus
  • Available: Bonded-Fabric Blade
  • Available: Scoring Wheels (Single & Double)
  • Available: Rotary Blade
  • Available: Wavy Blade
  • Available: Knife Blade
  • Available: Engraving Tip
  • Available: Debossing Tip
  • Available: Perforation Blade
  • Possible: Vinyl decals
  • Possible: Written labels
  • Possible: Cards
  • Possible: Gift tags
  • Possible: Custom mugs
  • Possible: Full-colour stickers
  • Possible: Personalised apparel
  • Possible: Banners
  • Possible: Gift boxes
  • Possible: Signs
  • Possible: Jewellery
  • Possible: Wood decor
  • Possible: Quilts
  • Possible: Engraved metal tags

Our most compact machine for fun and functional everyday projects like custom cards, simple decals & labels to organise anything and everything.

  • Compatible: Vinyl
  • Compatible: Iron-on (HTV)
  • Compatible: Infusible Ink™
  • Compatible: Paper & cardstock
  • Compatible: Writable labels
  • Not Compatible: Kraft board
  • Not Compatible: Printable sticker paper
  • Not Compatible: Craft foam
  • Not Compatible: Leather
  • Not Compatible: Fabric
  • Not Compatible: Felt
  • Not Compatible: Wood veneer
  • Not Compatible: Softwood
  • Not Compatible: Chipboard

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Width: 11.4 cm (4.5 in)
Length:
1.2 m (4 ft)
  • Possible: Cut
  • Possible: Write
  • Possible: Draw
  • Possible: Foil
  • Not possible: Score
  • Not possible: Engrave
  • Not possible: Deboss
  • Not possible: Perforate

Cricut Joy™

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  • 1 tool clamp
  • Not Included: Easy Printables™ sensor
  • Compatible with Smart Materials™
  • Maximum cut speed: 12.7 cm (5 in) per second2
  • Size: 21.3 x 13.7 x 10.9 cm (8.4 x 5.4 x 4.3 in)
  • Weight: 1.7 kg (3.9 lb)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Operating system compatibility: iOS®, Mac®, Windows®, Android™

Included:

  • Available: Premium Fine-Point Blade

Sold separately:

  • Available: Foil Transfer Tool
  • Available: Pens & Markers
  • Not Available: Deep-Point Blade
  • Not Available: Scoring Stylus
  • Not Available: Bonded-Fabric Blade
  • Not Available: Scoring Wheels (Single & Double)
  • Not Available: Rotary Blade
  • Not Available: Wavy Blade
  • Not Available: Knife Blade
  • Not Available: Engraving Tip
  • Not Available: Debossing Tip
  • Not Available: Perforation Blade
  • Possible: Vinyl decals
  • Possible: Written labels
  • Possible: Cards
  • Possible: Gift tags
  • Possible: Custom mugs
  • Not possible: Full-colour stickers
  • Not possible: Personalised apparel
  • Not possible: Banners
  • Not possible: Gift boxes
  • Not possible: Signs
  • Not possible: Jewellery
  • Not possible: Wood decor
  • Not possible: Quilts
  • Not possible: Engraved metal tags

Bonded fabric

Great for apparel appliques, embellished banners & more

Writable labels

Elevate thank you gifts, name tags & more

Craft foam (foam sheets)

A must-have for costumes, drink sleeves & more

Fabric

Make precise quilt pieces, bookmarks & more with 100+ compatible fabrics

Genuine & faux leather

Create stunning jewellery, pouches & more

Felt

Great for ornaments, finger puppets & more

Infusible Ink™

Instead of artwork being attached using adhesive, Infusible Ink transfers become one with the material itself

Iron-on (HTV)

Use heat-transfer vinyl to personalise T-shirts, hats, tote bags & more

Kraft board

Creates sturdy 3D projects, home decor & more

Leather up to 2.4 mm

Choose genuine, faux, or tooling to create unique cases, key chains & more

Paper & cardstock

The go-to craft material for cards, party decor & more

Printable sticker paper

Use with your inkjet printer to create full-colour stickers, labels & more

Softwood up to 2.4 mm

Basswood and balsa wood are ideal for 3D projects, ornaments & more

Vinyl

Make decals for water bottles, organisation & more

Wood veneer

Creates stunning home decor, bookmarks & more

Wool felt

Great for 3D flowers, wall hangings like pennants & more

Chipboard up to 2 mm

Use to add depth & dimension for photo frames, party decor & more

Cricut Joy Xtra

Cut any compatible material on a machine mat (21.6cm x 30.4 cm / 8.5 in x 12 in). Smart Vinyl™ and Smart Iron-On™ are used for cuts up to 1.2 m (4 ft) long (no mat required).

Cricut Explore 3

Cut any compatible material on a machine mat (30.4 cm x 30.4 cm / 30.4 cm x 60.9 cm [12 in x 12 in / 12 in x 24 in]). Smart Vinyl™ and Smart Iron-On™ are used for cuts up to 3.65 m (12 ft) long (no mat required).

Cricut Maker 3

Cut any compatible material on a machine mat (30.4 cm x 30.4 cm / 30.4 cm x 60.9 cm [12 in x 12 in / 12 in x 24 in]). Smart Vinyl™ and Smart Iron-On™ are used for cuts up to 3.65 m (12 ft) long (no mat required).

Cricut Joy

Cut any compatible material on a machine mat (11.4 cm x 16.5 cm / 11.5 cm x 30.4 cm [4.5 in x 6.5 in / 4.5 in x 12 in]). Smart Vinyl™ and Smart Iron-On™ are used for cuts up to 1.2 m (4 ft) long (no mat required).

Cricut Explore Air 2

Cut any compatible material on a machine mat (30.4 cm x 30.4 cm / 30.4 cm x 60.9 cm [12 in x 12 in / 12 in x 24 in])

Cut

Precision-cuts shapes, letters & objects

Deboss

Leaves a stunning imprint of artwork on foil poster board, balsa wood & more

Draw

Add delicately drawn shapes, designs & more

Write

Add beautiful text in your favourite font

Foil

Embellish invitations, gift boxes, cards & more with a pro-looking foil finish

Perforate

Create uniform, finely perforated lines for perfect tear-offs & easy peel-aways

Score

Create easy-to-fold creases to make cards, 3D projects & more

Engrave

Inscribe personalised designs in metal, plastic & more

Foil Transfer Tool

Embellish cards, gift tags & more with a pro-level foil finish

Knife Blade

Cuts thicker & denser material up to 2.4 mm like chipboard & balsa wood

Pens & Markers

Adds written text and drawn shapes to projects

Perforation Blade

Creates uniform, finely perforated lines for tear-offs & peel-aways

Premium Fine-Point Blade

Cuts shapes to perfection out of cardstock, vinyl & more

Rotary Blade

Glides through cotton, fleece, denim & more

Engraving Tip

Inscribes personalised designs in metal, leather, plastic & more

Scoring Wheels (Single & Double)

Makes razor-sharp creases for crisp folds in 3D projects, boxes & more

Wavy Blade

Adds a perfectly proportioned wavy edge to paper, vinyl & more

Bonded-Fabric Blade

Easily cuts through bonded fabric

Debossing tip

Leaves an imprint of artwork on leather, basswood & more

Deep-Point Blade

Cuts thicker materials up to 1.5 mm like poster board & craft foam

Scoring Stylus

Creates foldable creases for cards, invitations & more

Smart Materials™

Loads directly into the machine, no machine mat required

1 tool clamp

Smart Materials™

Loads directly into the machine, no machine mat required

2 tool clamps

Easy Printables™ sensor

Recognises and cuts around images printed by inkjet printers

Smart Materials™

Loads directly into the machine, no machine mat required

1 tool clamp

Smart Materials™

Loads directly into the machine, no machine mat required

2 tool clamps

Compatible with QuickSwap™ Housing for active tool control

2 tool clamps

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