It’s here! The moment we Cricut fans have been waiting for since their announcement a couple of weeks ago. The new Cricut Maker is available to order!
I’ll be hitting your inbox a little more frequently because this release has be so bleepin’ excited!
Pardon me while I go a little fan girl…
Okay, back to our regularly scheduled programming…
New Cricut Maker features
The new Cricut Maker adds a couple of fairly significant new features over the Explore Air.
One of the biggest is the new rotary blade that, along with a new fabric mat, allows cutting non-bonded fabric. In other words, you don’t need to put a fusible backing on fabric anymore to cut it! Cricut has also partnered with Simplicity and Riley Blake to provide digital sewing patterns in Design Space. There will also be a handy new washable fabric pen to help with those patterns.
Another is that it has a new optical print and cut scanner. This means you can print on colored and patterned paper! This is huge if you’re a big print and cut fan.
There’s a built-in ledge for your tablet or smartphone, which is great if you like to use the Design Space app. There’s also a USB port on the side so you can charge said device while you’re working.
The blade drive is also capable of using a lot more pressure, which means you can print thicker materials. There will be a new knife blade that releases sometime this fall/winter.
Here’s a handy comparison table from the good folks at Cricut. (click on the image to zoom)
New supplies & tools
There are a slew of new supplies and tools that come with this release. Here’s a sampling of what will be on offer from Cricut. See the full list of what’s new at Cricut. Note: These are affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. For more details, visit my Disclosures page.