Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Cricut is "Cricut Explore"

Big announcement from Provo Craft is on the new machine, Cricut Explore. It's pretty.

Details are this: CRICUT EXPLORE FUN FACTS: It will cut SVG, JPGS, TFF files (true type font files), etc. It will use and cut actual Cricut Cartridge plugged in to the machine or from library It will cut up to 12X24 It will cut and draw at the same time OR cut and emboss at the same time It will have a new software format called Cricut Design Space. It is different from CCR It will have hundreds of pre-loaded project images for you to choose from and has project details that when you select it will automatically place images on your cutting screen...and populate however many mats you would need to complete each image of the project It will have a subscription library of images for purchase. 50,000 image library for 99 cents an image OR purchase a monthly subscription of 25,000 images for $9.99 that you can cancel at any time It will be wifi enabled so no more cords...wireless bluetooth device will be available a few weeks after launch for separate purchase (no price mentioned as of this posting) It will allow you to create and cut using an iPad Table (no other tablet was mentioned as of this posting) It will have new cutting blade technology with more precision than older blade model and have a longer life per cuts It will have a state of the art turn dial system for selecting your cut settings which will automatically adjust the pressure, speed and depth of the machine and blade. It will have a way for you to add custom cut settings in addition to the pre-programmed cut settings It will be quieter cutting than any other machine Provo Craft has ever released It will have an on-board tool holder at back of the machine and space underneath to slide mats under It will be released on HSN on or around February 12 and other retailers in March. MSRP is $ idea yet what HSN special launch price will be or include as of this posting (will update when news is available)

 A big important Fact is that this machine has to be hooked up to the internet to cut from cartridges. Must pay or get on subscription to be able to cut svg's. It does look like a very nice machine but am wondering is it a little too late for them?

 Until next time & happy scrappin'