Cricut Question
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KS CropPEA Chick

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Posted: 1/1/2013 3:26:40 PM
I am shopping for a Cricut, I think! I need a little help here. Can I use a Cricut to cut out fonts that I already have on my computer or is it only fonts that you purchase on the cartridges. I would really like to be ab;e to use fonts I have. If Cricut doesn't do this, it there something else that I would be happier with?



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Posted: 1/1/2013 3:38:44 PM
I believe it's only fonts on the cartridges

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Posted: 1/1/2013 3:50:45 PM
Unfortunately with the cricut you can only cut the images that are on the cartridges. To cut fonts from your computer your other option would be the silhouette cameo.

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Posted: 1/1/2013 3:51:29 PM

You can only use Cricut cartridges to cut fonts or images from a cricut machine.

Do some research before your purchase. I had thousands invested in Cricut products and became very unhappy with an inferior product with inferior customer service.

If you only cut cardstock then I recommend a Silhouette Cameo. If you want to cut heavier items I recommend a Zing from KNK. Both cut way better than the Cricut machines ever did and I had every model except the create. Your total cost for either the Cameo or Zing will be far less than Cricut machines and cartridges. Please do some research.

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Posted: 1/1/2013 3:51:44 PM
Cricut only uses cartridges, and you can't use fonts you already have. The Cameo will cut fonts on hour computer, I don't have one(although I want one desperately !!) but I know a lot of other peas do so hopefully someone else will give feedback

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Posted: 1/1/2013 3:58:28 PM
I've had a Cricut for a few years now. I also want to use the fonts I have on my computer, so I am selling my Cricut so I can get the Silhouette Cameo. A lot of people (including myself) think Cricut is going down hill, with customer service and discontinuing products, so do your research before you buy.

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Posted: 1/1/2013 4:35:14 PM
I'd like to echo what a pp said: There are far better cutters than cricut without the previously available third party software.

I have a KNK Zing and it's a fabulous cutter!
It cuts heavier materials than my wishblade (same as the first silhouette) and the cricut, with far greater accuracy than the cricut.

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Posted: 1/1/2013 5:23:52 PM
I actually have a Cricut but you may want to check out the Sizzix eclips machine. It takes their cartridges but it has a program where you can also cut fonts and other things from the internet, seems like the best of both worlds.

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Posted: 1/1/2013 7:39:47 PM
I have used both the Cricut and the Silhouette Cameo.
The Cricut to me is just an easy machine to use. YOu don't need your computer, and the cartridges that you do buy are easy to make layered images.
The Cameo to me has more creative control. You can use any font you have on your computer. You can also trace images and cut those. Of course this all takes your computer. There are tons of videos and tutorials out there to help learn the machine though. It does cut smaller details then the Cricut as well.
I use both machines, but I do use my Cameo more. I have lots of samples on my blog of what each machine does if you want better ideas...
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Ask me about drawing, engraving and embossing with your Cricut or Silhouette!


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Posted: 1/1/2013 8:02:02 PM
The Cricut used to cut fonts from the computer using a program called Make the Cut or Sure Cuts A Lot. After Provo Craft sued them, the Cricut no longer will cut fonts from your computer.

If you are looking for an easy to use cutter, I second the Sizzix eClips. It has cartridges if you want to be able to use it without a computer, but if you buy eCal, you can cut any font or svg file from your computer. It is just as easy to learn how to use as the Cricut, in fact they are really similar in operation.

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