Loc: Washington State
|Posted: 2/4/2014 10:47:42 PM|
I am curious about this new machine. I already own an expression and a gypsy. Both work perfectly fine. I am a teacher so both of these machines are well used by me. I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts about this new machine. Can you use it to cut svg files? If you have linked your carts to the gypsy can you link them to PC's new system? I have tons of Ali Edwards digital elements that I would love to cut.
|Posted: 2/4/2014 11:44:08 PM|
You will be able to cut svg files and the fonts on your computer for free.
Any cartridges that you have linked to CCR will be accessible through Design Space (you must be online to use this machine and it must be connected to your computer).
It's not for sale until next week on HSN.
|Posted: 2/5/2014 4:55:37 AM|
Also You will need to be connected to the internet to use the Design Space program. You cannot use this machine offline.
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|Posted: 2/5/2014 7:37:35 AM|
If you search the forums (link in the left column) for Cricut Explore, there were at least two message threads about this machine.
You can also go to Cricut's official Facebook page, where they have links to more info about the machine.
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|Posted: 2/5/2014 9:13:24 AM|
So are folks buying or waiting? What do Peas think of the new machine?
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|Posted: 2/5/2014 9:48:25 AM|
I'm never planning on buying this machine, but if I were, I would definitely wait. I think there are too many features that are "coming soon," and with ProvoCraft's history of promising more than they deliver, I wouldn't want to buy the Explore until the bugs are worked out and I know that the Design Space is operating well. Frankly, buying a machine that requires an internet interface that has no history would worry me.
|Posted: 2/5/2014 10:16:44 AM|
I would definitely wait. Like MDOC said - PC has a very poor record of following through on its promises on machines.
There are too many features that are not working on it yet. In the past- features that were promised never did come to fruition.
The 'double barrel' feature look intriguing - it has dual holders (pen and blade).
Print & Cut is coming soon - HA! That sounds very suspicious.
You have to be online to use the software/machine. That is a deal breaker for me. I don't' mind being hooked to the computer, but my internet is weak, at best - sometimes none at all. Their Cricut Craft Room software is horrible. Works for some, not at all for others. Very buggy.
I might get proven wrong -but it is a poor substitute for the Cameo. Cameo is a lot cheaper too. Same MSRP - but you can find the Cameo a lot cheaper.
|Posted: 2/5/2014 10:19:35 AM|
Jam still happy with my E2 and Gypsy. I keep meaning to start playing with the craft room. At this time the Explore isn't on my radar.
Loc: British Columbia Canada
|Posted: 2/10/2014 12:30:19 PM|
For people who like the Cricut brand I think they will like this machine. Many of the features cricut users have wanted for a long time!
Personally, it was too late for me. I was hoping for details about the new machine but went ahead and bought the silhouette cameo and I would never look back. It does everything the new cricut explore can and all the features can be used right away lol. Some features on the new cricut explore like the print and cut feature won't be ready for months which I find mind boggling why they wouldn't have things ready for launch but oh well.
I really think it will come down to the library. Look at the silhouette library and look at the images cricut has to offer and decide which ones are more to your liking. Many people like the cricut for their disney carts however disney ones are licensed and won't be avail with the subscription. Some of the disney carts (toy story, cars) are very expensive to find on ebay. On the other hand, there are tons of free svg files out there that are hello kitty, disney etc. The cricut will now cut svg's but the cameo also does this.
I think it comes down to brand and which one you feel like being loyal to.
|Posted: 2/11/2014 9:34:35 AM|Wow - I went and read the comparison of the Silhouette to the Cameo. Whoever wrote that did not know how to use a Silhouette... I have quoted what Provo Craft wrote...
The blade housing is plastic
and may need to be changed if the user wishes to switch between paper and fabric.
No - same blade. They have a blue one, in case you want to keep blades separate, like you would paper scissors/fabric scissors - but the are the exact same blade.
Silhouette users can either download one of over 200 Silhouette fonts available through
the Silhouette Online Store or use their systems fonts available on their computer.
However, none of the Silhouette fonts feature single-stroke designs especially for
writing nor do they include bold and italic versions of the fonts.
You can download about a bazillion fonts that allow you to do this. For free.
also offers a subscription option. For an annual fee of $99.99, consumers gain
unlimited access to over 25,000 selected images and over 200 fonts. The cost per image
with the CricutÃ‚Â®
subscription is less than $0.01Ã¢â‚¬â€or 38 times less than the cost
per image with a Silhouette subscription
BUT...you get to keep the files you buy from the Silhouette Store. If you pay the $9.99/month to access the Cricut library - you don't get to keep those images. If you don't keep your subscription - you don't have those images. They sell images for .99 (without a subscription) just like Silhouette, but they don't offer the subscription package/discount.
There are certainly benefits of one machine over the other in certain areas, but I have to disagree with a lot of what Cricut put in that little analysis. I love the looks of the adjustment knob on the Cricut, and it will certainly cut thicker materials. They say Print & Cut is coming. Famous last words for Cricut They have burned so many people in the past - they better have their A game going on this one!
Now the big thing will be .... Does it actually work! LOL
|Posted: 2/11/2014 9:54:34 AM|
|Posted: 2/11/2014 11:57:48 AM|
Hhmmm... Cricut pulled that PDF...
Loc: Woodstock, GA
|Posted: 2/11/2014 5:22:28 PM|
Found this link helpful. Does anyone know when this will be available. Here is something I found that I going o read tonight. http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/02/new-cricut-explore.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FOivM+(Tatertots+and+Jello)
Wait, you've done all this research yet you don't know when it's available? Surely in all that time you were looking up the new CEO and his accomplishments, you must have run across the release date of his newest triumph.
Please stop with this corporate shrill posting. Let folks get the machines in their own hands and the market will decide. There are enough real deal blogging crafters out there who will let everyone know the good the bad and the ugly. Although the fact that PC would send someone out to message board forums to post this nonsense makes me wonder how concerned they are about their well earned reputation of crappy products, and crappier software releases and support. smh.
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|Posted: 2/11/2014 6:15:13 PM|
Posting this again because I don't want to be misunderstood especially since I have spent fair amount of time researching.
Does anyone know when this will be available? (meant when is it available in retail stores such as Michaels, Joann, HL. HSN has an airing tonight ).
Here is something I found that I going o read tonight. Found this link helpful.