Can you use any Cricut cart in any Cricut machine?

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Posted 3/22/2011 by LisaLisa in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 3/22/2011 1:17:53 PM
I have the Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter machine, and I was wondering if I can use the Imagine carts or the Lite carts in it? I tried looking on their website, but couldn't find it.



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Posted: 3/22/2011 1:22:30 PM
I know you can definitely use the lite carts in the baby bug, and the E.

However, I'm not sure if you can use the Imagine carts in the babybug or the E. The imagine carts print paper and embellishments, and since the babybug and E don't print I don't think you can use them. But, I'm not positive... and if I'm wrong somebody please correct me


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Posted: 3/22/2011 1:23:18 PM
You can use any regular cricut cartridge in your personal cricut, so you can use lite carts in it. You can only use imagine cartridges in an imagine machine, although it will also accept regular cricut cartridges. Hope that helps.


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Posted: 3/22/2011 1:23:51 PM
You can use any, but the imagine. If you can use the imagine cartridges I'm sure someone will come along and correct me. hth

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Posted: 3/22/2011 1:44:05 PM
I've read that the Imagine cartridges ONLY work with the Imagine machine, but I think the Imagine carts are supposed to work with the Cricut Expression 2 that was shown at CHA. You just won't be able to use the printed patterns.

However, ALL of the Cricut cartridges will work in the Imagine, or so I've read/heard.

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Posted: 3/22/2011 3:48:37 PM
The Imagine carts only work with the Imagine machine. There's a new E coming out soon that will be able to use the Imagine carts but you will not be able print with those carts just cut. HTH!

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Posted: 3/22/2011 4:55:15 PM
There are basically 2 kinds of cartridges - cricut cartridge and imagine cartridges - you can only use imagine cartridges (which include have patterns and colors) in the Imagine. You can use cricut cartridges in all machines.


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Posted: 3/22/2011 6:58:38 PM
Fantastic!!! Thanks everyone. I'm compiling my cart wish list, and I didn't want to put anything down that I couldn't get!


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