Cricut Expression or Cameo?

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Posted 10/5/2012 by kris1098 in General Scrappin'
 

kris1098
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Posted: 10/5/2012 8:30:03 PM
Hi Everyone,

I currenlty have the cricut expression and am thinking about getting a cameo. If I do, will I love it as much as my cricut? What is everyone's thoughts on these machines? Just need some help making my decision whether to purchase or not.

Thanks everyone!
Kristen

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Posted: 10/5/2012 8:33:40 PM
I have a cricut and a cameo and love them both!

bestcee
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Posted: 10/5/2012 8:47:41 PM
Honestly, it depends on how you use your machine, and if you feel limited. Why are you thinking of changing?

I don't have the Cameo, I have the Sizzix eClips. I sold my Expression and dies to purchase it. I couldn't be happier. I love that I can use eCal (SCAL for eClips) and create, and cut anything I can think of. I love not being limited to dies. I love the intricacy I get with my eClips.

But, if you don't want to use a computer, you may not want to change machines.


From reading the boards, the Cameo owners feel the same.

He**inWA
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Posted: 10/5/2012 9:13:48 PM
I know it's not on your list, but personally, I have a KNK Zing.
I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again....
the KNK Zing cuts heavier materials, including chipboard.


In the interest of fairness, I have a cricut expression that I will likely sell very soon, and an old blue wishblade (same as original silhouette).

It really depends on what YOU need/want the cutter to do.
I'd pass on a cricut, since the third party software to cut svgs can no longer be sold.
JMO


gale w
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Posted: 10/6/2012 1:21:18 PM
I had an expression and got the silhouette sd. I cannot express how much I love the silhouette compared to the expression (which I liked ok but it never cut proper circles).

kris1098
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Posted: 10/6/2012 6:59:24 PM
Thanks everyone! I'm going to keep my cricut because I have many carts that I love and I love my gypsy, but I do feel limited at the same time which is why I want a second machine.

I don't know much about the eclipse but I did like what little I've seen on it. And I've not heard of KNK Zing.

I guess I was leaning more towards the cameo because I understand from others that it does cut very well and can cut the more detailed designs better than cricut. But if there is a comparible choice, I guess I need to research some more!

htstepper
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Posted: 10/7/2012 12:18:27 AM
I have an expression and a silhouette and I am in love with my Cameo! I love the ability to print and cut and to use Svgs. I also love buying images piecemeal and I love the fact that you can cut any font on your computer.

FLCindy
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Posted: 10/7/2012 5:43:20 AM
Cameo.
Hands down.
Cameo

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Posted: 10/7/2012 9:35:53 AM
CAMEO! Without a doubt
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Posted: 10/7/2012 11:06:28 AM
I forgot to say that the KNK Zing can also emboss.

A lot of good info at iloveknk.com

I know there are other vendors that I've heard good things about,
but both my old yellow KNK and my new Zing were ordered through Sandy, so I know first hand that she's great at phone tech support!

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