Cricut Explore

The Cricut Explore is a crafting machine about the size of a professional inkjet photo printer.

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Cricut Explore

It's even more like a printer when opened up, with a cutting head and the loading tray.

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The loading tray has a small compartment to store crafting tools.

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Cricut Explore

The machine's cutting head has two slot for the drawing pen (slot A) and the cutting blade (slot B). It can work with two tools at a time.

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You can substitute the drawing pen with this scoring pen, whcih is not included in the package.

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Here's the smart dial that help quickly pick among a few popular material tuypes.

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Cricut Explore

Here's the machine with the cutting mat on which you place the material that you want to cut, draw, or score on.

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It can cut many different types of materials into different paterns and shapes precisely according to the design.

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Cleaning the surface of the mat after each cut can be a lot of work.

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