Cricut Printer – Do Cricut Machines Print?

If you’re looking for a Cricut printer, you’re not going to find one!

 

Cricut machines are not printers, they are cutting machines that can cut a huge range of materials, from leather to tissue paper.

 

They are the ultimate craft room edition. While Cricut machines cannot print, they can do much better!

 

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The Cricut Explore Air 2

 

The Cricut Printer?

 

Cricut machines do look a little like printers, and so it’s totally understandable why you might think they can print, but they do not!

 

You will see in the Cricut Explore Air 2 photo above, there are two accessory adapters. The adapter on the right is holding the standard carbide cutting blade, while the other adapter can hold either a pen, or the scoring stylus. There is no ink used in Cricut cutting machines.

 

The two best Cricut cutting machines are the Cricut Maker and the Cricut Explore Air 2. Here are some resources to find out more about these machines:

 

So while Cricut machines can’t print, they can be used in conjunction with printers. Cricut printable vinyl or Cricut printable sticker paper can be used with the print and cut feature.

 

Using Cricut With A Printer

 

The ‘print and cut’ feature makes it sound like the Cricut can print, but again, it can’t! Printable vinyl or sticker paper is placed into an inkjet printer and designs printed onto it. The printed sheets are then placed into your Cricut and the machine will cut around the images or text, creating stickers!

 

You can see my cutting machine cutting out printable vinyl stickers in the video below, or see the full Cricut print and cut project here.

 

 

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I hope this short post has helped you to understand what a Cricut is and what it can do. Or, at least,  that it has directed you to resources that can. While you have not found a Cricut printer, I’m sure you agree, the Cricut cutting machines are far better as is.

 

Do you think Cricut should add a print feature to future cutting machines? As yet, I don’t think there are any cutting machines that can print – at least not in the craft cutting machine category. Let us know your thoughts down below in the comments section, or check out the full range of cheap craft cutting machines here.

 

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