Cricut Explore 3

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The Cricut Explore 3 brings you personalisation faster than ever! The Cricut smart cutting machine brings you digital cutting, drawing, scoring and foiling at the push of a button.

Easy to use, this machine opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities, with the ability to cut over 100 different materials. Use it with craft favourites like cardstock, vinyl and iron-on, as well as more specialty materials like vellum, cork and bonded fabric. It’s also compatible with Cricut Smart Materials for super-easy, long cuts up to 3.6m without a cutting mat.

Whether you’re crafting iron-on custom clothing, personalising accessories and décor with vinyl decals or designing the perfect gift, this dream machine will get your projects done in record time. The Cricut Explore 3 cuts two times faster than the Cricut Explore 2’s fast mode (up to 8 inches per second) when using Smart Materials.

The Cricut Explore 3 uses Bluetooth technology to connect with Cricut’s free Design Space app via iOS, Android, Windows or Mac devices. Use the app to create and personalise your designs, ready for the machine to bring them to life.

There are six different tools available (separately) for cutting, writing, scoring and foiling. The fine-point blade is included with your machine.

  • Size: 24 x 24 x 61cm (9.4 x 9.4 x 24 inches)
  • Maximum cutting width for Smart Materials: 29.7cm (11.7 inches)
  • Maximum cutting width with a mat: 29.2cm (11.5 inches)
  • Includes Cricut Explore 3 machine, premium fine-point blade and blade housing (pre-installed), accessory adapter (pre-installed), quick start guide, USB cable, power adapter and power cord and material for test cut
  • Cuts, draws and scores
  • Use with Design Space for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac
  • Cuts more than 100 materials including paper, cardstock, vinyl, HTV, posterboard and more
  • Two times faster than the Cricut Maker and Explore Air 2(when using Smart Materials)
  • Compatible with Cricut Smart Materials for long, continuous cuts without a mat
  • Can cut designs up to 12 feet long with Smart Materials
  • Compatible with roll holder (available separately)
  • Features expanded storage cup
  • Print-then-cut capability on white and coloured materials
  • Perfect for personalising custom clothing, décor, accessories, gifts and more!

Cricut Explore 3

Product code: 6556901000

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Cricut Explore 3 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great choice After looking at reviews on die cut machines, settled on Cricut explore 3. Good value and loving the smart vinyl. Ive made xmas boxes for grandchildren and put motifs on them. This involved using smart paper for names and other words and holographic paper for snowflakes and stars. All designs are in the Cricut online design space you register to. Really pleased with outcome.
Date published: 2021-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Brilliant machine! And strangely attractive lol! Does exactly what it says it does and more
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ! Great product still have a lot to learn ! This machine is so quick
Date published: 2021-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic Definitely worth it. Has fantastic features and works amazingly. Highly recommend if you’re crafty.
Date published: 2021-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Explore 3 is amazing I have wanted a Cricut for ages and finally but the bullet and bought the Explore 3 last week. We have to pay to have work t shirts printed and vinyl signs printed but not anymore! The young lady at Hobbycraft was lovely, we were on our way to buy a machine at another store but thought would pop into Hobbycraft on the way to check out their pricing. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly and showed us all the machines available and their features etc. She was genuinely interested and made us feel comfortable. We left to go to the other store and spoke to the man in there who obviously didn’t have a clue, he didn’t even know what the machines did! So after a couple of minutes we left there and straight back to Hobbycraft and bought the Explore 3 and an armful of vinyl! I have enjoyed playing about with the cricut and joined all the Facebook pages with lots of advice, watched loads of Barbara Makers videos on YouTube and feel confident with it now. I have printed a few new work t shirts and loads of signs! Looking at making Christmas presents now! Love my machine and love Hobbycraft
Date published: 2021-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cricut Explore 3: Marvellous machine Only had this machine about a week now and so far we am very impressed with what you can make with it. It is great to use either as a hobby or even a business. We bought it to use as a hobby mainly for my wife to make cards etc for family and friends but the possibilities are endless as to what you can do with this machine, as it can do much more than just cards. Plenty of information about how to use it is readily available online.
Date published: 2021-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love how quick it is compare to my joy. Absolutely love this machine.. Def a brilliant upgrade from my joy.. The smart vinyls too. I can now do bigger projects and more of the smaller projects.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic machine So easy to use with or without smart vinyl quick and at a great price
Date published: 2021-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product was incrediable great. So an amazing final outcome from this product and have all the advanced features. The countless number of crafts can make from Cricut. One of the main advantages is we don't need a mat to cut the materials. I am really enjoying the Cricut explore 3 and it's super cool.
Date published: 2021-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Just what I needed in my life The product is not only just what I needed but there were specifically trained staff on hand to support me and advise me on the different features of the printers I was looking at. The features are endless and I know I haven’t even scratched the surface yet of what it can do, it’s quick, quiet and precise. I have visited on 2 occasions now, I didn’t catch the First Ladies name but on my second visit she was called Alison, both equally and as incredibly helpful as each other. Knowledgable too. (Havant store)
Date published: 2021-08-23
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Cricut Explore Air 2 Q&A

The Explore Air 2 is ideal for crafters who wish to make their papercraft projects more intricate, as well as for creating personalised vinyl and iron-on designs. The Cricut Maker comes with an additional rotary blade for working with fabric-based projects, as well as for working with heavier and thicker materials. The Maker features all of the functionality of the Explore Air 2, with a more powerful cutting system.

Blade replacement depends on how much you use your Cricut machine and which materials you choose. They are designed to last well, but replacement blades are easily available for when you do require a new one. To get the most out of your blades, ensure you use the correct blade, housing and machine settings for your material.

All blades require a specific housing, colour coded for easy pairing. If you already have the correct housing for your blade and are simply replacing the blade, you will only need to replace the blade itself. If you are purchasing a new blade, you will need to buy the matching housing. This excludes the Quickswap range, which is interchangeable.

The Cricut Explore Air 2 cuts a wide range of materials, provided it is less than 2mm thick. This includes paper, vinyl, iron-on, cardstock, fabric, poster board, foil, burlap, canvas, sticker paper, craft foam, cork, duct tape sheets, thin faux leather, felt, flat cardboard, light chipboard, glitter paper, parchment paper, washi sheets, wrapping paper, wax paper, vellum and window cling.

Cricut Design Space is free, cloud-based software that is used in conjunction with your Cricut machine. It is available for download on iOS and Android devices, as well as desktops and laptops. An internet connection is required to use Design Space.

Within Design Space, there are thousands of images and projects that can be used to create your own projects, and you can also upload your own designs. It is free to use a selection of images available in Design Space and to create your own designs. Toaccess unlimited use of the full library of designs, there is a £7.49 subscription.

On first logging into Design Space, you will be taken on a tour and shown how to create your first project. However, if you need further help, there are lots of tutorials on the Cricut YouTube channel that take you through Design Space’s many capabilities.

Projects that are created in Design Space can be saved to the Cloud so that they can be accessed anywhere you are (as long as you have an internet connection). Alternatively, you can save projects to the device you are creating them on, though you will not be able to access these on any other device.

Design Space is free to use for your own designs. You can also access a selection of free designs in the library.

For unlimited use of the Cricut library on Design Space, there is a subscription for £7.49 a month. You can also purchase per image if you wish to access a particular design.

If you wish to create iron-on transfers to customise your t-shirts with motifs and more, both the Cricut Explore Air 2 and the Cricut Maker will achieve incredible results. If you wish to design personalised t-shirts with applique fabric details, use the Maker to cut designs into fabrics including cotton, fleece, denim, heavy leather and more.

Yes, the cartridges can be used with all Cricut machines. You can still use the content of the physical cartridges through Design Space. It's easy to link your account through Design Space using your Explore machine or a cartridge adapter. Click to view step-by-step instructions

Cricut Vinyl will stick to most smooth surfaces, including walls, glass, ceramic.

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