If you’re wondering which Cricut machine is best suited for you, you’ve come to the right place. In this overview, we compare the Cricut Joy, Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore to help you decide.
Cricut Explore™ 3
Cricut Maker™ 3
|Perfect for||Quick, everyday, fun projects||A wide range of DIY hobbies||Pro-level DIY performance & versatility|
|Max material width||5,5 in||12 in||12 in|
|Max material length||20 ft||20 ft||20 ft|
|Tools||3 (for cutting, writing & foiling)||6 (for cutting, writing, scoring & foiling)||13 (for cutting, writing, scoring, foiling, debossing, engraving & more)|
|What’s the extra in the box?||Cricut Joy Blade & housing
Cricut Joy Blade
Cricut Joy Pen
|Premium Fine Point Blade & housing
Premium Fine Point Blade
Cricut Pen for Explore / Maker
|Premium Fine Point Blade
Smart Materials (Smart Vinyl, Smart Sticker Cardstock, Smart Iron-on)
|Speed (inch per second on one axis)||4||8||8|
|Works with Smart Materials|
|Works with Card Mat for quick custom cards|
|Works with home printer to print, then cut out printed image perfectly|
|Free design app for iOS, Android™ Windows®, and Mac®|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth®||Bluetooth®, USB||Bluetooth®, USB|
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Wondering what is included with your new Cricut machine?
Which materials should you buy for your next project?
We have made a handy overview for each machine.