Cricut Machine Comparison

Looking for a Cricut Machine? There are currently three available models - the original Personal Electronic Cutter, the Expression, and the Cricut Create:

Cricut E2

Cricut E2

Cricut Expression

Cricut Expression

Cricut Create

Cricut Create

Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter

Cricut V1 Cutter

Cricut Imagine

Cricut Imagine

Cricut Cake

Cricut Cake

Keep reading for a brief summary of each model...

The Personal Electronic Cutter

The V1 Personal Electronic Cutter, often referred to as the "Baby Bug", is capable of making die cuts ranging in size from 1" to 5-1/2", in half inch increments. Although it lacks some of the special modes and functions of its big brother, the Expression, it continues to be a popular choice among crafters. Like the other Cricut machines, the Personal Electronic Cutter is cartridge-based and does not require a computer to operate.  If you are interested in this machine, also take a look at the newly launched Cricut Mini machine.

The Create

The Create was originally sold exclusively through Michael's Craft Stores, but now it's more widely available. Crafters love the fact that it combines the functionality of the Expression machine with the portability of the Personal Electronic Cutter. The Create can make cutouts from 1/4" to 11-1/2" in size, in quarter inch increments. It has an eight way multi-directional blade, as well as other useful features.

The Expression

We conducted a poll on this website to find out which die cut machine was the most popular among our visitors. The Expression won by a mile! Of course, we weren't surprised, considering that this model really does it all (and then some!). For starters, it can create die cuts ranging in size from 1/4" up to 23-1/2". It also has several special functions and modes, which make cutting a breeze. Before you leave, make sure you check out the deals we have here!

The Cricut E2

The Cricut E2, also known as the Expression 2, was released to celebrate the five year anniversary of the Provo Craft company's electronic die cut machine line.  In some ways it is very similar to the original Expression, but it does have some "upgrades" which are useful, including an LCD touch screen, the capability to use both original and Imagine cartridges, and an optional wireless adapter (to name just a few!).

Do You Want a Machine That Not Only Cuts, But Prints Too?

Introduced in 2010, the Cricut Imagine is the only die cut machine from Provo Craft that not only cuts, but also prints, utilizing HP print technology to add patterns and colors to die cuts.  It also uses all of the original cartridges, as well as a line of exclusive Imagine cartridges, which contain artwork for printing patterned paper and cutouts.

Don't Forget About Cakes!

Provo Craft's die cut machines are not just for paper crafters.  The Cricut Cake machine takes their innovative die cut technology to the kitchen, with a machine capable of cutting fondant, gumpaste, and frosting sheets, for decorating cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more.  If you enjoy making treats for friends and family, or even have a small home-based catering business, this is one machine that you need to have!  It also uses the same cartridges as the other die cut machines, giving owners more than 150 different carts to select from when decorating their cakes and other confections.

And There's Always Used...

You may also want to check out our selection of used Cricut machines. There are many like new machines available. Some crafters even include their cartridge library and other accessories, and sell everything together as a bargain hunter's bundle!

After you buy your Cricut machine, make sure you come back to read our blog, where you will find lots of helpful tips and project ideas.