Introduction – What is Cricut?

What is Cricut?

Cricut is an electronic cutting machine that can cut all sorts of designs from materials like paper, vinyl, card stock, and iron-on transfers. It has many different operations. Cricut has a variety of machines and each one perform the same functions. The main function is cut.


  • Vinyl
  • Fabric
  • Cardstock
  • Paper
  • Thin Wood
  • Thin Metals


  • Stickers
  • Cards and Tags
  • Printable Iron-on


  • Cards
  • Tags

Print-and-cut is where you can print something with a regular printer which has some special markings added. The cricut can detect where these markings are to make sure it cuts around the printed images.

Cricut Machine Comparison

Credit Abbi Kirsten Collections

Cricut Mats

Mats hold your material in place when cutting and there are grips (stickiness) for different materials.

Other Machines

Cricut also makes other tools, such as heat presses.

There are also other brands of vinyl cutting machines, such as Silhouette, Brother, Roland, and more. At the time of writing Cricut is the most widely available machine.

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