Once there are more than one model of a cutting machine it can be hard to tell which is the newest model out right now. They all look up to date and modern so unless you know what’s the newest Cricut machine you can find yourself buying an older model by accident.
The latest Cricut machine is the Cricut Maker
The Cricut Maker came out in August 2017 so hasn’t been out too long so far and it’s a little early to get a good feel for how well it’s been received so far. It claims to cut over 300 different materials and has an expandable array of tools that can be used with it including an x-acto type knife that will cut through thick materials.
It’s quite a big difference price wise to the more recent model so that’s definitely something to consider if you’re looking for your first Cricut machine. However, either one will be a good investment for craft cutting, paper crafts or vinyl cutting – whatever you have in mind!
Before the Cricut Maker was the Cricut Explore Air 2 and this is a well loved item and you’d definitely not go wrong with it. I’ve reviewed it extensively here or you can check out the latest price on Amazon here.
Other new Cricut machines
Cricut have brought out a couple of other exciting machines recently as well:
Cricut Easy Press – a hot press for attaching iron on vinyls to your crafts. I really like this item and am excited to be reviewing it soon for you – watch this space!
Also the Cricut BrightPad is new – this is a thin light box that attaches to the Cricut machine and illuminates your craft projects. I’ve not had chance to test it out but as soon as I do I’ll be letting you know my thoughts!