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#1 Posted : Friday, January 31, 2014 4:35:49 PM(UTC)
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Pretty much every thing a crafter could want!

- Acetate
- Adhesive Backed Foil
- Aluminum Metal
- Balsa Wood
- Birch Wood
- Burlap*
- Canvas
- Cardstock (solid core)
- Cardstock (white core)
- Chipboard
- Construction Paper
- Copy Paper- Flocked Paper
- Cork Board
- Craft Foam
- Cricut Chalkboard Vinyl
- Cricut Lite Iron-On
- Cricut Magnet
- Cricut Stencil Material
- Cutting Mat Protector
- Denim*
- Duck Tape
- Epoxy Mulberry Paper
- Fabric*
- Faux Leather
- Felt*
- Foil Mulberry Paper
- Glitter Cardstock
- Glitter Craft Foam
- Glitter Epoxy Printed Paper
- Glitter Iron-On
- Heavy Chipboard
- Heavy Leather
- Kraft Paper
- Light Glitter Paper
- Light Leather
- Light Printed Paper
- Office Paper
- Parchment Paper
- Plastic Packaging
- Polyester
- Poster Board
- Printed Paper
- Shimmer Faux Leather
- Silk*
- Soda Pop Can
- Tight Woven Burlap*
- Transparency
- Vellum
- Vinyl
- Washi Tape
- Window Cling

*stabilizer needed
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#2 Posted : Friday, January 31, 2014 4:57:01 PM(UTC)
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WOW, that's quite a list!
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#3 Posted : Friday, January 31, 2014 4:57:05 PM(UTC)
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Can't wait to try new stuff.
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#4 Posted : Friday, January 31, 2014 5:08:22 PM(UTC)
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That's a very impressive list!!

A bit like those knives you can buy off TV. They'll cut through a shoe and then perfectly slice a tomato.

In this case you can cut up a soda can before your light paper Laugh

I am so getting me an Explore ThumpUp
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#5 Posted : Friday, January 31, 2014 5:17:02 PM(UTC)
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......and my wallet!!Flapper
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#6 Posted : Friday, January 31, 2014 5:56:17 PM(UTC)
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Does anyone know which (if any) of these we should NOT try to cut with our Expressions/E2s?
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#7 Posted : Friday, January 31, 2014 7:10:34 PM(UTC)
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I don't think the current blade along with the current force of the E/E2 would cut the majority of those media. Certainly not soda cans and leather and such.
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#8 Posted : Friday, January 31, 2014 8:12:39 PM(UTC)
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Wow!!! That's a lot of cutting.I wonder if it can cut out coupons to help pay for it's selfLOL Thanks for the list I knew it could do a lot but had no ideal it would cut soda cans!
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#9 Posted : Friday, January 31, 2014 8:20:37 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Rice Go to Quoted Post
Does anyone know which (if any) of these we should NOT try to cut with our Expressions/E2s?


If I remember right, construction paper is a big no-no with the other Cricut machines. I think I tried it once (emphasis ONCE) and the machine tore the paper completely up, and I think made a complete mess of the mat too.
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#10 Posted : Friday, January 31, 2014 8:25:02 PM(UTC)
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By the way, does anybody know if the vinyl setting on the new machine does a "kiss cut" or does it cut all the way through the vinyl and paper backing? If you don't know for sure, maybe somebody test this when they get their machine and let the rest of us know? (Hint!)
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#11 Posted : Friday, January 31, 2014 10:58:21 PM(UTC)
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LOL
Originally Posted by: Scrappy_Vee Go to Quoted Post
That's a very impressive list!!

A bit like those knives you can buy off TV. They'll cut through a shoe and then perfectly slice a tomato.

In this case you can cut up a soda can before your light paper Laugh

I am so getting me an Explore ThumpUp


LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL love it!
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#12 Posted : Saturday, February 01, 2014 4:17:31 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Rice Go to Quoted Post
Does anyone know which (if any) of these we should NOT try to cut with our Expressions/E2s?


The reason I asked is because I am a thrifty crafter, and I see just about everything as a potential craft supply. I get this from my mother. Oh, the amazing things she could make from “trash”!

I don’t think I would have the courage to try to cut aluminum cans or acetate/plastic packaging on my E2 (although I have cut both of these with my manual die cutting machine), nor would I try cutting wood. (That should be pretty exciting for those of you who are considering buying the Explore!). Not too sure about cutting burlap or felt since mine struggles to cut any fabric, but other than worrying about loose fibers I don’t think it would hurt to try. I know some have found out the hard way that construction paper doesn’t play well with most of the other machines, but that’s not something I’m not likely to ever use anyway.

Other than those mentioned above, though, shouldn’t our other Cricuts also be able to cut most everything else on that list? It’s actually making me kind of curious. I may just have to do a little experimenting. I’ve got the deep blade housing, but I’ve never used it. (Yeah, I just had to buy it because some of you must have enabled me.) I cut posterboard all the time with my regular blade, and it cuts beautifully with only one pass.

So, what is the strangest material you have ever cut with your Cricut?

I do think the ability to cut thin wood, aluminum cans, and especially thicker acetate is really cool! Can’t wait to see what all of you creative people come up with!
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#13 Posted : Saturday, February 01, 2014 5:00:54 PM(UTC)
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I think the only thing on that list that I have not seen people cut with the E is heavy leather and heavy chipboard, and that may just be their definition of "heavy." It is also curious that shrink plastic is missing from the list as the E can cut that.

The most interesting thing on the list to me is construction paper. So many people, especially teachers, have been wanting to cut construction paper and I don't know of any other cutters that can. I'm anxious to see this demo-ed as it could be a big hit!
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#14 Posted : Saturday, February 01, 2014 10:49:47 PM(UTC)
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Is there a cutting force number (an actual measurement, like most other companies release for their machines) for the Explore posted somewhere so we can compare this to other machines?
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#15 Posted : Sunday, February 02, 2014 9:12:15 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Kut-n-Print Go to Quoted Post
The most interesting thing on the list to me is construction paper. So many people, especially teachers, have been wanting to cut construction paper and I don't know of any other cutters that can. I'm anxious to see this demo-ed as it could be a big hit!


This is a member here that has been successfully cutting construction paper with her E and E2 for quite some time. She does a lot of projects for teachers and always uses construction paper.
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, February 05, 2014 2:43:14 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nancyh Go to Quoted Post
This is a member here that has been successfully cutting construction paper with her E and E2 for quite some time. She does a lot of projects for teachers and always uses construction paper.


I've had no problem cutting construction paper as well. My daughter is a Kinder teacher and I have used My E to cut construction paper for her class many times. I have more issues cutting some of M's papers than any other, particularly the colored ones. I about choked the last project she handed me as most of the paper was from M's...I made a run to HL just so I wouldn't be frustrated.

It will be interesting to see how this new Explore machine handles things...I still have reservations about purchasing until it is has all the updates, but I will be eagerly watching the launch to see what it does and am looking forward to see what those of you who do purchase at launch come up with. I hope you all run it through the paces.
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