New formulations. Extraordinary results

THREE GRIPS. ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES.

 
 

Introducing a line of three cutting mats specially designed for the different materials you use with your Cricut® electronic cutting machine!

The three different mats guarantee extraordinary results with materials ranging from vellum to vinyl to chipboard. Each one has been designed from the ground up to be long lasting and provide just the right level of tack for different materials. Plus, the mats are designed to allow easier removal of the material when you're done cutting!


 
 
 
 

Best performance with lightweight materials

The long-lasting LightGrip mat allows you to easily cut and remove common office printer paper, vellum, light cardstock, and more.

Best performance with medium-weight materials

The StandardGrip mat offers improved performance for a wide range of mediumweight materials, including patterned paper, vinyl, iron-on, and cardstock.

Best performance with medium-weight materials

The StandardGrip mat offers improved performance for a wide range of mediumweight materials, including patterned paper, vinyl, iron-on, and cardstock.

Best performance with heavyweight materials

The StrongGrip mat offers a strong hold surface perfect for heavyweight materials. It’s our longest lasting mat featuring double life adhesive technology.

 
 
 
 

COMPARISON CHART

 
 
 
 

TESTED AND PROVEN

We went back to the lab to develop new mat formulations that improved both performance and lifespan. (While we were at it, we added a pattern to make them better-looking, too!) After we tested the mats in development, we sent them to Cricut® users for further tests with different materials. The results? Overwhelmingly positive. Some of our testers’ reviews are below:

 
 
"I love how the mat was sticky enough to hold my paper in place but my paper was so easily removed when my cuts were completed. "None of my paper tore trying to remove the cuts, which has ALWAYS happened with prior mats."
"The tackiness of the mat was perfect. It held heavier cardstock firmly and I could use it with thinner cardstock and patterned paper without the pieces tearing upon removal. Release of the paper from the mat was smooth, even for delicate edges."

"The mat was ready to use immediately because the 'stickiness' was right. It held the paper, vinyl, heavy cardstock, and fabric in place while cutting. Once cut the diecut was easy to remove from the mat with no wrinkling or tearing. I also like how pretty it is!"
"I have been using the mat daily for multiple projects and I am impressed by how sticky it has remained. To give you an idea, I have been making tags for Christmas... I have cut out well over 200 images and the mat is still tacky."
 
 

TIPS

 
 
Storing:
  • Replace the clear mat cover to keep the mat surface free of paper scraps and dust.

  • Never store a mat that still has material attached to it, as this allows time for the mat adhesive to absorb unwanted fibers.

 
 
Applying and cutting:
  • When applying paper to the mat, be sure to securely press down all edges and corners.

  • For best performance, use the recommended material types for each of the three mats.

  • To prevent the blade from cutting deep into the mat, use the recommended cut settings for each type of material.

  • Evenly use the entire surface of the mat by switching off which end you load into the machine first.

 
 
Removing and cleaning:
  • Use Cricut® tools to make removing cuts and cleaning mats easier—the scraper will scrape away excess pieces and the spatula will easily remove cut images.

  • Remove all negative pieces first, and then remove your cut image using the spatula.

  • Remove the material from the mat using an upward motion, rather than pulling it back over the top of itself. This will help prevent the cut image and excess paper from curling.

  • When removing scraps with the scraper, place the mat on a hard surface for easier removal.