Sunday, December 28, 2014

Why I purchased the Cricut Explore; although, I think there is no DESIGN in Design Space! My One Minute Review

Many crafters have asked me why I bought the Cricut Explore, even though I think Design Space has little or no design functions and features........and so many crafters are having so many technical problems with the software.

I had to buy the Cricut Explore because I have a large cartridge library which finally could be cut well. The boy in the pedal car measures 2.25 x 1.75 inches...... the detail of the vinyl cut is awesome..... If you look closely, you can even see the tiny end of the string pull for the bell coming out of the top of the little boy's hand :)  (and I can see I need to weed a few more spots).

I am happily working around the severe limitations and bugs in Design Space by using the software only when I absolutely have to.  I use MTC and SCAL for all my SVG creations....... and import my SVGs into Cricut Design Space, using Design Space only as a means to access the cutter drivers.  (By the way, the new version of SCAL, version 4, is outstanding.  The SCAL IPAD app also has lots of promise.)

When I want to use Cricut artwork, I am forced to use Design Space but I limit my work time as much as possible in Cricut Design Space.  If you have a large Cricut library you may want to think about getting the Explore.  PC has finally created a cutter which cuts as well as other cutters do.  If you haven't already spent $$$ on Cricut cartridges, the cutter world is your oyster.  You have so many choices.........  Spend some time reading blogs and watching Youtubes...... All the cutter softwares are available for download.  Test drive the software before you buy.  Read, Read, Read every review you can find.  There are a lot of fanboys/fangirls who are giving very biased reviews of their favorite machines......... SO DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR WALLET.

Check out what Clever Someday and Leo from SVGCuts have reported about cutters....... both bloggers make a sincere effort to present fair and complete machines reviews and comparisons.


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