The "Custom" setting on the Smart Set dial allows you to select a pre-programmed custom material, or create your own custom setting.
When you are cutting a material which is not listed on the Smart Set Dial, you can set the dial to Custom, and then click Make It from Design Space. From the cut preview screen, you can select the material if it is listed in the drop-down menu.
Cricut Explore and Maker machines were designed to work with Cricut Design Space, rather than as stand-alone machines. However, you can still use your cartridge content with these machines in Design Space. Simply link your cartridges to your account through Cricut Design Space using your Cricut Explore machine or the Cricut Cartridge Adapter. Select a device below for linking instructions.
The Slice tool splits two overlapping images or text into different parts. Slice creates new cut paths from two images, resulting in three or more completely new shapes. Each of the new shapes will show up in the Layers panel as an individual layer.
Telling your Explore or Maker machine to cut, write, score, or Print Then Cut is easy! All of these functions are referred to as "Line Type." The line type determines if the layer or text will cut, write, score, or Print Then Cut in your final project. It is represented by a symbol next to the layer thumbnail in the Layers panel.
Cricut Explore & Maker machines cut so many materials that the only limit is your imagination. From something as delicate as notebook paper to thick leather, these amazing machines can do it all.
Select a machine from the drop-down menu to view a list of materials that can be cut on the Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker, and for which we have created a setting in Design Space. The recommended blade type, cutting pressure, and multi-cut setting for various materials are included. We are always testing new materials and will continue to add to this list.
Bring a world of color to your project with the Print Then Cut feature. Print your images on your home printer and then watch your Cricut Explore cut them out with high precision - no scissors required!