Before you buy your first Cricut there are usually some doubts. People often have frequently asked questions about the Cricut. Thats OK, its normal before making a large purchase. So below I am going to try and answer just a few FAQ to help put your mind at rest. Here we go.
What device is best for using with a Cricut?
Firstly, you have to make sure your computer can run Windows 10, 64 bit or higher. Secondly, many people try and use a Chromebook. This will not work. A Chromebook does not run a Windows operating system so will not work. Am I able to use a Laptop? Of course you are, again as it can run Windows 10. Could I use an iPad or iPhone. Yes, these will both work with Cricut’s DesignSpace. Although, some people find working on an iPhone a bit tricky due to its size.
Are Vinyl and HTV the same?
The simple answer is no. Here comes the more complicated answer. Heat Transfer Vinyl, also known as HTV needs heat to make it adhere to a surface. This is most commonly used to make a T Shirt. Standard Vinyl has a stick adhesive back and can be used for amongest other things, sticking to glass or ceramics.
So I can put Vinyl on mugs?
This is a frequently asked question about the Cricut. Firstly, the answer is yes. But, only under certain conditions. If you want the Vinyl to be long lasting on a mug, please only wash it by hand. By using a dishwasher you will most definitely shorten the life span of the design. Secondly, leave your mug at least 72 hours to cure. This, once again, will help to make your design last alot longer.
What types of material can I cut with a Cricut?
The Cricut is a very versatile tool and because of this has many uses. It is able to cut not only card and vinyl but many other things. For example, with the right blade and mat it can cut fabric, balsa wood and can even engrave on metal. For the money you are getting a machine that can take your new hobby in many different directions!
I hope we have managed to answer a few of your frequently asked questions about the Cricut. If you have any I have not covered, feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you as quickly as I can. Happy Crafting!