Today is the day we have all been waiting for here in South Africa. What seems like forever has indeed only been a little while in the grand scheme of things. Let’s take a quick look –
The Cricut Maker 3 has ALL of the features of its predecessor, but it has the added ability to use matless Smart Materials. Game changer right there for so many reasons. Smart Materials allow you to do larger projects in a single long cut, with a length of 3.66 meters, and without a cutting mat. Smart material is thicker than normal materials like vinyl and Iron-on that lets it feed into the machine without needing the extra backing firmness of a cutting mat. The quality of the smart materials are amazing and I love how easy they work as well. The Maker 3 also cuts twice as fast, and if you are still in doubt you really have to see it in action – because its fast really really fast. And no more mats means quicker project turn around times. And in today’s hectic world that is a bonus.
And did I mention colour – the Maker 3 comes in a gorgeous soft pale blue – now personally I would have loved a pretty plain white, yes I am that boring, but in a perfect world this colour is what dreams are made of. It really is the perfect colour – adding some soft colour into your craft space but being neutral at the same time. So that is a true win in my book.
So key feature changes includes the buttons at the top – which isn’t really an issue apart from where did the cute little critter “C” go – I mean that button makes me smile every time. A sleek play button replaces the “C” button, and the fun arrow now makes way for the sleek up/down arrow button. The rest is pretty much the same. And after all its only a button – function meeting form and performance. And for me these buttons are symbolic of the speed associated with this machine, because a fast machine like this really needs a sleek fast button.
Taking a quick look at the machine compared to the Maker and one can see it is still the same amazing machine, and yet so much more. But the proof is in the performance and this guy performs on every level.
Look out for some amazing projects coming your way using this amazing machine with smart materials. and in the meantime you can just drool over your screen or head out to one of our retail partners and get your very own smart cutting machine. Smarter and Faster has come to town.