SOUTH JORDAN, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coming off its sold-out debut appearance on HSN, Cricut today announced that Cricut Explore™, the world’s easiest design-and-cut system for making polished DIY projects, will be available on March 15 in Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, Michaels and Hobby Lobby stores nationwide, and online at Cricut.com, Amazon.com, JoAnn.com, Walmart.com and HSN.com.
Cricut Explore is an advanced cutting machine that works with Cricut Design Space, Cricut’s easy-to-use, free online design software that contains more than 50,000 images and hundreds of ready-to-make projects, to help users go from inspiration to creation in just a few clicks. With Cricut Explore, DIY crafters can design and cut, write or score a wide range of projects, from home décor and parties to cardmaking, scrapbooking and school projects.
“After years of meticulous development, Cricut Explore is ready to be unleashed into the hands of DIY crafters everywhere,” said Ashish Arora, president and CEO at Cricut. “With Cricut Explore, we wanted to empower the maker movement to create what inspires them on Pinterest and bring their own designs to life – all in a matter of minutes with just a few clicks. We are excited for DIYers across the country to leverage our technology in pursuing their creative passions.”
The Cricut Explore electronic cutting machine cuts and writes a variety of materials in one simple step via patent-pending Cut Smart™ technology. Cut Smart delivers precision cutting of various materials via dual carriage heads: one clamp with a premium German carbide blade for cutting, and a secondary clamp for drawing or writing with a pen or marker, which can also be used for a scoring tip.
Cricut is also announcing the availability of a deep cut blade that easily cuts thicker materials, such as cardboard, leather, suede and felt, as well as several different sets of markers specifically designed to work with Cricut Explore.
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Pricing and Availability
Cricut Explore made its world debut on HSN on Feb. 12 and sold out its initial offering. Cricut Explore will be available for a suggested retail price of $299 on March 15 through Cricut’s retail partners: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, Michaels and Hobby Lobby. The new deep cut blade will be available at a retail price of $29.99 and the two different marker sets at $12.99 at these same retailers.
Cricut Explore will also be available online at Cricut.com, Amazon.com, JoAnn.com, Walmart.com and HSN.com.
No-commitment monthly subscriptions to Cricut Design Space are available for $9.99 and annual subscriptions can be purchased for $99.99.
Cricut® is a world leader in personal electronic cutting machines that enable people to achieve their creative best. For 50 years, Cricut has sold tools that inspire creativity, including the Cricut electronic cutting machine, Cricut Design Space® online design software, and the Cricut Cuttlebug™ embosser and die cutter. Today, millions of people use Cricut products to create projects, and Cricut products have won dozens of industry awards. Visit www.cricut.com or call (800) 937-7686.