There are three kinds of Cricut machines on the market right now: the Cricut Joy, the Cricut Maker 3, and the Cricut Explore 3.
The latter is the most popular machine and is one step up from the Cricut Explore 3. It can cut through various materials and comes with more tools. The third type, Cricut Joy, is smaller in size, making it portable and easy to set up.
Below, you’ll find a quick breakdown of each machine.
The Cricut Explore 3
The Cricut Explore 3 is the most popular Cricut machine, mainly because of its user-friendly features and its budget-friendly price. In fact, this machine has been hailed as an all-around favorite for Cricut beginners or anybody on a tight budget.
It's a quick and accurate cutting machine that can work with or without a mat. In addition, It cuts over 100 common craft materials, including paper, vinyl, and iron-on.
The Cricut Joy is the most convenient Cricut. It's a brilliant small cutting machine that's simple to assemble and use.
It can cut through more than 50 types of materials, such as adhesive vinyl and iron-on vinyl. It can even cut thin sheets of faux leather.
This machine has a tiny footprint, making it simple to store in a small craft room or multipurpose office. It’s the only Cricut machine that’s genuinely "portable."
The Cricut Maker 3
The Cricut Maker 3 was released in June 2021, making it the most recent model. If you want a reliable cutting machine that can give top-quality commercial-grade performance, then the Maker 3 is for you.
It's no-fuss application works like a charm, even on the most complicated cuts. It can cut more than 300 types of materials, including paper, leather, fabric, and wood. Moreover, it works with 13 tools to cut, write, score, foil, engrave and do other things.