The Cricut Expression 2 is a little bit older device but still very popular for a few reasons. It´s without a doubt a good craft cutter and was a game changer when it was first released. Expression 2 is extremely easy to use and what´s more – it cuts great. Two essential elements of a good vinyl cutting machine.
Cricut Expression 2 – Good Vinyl Cutting Machine For Home Use
NECHSTAR SCORE – N/A (Based on 6 expert reviews so far)
What We Like: Precise cutting – LCD Touchscreen – No computer needed – 800+ pre-loaded images
What We Don’t Like: Cartridge-based – Can´t create own images – No wireless cutting
Cricut Expression 2 Specifications
- Type of Cutter: Personal cutting machine for small craftworks
- Size: 23 x 9.4 x 11.3 inches (58 x 24 x 28 Centimeters)
- Weight: 17.5 lbs (8 kg)
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Max Cutting Width: 12 inches (30 cm)
- Max Cutting Lenght: 24 inches (60 cm)
- Materials It Can Cut: 100+ up to 1.5 mm thick
- More: Cricut Craft Room software, LCD screen protector, 2 pre-loaded cartridges, stylus, blade assembly, USB cable, power adapter, 800+ pre-loaded images
Expert reviews and ratings
By Vinyl Cutting Machines – 70%
If you love using Cricut cartridges and aren’t particularly interested in creating your own designs, the Cricut Expression 2 is pretty much perfect. Sure the Craft Room software can be buggy and a little annoying, but the LCD screen on the machine itself is sophisticated enough for you to use the Expression as a stand-alone machine.
By Top Ten Reviews – N/A
This Cricut machine has some nice creature comforts – light over the cutting area, a full-color touchscreen and a couple of included cartridges that make getting started a breeze. The Expression has always been able to cut a relatively wide range of materials, including cardstock, chipboard, sheet magnet, foam, felt, balsa wood, vellum, cling vinyl, fabric, and others.
By Personal Die Cutting – N/A
The Cricut Expression 2 cutting machine isn’t for everyone. If you are looking to create your own custom designs, then Expression 2 isn’t the machine for you. However, there are still tens of thousands of shapes to choose from in the Cricut Craft Room software.
By Nechstar – N/A
The Cricut Expression 2 is purely cartridge based, so if you need a machine that allows you to make your own images, this device will limit you, as you can only use it with purchased Cricut images and cartridges.
By HeatPressGuide – N/A
Generally, we recommend the Cricut Expression 2 for people who may already be familiar with either cutting machines or the Cricut brand. Expression 2’s considerable value in the secondhand market makes it one of the most effective cutting workhorses you can pick up for your dollar.
By Cutting Machine Reviews – N/A
As you can tell, this is an extremely easy-to-use machine. You can settle for it if you’re not familiar with graphic design and stuff. In this case, all you’ll need to do is select and plug the right cartridges into the machine. You can then move the designs around and even resize them.
Image credit: Cricut
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