This Brand New Cricut Expression 2 can use the regular Cricut cartridges and the Cricut Imagine cartridges at the same time. I do not own the Imagine because I have been waiting to see what everyone else thought about it before I bought one and I also wanted to see how it worked before I shelled out almost $600.00. I am SOOO happy that I waited because this Cricut Expression 2 is supposed to be better then the imagine. It will be launched on Hsn in a few months...I even heard maybe in April.
This is some of the features of the new CE2:
- New machine design with all-new colors and finishes.
- Still 12" x 24" cutting capability. Enables large-format cutting and creating.
- Compatible with ALL Cricut cartridges – including Cricut Imagine cartridges. (Cricut Imagine cartridges will only cut images.)
- Larger, faster, full-color LCD touch-screen display with stylus. No keypad overlay required!
- Mat Preview: See shapes you’re cutting and where they fit on the mat before you cut!
- Material Setting: Choose a default setting for materials you often cut such as cardstock, fabric, chipboard, etc OR customize a material setting just how you want it.
- Cutting-Area Light: A light underneath the cutting area to let you see where you’re cutting on the mat.
- Exclusive cartridge content pre-loaded on the machine.
- Swappable side trim pieces.
- Longer power cord.
- New exciting features to be added through simple firmware upgrades.
- Swappable side trim pieces so you can personalize your Cricut, and more.
As I find out more information I will most certainly post all of the details here.
Also, get this..Provo Craft has also announced that there will be a new Cricut Craft Room, which will be a FREE web based program..and is also compatible with any Cricut machine... as well as with pc and mac computers. This online program will allow you to use on-screen editing for any cartridge you own. You will also be able to preview all of the other cartridges available. There will be over 100 NEW Cricut Cartridges in the 2011 year!! How awesome is that??? The Cricut Craft Room does offer the complete Cricut library to customers for designing purposes, you must own the cartridges if you choose to cut with them. Craft Room does require an internet connection which allows customers to access their account and design from anywhere; you can only cut from a maximum of two computers but these computers can be changed at any time.
I am super super excited for this Cricut Craft Room and I cannot wait to use it. I really love that it is completely FREE for all of us to use. They are also coming out with these ADORABLE sweet little Cricut Bugs that are essentially like a little toy that you can display. I guess toy is the wrong word but it is so late and I am dead tired..lol. I will find a picture and post it tomorrow. They are SOOO cute!! I am going to get a couple of them.. trust me..if you have not seen them you will want some too!! Maybe when I get some I will have a giveaway of those. How cute would that be??
I know that I will be 1st in line to get the new Cricut Expression 2 when it launches on Hsn. When I find out the date I will let you all know asap. Talk to ya all soon.. ~Terri