Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cricut Imagine on the net

From http://www.sys-con.com/node/1478970  July 27 2010

Provo Craft today unveiled Cricut® Imagine™, the world’s first tool that precisely prints and cuts with the touch of a button without requiring a computer or software. Cricut Imagine offers an easy-to-use, electronic print-and-cut system that adds a whole new level of texture, detail and dimension to a wide variety of creative projects. Cricut Imagine is the first in the lineup to feature printing as well as cutting, and features inkjet technology by HP. The new product is currently on display at the Craft & Hobby Association Summer Convention and Tradeshow in Chicago.
Cricut Imagine saves you time since you no longer have to use three different tools to get designs, print, and then cut projects. The new machine helps you add more personalization and creativity to projects with a new library of content including shapes, patterns and color. In addition, Cricut Imagine is easy to use and is built upon award-winning cutting and printing technology from Provo Craft and HP.

Cricut Imagine gives new life to all your original Cricut cartridges! Now you can add colors and patterns when pairing the original cartridges with NEW Cricut Imagine Colors and Patterns cartridges.
“Cricut Imagine is not only unique to the crafting industry, but to the world of technology. There is not another device that incorporates printing and cutting the way this machine does,” said Jim Thornton, CEO of Provo Craft. “The pairing of print and cut technology could only be done by the leaders in each category—HP and Provo Craft. We’re eager to see what our customers can now do with a simple sheet of white paper and Cricut Imagine print-and-cut technology.”

“HP is always expanding its personal publishing portfolio with new products and services that inspire and enable creativity among individuals and families,” said Kathy Tobin, Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Printing Systems Division, HP. “Cricut customers can benefit from high-quality Original HP ink to achieve unique and professional results.”

Cricut Imagine features include:
Cricut Imagine cartridges are enhanced by Cricut Pattern and Cricut Color cartridges to add dimension and layering
Cricut Imagine is fully compatible with all original Cricut cartridges
Compatible with Gypsy by Cricut handheld design studio
Easy-to-use LCD touch-screen navigation so that all information is right at your fingertips
New detachable accents to be able to personalize your machine with colors and textures
Access to a vast new library of content and artwork: Over 150 original Cricut cartridges (with several new cartridges introduced each month), 12 new Cricut Imagine Art cartridges specifically for this new machine, plus 12 new Cricut Imagine Colors & Patterns cartridges

On-board color and pattern selector - choose your own colors, sizes and much more

Works with paper sizes up to 12” x 12” and makes cuts from .25” to 11.5”, making large-format print and cutting possible

Retractable paper tray

No computer necessary

Uses same blades and blade housing as current Cricut products

Uses a separate mat than original Cricut machines

Suggested retail for Cricut Imagine is $599.99. To learn more about this unique machine visit http://www.cricutimagine.com. For more information on Provo Craft visit: www.provocraft.com or follow us on Twitter!



  1. I am falling in love already :)

  2. Uh oh I can't possibly buy another thing, lol! TFS, Bryan


  4. Cricut Imagine is now officially on my WISH LIST. Do you know if it will pair-up with the Design Studio? Definately a dream come true!


  6. WOW!! My head is spinning......I think I will have to save more than pennies!!! OK.....this is a first...I am at lost for words !!LOL!! WOW!

  7. I'm not tempted in the least. Cricut products are seriously overpriced for the most part. For instance, I was able to get my expression at 1/2 what it sells for anywhere by bidding on ebay - that tells you the ridiculous markup right there. I never ever buy a cartridge in a store, again, usually paying 1/2 what they go for by biddng on ebay. Again, markup is ridiculous. Same thing on supplies. You know what I am tempted to do.. get my butt out of debt. does it sound fun, sure.. does it sound as fun as being debt-free by the end of this year - NOPE!

  8. There is always something new coming. We just have to make the best of what we already have. I'm still learning all kinds of things that my Cricut can do.

  9. I'm going to stick with my precious Cricut. I've been able to do more with it than I ever thought possible and I'm having the time of my life. ProvoCraft is always going to be inventing new products. Thank goodness for progress!

  10. Interesting about covers it. Well out of my price range. And I guess I really need to see it in action to figure out how it can be used. : )


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