Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What Will Cricut Come Up With Next???

It is here...  the Cricut Imagine.  It prints and cuts with a touch of a button all in one machine.  No need to use a computer or printer.  It use to be a pain staking process with several steps to print then cut. Cricut answered the call and came out with a brand new machine that does it all.












From BusinessWire.com:


“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.
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