[Michlib-l] Cricut Machine

Jess Hesselgrave jhesselgrave at ssldl.info
Fri Sep 12 15:41:24 EDT 2014


That's true - the newer ones don't require cartridges.  I'm honestly not as
familiar with the Cricut, especially the new ones, as I am with the
Silhouette, so I'm not sure how easy they are to use and how easy designing
your own projects are for those machines.  From what I've seen, accessories
for both Cricuts and Silhouettes are pretty comparable.  The cutting mats
for Cricut are a bit cheaper, but I use those in my Silhouette and they
work just fine. The thing I love about Silhouette is the online store for
designs - there are a ton of great graphics and you can customize
subscription plans to best suit your needs (on one plan you pay $19.99 a
month and get $150 worth of downloads).

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 11:47 AM, Steven K. Bowers <sbowers at wayne.edu>
wrote:

> I'm not advocating one over the other, but the new Cricut does not
> require cartridges so is a bit more flexible than it used to be.  You can
> make your own designs or use online "patterns" for free as well.
>
> -Steve
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"Jess Hesselgrave" <jhesselgrave at ssldl.info>
> *To: *scomfort at dexter.lib.mi.us
> *Cc: *michlib-l at mcls.org
> *Sent: *Friday, September 12, 2014 11:36:43 AM
> *Subject: *Re: [Michlib-l] Cricut Machine
>
>
> I agree with Jill Sodt - Silhouette's are way more flexible and cheaper
> in the long run.  We also have some Cricut cartridges, but we are not
> purchasing new ones to add to our collection at this point.
>
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 4:31 PM, Barbara Dinan <bdinan at plymouthlibrary.org
> > wrote:
>
>> If you do end up getting a Cricut, you can check out cartridges here at
>> Plymouth Library. We have 90 to choose from.
>>
>> Barb Dinan
>> Plymouth Library
>> 734-453-0750
>>
>> > I'd recommend looking at a Silhouette instead. More flexibility and
>> > cheaper
>> > in the long term. http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/
>> >
>> > Jill Sodt
>> > Director of Library Services
>> > Mott Library
>> > Mott Community College
>> > 1401 East Court St, Flint, MI 48503
>> > 810-762-0415
>> > jill.sodt at mcc.edu
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Stacey Comfort
>> > <scomfort at dexter.lib.mi.us>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi, all -
>> >>
>> >> I'm hoping to get a Cricut machine for use in our Youth section,
>> mostly
>> >> for display features and bulletin boards.  Do any libraries out there
>> >> have
>> >> one that they use?  If so, what model, and what can you tell me about
>> >> it?
>> >> Is it easy to use, do you like it, does it require training or a lot of
>> >> figuring out?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks in advance - you can reply directly to me.
>> >>
>> >> Stacey Comfort
>> >> Youth Reference Librarian
>> >> Dexter District Library
>> >> 3255 Alpine Street
>> >> Dexter, Michigan 48130
>> >> (734) 426-4477
>> >> scomfort at dexter.lib.mi.us
>> >>
>> >>
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