Question by biblebelt: How to use a Cricut machine?
I need help picking out a Cricut machine. I’d like to use it for making personalized items (vinyl stickers for cups, glasses, bags etc) Which machine would I get to do things like that? What is a cartridge? Please help! Thanks!
Answer by Mike1942f
Can’t help you pick one as almost all of them do what little you specify – a cartridge is an container for the sharp metal edge that does the cutting, which is bent into the outline pattern to be cut and buried in a moderate layer of foam. The foam both holds the paper/sticker stock in place and makes it harder for fingers to be cut on the sharp edge. The machine, as the cartridge and paper are rolled through it, pushed down on the surface, compressing the foam and pushing the sharp metal edge through the paper/stock against the hard rubber backing on the other side.
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