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Cricut Expression 2 Electric Cutting Machine

by Cricut
285 customer reviews
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  • 12 in x 24 in cutting capability
  • Compatible with all cricut cartridges - including cricut imagine cartridges. (cricut imagine cartridges will just cut images, not print images or patterns.)
  • Larger, faster, full-color lcd touch-screen display with stylus. no keypad overlay required!
  • Cartridge content pre-loaded on the machine.
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  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 9.4 x 11.3 inches ; 17.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 17.5 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0018N7VDC
  • Item model number: 2001186
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (285 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,753 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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Product Description

Product Description

Go beyond traditional Cricut cutting with the Cricut Expression 2! This all-new machine design is packed with features and now more portable than ever! It works will all Cricut cartridges (sold separately) but it also comes with over 800 amazing images pre-loaded. The larger and faster full-color LCD touch screen takes the place of keypad overlays, and with layered view you can see all the creative features right on the screen! Plus the mat preview helps arrange images on the mat before cutting to maximize paper use. This package contains 1 Cricut Expression 2 cutting machine, 2 cartridge handbooks, (1) 12" x 12" cutting mat, 3 port covers, LCD screen protector, blade assembly, stylus, power adapter, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, and a user manual.

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  Features You'll Love

New For The Cricut Expression 2 Machine!

  • LCD touch screen allows you to create projects without being connected to a computer. The screen lets you see where images are placed on the mat prior to cutting and provides a detailed view of each image.

  • You can also design on your computer—just connect to the free online Cricut Craft Room design software and start creating with the Cricut images you own.

  • Use the LCD touch screen to choose from predetermined pressure and speed settings for most common materials or customize the settings for your special materials so you get the perfect cut every time.

  • Enjoy additional easy-to-use features with the Cricut Expression 2 machine such as independent image sizing, image rotation, and vertical/horizontal image flipping.

  • Comes with two pre-loaded cartridges so you have immediate access to 3 fonts, 40 phrases, and 110 layered images, all at a price that is easy on your budget.

And Just Like The Cricut Expression Machine:

  • Virtually limitless design possibilities are yours with the images and fonts available in the Cricut image library.

  • You can also purchase additional sets of affordable digital images in different themes with the Cricut Craft Room design software.

  • Cuts a wide range of materials—including cardstock, vinyl, vellum, fabric, chipboard, and even thin foils—in sizes ranging from ¾" to 23 ½" (12" x 24" cutting mat sold separately).

  • Additional features include Auto Fill and Quantity which allow you to cut multiples of the same image so you can quickly create a batch of invitations, place settings, party favors, or other projects. You also can maximize the size of your image without trial and error by using the Fit to Page feature.

200+ Pre-loaded Images!

Comes with two pre-loaded cartridges so you have immediate access to 3 fonts, 40 phrases, and 110 layered images, all at a price that is easy on your budget.

Cricut Essentials Cartridge

Dress up any of your projects with this multipurpose cartridge. With it, you will have access to images that will inspire your new creation and give each project your personal touch. Here is a sampling of the included images:

Cricut Alphabet Cartridge

Your words never looked so good. Whatever the message may be, this font cartridge, with its set of letters, numbers, and images, is sure to help your writing jump right off the page. Here is a sampling of the included images:

  Design. Cut. Create.

The Cricut Expression 2 Electronic Cutting Machine enables you to create things you never thought you could. Whether you'd like to make cards with a personal touch, beautify your home with crafted décor, celebrate holidays with custom banners and signs, or add polish to your scrapbook with meaningful elements, the Cricut Expression 2 machine can help you create it all.

The design possibilities are virtually endless with the vast Cricut image library. The image library contains sets of digital images at affordable prices for use in the Cricut Craft Room design software. You can also purchase physical Cricut cartridges that work directly with your machine. Cricut cartridges contain hundreds of professionally drawn and thoughtfully designed images, and some cartridges include fonts as well. There are over 300 Cricut cartridges available. They cover a wide range of themes such as weddings, new baby, animals, holidays, sports, and more. Simply insert a Cricut cartridge into the Cricut Expression 2 machine, choose the images you like, select the size, and press CUT. Thousands upon thousands of designs are possible!

The LCD touch screen allows you to create projects without being connected to a computer. The screen lets you see where images are placed on the mat prior to cutting and provides a detailed view of each image.

If you prefer to design on a computer, the Cricut Expression 2 machine allows you to do so with the free online Cricut Craft Room design software. With the Cricut Craft Room design software you can design with and cut all of the Cricut images you own. Just select an image and drag and drop it on the virtual cutting mat. Then size, slant, rotate, weld, or flip images to create the perfect project. When you're finished, connect your Cricut Expression 2 machine to your computer with a USB cable (included) so you can cut what you've designed. You can also use the Cricut Craft Room design software to explore the entire Cricut image library (including exclusive digital images) and purchase digital images for immediate use.

The Cricut Expression 2 machine can cut a wide variety of materials at a whole host of sizes. You can cut images and fonts on cardstock, vinyl, vellum, fabric, chipboard, and even thin foil at sizes as small as ¼" and as large as 23 ½". Some images are very intricate and will cut best at larger sizes, while simple images can be cut at smaller sizes.

With a vast library of professionally designed images and the ability to cut a wide variety of materials and sizes, the Cricut Expression 2 machine enables you to create things you never thought you could. Join the Cricut product family, and we will provide you with inspiration to get you started and keep on creating everything from holiday cards and seasonal décor to gift ideas and home décor.


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1,457 of 1,511 people found the following review helpful By P. Schmidt on January 10, 2012
I am writing this review from the perspective of a comparison between the Cricut Expression 2 and the Silhouette Cameo. My review is also approaching the application of these machines from a more industrial perspective, NOT from and arts & crafts perspective. In other words, what applications can inexpensive computer-controlled cutting machines be put to outside of the usual arts & crafts world, and how do the two most popular machines of that type compare in those divergent applications?

By Arts & Crafts, I am referring to applications that involve the usual 'hearts, flowers, puppy dogs, cupcakes' shape cutting. By Industrial, I am referring to other tasks such as cutting stencils for spray painting numbers on shipping crates, cutting gaskets, cutting of labels and industrial markers, cutting picture frame masks, and so on.

I have obtained and used both machines during the same time period. I have had extensive communications with both manufacturers, both in pre-sales discussions and in post-sales customer/technical support. If I mention a feature of a product, it is one that I have used and verified personally. If I mention a limitation of a product, it is one that I have experienced personally AND also discussed with the manufacturer to see if I was missing something and/or if there was a work-arounf or alternative way of achieving the goal.

Both machines will cut out shapes from sheets of flat materials under computerized control. Both machines are very similar in design and layout, and both work in the same mechanical fashion. Both machines are about the same size and can cut shapes from similar sized pieces of raw material.
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166 of 185 people found the following review helpful By garage saler on November 25, 2011
This is another great Cricut machine. It cuts great. No need for an overlay, you can see it on your LCD. You can also zoom on the images so you can see them even larger. It cuts with all Cricut cartridges.
As far as the other reveiewer, this is not a machine that lets you cut out images that you design on your own. If that is something you wish to do, you need to explore other types of cutting machine. With Cricut, they have cartridges that you insert into your cutting machine. They have over 300 cartridges that you can buy with many different types of images available. There are so many to choose from.
Cricut has great quality products. They even have a Cricut Craft Room where you can purchase and design online and then you can cut it with your Cricut machine.
This is another awesome Cricut machine. You will love it!
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101 of 115 people found the following review helpful By Princessgen2917 on November 26, 2011
I was sooo excited when I bought my new Cricut Expressions 2. Couldn't wait to use it! I've got the original Cricut (small) and have used my Mother and my neighbors Cricut Expressions. But now I was the one with the Cricut Expression 2...the newest one! Just bought it today..played around with it...I'm returning it tomorrow and buying the Sillouette Cameo.
The first Expressions was easier to use. A few things.
1} The touch screen (stylist included) made it difficult for me to simply load and unload my paper. You have to exit a screen to get to the next screen just to click on the Load and Unload button.
2} Same issue with resizing and adjusting position. You need to exit a screen, click a couple arrows to get to the icons to do the task.
This made me miss the instant buttons that are on the previous version. Simply press a button for pressure, quantity etc. Now you must scroll through menus to do these things. Just not as simple.
4} There is no upper flap to open when starting. Only a bottom flap. This bottom flap is short and thick, causing the mat and paper to dangle a bit too much over. This dangling that the mat does causes the paper on it to lift due to the bend, and in turn begins to shift while cutting.
5} The solution to this would be to download the Cricut Software which will allow me to do all this on the computer. However, there are many issues with the software, and is not allowing me to download due to a driver issue( not on my end)My husband is an I.T engineer, so not even he could troubleshoot this. And as he looked more online, he discovered this is a problem right now for many.
6} I was a huge Cricut fan! But Cricut is the only die cutter that makes you buy there software (over $50.00) and you can only use their cartridges and templates.
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54 of 68 people found the following review helpful By montyjasper on January 4, 2012
I've been using the Silhouette craft cutter for the past 2 years and found it terribly difficult. I just received my Cricut Expression 2 and am totally in love! SIMPLE to operate, intuitive and thoughtfully engineered. Yes you have to use their cartridges, yes you cannot create your own stuff (images) but since I am not a graphic designer I find this machine completely refreshing. The only drawback I would comment on is it's size. It is simply huge. I'm not familiar with the previous models but it is much bigger than the silhouette.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Simonton on February 28, 2013
I am a Cricut fan and LOVE my Cricut Mini and Cuttlebug. I have made numerous items for friends, family and even accessories for set design for a local dance studio on my Mini without any issues. I bought an Expression2 (E2) because I wanted to be able to make larger boxes, bags and vinyl projects but it has been nothing but a headache.
The first E2 machine I received never even responded to touch screen commands. This model does not have the buttons that other Cricut machines have so you are not able to even load paper if the touch screen is not working. I boxed the machine back and attempted to exchange it only to be told that ProvoCraft does not allow retailers to exchange products or accept returns, everything must be done through ProvoCraft. I could understand if I had used the machine for a while, but this was literally the next day after I purchased the machine. So I spent the better half the day on the phone with Cricut support each time being told one or two things to try and then to call back to wait another 30+ minutes on hold if that didn't work.
After several days of these shenanigans I called the Better Business Bureau to see if I could log a complaint and they asked me to call ProvoCraft one more time to obtain the information the BBB suggests a complaint include and let a support manager know my intentions. Suddenly they could let me mail my machine back in and said I would receive a shipping label via email. Four days later I had to call back in and get pretty firm to get the FedEx shipping label finally sent to me. When I took the box to FedEx they said it would be $40 for them to make me a box because the E2 does not fit in any standard box. Luckily a guy standing behind me in line said he often ships with FedEx and would put two of the boxes together for me.
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