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Best Cricut alternatives; three white craft cutting machines

(Image credit: Siser / xTool / Silhouette)

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1. Best overall: Siser Juliet
2. Best dual-purpose: xTool M1
3. Best budget: Cameo 4
4. Best laser: Glowforge Pro
5. Best portable: Portrait 3
6. Best large cutter: Cameo 4 Pro
7. Sewing (US): ScanNCut SDX125
8. Sewing (UK): ScanNCut SDX900
9. Best for scrapbooking: Mint
10. Best heat press: Fierton
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If you're looking for the best Cricut alternatives or Cricut dupes, the choice is more varied than ever. While Brother and Silhouette of America offer cutting machines comparable to Cricut's, the newer brands xTools and Glowforge have added laser cutters to the mix. All of these can be alternatives to the best Cricut machines for cutting paper, card, vinyl, fabric and much more. 

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.