The best Cricut machines

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1. Best overall: Cricut Maker 3
2. Best budget: Cricut Explore 3
3. Best for papercrafts: Cricut Joy
4. Best heat press: EasyPress 3
5. Sewing press: EasyPress Mini
6. Budget heat press: EasyPress 2
7. Best pro heat press: Autopress
8. Best for interiors: Venture
9. Best for mugs: Cricut Mug Press
10. Best for hats: Cricut Hat Press
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Owning a Cricut machine can unlock a new level of creativity and even develop a new business or side hustle. In this Cricut machines comparison, I take a look at the main craft machines as well as the best Cricut options for beginners and for making shirts. This guide is based on my own use of these great digital craft machines and will enable you to decide which machine is right for you.

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Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.