The best vinyl cutter machines

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The best vinyl cutter machines; three craft machines

(Image credit: Brother / Cricut / xTool)

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1. Best overall: Cricut Maker 3
2. Best budget: Cricut Explore 3
3. Best premium: xTool M1
4. Max tech: ScanNCut DX
5. Best control: Siser Juliet
6. Best large: Silhouette Cameo 4
7. Best value: Cricut Maker
8. Best portable: Cricut Joy
9. Other options
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Choosing the best vinyl cutter is no easy feat, and not in the least because nowadays there’s an enormous variety of options available.

Ian Dean
Ian Dean

Ian Dean is a journalist who has spent 20 years writing about art and technology. In recent years, Ian has been creating crafts using digital craft machines such as Cricut as well as laser cutters and engravers. Below is Ian's pick of the best vinyl cutter machines that he has personally tested or has commissioned expert crafters to review for Creative Bloq. 

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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.

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