Cricut Mug Press review

Create professional mug designs with the new Cricut Mug Press, but is it worth the money?

Cricut Mug Press on a table, surrounded by mugs
(Image: © Cricut)

Our Verdict

The new Cricut Mug Press is a tech-smart crafting machine that does one thing – enables you to design and print professional-quality mugs – but does it better than you could imagine. The Cricut Mug Press itself is easy to use, but you will need some knowledge of Cricut's design software and workflow to get up and running. You can't use the Cricut Mug Press as a standalone machine, it only works with the Cricut cutting machines and Cricut Design Space. Be aware of this before you buy one.

For

  • Incredible quality
  • Good setup process
  • Consistently good results

Against

  • You need a Cricut Maker

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The Cricut Mug Press is one of the craft brand's newest machines, and it opens up a fun world of art and design possibilities for both hobbyists and professionals. While Cricut has made a name for itself in the design space for offering pro-level cutting machines that can do almost any project, the Cricut Mug Press enables you to do one thing: design mugs.

If you want to design and create professional-quality mugs in all manner of colours, prints and finishes then Mug Press is the machine for you. This may look clean and simple, and indeed it is very easy to use with a bit of know-how, but behind the soft curves and smooth design is a high-tech gadget. Like all Cricut machines these make professional-quality products; read our feature on how to make money with Cricut for more benefits.

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The Verdict
8

out of 10

Cricut Mug Press

The new Cricut Mug Press is a tech-smart crafting machine that does one thing – enables you to design and print professional-quality mugs – but does it better than you could imagine. The Cricut Mug Press itself is easy to use, but you will need some knowledge of Cricut's design software and workflow to get up and running. You can't use the Cricut Mug Press as a standalone machine, it only works with the Cricut cutting machines and Cricut Design Space. Be aware of this before you buy one.

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.