tracing with brightpad go on the go

Illuminate every detail with BrightPad and BrightPad Go

June 24, 2021

For those of you who cut (and weed) vinyl and iron on a lot, hold onto your weeding tools! Introducing the new Cricut BrightPad™ and Cricut BrightPad Go™! With an adjustable LED light and ultraslim profile, BrightPad and BrightPad Go illuminate hard-to-see cut lines for faster, more accurate weeding of vinyl and heat transfer materials (they are also great for tracing…more on that below). The brightness settings allow you to adjust for different types of projects and materials, meaning less eye strain and more detail. Also, both have scratch-resistant surfaces that protect your BrightPad from sharp weeding tools.  

Let’s take a closer look at the differences between BrightPad and BrightPad Go. 

BrightPad Go: Cordless Freedom. Brilliant Possibilities. 

One of the most popular product requests from Cricut owners over the years–you guessed it–a cordless BrightPad! The BrightPad Go allows you to weed and trace without being tethered to a power outlet.  Whether you simply want to comfortably weed on the couch or take a project with you on your travels, BrightPad Go delivers the cordless freedom people have been asking for. It has a built-in rechargeable battery that provides power for hours. On its lowest brightness setting, BrightPad Go will last up to 12 hours and on its highest brightness setting, it will last up to 2 hours.

weeding vinyl with brightpad go

You can choose from 5 adjustable brightness settings, a setting for every type of project or material.  

The back panel of BrightPad Go is a beautiful indigo color while the front has a generous area of even light (11.5 in x 9 in / 29.2cm x 22.8cm).  

BrightPad Go will be available to purchase online June 27, 2021 at the following online retailers: 

Cricut.com 
Amazon.com 
Target.com 
Walmart.com 
Hsn.com 
QVC.com 

BrightPad:  Illuminate every detail. 

The BrightPad has been refreshed from the original version Cricut launched several years ago, including a fresh mint-colored back panel. BrightPad has 3 adjustable brightness settings and delivers even light helping you see every detail while weeding or tracing. While the BrightPad does require a cord to supply power, the cord length is 71” long (almost 6ft or 1.8 m). BrightPad shares the same even lighting as BrightPad Go (11.5 in x 9in) and has a slim profile of 0.25 in.

tracing infusible ink freehand markers with brightpad

Both options have non-slip bases that hold it steady while tracing or weeding. I love using Infusible Ink Freehand Markers to trace drawings or handwritten notes prior to applying to a t-shirt or other types of Infusible Ink blanks. To learn more about using Freehand Pens to preserve love notes, check out this blog. 

Weeding vinyl with brightpad and explore

Starting June 27, 2021, BrightPad will be available to purchase exclusively at Target stores and on Target.com in US.  

weeding thicker materials with brightpad

From holographic vinyl to Cricut Permanent Vinyl, there are many materials that BrightPad and BrightPad Go make weeding so much easier. There are however a handful of materials, like glitter iron-on, that have a thicker backing material which makes it tricky to see cut lines – even with BrightPad or BrightPad Go. Not to worry! Simply lift and bend the material slightly above BrightPad to see cut lines. By hovering the material and maneuvering, the illuminating light shines through, making it easier to see cut lines and weed. For more tips and tricks, click here

BrightPad and BrightPad Go are currently only available in the US and Canada. We’ll keep you updated as soon as its available in other regions. 

For more information about BrightPad and BrightPad Go, visit our Help page