Smart Vinyl loading into Cricut Maker 3

Cricut Maker™ 3 – The Ultimate Cutting Machine

May 22, 2021

It’s a great day at Cricut headquarters. After more than a year of hard work behind the scenes, we can now open the curtain on the most powerful smart cutting machine we’ve ever made: With up to 2X faster cutting speeds and compatibility with Smart Materials™, Cricut Maker™ 3 is the ultimate smart cutting machine — for every craft and every crafter.

Just like the previous generation, Cricut Maker 3 can cut 300+ materials, from the most delicate paper to the tough stuff like leather and basswood.

Unlike anything you’ve seen, however, is its ability to cut at jaw-dropping speeds as well as its ability to take on big cuts in one go. Let’s break that down.


Make in record time.

We’ve heard from you that the only thing that holds you back from making is time. While we can’t change the fact that there are 24 hours in a day, we can change how fast your cutting machine can work for you. The all-new Cricut Maker 3 has more powerful motors, which means you now have the ability to cut up to 2X faster than before when using Smart Materials — all without sacrificing power or precision.


What’s so smart about Smart Materials?

Cricut Maker 3 works with our all-new Smart Materials™. What makes these new materials unique? They easily load directly into the machine (without a cutting mat!) and stay aligned without any manual adjustment. That means — for the first time ever — you can make cuts up to 12 ft long in one go.

Since there’s nothing to prep, you can keep your focus on the best part — making.

Here’s a quick overview of the Smart Materials available at launch:


Smart Vinyl™

Cricut Smart Vinyl is available in both permanent and removable varieties. In classic Cricut fashion, you can count on a wide array of colors, effects.


Smart Iron-On™

Cut a single image up to 4 ft (1.2 m) or repeated shapes up to 12 ft (3.6 m). Make a custom T-shirt for yourself or the entire team. Available in a variety of colors and effects.


Smart Paper™ Sticker Cardstock

That’s right — with Smart Paper, you’ll be able to just load a sheet into the machine without a mat. With the perfect kiss cut, all you need to do is peel and stick. Create fun cards, bold banners, and layered paper projects without the messy glue.


The most tools.

Loading a mat into Cricut Maker 3

Remember, Cricut Maker 3 works with 13 tools, including Knife Blade for thicker materials, Rotary Blade for backed and unbacked fabric, and the QuickSwap™ family of tools for pro-level scoring, engraving, debossing, and adding decorative effects.

It comes with Fine-Point Blade installed, so right out of the box, you’ll be ready to cut. Check out the full list of compatible tools here, sold separately.


Print Then Cut on white and colored paper.

Print then cut label

Print images on your home printer, and let Cricut Maker 3 cut them out for you. An incredible feature for every sticker-maker out there. Learn more about Print Then Cut here.


Create in 3D.

Cricut Maker 3 can cut thicker, denser materials with Knife Blade (sold separately). It’s the perfect match for dimensional projects, including models, home decor & so much more.


Get creative with fabric.

Do you sew or quilt? With the Rotary Blade (sold separately) as a part of your creative toolbox, Cricut Maker 3 can help with one of the most tedious tasks – marking and cutting pattern pieces. You can also use your Cricut Maker 3 to cut out appliqué and quilt pieces with precision. You’ll find plenty of fun patterns in Design Space.


We thought of everything.

  • Cricut Maker 3 Storage Cup
  • Cricut Maker 3 Low Profile Buttons
  • Cricut Maker 3 Open
  • Close up on Cricut Maker 3's adaptive tool system
  • Cricut Maker 3 open with tablet

Cricut Maker 3 will be available online June 10th in the UK, US, and Canada, and in your favorite retail store, internationally, by the end of June. We can’t wait to get it into your hands.


More questions?

Check out FAQs for Cricut Maker 3 here.