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Cricut Explore Machine – Coming to South Africa

From inspiration to creation in just a few clicks

Introducing the new Cricut Explore™ design-and-cut system! The Cricut Explore™ system blends an electronic cutting machine with Cricut Design Space™, the free online design software, to help you make polished DIY projects. Create by using the hundreds of ready-to-make projects, the 50,000+ images from the Cricut® library or by uploading your own images. You can even use the Cricut® cartridges you already own!

 

See the Cricut Explore machine in action!

 

Machine Features & Details

  • Smart Set™ dial for material selection
  • Dual carriage heads
  • Integrated storage compartments
  • Cricut Design Space™ software
  • 50+ free project ideas
  • 100+ free images
  • Compatible with PC/Mac
  • Included in the box:
    • Cricut Explore™ machine
    • German carbide blade
    • Metallic silver pen
    • USB cord and power cord
    • 12″ x 12″ StandardGrip Cricut® cutting mat
    • Getting started guide
    • Black and jade Cricut® cardstock
    • Silver Cricut® vinyl
    • White Cricut® iron-on
    • 2 Duck Tape® sheets

 

The Complexity of Simplicity

Every detail of the Cricut Explore™ experience has been carefully designed with you in mind. Cricut wanted an experience that makes being creative easy and intuitive.

 

What can I design?

Cricut Design Space™ gives you the creative freedom to design just about anything to make with your Cricut Explore™ machine. Browse pre-designed Make it Now™ projects and create something in just a few clicks. You can also create a project from scratch using any of the 50,000+ images in the Cricut® library—or upload your own files!

 

Watch this space! We will be making more announcements about the Cricut Explore Machine shortly!

 

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  • yeah! *love*

  • michelle kinghorn
    February 5, 2014 9:54 am

    Do you have any indication as to what the selling price of this machine will be?

  • Hello Michelle,
    Unfortunately since it has not been released internationally, we unfortunately do not have any indication yet.
    We will keep you up to date as much as we can.

  • elize du preez
    February 28, 2014 3:11 pm

    Will we be able to buy sigital images once explore comes to SA??

  • Hi Elize
    Although the billing platform is currently only available to users in the USA and Canada, it will be opened up to the International market in the near future. Very exciting stuff, we’ll keep you updated.

  • Can we pre order

  • Hello Marié.
    We are not taking pre-orders for the stores at this point. But you are welcome to check with your local store they might be.

  • SANDY CARNEIRO
    March 27, 2014 11:03 pm

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE THE CRICUT EXPLORE MACHINE’S AVAILABLE, I WOULD LOVE TO PURCHASE ONE!

  • We will Sandy :)

  • Hi can you please tell me when Cricut Explore will be in South Afria

  • Hello Charmain,
    The Explore hasn’t been released anywhere other than in the USA and Canada :( The rest of the world is sitting holding their breaths waiting for an official announcement!! As soon as we receive information about the international release, we will inform you via our site, blog & social media.

  • Please let me know if the Cricut Explore is in South Afirca already. Can you I place my order?

  • Hello Tersia,
    Unfortunately the Explore has not been released internationally :( We are waiting on bated breath… As soon as we have more news, we’ll let you know.

  • Is there any news on us getting the Cricut Explore in SA as yet? I’m itching to get my hands on one.

  • Hello Sarah
    The Explore hasn’t been released anywhere other than in the USA and Canada :( The rest of the world is sitting holding their breaths waiting for an official announcement! Although the billing platform is currently only available to users in the USA and Canada, it will be opened up to the International market in the near future. We will let you know as soon as we get any further updates from Cricut.

  • SANDY CARNEIRO
    June 20, 2014 2:19 pm

    Please let me know when the Cricut Explore is available!

  • Hi Sandy,
    Due to the enormous demand in the USA, a date for the International release of the Explore has not yet been set. What we do know for sure, is that it will be worth the wait!

  • Can I use it to cut fondant with it?

  • Hello Zsuzsanna
    The Cricut Explore does not cut fondant.
    We used to import the Cricut Cake machine some time ago, maybe if you ask around some of the retail stores might still have some old stock. But we do not import the Cricut Cake any more.
    Here is a link to the store locator (click here).
    Hope this helps a little.

  • Thank you so much for your reply :) I just want to ask if you can send your own files to the cricut expression ?

  • The Cricut Expression work on the Cricut Craft Room System (read more here). The Craft Room has several templates that you can use and you can do your layout with the available templates. You can also read more about the Expression 2 here.

  • Joline Scheepers
    June 25, 2014 11:40 pm

    Oooh, I WANT ONE !!! Who do I contact to order one in USA?

  • Hi there, any word of when the Cricut Expression 2 will be launched in South Africa. Please I want one. Keep me posted when it arrives.
    Thanks in advance.
    Elaine Greyling

  • Hello Elaine,

    The Cricut Expression 2 is already available in SA.
    – Read more about the Expression 2 here »
    – Even more about the Cricut Expression 2 electronic cutting machine »

    If you meant to say the Cricut Explore, then I do not have such a happy answer yet. Due to the enormous demand in the USA, a date for the International release of the Explore has not yet been set. What we do know for sure, is that it will be worth the wait! We’ll keep you informed…

  • Belinda Brennan
    October 20, 2014 9:55 am

    Hi. I wonder if you can tell me if the Cricut Explore has landed to be purchased in South Africa as yet? and what the selling price will be ? Thank you

  • Hello Belinda
    The Cricu Explore has unfortunately not landed in SA yet :( At this point is looks like it might only arrive roughly in the middle of next year. We are so excited ourselves, but they have not released internationally. Watch this space, we’ll keep you informed about the progress.

  • Shirley du Rand
    December 6, 2014 3:54 pm

    Please ley me know the Cricut Explore is available in South Africa

  • Hello Shirley :) We’ll announce as soon as we have the good news!

  • Jenny Ellis
    March 5, 2015 6:13 am

    Where in SA can I buy a Cricut expression 2 bluetooth adapter.
    Thanx

  • Hello Jenny
    The Cricut Explore has not landed in SA yet :( At this point is looks like it might only arrive roughly in the middle of this year. Cricut have not released internationally and thus we do not have the bluetooth adapters either.
    We’ll keep you informed on this blog.

  • Hello Monzelle
    Cricut has, to date, not authorised the launch of Explore in South Africa. Any machines that are available locally are not sanctioned by Provo Craft and will thus not have the correct power supply or be under Warranty.

  • I can’t wait for the announcement. hope it happens soon :D

  • Hi, now that it’s more than a year old – these letters above – please do you know the cost for the Explore together with the edible bundle for cakes. Cheers

  • Hi Maguerite.
    Thanks for your enquiry. Sadly we are still awaiting for Provo Craft to release this product internationally. Trust me we would like nothing more than you announce a date and price, but our hands are tied.

  • Hello Vivian :)
    Us too, we really feel like bursting from excitement…

  • I received my cricut Explore, and I am extremely impressed!!!! Easy to use and an absolute dream machine!!!

  • Is it in SA already?

  • Hello Vivian,
    Thanks for your enquiry. Sadly we are still awaiting for Provo Craft to release this product internationally. Trust me we would like nothing more than you announce a date and price, but our hands are tied :(

  • I have read above and don’t understand why create a hype and 18 months down the line still the same answer. I find this very dissapointing and really annoying.

  • We totally understand your disappointment Chantelle. Cricut and The Wholesaler are equally disappointed as we firmly believed that the International release of this amazing machine would have been far quicker.

  • There is an online shop where you can purchase the machine, I purchased mine more than a month ago.

  • Really a dream machine!! writes, scores and cuts accurately!

  • Do you have any news on the release of this, as it can be bought elsewhere (SA) already and I would like to compare the price.

  • Good Day Monzelle
    Cricut has, to date, not authorised the launch of Explore in South Africa. Any machines that are available locally are not sanctioned by Provo Craft and will thus not have the correct power supply or be under Warranty.
    Sadly we do not have any news about a release date.

  • Hi there any new news about the release?

  • Hello.
    We unfortunately do not have any more news about the Explore dates yet :(

  • How does the Curio compare to the Explore as I really don’t want to wait much longer?

  • Hello Linda
    We totally understand your disappointment in the long wait. Cricut and The Wholesaler are equally disappointed as we firmly believed that the International release of this machine would have been far quicker.
    The Curio and the Explore are 2 very different machines. The New CAMEO and the Explore are more on the same standing ground, with regards to capabilities. You can read more about the new CAMEO here: http://bit.ly/New-Silhouette-CAMEO You can read more about the Curio here: http://bit.ly/Silhouette-Curio-in-SA
    Also, Jowilna’s workspace review has a good side by side comparison at the bottom of the page, please take a look here: http://bit.ly/1LRheV2
    I hope this helps :)

  • Hi
    Seeing that the Cricut is still not available in SA, i am looking at the Curio. How available are blades, sketching pens, stippling, etching tools etc in SA?
    Thank you

  • Hello Rolien
    Yes, the Curio is a fabulous machine.
    You can take a look here at all the products currently available: http://bit.ly/Silhouette-Products We are constantly bringing more Silhouette products in as they are released.
    Here you can read more about the Silhouette products (tutorials & reviews):http://bit.ly/Silhouette-Archive
    Hope this info helps somewhat.

  • When will the new cricut machine be availabel? Iam a keen scrapper and require one please, please do let me know!
    Salomé.

  • Hello Salomé
    Thanks for your enquiry. Sadly we are still awaiting for Provo Craft to release this product internationally. We would like nothing more than you announce a arrival date and price, but our hands are tied.

  • Hi there

    We would urgently Like to know if the Cricut Explore Air is available in South Africa Yet? Or How can we get one? Shipping costs are huge and no guarantee of software and cables working here.

    Thank you

  • Hello Stacey
    The Explore hasn’t been released anywhere other than in the USA and Canada and the billing platform is currently only available to users in the USA and Canada. We have been waiting for some time now for it to be opened up to the International market. Until Cricut have released internationally we do not recommend that you purchase on in SA. There are a couple of issues, billing platform, electricity and of course warranty that will not be valid.

  • Sonica Van Rhyn
    August 16, 2016 1:29 am

    Hi. What is the problem for the Cricut Explore not launching in S.A? The whole of S.A crafters are so waiting for this machine. Can we now purchase it online? Thanks.

  • Hello Sonica
    The major problem is that the billing platform is currently only available to users in the USA and Canada. We have been waiting for some time now for it to be opened up to the International market. Until Cricut have released internationally we do not recommend that you purchase it in SA (or online). There are a couple of issues, billing platform, electricity and of course warranty that will not be valid.
    Hope this helps.

  • I have an explore machine and it works. You just change your country to canada. The electricity is not a problem i use an international plug. Billing is in $ but i pay with my debit card online.
    I imported mine and it cost R5000 incl shipling and handling.

  • 3 years in waiting, what a let down

  • We are as disappointed as you. We have been waiting for it to be opened up to the International market. The problem is that the billing platform is currently only available to users in the USA and Canada. Until Cricut have released internationally we do not recommend that you purchase it in SA (or online). There are a couple of issues, billing platform, electricity and of course warranty that will not be valid.

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