Its compact size and the range of materials it can handle aren’t the only positives that come with the Cricut Joy. A “print and cut” feature allows you to “precisely cut around images printed by your inkjet printer,” according to the company, which is an ideal choice for things like stickers and decals. Pairing the cutter with other Cricut products, like the Cricut Joy Foil Transfer Tool and Cricut Joy pens and markers, means you can use the cutter to foil, write, and draw with a great range of creative freedom.
The full release of the Cricut Joy Xtra is scheduled for September 7. The MSRP stands at £219.99 in the U.K. and $199 in the United States. The machine can be purchased from Cricut’s website. A bundle is also available from Hobbycraft, which contains materials and accessories that work with the cutter. While this is a very practical piece of kit, it isn’t the most outlandish thing Cricut has ever produced — long ago, the company sold a machine that could print elaborate designs for cakes.