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Random
March 12th, 2008, 09:02 PM
I'm just curious. I keep seeing the infomercial.

craigwatanabe
March 13th, 2008, 01:17 AM
I guess not. Is that the thing that can make die-cut vinyl letters? If so Speedtek had something like that.

Pomai
March 13th, 2008, 08:49 AM
This Cricut (http://www.cricut.com/movies/introduction.aspx) device looks to be pretty much a miniaturized cutting plotter.

As far as uses, this brings to mind a type of 3-dimensional paper art I once seen in a local gallery a few years ago. It wasn't Kirigami (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirigami), but a complex multi-layered build-up of same, to slightly varying cut shapes and colors of paper that depicts anything from a human portrait, to animals to famous buildings and landmarks. Each layer of paper is set upon spacers to create that 3-D effect. The finished "piece" is set in a glass-covered frame. Really fascinating.

You could probably do that type of layered paper 3-D art with this machine, albeit on a basic level.

kani-lehua
March 13th, 2008, 02:23 PM
wish i did, but it's too expensvie. i keep seeing it on an infomercial, at walmart and sam's club.

Random
March 13th, 2008, 04:08 PM
I guess not. Is that the thing that can make die-cut vinyl letters?
Vinyl or any paper/sheet material that can fit through.


If so Speedtek had something like that.
What's that?