The eternal debate; Cricut vs. Silhouette

El eterno debate; Cricut vs Silhouette

We are always asked this question, which is better? Cricut or Silhouette?

On this occasion we will make a comparison to the brands and the use of the equipment, at a general level. Since each model allows us to satisfy different needs, which can lead us to decide on a specific model. As we know, these are the main brands that are dedicated to the manufacture of cutting equipment for crafts.

What are the advantages of working with Cricut:

  • User-Friendly Software Cricut brand software is quite intuitive, allowing us to work with our equipment without much hassle.
  • Attractive design, cricuts offer us a wide variety of colors, which makes them quite attractive to combine our space.
  • Precise cut, Cricut has default materials, which we can use, and in most cases they give us great precision.
  • Constant cut , we can see that the cut is constant and the equipment does not lose strength so easily.
  • Import image formats, allows us to import a wide variety of files, so we can work our designs in external software and pass them to the program.

What are the disadvantages of working with Cricut :

  • Limited cutting area , since it is only working the size of the template you have.
  • Basic software , this complicates the creation of elaborate designs from scratch.
  • It requires an internet connection , we can work with our Cricut without having internet, but if we want to access designs or some elements, we must have a connection.

Now we will talk about Silhouette, among the main advantages we have:

  • Complete software , although you have several versions, in each one they offer us a great variety of tools to work with.
  • It has no limits on the cutting area.
  • It does not require the use of the internet to work.
  • Variety of sizes to choose from , Silhouette is not limited to 12" and 8.5" wide, we have options to work up to 24" wide.
  • We can create our own cutting configurations.

What are the disadvantages:

  • Having freedom in cutting settings , we can have trouble finding the appropriate settings for our projects.
  • With so many tools , the software can be a bit overwhelming for a beginner.
  • The blades require complete replacement , in the case of Cricut we work with the same base, we only have to look for a replacement for the tip, but in the case of Silhouette any problem in the blade (breakage of a piece, etc.) makes it useless .

Well, this was a comparison as users of both teams, about the advantages and disadvantages that we have been able to observe in each one. But this should not be the only analysis you do. We invite you to learn more about the model indicated for you. Depending on the projects you are going to carry out.

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