Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cricut Imagine

I am trying so very hard to NOT want the Cricut Imagine and was doing so well then I watched this video (LINK). Dang it!


21 comments:

  1. Okay come on....why did you have to go and post that link!?!?!

    I was of the 'out of sight, out of mind" mentality and then that video just made we really, really want it!

    I had been doing really well convincing myself that the cons still totally out weigh the pros, but desire is starting to factor in...

    My question...I wonder how much ink upkeep will cost with that baby? It looks like a lot of printing and as someone who had an HP...ink doesn't last long and it sure costs a lot. I'd hate to buy it and then find my scrapbook allowance being eatten up but ink upkeep...

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  2. Annette, I so know what you mean. I'm still not going to run out and buy it...at least not for a while yet. I've learned to never buy anything when it first comes out from Provocraft. They always start off (very) high but then the prices come down. I'm figuring in a few years it will be around the price of the Expression or maybe just a bit more.
    Ink? I don't know. That one is going to be tough. I guess we'll just have to just wait and see on that one. Hang with me girl. We'll be strong together. ~Linda

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  3. I knew I shouldn't have watched that video! Now I want one! Guess what's going on my Xmas list. lol

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  4. I'm going to be strong too....for now!!

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  5. Linda - I'm with you - until I saw the video. No more agonizing over paper and color choices, cutting up small pieces of paper for the mat. I am on my 3rd HP. This time I have the separate color ink cartridges. I am disappointed that PC and HP didn't go that way.
    I will be too busy until 2011 to even think about getting one - TYG (thank you God) so can see what happens. Thanks for keeping us posted!
    Evelyn in SC

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  6. I'm sure the answer is somewhere, but I thought I'd ask the 'Guru' herself...Is the new Imagine compatible with Make-the-Cut? I'm not running out just yet, either and will probably also give it time to drop in price, but I definitely am gathering all my research now so I'll be ready when the time is right.
    Thanks a bunch

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  7. Lara, the Imagine is not compatible with MTC because the Imagine does not connect to your computer HOWEVER I've read that there is a way around that and that .svg files can be cut on the Imagine. Now don't quote me on that, that's just what I read. ~Linda

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  8. Looks like a great machine but I too am concerned about the cost of HP ink...and my hubby works for HP, so I get a good discount!!

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  9. Did you have to post that?! I am standing firm in my decision not to buy it--you are not helping me! I was curious about the Imagine until I heard HP & that did it for me.

    I have a HP all in one that we use for a fax for our business. I have to buy ink carts every 3 to 4 weeks for that thing at $24.00 each at Wal Mart! Needless to say when it goes shot I will buy another brand. HP ink carts are expensive & they do not last very long at all.

    So I am of the mind to stay totally away from the Imagine. I may think differently later, but for now I do not want to spend the rumored $34-$39 for ink every time I turn around. Plus buying more Imagine carts on top of Cricut carts!

    Basically in my view--ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

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  10. kyscrapper, I'm getting stronger with every negative HP post that I read! ~Linda

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  11. It sounds like a great idea. However: you can buy a whole lot of decorative paper for the cost of ink. I just think this is something else to get sucked into. I think Provo Craft should have done more to improve the Expression instead of coming up with something new to start all over with. ` Debbie `

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  12. It sounds like a great idea. However: you can buy a whole lot of decorative paper for the cost of ink. I just think this is something else to get sucked into. I think Provo Craft should have done more to improve the Expression instead of coming up with something new to start all over with. ` Debbie `

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  13. One thing in the video that troubled me was when they said you can separate the images, change the color/pattern and then cut them separately. It doesn't look like you can stack them back together and cut one piece - you will still be layering if you make changes to the design.

    I will wait until the maching 1) uses separate ink cartridges, and 2) will allow us to cut a combined image from our existing cartridges, rather than cutting the pieces and requiring that we assemble them.

    I also agree with Linda - the price will come down and hopefully the features will improve.

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  14. Nope, I have to have it. I want the ability to add the details and pick the texture and colors. Too awesome. I will have to wait and see how much HSN will be selling it for. Normally they have flex pays!!!

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  15. Darn it!!! I knew I shouldn't watch it!!! I'm still going to wait until it is cheaper though! I want that!!!

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  16. please correct me if I am wrong. I heard that you can use your expression carts and you can change the color of a picture but you can't color layers separately. Only a complete image. Am I wrong?

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  17. Maroulette, Copy and paste this link into your browser. You'll find the information you need there. http://cleversomeday.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/imagine-learn/ ~Linda

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  18. I don't know.. but for me it seems to be going backwards.. it just a flat, colored image, almost like a sticker.. I love my cricut because I can make layered items with different paper.. I'm sure you can do that with the imagine as well, but the cost of the ink is a MAJOR factor for me. I have all HP's (love their quality) but its pricey and I don't use it much. I love PP too much to go to a white CS with print on it.. and you know how the paper sometime rips up while cutting, here you will be wasting not only paper, but inks as well. I think the first bunch that I messed up would drive me nuts!! Plus, I also love TEXTURED/Glitter CS and I bet it wouldn't work as well-probably flat, white is best.

    I wouldn't turn one down if it was a gift, I could see a handful of occasions where it might be useful, but like the gypsy, there are more cons than pros for me.

    But, as always.. if it helps anyone be more creative, enjoy their craft more, or meets their scrapbooking needs.. I honestly wish you all the best!! May your ink needs be few, perfect prints each time, and hundreds of cuts!!! ;)
    Kim

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  19. oh no.... they didn't not just say in that video that it will make my projects "MORE GIFT WORTHY"..... WTH?!!?!!? are they saying that with out this machine my project are barely gift worthy???? I am guessing that wording must have come from a MAN!

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  20. oh one last thing. I saw the sample that they had at CHA and the printing quality was not OUTSTANDING, it was average. Not sure if they were running low in ink or if they were printing with a CHEAPO setting to save on INK, but seriously not impressed.

    -- dalis

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