Today's Post is by guest blogger Patricia Salazar.
Why so many people complain over the cricut imagine?
Many people were wondering if they should buy a cricut imagine or not on black friday, it was such a good deal, how can you not buy it for $187. I was one of those people, I don't buy things just because they are on sale, but what made me decide on buying an imagine was the fact that I'm a full time mom, I have 2 toddlers and little time for my self, at the end of the day I can only stay awake for a few hours, whith the imagine I just print and cut, I don't need to glue all the pieces to get just one cut.
But if you are someone that doesn't know how to update your computer or how to install a printer you might want to just get a cricut expression or the expression 2.
So many people post messages at the cricut website regarding problems with the imagine, the thing is if you begin installing or updating your imagine and you turn it off or unplug it you will be the one causing your imagine to stop working properly. If your internet connection is to slow or you have a computer virus or an old computer with low memory the process will take forever, you have to be very patient. If this is your case grab a book and don't stress about it or it will drive you insane. In my case it took me little time to do the updating and installing. But I love anything that has to do with computer work.
The calibrating is not as bad as some say, you just pick the numbers where the blade cuts just in the middle or covers the black line, don't think that the blade cut should be below the black line so that you can get the blade to cut the whole image, this is not true, you set it up just like a printer, like I said make sure the blade cuts the black line , not above or below.
My advice to you will be, find out how fast your internet is, do the instalation during the day so you can call the cricut customer service if you run into problems. Login to the cricut website, click on comunity and then on cricut imagine, there's plenty of posts than can be helpful, good luck!