Yearly Archives: 2021

Can I Use My Cricut For Engraving?

Posted on April 20, 2021 at 8:07 am

One of our most commonly asked questions with regards to Cricut makers is whether or not they can be used for engraving. Well, we are happy to tell you today that YES, your Cricut maker can be used for engraving you just need the right tools and materials!

What Tool Do I Need To Engrave With My Cricut?
Simply, you need to purchase the Cricut Engraving tool, which can also be known as an engraving tip. This is a tool that allows you to begin your engraving career using your Cricut machine. The circuit engraving tool is a sharp metal tip that allows you to etch designs into your chosen material.

What Materials Can The Cricut Maker Engrave?
When using the Engraving Tip, your Cricut maker can engrave a large selection of materials. Some of these include:
– Acrylic
– Copper
– Aluminum
– Leather
– Soft Metals
– Kraft Board

How About Engraving Glass?
While the Cricut Maker with the Engraving Tip attached can currently not engrave glass there is a way around this. You can create a stencil with your circuit machine. Then use glass etching cream to engrave this into the glass item you wish to engrave.

How To Use The Cricut Engraving Tool
Using a new tool can be a daunting process, so we are going to share with you a few simple tips for using this tool for the first time.

Firstly, you will need to ensure that the linetype for the image you wish to use is set to engrave. This means your Cricut maker will know that you wish to engrave rather than cutting through the material.

It works the same as any other tool, that you choose your design, choose your linetype and go! But with this tool, we will always recommend that you have a practice run on a piece of scrap. It can take time to perfect the use of this tool and we would hate for you to ruin the main piece.

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Working Self-employed in the Personalised Sales World

Posted on February 17, 2021 at 12:37 pm

With more people becoming furloughed, not being able to work or working from home, selling your own products is becoming increasingly popular. You may even be considering setting up your own business selling personliased products. Today, we are going to share with you an insight into this world, ensuring you know all the details before you take the leap.

Firstly, it is important that you realise this is an extremely competitive industry. With a lot of people choosing to create their own personalised products to sell to others. To make your way in this industry you will need to be able to create something unique. Or limit your profit to make your products cheaper than others!

Joining the world of personalised products can be daunting and expensive. With the equipment most people use is a very expensive upfront cost. You will need to ensure that you have the funds to kick start your business before you begin selling any products.

You should also remember that the opportunities are endless. Anything is possible in this world, you just need to discover a way to make it happen. It seems that people will buy anything if you add their name or a personalised message. So make the most of this and enjoy creating unique products.

When looking into this industry, it is easy to see where you should begin. If you want to take the leap you should set up a Facebook page for your sales. This will help you to grow your business and make it the best it can be.

To conclude, you should always remember that you are not alone. There are a lot of people in the same boat but they are there to help you. With the many forums on Facebook, you will find people to help you out. You may even make some lifelong friends from this new venture.

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Is Becoming A Laser Engraver Worth It?

Posted on January 11, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Laser engraving can be the dream career for some. Being able to create personalised products for people to love and cherish through their lives. But, it is important to know all the details before starting in this industry to help you decide if it is worth it.

Firstly, you should consider the cost of the equipment and materials needed to become a laser engraver. Laser engraving machines can be costly, depending on the quality you choose. Taking into consideration the cost of these products will help you to decide if it is worth it, in the long run, to ensure profit is made.

If this is an industry you wish to encounter yourself within, you are in good luck. With people turning more towards personalised products, you may see your own company skyrocket in sales and profit. However, you will need to consider an aspect which can make you unique amongst all the other laser engravers out there.

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