Cricut Explore Air 2 – DIY Speed Machine – Now Available!

Introducing the Cricut Explore Air 2

The Cricut Explore Air 2 is now available! It cuts, it writes, it scores, and it does it all at up to 2x the speed of other cutting machines — wow!

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Introducing the Cricut Explore Air 2!

The wait is finally over — the Cricut Explore Air 2 is here! If you’ve been considering investing in a cutting machine, for yourself or as a gift for a beloved paper crafter, you’ll definitely want to add this one to the top of your list. Have a peek!

Why Choose the Cricut Explore Air 2?

The Cricut Explore Air 2 is gorgeous! Mint and gold are such an on-trend colors, plus there are more lovely color combinations still to come. More importantly, this machine has really got it going on in terms of power. With the new “Fast Mode” setting, the Cricut Explore Air 2 cuts and writes up to 2x faster than the previous model!

Like the original Cricut Explore Air (the model that I use), this latest model:

  • Is fully compatible with all Cricut cartridges and Design Space projects
  • Cuts over 100 materials
  • Can score and write when you plug the Scoring Stylus or a compatible pen into the second machine head
  • Has embedded Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Works with Cricut’s free, cloud-based software, so you can design on the go with your iPhone, iPad, or laptop
  • Cuts any non-Cricut SVG, JPG, PNG, and DXF files that you upload to Design Space
  • Allows you to send full-color designs to your printer and then cut them out with your machine

However, the real benefit to this new model is its increased cutting and writing speed. When set to “Fast Mode” in Design Space, the Cricut Explore Air 2 is a DIY speed machine. When every second of your time counts — and it always does — the Cricut Explore Air 2 is definitely the tool to have at your side!

What’s Included with the Cricut Explore Air 2

With your order, you’ll receive all the basics you need to get started:

  • Cricut Explore Air 2 machine
  • Cricut Design Space™ software & app
  • German carbide premium blade
  • USB cord and power cord
  • Accessory Adapter
  • Embedded BlueTooth wireless technology
  • 100+ free images
  • 50+ free project ideas
  • Full-color, multi-language “Getting Started” guide
  • Pen
  • Cardstock sample
  • One 12 x 12 inch  Standard Grip cutting mat

Simply supply your own computer, iPhone, or iPad, and you’re ready to create all sorts of beautiful projects in just minutes with your Cricut Explore Air 2!

Create this gorgeous Fall table setting and more with the new Cricut Explore Air 2!

Pricing for the Cricut Explore Air 2

There are four awesome pricing options for the Cricut Explore Air 2 through Cricut:

1. Just the Machine – $249.99 ($299 value)

Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine

Includes the basic items to get started, as previously listed.

2. Deluxe Starter Set – $289.99 ($399.94 value)

Cricut Explore Air 2 Deluxe Starter Set

This set includes the machine and all basic starter items, plus: the Deep Cut Blade with housing for cutting extra thick materials; Scoring Stylus; 3 mats in various grips; two pen sets.

3. Ultimate Machine Set – $299.99 ($418.93 value)

Cricut Explore Air 2 Ulimate Machine Set

In addition to the machine and all basic starter items, this bundle also gives you: the Deep Cut Blade with housing; 3 mats in various grips; Scoring Stylus; Basic Tools Set; one pen set; a roll of black window cling to play with.

4. Everything Starter Set – $349.99 ($595.77 value)

Cricut Explore Air 2 Everything Starter Set

This is the biggest bundle, and an incredible value! It includes the machine and basic starter items, plus just about everything else you could want to use with the Cricut Explore Air 2: Scoring Stylus; Basic Tools set; Cricut Cutting Mat Variety 3-pack; Deep Cut Blade with Housing; Premium German Carbide Replacement Blade; Wildflower Pen Set; Iron-on Glitter, Black; Chalkboard Vinyl; Window Cling, Black; Multi Pen Set, Black; Printable Sticker Paper; Printable Fabric; Trimmer Tool; Designer Washi Sheets; Printable Iron-on Light; Home Vinyl Sampler; Dry Erase Vinyl; Metallic Poster Board; Distressed Craft Foam; Printable Magnet Sheets; Red Window Cling; Transfer Tape.

Save More

Although each pricing option is already a great value, you can save even more on your Cricut Explore Air 2!

  • Cricut Access members automatically save 10%
  • Cricut Circle members automatically save an additional 10%

Combine these to get the best possible deal on your Cricut Explore Air 2. Imagine how easy, fast, and beautiful all of your holiday crafting will be this year with this amazing tool by your side!

Get Yours

Share Your Thoughts

What do you think of the new Cricut Explore Air 2? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

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Article written by Deedee Anderson

8 thoughts on “Cricut Explore Air 2 – DIY Speed Machine – Now Available!

  1. This is incredibly cute and handy! I have a friend who would LOVE your site, by the way. Will have to share it. I like how portable this is and I love my gadgets, so the compatibility with my smartphone is a great selling point for sure.

    • Isn’t it adorable, Dawn? I love that Cricut is branching into colored machines now, too. I totally hear you about loving those gadgets — ha ha! Honestly, these days I think any electronic paper crafting tool that requires a desktop computer is really missing the mark. Thanks so much for sharing my site — I appreciate it! 🙂

  2. Alham says:

    Hi thanks for the info about this product really enjoyed reading your article and I am really amazed by this new crafting technology I am thinking of having one in future.

    • Hi Alham, thanks for stopping by! I’m always happy to help share about awesome new products like this! There is so much that this machine can do, honestly anyone who is a DIYer (not just paper crafters) can benefit from it. If you do decide to get one, stop back sometime and tell me about your experience with it, OK?

    • Hi Furkan, thanks for stopping by, and for your question. The time is totally dependent on the project and on the material you’re cutting. There’s a great video you can watch at that shows a timed comparison of the Explore Air versus the Explore Air 2 on the three main materials that crafters use Cricut machines on — cardstock, vinyl, and iron ons. I hope this helps!

  3. Tricia says:

    I just got a new Cricut Explore Air 2 and I love it. The only problem is the stylus does not seem to score correctly. It either doesn’t score at all or there is just a very light line. It is almost like there is not enough pressure. Do you know of anything I could do to fix this?

    • Hi Tricia! I’m so glad to hear that you’re enjoying your machine, but sorry to hear about the trouble with scoring. One thing to note is that this stylus doesn’t make super deep score lines. That said, it should always score, and the lines should be good enough to fold along. Quick question: When you put the stylus in the accessory clamp, are you pushing it in until you hear it pop/click? If not, it might not be all the way in. I had this problem when I first started using my machine. Another thing to check is that all of the score lines on your files are actually set to score in the Layers panel in Design Space. Sometimes, especially when using a non-Cricut file, I find that they’re not, and have to edit them in the Layers panel before the machine will read them properly. Barring those two possibilities, there could be a problem with the position of the accessory clamp, and for that you’d want to contact Cricut support. You can reach them by phone at 877-7CRICUT M-F 9am-8pm, or chat with a live rep online 24/7 using the link at the bottom of the page at Please let me know how it turns out! 🙂

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