Cricut Machine Cutting Mats

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Cricut offers four different type of Cricut machine mats for Cricut machines. Each of these mats is used to cut different types of materials (from popular lightweight materials like copy paper and washi tape sheets to heavyweight materials like faux leather and corrugated cardboard). The material you are cutting with your machine can help determine which mat to use.

Please note that you can extend the life of your mats by properly caring for them, read this post to learn how to. You can also save money by buying off brand mats, such as Nicapa.

Light Grip Machine Mat used for:

  • Printer paper
  • Vellum
  • Light cardstock paper
  • Thin scrapbook paper
  • Washi sheets
  • Vinyl
  • Construction paper

Standard Grip Machine Mat used for:

  • Heavy Cardstock
  • Textured paper
  • Embossed cardstock
  • Glitter Iron-on (commonly known as HTV)
  • Glitter cardstock
  • Pattern paper
  • Infusible Ink transfer sheets

Strong Grip Machine Mat used for:

  • Magnet material
  • Chipboard
  • Poster board
  • Mat board
  • Fabric with stiffener
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • (Faux) leather and suede
  • Wood

Fabric Grip Machine Mat used for:

  • Bonded fabrics for Cricut Explore machines
  • Unbacked fabrics for Cricut Maker



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