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Suggested Material Cut Settings

The following guide provides cut setting recommendations for a variety of popular cutting materials. These suggestions apply to the following Cricut machines:

  • Cricut Personal
  • Cricut Expression
  • Cricut Create
  • Cricut Cake
  • Cricut Cake Mini

Suggested material cut settings for Cricut materials such as iron-on, vellum, poster board, craft foam, etc. can be found under Cricut Materials in the Help Center. 

Material

Housing & Blade

Speed

Pressure

Blade Depth

Multi-Cut

Tips

Scrapbook Paper and Cardstock

Standard

2 – Low

5 – High

5

1

 

Bazzill: textured paper-cardstock

Standard

1 – Min

5 – Max

6

1

 

Vinyl

Standard

3 – Med

2 – Low

6

1

 

Fabric: 0.023’’/0.58mm thick

Deep Cut

3 – Med

4 – High

5

1

Use an iron-on stabilizer with the fabric.

Magnet: 0.035’’/0.080mm thick

Deep Cut

2 – Med

5 – Max

6

4

 

Stencil: 0.0155’’/0.40mm thick

Standard

3 – Med

5 – Max

6

2

Stencil adhesive is repositionable. Replace liner to protect adhesive during storage.

Chipboard: 0.059’’/1.50mm thick

Deep Cut

3 – Med

4 – High

6

4

A fresh mat is needed to hold this material in place. Small pieces of chipboard may require tape to stay in place.

Emboss: 0.0160’’/0.41mm thick

Standard

3 – Med

5 – Max

6

2

 

Stamp: 0.0415’’/1.05mmthick

Deep Cut

3 – Med

4 – High

5

1

Use a fresh mat to keep material firmly in place.