The pens that can be used with the Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore machines can be viewed here. These pens are manufactured specifically for the above-said machines and will not fit into other machines.
- Load/Unload Pen instructions for Maker, Explore, Explore Air, and Explore Air 2
- Load/Unload Pen instructions for Explore One
Tip: The Explore One machine requires a separate purchase of an accessory adapter in order to be able to use Cricut pens.
In order to write with your Maker or Explore machine, you will need to ensure that your image or text is set to Write instead of Cut. You may need to change the Line Type of your image or text in order to accomplish this. If you would like to make your machine write on another image or layer, follow the steps from this help article to prepare the design to write and cut.
Note: These pens are not compatible with older Cricut machines (Cricut Personal, Create, Cake, Cake Mini, Expression, Expression 2, or Imagine).