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Engraving Tip FAQ
Get answers to frequently asked questions.
Materials to use with Engraving Tip
Engraving Tip for Cricut Maker allows you to add personalize text or create monograms, draw decorative flourishes and embellishments, or inscribe your favorite quotes on a variety of materials. For an eye-catching effect, engrave Cricut Aluminum Sheets or anodized aluminum to reveal the silver beneath. We've rigorously tested materials for use with Engraving Tip. See the complete list.
How to switch out Engraving Tip
When you need to swap your tip, follow these simple instructions.
Preparing mats, materials, and machine for engraving
- Place your material in the upper left corner of the mat. To ensure your material doesn't move during engraving, tape material down on all sides.
- Do not use tape over engraving area.
- Position material on mat so that the tape doesn't pass under rubber rollers near the mat guides. Use the project preview screen in Design Space and move your design to the corresponding position.
- When working with thicker materials, always move the white star wheels on the roller bar all the way to the right. This gives clearance for thicker materials and ensures you won't end up with track marks on your final project. Additionally, make sure the material is never wider than 11" (28 cm).
- When using stiff materials, use your hands to gently support the machine mat during the loading and engraving process.
Other things to know before using Engraving Tip
- Engraving Tip is compatible with Cricut Maker only and requires a QuickSwap Housing.
- As you load the tool into the machine, do not press the button on top of the housing. Doing so may cause the tip to release.
- Engraving tip is sharp! Use caution when handling.
- To mitigate wear, the tool will lift and rotate for several seconds periodically during engraving. This is normal.
- Use caution when handling materials after engraving. The process can leave burrs and small fragments on metal surfaces and other materials.
- Do not run your hands or fingers over the engraved surface
- To remove burrs and small fragments, use a lint roller or piece of tape over the engraved area
- To smooth rough edges, use a polishing cloth or finishing grit sand paper (360-600 grit) to gently sand them down.
- Test the back of the material first to make sure it doesn’t scratch the material
- To remove any remnant dust or debris from your machine, use compressed air or a soft cloth. Always dust toward the outside of the machine rather than into/through the machine.
- Before working with tooling leather, use a damp sponge to soften the fibers for the best engraved results.