The Cricut Explore AIR 2 is a powerful and versatile die-cut machine which can be used to create a range of custom projects. It is often used for paper and card crafting, but many people are now using it to cut other materials such as fabric, vinyl and even faux leather. So the question arises – can you cut faux leather with the Cricut Explore AIR 2?
The answer is yes, you can definitely cut faux leather with a Cricut Explore AIR 2. Faux leather is made from polyurethane which has similar properties to vinyl, so it can be easily cut with the same blades and settings that are used for cutting vinyl.
The key to success when cutting faux leather with your Cricut Explore AIR 2 is to use the correct settings and tools. Make sure you select the ‘Leather’ setting on your machine, use an appropriate blade (such as the Deep Point Blade), and adjust the pressure accordingly. If you get it right, then you should have no problems cutting through the material.
It’s also important to use an appropriate mat for cutting faux leather. The standard light-grip mat that comes with your machine won’t be strong enough for this material so you will need to purchase a strong-grip mat which will provide more grip and help ensure that your cuts are accurate. You should also make sure that you use a sharp blade so that your cuts are clean and precise.
Finally, it’s worth noting that although it is possible to cut faux leather with a Cricut Explore AIR 2, it may not always be suitable for certain projects due to its thickness and stiffness. For example, if you are looking to create intricate shapes or designs then you may find that other materials such as vinyl or fabric are more suitable due to their flexibility.
In conclusion, yes – it is possible to cut faux leather with a Cricut Explore AIR 2 provided you use the correct settings and tools. However, depending on what kind of project you are looking to create, there may be more suitable materials available such as vinyl or fabric due their more flexible nature.