Hey, Crafters! Here’s How to Keep Your DIY Cricut Cutting Machine Going Stronger for Longer

cricut cutting machineThe DIY crafting movement certainly isn’t anything new. From independently published magazines like ReadyMade, which launched back in 2001, to mainstream do-it-yourself media icons like Martha Stewart, who has been teaching Americans to flex their crafting muscles for decades, home crafting has gone from being a near-necessity, to a trend, to an incredibly popular activity that people of all ages and nearly all interests seem to be taking part in these days.

It doesn’t hurt, of course, that the tools available to DIY crafters have become more sophisticated and more affordable at the same time. Take, for instance, the Cricut (pronounced “cricket”), a personal electronic cutting machine that cuts an unusually wide range of materials familiar to crafters: vinyl, fabric, paper, and more.

A Cricut machine is not entirely unlike the printer that’s hooked up to your personal computer at home, but with one very important exception: Hook it up to a PC, a laptop, a tablet computer, or even a mobile phone, and it becomes capable of making everything from birthday cards and home décor to vinyl wall decorations and original T-shirt designs.

cricut cutting machineIt’s a surprisingly powerful and versatile machine, and the fact that some Cricut models can be had for as little as $149 shows just how far we’ve come, technologically speaking.

But affordable or not, the fact remains that if you’ve spent $150 or more on a crafting machine that—let’s face it—is not a necessity, you probably also hope that it will last as long as possible, and will remain in the very best shape for a long time to come.

One of the great features of the Cricut is that you can create projects on mobile devices while you are sitting outside in the park or watching the kids during sports activity practice. What better way to spend your downtime than to design the party favors, birthday cards or holiday cards that the Cricut spits out with such precision.

But sunlight can interfere with screen visibility and make it impossible to see the display you are working on. Our recommendation? The NuShield DayVue screen protector film, which, not unlike the Cricut itself, is significantly more powerful and technologically advanced than every one of its competitors, and yet is still a surprisingly affordable product.

For devices with touchscreen applications, the DayVue screen protection film is uniquely designed with anti-reflective technology to eliminate glare outdoors. The film also protects against the sorts of nicks and scratches that can occur from repeated use.

If you use a stylus when designing your Cricut projects, for instance, this is especially important, because screens that are scratched or nicked can very quickly turn into screens that no longer work. For most computing devices these days—tablets and laptops especially—a broken screen means a broken computer, since the process of replacing the screen is often either not possible, or more expensive than simply replacing the machine itself.

NuShield offers DayVue films for any device with an LCD, LED or plasma display. And even if your specific device isn’t already listed in our database, we can create new film sizes to fit it. We do it every day, and we do it without extra charge. We also provide films for just about every mobile phone on the market today, which will certainly come in handy if you’re beginning to create Cricut projects with the company’s new mobile app.

If you’d like to go ahead and order a screen protection film for your tablet computer, your phone, your laptop, or any other device, click here. And don’t forget: We offer a 100% money back guarantee on all our products, and can create fit-to-order films at no extra charge if your device isn’t listed in our database.