Carrie from LittlePaperTowns recently sent me her full set of 3D printed adapters for the Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air and Cricut Explore Air 2 die-cutting machines.
You can see above that these cover a whole range of different markers and pens.
- Fine Point Sharpie markers
- Ultra Fine Point Sharpie markers
- Metallic Sharpie markers
- Sharpie pens
- Sakura Gelly Roll pens
- BIC mark-it markers
- Sharpie oil-based paint pens
All of the adapters are tested before they are shipped. All you need to do is follow the instructions in the note shipped with the adapters and they will work perfectly. They are super easy to use as you can see in my video below.
This extends the range of pen and marker types you can use with your Cricut Explore. In addition to the Cricut pens (markers), natively, the Explore machines (all of them, including the Explore One with the pen and accessory adapter) can draw with the following pens and markers.
- American Crafts Chalk Markers (note that the bold ones do not work — only the smaller tips work)
- American Crafts Galaxy Marker (medium tip)
- American Crafts Slick Writers (fine or medium)
- American Crafts Precision Pens (fine)
- American Crafts Metallic Marker (fine or medium)
- Bic Round Stic Ballpoint (good results using Cricut handwriting fonts, but not the best results for drawing fonts (system fonts with lots of pen work)
- Crayola Fine Line (be careful not to push the barrel down too far in the housing otherwise the tip will drag on your paper)
- Marvy LePlume II (for ultra fine tip)
- Pilot Precise V5 pens Extra Fine .5mm Rolling Ball
- Project Life pens (by American Crafts)
- The Write Dudes Infinity Neon and Accent Pens (the metallics do not work). Do not push them down too far in the housing.