Below the video (provided by Provo Craft) is Joy from Obsessed with Scrapbooking's summary of the video. If you haven't checked out her blog, take a look soon--you're in for a treat!
Q: Can you still cut with the machine if you run out of ink?
A: YES! But leave those ink cartridges in because the machine will look for them and won't like it if they are not there.
Q: Do I have to wait between installing the Imagine cartridge and the Cricut cartridge?
A: Wait until the machine recognizes one then install the other.
Q: Do I need to have an Imagine cartridge loaded to use a regular Cricut cartridge?
Q: Can I weld without a Gypsy?
Q: When is the Gypsy update? What will be the Gypsy compatibility features?
A: Stay tuned! It won't be all at once.
Q: If you have a pattern, can I change the colors within the pattern? (i.e. I have red paper with yellow flowers, can I make the flowers blue?)
Q: What is the heaviest weight paper you've used in the Imagine?
A: Thin chipboard and 85# paper.
Q: Is the ink pigment or dye based?
A: Black is pigment based and the color is dye based.
Q: Printing and cutting on fabric: How do I make the ink water fast?
A: Spray with fixative, wash with vinegar solution. Can be made semi-permanent on fabric.
Q: Is the ink light-fast?
A: HP Ink is decades/generations fast.
Q: How can I see the ink levels?
A: Under "settings", you will see your ink cartridges. When they are ok, you see a thumbs up. When they start saying "low", go to the store and buy more. You can still print when they say "low".
Q: Can you flip an image?
A: Yes you can!
Q: Can I print on vinyl?
A: Yes on printable vinyl - use the Cricut brand, that's what's been tested - no smearing!
Q: Using the Disney cartridges, can I print a flat image with all the layers?
A: Stay tuned for an update. They are aware of this need.
Q: Can you use textured cardstock?
Q: Can you print full size 12x12 sheet?
A: In October, there will be an update that will allow this.
Q: Is Imagine compatible with Cricut Design Studio?
A: Not now. They are working on a solution for this. Look for info to come.
Q: Will ink dry out?
A: Ink is capped. You can also clean the print heads to handle this.
Q: Can you match paint chips?
A: If you know the RGB codes, you can.
Q: Can you store the Imagine on its side?
A: Not recommended.
Q: Can you print on photo paper?
A: Yes, if ink jet compatible. Select the settings menu and select the photo paper as type. As new media gets tested, you will get new options. To print on transparency, choose glossy.
Q: Can you use the Imagine cartridges in the old Cricut machines?
A: No but look for Gypsy info.
Q: How often will new Imagine cartridges come out?
A: 24 just announced and more planned for the holiday season. A guess is also 2-4/month.
Q: Will you keep coming out with more new regular Cricut cartridges?
A: Yes! Look at this Hello Thursday's upcoming release!
Q: Will there be an update to the Imagine that will allow you to move the blade to where you want?
A: No comment. But, of course, look for an announcement in the future. Hopefully, some ability to move things in the future will be coming...
Q: Do you have to use Cricut Imagine inks?
A: Yes. Not compatible with the machine and NO other inks compatible with the machine.
Q: Is there a real dial size function?
A: It's on there - called "true" size. Relative size is for layering.
Q: Is there a paper saver feature on the Imagine?
A: You can use load last. But like the paper saver feature like the Expression, no. But look for announcements in the future.
Q: Can you use the Cricut pens in the Imagine?
A: Yes! In the blade housing!
Q: Is the ink archival?
A: Black is and color is 95%.
Q: Can you save a project on the Imagine?
A: Not at this time. Look for the forthcoming Gypsy info.
Q: Can you rotate the rectangle 90 degrees so you can print the patterns in the way you want?
A: On list to get done so look for that in the future.
Q: How can I get firmware updates?
A: May be over the computer or actually on the cartridges.
Q: Should I buy now if all these new features/updates are coming "later"?
A: Yes! There are tons of things you can do now and it is functional and fun now! It's only going to get better!
Also, take a look at this UStream video Joy posted on her blog (click http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com/2010/09/ustream-live-at-930-pm-est830-pm.html for the post)--she is full of lots of wonderful ideas!!!
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