So this morning I wanted to call Provo Craft and ask them a few questions about the new CE2 versus the Imagine.
If you already have some of the Imagine cartridges I just wanted to let you know that some of the cartridges will NOT work in the new CE2. For instance, since the new E2 cannot print the Imagine paper cartridges will not work in the new E2. One of the questions that I had was will the Imagine be able to download some special cartridges like we can do with the Gypsy. I was told that they were working on that and in the future we might be able to do that. You already know that the new E2 comes preloaded with 4 cartridges. Those will never be available to us if we do not purchase this new machine. I asked her what machine she likes better and she told me she loved the Imagine hands down. She like the fact that you can print and cut with it and you cannot do that with the new E2. Also, for those who do not have the Imagine you can also just cut an image out and not print. So if you have patterned paper that you like you can use that to cut out any image on the Imagine. You all probably already know this but I wanted to post this for those who do not have either machine. It is hard because I like both machines so I am trying to see what machine does the most. I really like the fact that the Imagine can print and cut whereas the new CE2 only cuts. So if you have the new Imagine cartridges you cannot print on this new machine. It seems like the new CE2 is just a very very updated expression and that's it. You never know too, they may be working on another machine to launch next year. That seems to be a trend with Provo Craft.
Probably what I am going to do is just wait and see. Since we are moving and building our new house I am not going to be able to use it like I usually would so I am going to pass. Although it is very very tempting to get it right now. Especially since it will not be available anywhere else and it is a limited edition. Plus add on those ADORABLE cartridges that we will not be able to get any other way.
Well, I hope that this information is helpful to those who are still trying to make up your mind on which machine to purchase. Have a great day everyone and I will talk to you later!! ~Terri