This unit is an entry level unit. For small school projects. We purchased this unit, then to find out that it is limited to Cricut design templates. NOT FOR YOUR OWN CREATIVE DESIGNS. As such, the company is monopolizing user by providing them the company's own design and NOT ALLOWING the freedom of your own work and crativity. I would not reccommend to a friend as it fells short on what they are marketing this product and the limitations of design innovations. Very limited capability unless you are satisfied with toying with letters and some standard designs. In short it is good for stacking LEGO squares using a cutting machine.