The Cricut Explore Air 2 machine cuts and writes up to 2x faster when Fast Mode is turned on. Fast Mode is enabled on a mat by mat basis and is recommended for cutting simple designs without intricate details. For more precise cutting, leave Fast Mode disabled.
Fast Mode is available on Smart Set dial settings from Vinyl to Cardstock +. This includes the following dial settings
- Vinyl +
- Iron-on +
- Light Cardstock
- Light Cardstock +
- Cardstock +
Within Cricut Design Space, Fast Mode is enabled on the Set, Load, Go screen by checking the box under the Dial Position indicator.
If the Smart Set dial is turned to an unsupported setting, the Fast Mode option will be disabled. Simply turn the dial to a supported setting to turn Fast Mode on or off.
Tip To enable or disable Fast Mode after initiating a cut, simply pause the cut by pressing the Pause button on the machine. Fast Mode can then be turned on or off (depending on the dial settings).
Note When Fast Mode is enabled, the machine will be louder due to the increased speed of the motors. This increased sound is completely normal.