The big thing about an Imagine machine, is it will print in color and cut. So you could print in the colors you wanted, the size you wanted, and then have it cut out for you. You can use the imagine cartridges in a E2 machine, but remember you get the shape only because no Cricut machines print but the Imagine.
I wanted an Imagine machine, but they've had lots of issues with them. They don't sell them anymore. Hopefully,they will get the technology lined out one of these days and start making them again. I think it is an amazing concept.