Silhouette CAMEO VERSION 3 - 12" Digital Craft Cutter by Silhouette Americafor Scrapbooks, Cards, Home Decor, School Projects, Office Projects, Clothing, Crafting and more
The new version of the Silhouette Cameo gives you all of the features of the previous versions and more! The CAMEO the ultimate DIY machine. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut over 100 materials, like paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 12 inches wide and 10 feet long. The machine also boasts a quiet motor and the ability to register and cut printed materials. The Silhouette CAMEO 3 features a dual-carriage so you can use two tools at once, and it features Bluetooth(r) technology (US, Canada, EU only.) To top it all off, the CAMEO 3 is the only machine compatible with Silhouette’s new AutoBlade.
The Silhouette Cameo can cut a variety of materials from vinyl, transfer paper, vellum, fabric, craft paper, cardstock and more. You can cut images from .25" to 120". The maximum cutting area is 12" wide x 120"; length. The Silhouette can be taken anywhere, including scrapbooking crops, shows, fairs, parties, job sites, etc.
Are you wondering what is new in version 3 of the Silhouette Cameo?This version includes:
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- same precise cutting with a sleek new design
- wireless connectivity using Bluetooth(r) technology
- dual carriage to complete two tasks in one pass, mix and match blades and pens
- 2mm clearance allowing for your deepest cuts yet
- AutoBlade system to let your machine set the correct blade depth for your project
- plus all of the familiar features of the Silhouette Cameo that has made it the number one cutting machine!
The Silhouette Cameo has a registration mark reading sensor allowing you to print designs using a standard desktop printer and then contour-cut those printed designs. It's perfect for cutting out stickers, t-shirt transfer sheets, scrapbooking and card embellishments and more.
The Silhouette Cameo machine ships with the following important items:
- Silhouette CAMEO® 3 electronic cutting tool
- 12-inch Cutting Mat
- Power cable/USB cable
- Silhouette Studio(r) software (download)
- 100 exclusive designs (download)
- 1-month Design Store subscription
The Silhouette CAMEO is manufactured by Graphtec and distributed by Silhouette America.
FotoBella is an authorized Silhouette reseller!
Silhouette Cameo Machine Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I draw my own images with the Silhouette Cameo?
With the Silhouette Studio software you may draw your own images to cut. The software includes simple line drawing tools that will allow you to create shapes for cutting, printing or drawing within the Silhouette program. If you have another drawing tool like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, you can draw in those programs and export GSD/GST or DXF files. The GSD/GST and DXF files can then be imported into Silhouette Studio and used to cut.
You may draw your own images with friendly drawing tools found within the software programs.
If you wish to use SVG giles with the Silhouette, you may consider upgrading the Silhouette Studio software to the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.This version provides the ability to import SVG files directly which you may have created in another vector imaging program, such as Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw.
Silhouette Connect allows you to design a project directly in either Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW and send it to your Silhouette. You're able to add registration marks for print & cut projects and adjust the cut settings for different material types. You're also able to cut by individual layer or line color, so you can easily alternate between different blade/pen settings.
What file types can the Silhouette Cameo cut?
The Silhouette Studio software included with the Silhouette can cut SilhouetteDigital Download files, true type fonts loaded on your computer, STUDIO files, and GSD/GST, DXF files. The software can additionally import a variety of other common image file types (such as JPG and BMP files) and then trace the imageusing an auto-trace function to create cut lines. Please note, however, that Silhouette does not guarantee the quality of results of images not created by them. You may also draw your own images with friendly drawing tools found within the software programs.
Will the Silhouette Cameo cut SVG files?
The software that is included with the Silhouette does not allow you to cut SVG files (although it does allow you to import and cut GSD and DXF files).
The Silhouette Studio program included with the Silhouette does not cut SVG files. However, you may upgrade to the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, which will allow you to open and cut SVG files.
How can I cut thicker cardstock with the Silhouette Cameo?
The Silhouette Cameo includes a ratchet blade with 10 blade settings. We would recommend following the recommended settings for your blade as outlined in the SilhouetteStudio software to obtain optimal results. If you wish to increase the blade exposure for thicker material types, you may opt to raise the blade’s ratchet level to a higher setting, or use the "double cut" option. Doing this will have the Silhouette cut your image twice, thus ensuring any problem areas are given an extra pass during the cut job.
If cutting on thicker textured cardstock, you may also opt to flip the paper over and cut on the non-textured side. Doing this may not require as much thickness force and give you a better cut when using textured papers. However, if you are cutting on the non-textured side with this method, you may wish to select your image prior to cutting and right-click to select the Mirror option.Doing a "Horizontal Mirror" will flip your image and make sure that it is usable from the textured side. If you find for any reason there are areas not giving a clean cut, you may also wish to select the "Double Cut" option. Doing this will have the Silhouette cut your image twice, thus ensuring any problem areas are given an extra pass during the cut job.
The Silhouette has a cutting force of 210gf and includes a blade that can extend to approximately 1 mm in depth when using the standard blade, or up to 2 mm in depth when using the Deep Cut Blade to accommodate thicker material types. However, there is still a limitation depending on the material type's density and make up. Certain materials that are overly dense (such as thin metals or acetate, for example) may not be able to be cut well or at all and can impair the blade. Certain materials that have abrasive natures (such as thicker chipboard or sandpaper) may also impair the blade or dull it very quickly. On the other side of the spectrum, certain fibrous materials (such as select felt materials or handmade papers) may not be held together densely enough for successful cutting.
How long should a Silhouette mat typically last?
The cutting mat for the Silhouette should last for over 100 full 12 x 12 sheets worth of cuts (if you were to cut the same exact job repetitiously in the exact same area). We are unable to provide an exact time-frame for how long the mat should last as this will depend on the types of materials being used. We do recommend keeping your mat well covered when not in use toprevent dust or other particles from collecting on the adhesive surface. This should help the mat retain its adhesive quality. Also, please note that select materials that are more lint-based or fibrous in nature may wear down the adhesive quality faster and degrade the mat. The mat should not need to be replaced unless papers or other materials you are looking to cut are not heldfirmly in place during the cutting process.
Can the Silhouette cut fabric?
You may cut select fabrics (depending on their thickness of course) with the fabric interfacing. This product is ironed on to your fabric and then the fabric with the interfacing is placed onto a Mat with the interfacing side down (fabric side facing up). You would then use a speed of 3 – 5 and cut at a thickness of 25 – 30. Depending on the fabric, you may want to double cut your design. One you have cut your design in the Silhouette, you would then take scissors or a craft knife to quickly trim any threads which may be connecting your cutout design to the rest of thefabric.
The fabric interfacing is offered in two varieties: Clean Cut and Sewable. Silhouette Clean Cut Interfacing has a thicker adhesive that irons on to fabric allowing you to cleanly cut designs in your Silhouette. Silhouette Sewable Interfacing has a thinner adhesive that irons on to fabric allowing you to sew your cut-out design.
Can the Silhouette cut chipboard or other thick materials?
The Silhouette has a cutting force of 210gf and includes a blade that can extend to approximately 1 mm in depth when using the standard blade, or up to 2 mm in depth when using the Deep Cut Blade to accommodate thicker material types. However, there is still a limitation depending on the material type's density and make up. Certain materials that are overly dense (such as thin metals or acetate, for example) may not be able to be cut well or at all and can impair the blade. Certain materials that have abrasive natures (such as thicker chipboard or sandpaper) may also impair the blade or dull it very quickly. Certain materials that have abrasive natures (such as thicker chipboard or sandpaper) may also impair the blade or dull it very quickly. On the other side of the spectrum, certain fibrous materials (such as select felt materials or handmade papers) may not be held together densely enough for successful cutting.
Can the Silhouette Cameo cut without being connected to a computer?
The Silhouette Cameo does have the capability to cut without being hooked up to a computer. You may save images in a cut file format to an USB thumb drive on your computer and then insert the USB drive into the Silhouette Cameo machine. You may then use the machine's touch screen to scroll through the file names you have saved and cut your pre-created images. A power outlet would be required for the Silhouette Cameo, but no computer connection would be required to cut directly from the machine once you have your files saved on your USB drive. Note: Percentage off coupons do not apply to this item.