Silhouette Touch Screen Cameo 2 Ultimate Starter Bundle - 12" Digital Craft Cutter by Silhouette Americafor Scrapbooks, Cards, Home Decor, School Projects, Office Projects, Clothing, Crafting and moreThis bundle includes a 4 starter kits, the Rhinestone Starter Kit, the Vinyl Starter Kit, the Heat Transfer Starter Kit and the Fabric Ink Starter Kit in addition to your Silhouette Touch Screen Cameo (version 2)!
The Silhouette CAMEO? is an electronic cutting tool for personal use. 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 paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 12" wide and 10 feet long. The machine also boasts a quiet motor and the ability to register and cut printed materials.
The Silhouette Cameo can cut a variety of materials from vinyl,transfer paper, vellum, fabric, craft paper, cardstock and more. Youcan cut images from .25" to 120". The maximum cutting area is 12" widex 120"; length. The Silhouette can be taken anywhere, includingscrapbooking crops, shows, fairs, parties, job sites, etc.
Are you wondering what is new in version 2 of the Silhouette Cameo?This version includes:
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- a full color LCD touch screen includes step-by-steptutorials and easy navigation.
- upgraded steel spring rollers have been designed for astronger yet gentler way to hold project materials in place
- new cross cutter will help you easily cut materials fedfrom a roll and and give all your rolled material a perfect edge.
- new bold guide marks for easy visual alignment.
- new usb port lets you read and cut saved files directlyfrom your USBdrive - all without being connected to your computer.
- new storage compartment for your spare blades or crosscutter
- new sleep mode saves power and puts your Cameo to sleepwhen you arenot using it
- plus all of the familiar features of the Silhouette Cameothat hasmade it the number one cutting machine!
The Silhouette Cameo has a registration mark reading sensor allowingyou to print designs using a standard desktop printer and thencontour-cut those printed designs. It's perfect for cutting outstickers, t-shirt transfer sheets, scrapbooking and card embellishmentsand more.
The Silhouette Cameo machine ships with the following important items:
- Silhouette CAMEO? electronic cutting tool
- Silhouette Studio? software
- Power cable, USB cable
- Basic instruction manual
- 12-inch cutting mat
- Cutting blade
- One-month basic subscription to the Silhouette DesignStore
- 100 free digital designs
Receive a 15% off coupon for Silhouette Supplies with your shipment.
It is manufactured by Graphtec and distributed by Silhouette America.
FotoBella is an authorized Silhouette reseller!
Silhouette Cameo Machine Frequently Asked Questions:
Can Idraw my own images with the Silhouette Cameo?
Withthe Silhouette Studio software you may draw your own images to cut. Thesoftware includes simple line drawing tools that will allow you tocreate shapes for cutting, printing or drawing within the Silhouetteprogram. If you have another drawing tool like Adobe Illustrator orInkscape, you candraw in those programs and export GSD or DXF files. The GSD and DXFfiles can then be imported into Silhouette Studio and used to cut.
You may draw your ownimages with friendly drawing tools found within the software programs.
If you wish to use SVG giles with the Silhouette, you may considerupgrading the Silhouette Studio software to the Silhouette StudioDesigner Edition (http://www.fotobella.com/Silhouette_Studio_Designer_Edition_license_ke_p/qk-silh-studio-de.htm).This version provides the ability to import SVG files directly whichyou may have created in another vector imaging program, such as AdobeIllustrator or CorelDraw.
Silhouette Connect (http://www.fotobella.com/Silhouette_Connect_Plug_In_p/qk-silhouette-connect.htm
)allowsyou to design a project directly in either Adobe Illustrator? orCorelDRAW? and send it to your Silhouette. You're able to addregistration marks for print & cut projects and adjust the cutsettings for different material types. You're also able to cut byindividual layer or line color, so you can easily alternate betweendifferent blade/pen settings.
Whatfile types can the Silhouette Cameo cut?
TheSilhouette Studio software included with the Silhouette can cutSilhouetteDigital Download files, true type fonts loaded on your computer, STUDIOfiles,and GSD/GST, DXF files. The software can additionally import a varietyof othercommon image file types (such as JPG and BMP files) and then trace theimageusing an auto-trace function to create cut lines. Please note, however,thatSilhouette does not guarantee the quality of results of images notcreated bythem. You may also draw your own images with friendly drawing toolsfoundwithin the software programs.
Willthe Silhouette Cameo cut SVG files?
Thesoftware that is included with the Silhouette does not allow you to cutSVGfiles (although it does allow you to import and cut GSD and DXF files).Thatsaid, there is third party software that allows you to cut SVG fileswith yourSilhouette. Both Make-the-Cut and Sure Cuts A Lot allow you to cut SVGfileswith your Silhouette.
TheSilhouette Studioprogram included with the Silhouette does not cut SVG files. However, youmay upgrade to the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition (http://www.fotobella.com/Silhouette_Studio_Designer_Edition_license_ke_p/qk-silh-studio-de.htm),which will allow you to open and cut SVG files.
How canI cut thicker cardstock with the Silhouette Cameo?
TheSilhouette Cameoincludes a ratchet blade with 10 blade settings. We wouldrecommendfollowing the recommended settings for your blade as outlined in theSilhouetteStudio software to obtain optimal results. If you wish toincrease theblade exposure for thicker material types, you may opt to raise theblade?sratchet level to a higher setting, or use the "double cut"option. Doingthis will have the Silhouette cut your image twice, thus ensuring anyproblemareas are given an extra pass during the cut job. TheSilhouette Cameo isable to cut a range of materials from thin films (such as vinyl) up toathicker cardstock, such as a 90lb weight cardstock
If cutting on thicker textured cardstock, you may also opt to flip thepaperover and cut on the non-textured side. Doing this may not require asmuchthickness 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 maywish toselect your image prior to cutting and right-click to select the Mirroroption.Doing a "Horizontal Mirror" will flip your image and make sure that itisusable from the textured side. If you find for any reason there areareas notgiving a clean cut, you may also wish to select the "Double Cut"option. Doing this will have the Silhouette cut your image twice, thusensuringany problem areas are given an extra pass during the cut job.
Howlong should a Silhouette mat typically last?
Thecutting mat for the Silhouette should last for over 100 full 12 x 12sheets worth of cuts (if you were to cut the same exact jobrepetitiously inthe exact same area). We are unable to provide an exact time-frame forhow longthe mat should last as this will depend on the types of materials beingused.We do recommend keeping your mat well covered when not in use toprevent dustor other particles from collecting on the adhesive surface. This shouldhelpthe mat retain its adhesive quality. Also, please note that selectmaterialsthat are more lint-based or fibrous in nature may wear down theadhesivequality faster and degrade the mat. The mat should not need to bereplacedunless papers or other materials you are looking to cut are not heldfirmly inplace during the cutting process.
Can theSilhouette cut fabric?
Youmay cut select fabrics (depending on their thickness of course) withthenew fabric interfacing. This product is ironed on to your fabric andthen thefabric with the interfacing is placed onto a Mat with theinterfacing side down (fabric side facing up). You would then use thepink capat a speed of 3 ? 5 and cut at a thickness of 25 ? 30. Depending on thefabric,you may want to double cut your design. One you have cut your design intheSilhouette, you would then take scissors or a craft knife to quicklytrim anythreads which may be connecting your cutout design to the rest of thefabric.
The new fabric interfacing is offered in two varieties: Clean Cut andSewable.Silhouette Clean Cut Interfacing has a thicker adhesive that irons onto fabricallowing you to cleanly cut designs in your Silhouette. SilhouetteSewableInterfacing has a thinner adhesive that irons on to fabric allowing youto sewyour cut-out design.
Can theSilhouette cut chipboard or other thick materials?
The Silhouette has acutting force of 210gf and includes a blade that can extend toapproximately 1 mm in depth to accommodate thicker material types.However, there is still a limitation depending on the material type'sdensity and make up. Certain materials that are overly dense (such asthin metals or acetate, for example) may not be able to be cut well orat all and can impair the blade. Certain materials that have abrasivenatures (such as thicker chipboard or sandpaper) may also impair theblade or dull it very quickly. On the other side of the spectrum,certain fibrous materials (such as select felt materials or handmadepapers) may not be held together densely enough for successful cutting.
Can theSilhouette Cameo cut without being connected to a computer?
TheSilhouette Cameo does have the capability to cut without being hookedup toa computer. You may save images in a cut file format to an USB thumbdrive onyourcomputer and then insert the USB droveinto the Silhouette Cameo machine. You may then use the machine's touchscreen toscroll through the file names you have saved and cut your pre-createdimages. Apower outlet would be required for the Silhouette Cameo, but nocomputerconnection would be required to cut directly from the machine once youhaveyour files saved on your USB drive.