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yorkshireman

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Silhouette Cameo
« on: December 15, 2012, 01:53:11 AM »
With the interest in etched glasses taking off I thought I might do something to help Paul as the 3 days a week dialysis really kicks his butt in both time and well being. So I gone and bought a Sihouette Cameo to help out with the smaller jobs which the glass etching templates fit into.

Made by Graphtec, which I know is respected on here I am not disappointed, set up in 15 minutes and within half an hour I had cut my first decal, OK its never going to be a full blown production machine but for the little jobs its great and it has a 2 year warranty anyway.

I upgraded the included Silhouette Studio to the Designer Edition for $49.95, go figure for the first time ever buying in dollars has cost me more, I could have bought it for 23.95 plus VAT from the UK supplier, oh well such is life. Anyway I haven't got my head fully around the software but so far I am impressed, especially as it has a built in trace feature which I had only previously seen in Illustrator CS4. Hope they bring out a 64bit version. Though on my laptop which has an Intel i5 Processor and 6meg ram running Win 7 it is pretty quick.

Anyway just wanted to share that with you guys in case anyone was interested, just one more point I managed to cut and weed a 6mm font which Paul has had problems doing on the PCut.

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MoonWorks

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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 10:01:05 AM »
This is actually the machine I'm saving up to buy! I've chossen it, instead of any other cutter...because I'm interested in it's versibility to cut cardstock and fabric as well.
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yorkshireman

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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 02:50:45 PM »
It's a nice piece of kit but expensive over here for us and I can see the attraction of the cards stock and material uses, make sure you have separate blades for each material.
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MoonWorks

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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 08:11:00 PM »
Most definitely! It's $270. here.
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JoeBlow

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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 09:52:20 PM »
It's $399.00 in Australia and we're in a similar position to the UK with everything costing more.
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MoonWorks

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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012, 11:13:06 PM »
Yikes!!
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 10:30:00 AM »
Here is one that is like new for sale, only been used 10 times, it's on a tshirt forum.. they are also giving a bunch of other things with this Cameo.  The price has been dropped to  $150.  I don't know this person, just saw  this for sale and it was a good price.  They have photos posted..

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/tf-classifieds/t205624.html
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012, 03:27:43 PM »
I use the Cameo too. I've only used it for decals, since that's what I bought it for after all. This machine can indeed cut very small fonts and details, although I have noticed that it doesn't cut the the round parts of the letters as smooth as they should be. Maybe it's just my machine tho.
Word of advise, when cutting vinyl make sure you set the blade to the 2 setting instead of 1 as they say.  :cheers:

yorkshireman

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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2012, 12:49:06 AM »
Thanks just realised that, the distributor said set to 1 but it cuts better at 2. Just done some wine glass templates and used it to create the vinyl templates and then cut a Merry Christmas Tag to put on them - versatile piece of kit
610mm Pcut, Flexisign Starter, Silhouette Cameo, Illustrator CS4, Photoshop CS4, AB-AS196 Twin Air Compressor, Air Eraser, Nikon D90 + lenses (yes I'm a photographer really :)
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