Yes, Justie it make a loud noise when its. done. I would recommend the on-line classes by Keri Bradford on the Cameo, they really helped me. You get a lot for your money with the 2 Cameo classes and you can take them whenever you feel like it. I was going strong, but I've been ill all Summer, so I slowed down. I did try the cut to print feature, but I needed coaching and I got help from the Twopeasinabucket.com ladies. So, if we can't help here try there for some help. There are also some wonderful videos on youtube that explains a great deal. Welcome to the family and I hope you enjoy your Cameo.
PS. I got mine from overstock.com and it was free shipping and only $269.99, so ladies you can find them cheaper. Oh, My Craft has lost their touch and I don't shop with them anymore.