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  • Is the Cameo 2 the same unit as the Silhouette Cameo 250? Also I understand there are 2 versions of the software - 1 of those would be the designer software. Does this unit come with the designer software? There is a lot of information on the Internet but I am having problems figuring out which is the old info and which is new. One last question - would you know if they plan on releasing a new machine in the next 6 months or so? I have a closet full of Cricuits because I cant seem to own one more than a couple months before they come out with a new version. I want to love this machine for a long time!! Oh wait - one more question - does anyone out there own a scanncut also? If so, which is your favorite machine? Thanks so much!   By: tmcnany (16-Feb-15) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • The designer studio software is always a separate purchase. The best reason to purchase that in my opinion is to add the ability to import and cut SVG files (there are a number of free cut files available at several sites). I think you also have expanded knife and eraser options as well as a few extras I don't find myself using much. I went a number of years without having the upgraded designer software, but now that I have it I can't imagine going back. Silhouette America puts it on sale once or twice a year, as well as some SVG sites offering it at a discount year round. I highly recommend it. Silhouette also just introduced the new Silhouette Curio to be releasing Fall 2015 which is designed to emboss and cut much thicker materials (among other things), but it won't be a replacement for the Cameo as it is much smaller in size and won't cut 12x12 (its mat will be 8.5" x 6"). By: Mendi Yoshikawa (28-May-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • The Cameo 2 was just released in October of 2014. As I understand it, the only REAL difference between this one and the previous version is that the new one now has the touch screen, and the new rollers for grabbing/holding materials in place, and the cutter for material that is on a roll (like vinyl). I would highly doubt that they'll be releasing ANOTHER new machine in the next 6 months, since this one has only been since end of October.
      I don't own either the Cameo (yet) or the Scan N Cut, but a friend does, and I've used both (plus I'm a longtime Cricut user). I have to say, I like the Silhouette MUCH better than the Scan N Cut. And the Silhouette seems to cut much cleaner than the Cricut. I also like the fact that you are NOT tied to having to use it with an internet connection. As long as you download your design library to your computer or a flash drive, you're good to go. That is a huge plus to me - along with fact that you don't have to buy cartridges. I'm determined to get a Cameo in the near future! By: gizmokitty97 (19-Feb-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • does this work with Windows 8 as well?   By: susieq072960 (28-Nov-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    Will this machine cut pop-up cards like rge Elizabeth Craft Designs die cuts Garden Bench or any of the Sizzix pop-up dies?   By: User (22-Sep-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • The Cameo will cut pop-up cards. If you browse the Silhouette Design Store (used to be called Silhouette Online Store ) you can see the kinds of cut files they have available for immediate download. http://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/

      If you upgrade from the basic software to the Designer software, you can cut SVG files, like designs from one of my favorites- SVGCuts.com (shop around for the software-there are often deals to get it for a good price)

      Silhouette School shows how to make a basic pop up card then you can add whatever you want to it. It's one of the best places online to learn how to do things with your Cameo!

      http://www.silhouetteschoolblog.com/2014/03/basic-silhouette-pop-up-card-tutorial.html By: cindyepting (28-Oct-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • That did not answer the question. The question was not whether the machine used dies. The question asked whether the machine could accomplish cutting out pop up cards like machines that use dies. I hope someone is able to address the question as I would also like to know. By: lkschroll (16-Oct-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Is this a brand new version of the Cameo or just a new color? Thanks.   By: designcreature (10-Nov-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • How about the resolution of this machine?
    What is the size of a line and how small can it cut?   By: RayChih (23-May-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I am sorry if this is a repeat, I am just overwhelemed! I am trying to decide between this and the eclips by Sissix....I could have sworn it said you could sketch or print on this on another site - am I wrong? Also does anyone have the Curio as I saw them selling this with the curio on a site. Can anyone give me any feedback on which machine is best for me - I do papercrafting and cardcrafting as of right now. Thanks in advancve!   By: celestial428 (03-Mar-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • You can sketch with the Cameo. I've had a Cameo since they first came out > 5 years. I LOVE it! I Scrapbook and make cards and use it for both. You can also create your own designs. Not need to buy cartridges as you can buy individual designs from the Silhouette Store. I have used a friend 's Cricuit....doesn't even compare to the Cameo in my opinion. There are also free cut files everywhere...check out some Silhouette boards on Pinterest. I would also recommend purchasing the Designer Edition program...it's about $49 at the Silhouette website. There is a learning curve with the Cameo...but it is SO worth it! By: sgoetter (04-Mar-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I see this is compatible with Windows 8, does that include Windows 8.1?   By: bobik (19-Dec-15) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • It works with anything from Window Vista and higher, including 8.1 and 10. I'm not sure about the disk that comes in the box with the machine, but the Silhouette website always offers the most current updates for their software at their website here: http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/software/silhouette-studio/ By: Mendi Yoshikawa (21-Dec-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Good afternoon! Does this machine work well for making stencils or do you recommend something better?   By: JodyLMyers24 (27-May-15) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • Yes it does. Silhouette even markets a stencil material for under $10 for a 12x24 roll. :) It's available at scrapbook.com here: http://store.scrapbook.com/sa-media-stencil.html By: Mendi Yoshikawa (28-May-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I want a machine that makes pop up/ pop out cards. What is the best machine. Ty   By: bickford1095 (18-May-15) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • This machine will do that. I have had the Cricut Explore and the Silhouette Cameo 2 and love the Cameo 2. It cuts clean and is easy to use. There are other more expensive machines out there but the Cameo has done everything I have wanted with no problem. By: brdean (19-May-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I'm devastated this awesome products is only available in Canada and the U.S 😭😭😭
    I'm from New Zealand and would LOVE to be able to jump in a buy this! Lol...envious!
    Looks fabulous!
    How long before the products goes beyond the States and Canada guys/Girls?   By: Elijah9jem (21-Feb-15) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I have Windows 8. I want the Cameo 2. What to do?   By: buffpuff (21-Nov-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • It should be compatible. You can download the latest software for your Cameo at: http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/software/silhouette-studio/ (just scroll down and select the "windows" option). There are also many helpful tutorials and FAQ you can find at www.silhouetteamerica.com. Hope this helps. :) By: Mendi Yoshikawa (22-Nov-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • It is compatible with Windows 8 as well. You should be good to go. Sorry for the confusion. By: McKane (02-Dec-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    Does this bundle include the new Designer software?   By: User (09-Aug-14) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • The starter bundle comes with the basic software. You can purchase the Designer software separately. I think it runs about $50.00. By: NMscrapper (10-Aug-14) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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