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The Silhouette Cameo 3 is not the best die-cutting machine available but with its simplicity an ideal device for both beginners and less experienced vinyl cutters. It builds on the success of the previous models and adds some new features as well as a few design improvements. A small, intuitive and fast machine that can cut different materials.
Silhouette CAMEO 3 – Solid and fast die-cutting machine
NECHSTAR SCORE – 89% (Based on 8 expert reviews so far)
Silhouette CAMEO 3 Specifications
- Type of Cutter: Personal die-cutting machine
- Size: 22.5 x 8.5 x 6 inches inches inches (57 x 21 x 15 Centimeters)
- Weight: 13 lbs (5.8 kg)
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Max Cutting Width: 12 inches (30 cm)
- Max Cutting Lenght: 10 feet (3 meters)
- Materials It Can Cut: 100+
- More: Silhouette Studio software, USB cable, power cable, 12 inches cutting mat, AutoBlade, Cross Cutter, Dual carriage, 100+ free designs
Expert reviews and ratings
By Cutting Machine Reviews – 92%
In a nutshell, Silhouette Cameo 3 is the kind of machine to go for if you’re on a quest for originality. Behind its cutting-edge success are drag-and-drop features which make it extremely easy to resize, move and play around with the texture of your images.
By Cut Cut, Craft! – 80%
The Silhouette Cameo 3 can cut materials over two times thicker than the Cameo 2! This is the Cameo 3’s biggest upgrade to cutting ability. The cutting bar now allows for a 2mm clearance, improved from 0.8 mm. This means that, combined with the Deep-Cut Blade, you can now cut thicker materials like craft foam, which my kids love.
By Vinyl Cutting Machines – 92%
The Silhouette Cameo 3 really is at the forefront of developments with desktop craft cutters. It can cut over 100 different materials — that’s all the usual suspects plus a bunch that you’ve never even heard of. It’s amazingly versatile and definitely deserves its marketing slogan as “the ultimate DIY machine”.
By The Best Vinyl Cutters – 92%
The new Cameo 3 is not only a top personal vinyl cutter, but it is also the preferred vinyl T-shirt printing machine for those who operate a small business. As the machine’s cutting force is still lagging, this machine is not suitable for those who wish to cut thicker materials, but for most of us, this machine is simply brilliant.
By Personal Diecutting – N/A
the Silhouette Cameo 3 isn’t the most versatile craft machine, as it can only cut thinner materials. This may be fine depending on the type of projects you will be creating. Some users don’t have a need to cut leather or balsa wood. It does have all the features that we can expect from a die cut machine in this price range, having dual carriages and Bluetooth functionality.
By Nechstar – N/A
To be honest, Cameo 3 isn’t the most versatile vinyl machine, as it can only cut thinner materials. It is specially designed to cut drawing paper, postcards, scrapbooking paper, photo paper, and vinyl. It is able to handle a few other materials but its variety is very limited.
By The Papercraft Guy – N/A
The Cameo 3 steals the spotlight when it comes to its maximum cutting size. This craft cutter can cut up to 12″ wide x 10′ long, which is vastly superior to the maximum cutting size of the Cricut Explore Air 2. Definitely the right machine for cutting larger designs.
By Maxcnash – N/A
The Silhouette Cameo 3 uses the great Silhouette Studio design software to create your special projects. It features a dual-carriage for multi-tool use and gives 2mm more clearance in order to cut thicker materials. The tool is compatible with Print& Cut and PixScan technology. And, on top of everything, Silhouette Cameo 3 is compatible with the self-adjusting Auto-Blade.
Image credit: Silhouette America
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