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What We Like
Flexibility of expensive models
Easy to master software
Variety of materials
What We Don’t Like
Small capacity
Low cutting force
Where To Buy

The Silhouette Curio is labeled as a companion device to other larger die-cutters that are lacking some functions such as embossing, debossing, piercing, etching, scoring, stippling, deep cutting, and drawing. More than that. It allows you to work with a wide range of materials like foam, leather, rubber, foils, wood and even metal sheets.


Silhouette Curio – Great Cutter For Beginners

NECHSTAR SCORE – 84% (Based on 8 expert reviews so far)


Silhouette Curio Specifications

  • Type of Cutter: For deep cuts & embossing features
  • Size: 17.2 x 5.5 x 7 inches (43 x 14 x 18 Centimeters)
  • Weight: 10.5 lbs (4.8 kg)
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Max Cutting Width: 8.5 inches (21 cm)
  • Max Cutting Lenght: 6 inches (15 cm)
  • Materials It Can Cut: 100+
  • More: Silhouette Studio software CD, deep cut capability, cut up to 2mm thick materials, 5 mm clearance, dual carriage



Expert reviews and ratings


By Cutting Machine Reviews – 92% 

One of the reasons we really liked the Curio is that it is designed to deal with a wide variety of materials. It also can cut, draw, and even score. Yet another thing about this compact machine is that it provides you with the freedom to be creative. So, you can experiment as much as you’d like and learn a lot more stuff while using it.


By Vinyl Cutting Machines – 82% 

Through a fair amount of trial and error, we found that the Curio worked well on all manner of materials, although for deep embossing and stippling, we found it worked much better on slightly thinner materials rather than thicker.


By Cut Cut, Craft – 80% 

Calling the Curio a cutting machine isn’t really accurate. You can almost call it an embossing machine because that’s what it is most specialized for. But the most appealing thing about the Curio is the range of creative functions it is capable of.


By Crafts Selection – 100% 

One of the first things I noticed about the Silhouette Curio is that it comes with a lot of stuff. It comes with an 8.5” by 12” base and an 8.5” by 6” base. It is also accompanied by a host of pens, blades, and tools which make it easier to use.


By The Best Vinyl Cutters – 68% 

The machine has a lot to offer that other machines simply can’t do, such as the ability to emboss, deboss, stipple and etch on thicker materials such as metal. Imagine all the incredible projects you can finish off with this machine!


By Nechstar – N/A 

The Silhouette Curio is able to cut a depth of 10 feet and a width of 8 inches. Great ability is that before it cuts, it gives you fast reference chart specifying the blade depth and base for each type of material.


By Top Ten Reviews – N/A 

While the Silhouette Curio performs a variety of functions and the software is easy to learn, the lightweight cutting force and small capacity make some projects impossible.


By HeatPressGuide – N/A 

The Silhouette Curio holds an unusual position of either great adoration or intense dislike by Silhouette fans. Some users find that the diversity of uses is all they could ever want out of it, while others see the embossing machine’s flaws to make the purchase not worth it in the slightest.






Image credit: Silhouette America


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