The Silhouette Cameo is one of the most well-known die cut machines in the market, and there are some types of them as they need to upgrade the features along the types too. Just mention it with the first one Silhouette Cameo and we will compare it with the newest one Silhouette Cameo 3. We know exactly the fact that Cameo 3 has a lot of better features than Cameo. But, according to some needs, we hope that by reading the comparison we made, you guys can make the right decision for your next home printer in terms of size and shape.
The Silhouette Cameo is a machine that primarily cuts paper based material, vinyl, and fabric, along with some other materials. It does have wireless capability, allowing for more flexibility for those crowded craft-rooms. There are some features in The Silhouette Cameo that you will get including cut up to 12 inches by 10 feet with lined media, print & cut to print the design from the printer and have the Cameo cut them out too, the PixScan technology to allow users to use their camera and smartphone to take a picture and let the Cameo cut it out, Onboard touch screen to cut designs loaded from a USB port. There is software named Silhouette Studio Designer to allow user to create custom designs from scratch and they can work with jpg, bmp, and png file types. If you want to upgrade more file types, you need to pay more among $50 to get the software. Thousands of finished designs are also available for purchase through the designs store, typically for 99 cents. (See also : Silhouette Cameo vs. Cameo 2)
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Cameo 3 is the upgrade of previous Cameo 2 which has some similar features only different in some key upgrades. The features are such as Dual carriages to cut and print, 12 inch cutting and drawing width, 2mm cutting clearance, LCD touch screen for navigation, PixScan technology, PC and Mac compability, Bluetooth enabled as a wireless, Matless cutting capability to cut lined media, and so on. We will talk about the main features for printing and cutting that allow the studio software to send an image to your printer to be printed then be loaded into the Cameo and detect the registration marks where to cut the printed image out. Because it is already equipped with PixScan technology which if the image is placed on the mat, a picture can be taken from your camera and uploaded to the design studio. By this device, you can also choose between 3 types of blades like Standard, deep cut, and auto blade. The Cameo 3 will adjust the blade by punching itself up and down in the corner of the material. And by this Cameo 3, you can also choose some materials to cut like Paper or cardstock up to 350 gsm thick, Tissue paper, vinyl, Iron-on transfer, craft foam, lightweight fabric, and rhinestone template material.
Silhouette Cameo vs. Cameo 3
No need to explain a long conclusion because by seeing the statements on each title, The Silhouette Cameo 3 is the winner since the features are so much better than the Cameo (as the first product). But, by purchasing Cameo 3, you will also need to pay more among $50 above. It is based on what you need and how much your budget.