The Silhouette CAMEO™ is an electronic cutting tool for personal use. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac® with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing, the CAMEO uses a small blade to cut your designs into a wide array of materials.
The Silhouette CAMEO™ is amazingly versatile. It can create intricate projects of all sizes from small (1/4" wide) to large (12" wide) and has an unlimited cutting length. It can cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, and other materials. It operates with or without a cutting mat. When the blade is replaced by a pen, the CAMEO will sketch instead of cut. It can be controlled from a computer or an SD card. With the print and cut feature, the CAMEO also has the ability to cut out designs that have been printed on your home printer.
The CAMEO cuts designs created in the Silhouette Studio® software. This software is free and offers a wide variety of tools and functions to help create custom projects quickly and easily. The Silhouette Studio® software can also manipulate and cut fonts you already have - if a font is installed on your computer, you can use it with the CAMEO.
Designs and shapes can also be purchased ready-made through the Silhouette Online Store. There you will find thousands of designs by talented artists and well-known companies starting at just 99¢ each. Once purchased, designs and shapes are stored permanently in your library and can be used any time. With the Silhouette Online Store you only pay for the shapes you want - no need for expensive cartridges with the CAMEO.
There are many products available to help you get the most from your CAMEO - from ordinary paper to sparkling rhinestones. If you have a project, the Silhouette CAMEO™ can help make it great.