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Silhouette Cameo & Curio Comparison

 

 

Wondering what is the difference between the Silhouette Curio and Silhouette Cameo? Here you can find the differences between the Curio and Cameo machines and the benefits of each machine.

What is the Silhouette Curio?


The Silhouette Curio hobby machine is the perfect complement to Silhouette's other cutting tools, the Silhouette Portrait and Silhouette CAMEO. Simply connect Curio to your PC or Mac with the included USB cable and use the included software, Silhouette Studio, to design your project. Then send your project to Curio to put your signature style on countless DIY projects. Curio is the perfect machine for DIYers that love to diversify their creativity.  Click Here for CURIO Tutorials and Videos



Although the Silhouette Curio is more versatile than the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, the Curio is not meant to be a replacement for the Cameo, but rather a supplement, or companion tool. The Silhouette Cameo has a 12 inch wide cutting width, and cut cut up to 10 feet long. The Curio machine, is limited to a 8.5 inch by 12 inch cutting surface.


What can the Curio do that the Cameo machine can't?



Here is a list of capabilities that the Curio can do, but the Cameo can't:

  • Metal and foil stippling
  • Metal etching
  • Dual carriage multitasking (multiple tasks in one pass)
  • Embossing
  • Score & Emboss
  • Print & Emboss
  • Deep-cut capabilities* (leather, foils, foams, and more)
  • Using thicker materials as project surfaces (example: stencils sketched directly onto wood up to 5mm thick)

  • *To cut materials like leather and foam, you'll need to use the deep cut blade.

    Silhouette Curio dual carriage


    The Curio comes with dual carriage heads, so you can mix and match tools. For example, you could print and cut, or print and emboss, or even use two different colored pens.

    Although the Silhouette Curio is more versatile than the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, the Curio is not meant to be a replacement for the Cameo, but rather a supplement, or companion tool. The Silhouette Cameo has a 12 inch wide cutting width, and cut cut up to 10 feet long. The Curio machine, is limited to a 8.5 inch by 12 inch cutting surface.

     

    What can the Cameo do that the Curio machine can't?

    The Cameo machine is better for cutting. The cutting width of the Cameo is 12 inches, and it can cut up to 10 feet long without a mat. This is great if you are making large banners or home decor.



    The Cameo also has an on board touch screen, where you can load and cut designs without a computer using a USB drive. This is handy if you are traveling with the machine and won't have access to a computer.

    Silhouette Curio vs Silhouette Cameo Comparison


    Here is a side by side comparison for the Silhouette Curio and Silhouette Cameo. Most differences are with the capabilities and cutting width.

      Silhouette Cameo Silhouette Curio
     
    Silhouette Cameo
    Silhouette Curio
    Cut Yes Yes
    Draw Yes Yes
    Emboss No Yes
    Etch No Yes
    Score No Yes
    Stipple No Yes
    PixScan Technology Yes Yes
    Cutting Force 210 grams 210 grams
    Cutting Size 12 inches by 10 feet 8.5 inches by 12 inches
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