Silhouette Cameo Review
This a review of the new Silhouette Cameo, which is being written without any endorsements other than my own!
I purchased this Silhouette Cameo Starter Kit off of Amazon as a means to start up a business. Was it worth it? Absolutely! I feel like this machine is a magician that amazes me every day at what it can do. This machine can cut intricate designs, logos, and any font that you can find. The store is also jam packed full of goodies with affordable art and even a free design on the week! This baby can make boxes, cards, tags, doilies, cut fabric, vinyl and stencils! I can make vinyl decals, etch glassware, and create beautiful T-Shirts all with one small machine. I have read other reviews which is why I am posting mine. I do not feel that the machine feels cheap in any way and the software does take a bit of playing with to learn completely, but there are hundreds of youtube tutorials out there! Please though, read the manual and book before just opening up the kit and trying to cut, as I did with mine and ruined the first mat that came with it! My blade is wonderful and I only had to change mine out after cutting about a thousand items! I have yet to try out the Rhinestone kit but it looks like a lot of fun to do and another item I can add to my store of custom work!
Are there any cons to this magical piece of heaven? Yes!
The mats are overly sticky when you start a fresh one and everything sticks and I have ruined a couple of projects, and then the mat loses stickiness it seems over night just when you get to a good place with it. While I do love the sticky mat idea I wish there was a non disposable option such as a mat that can lock down the media in place maybe with magnets or something.
The other con, the blade has a cap that you need to adjust the setting and I have lost this baby a couple of times, it would be nice if it could fit into the top of the blade while it is in the machine!
Overall, this is one investment that has paid for itself for me! No cartridges to buy with pre stock images is a real savior!