At this moment I am saving money to buy me a Silhouette CAMEO electronic cutting machine. This machine can cut a wide variety of materials such as paper and card stock, which will save me a lot of time cutting all my repro paperwork by hand. The cutting itself will be more accurate, so at the end I will get a better product. I have been looking at a few of those cutting machines for some time now, and I must say I do like the Silhouette CAMEO very much. Because it is for personal use and not that big as those business cutting machines for the Sign Industry. And the price is right for me too. And it is easy to use and like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac with a simple USB cable.
However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut papier, card stock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 30 cm wide and 3 meters long. The machine also boasts a quiet motor and the ability to register and cut printed materials. So after printing my repro paperwork the prints can be cut easily with the machine. And that’s what I want.
The Silhouette CAMEO ships with the following important items:
- Silhouette electronic cutting tool
- Silhouette Studio software for Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X 10.5.8 and higher
- 51 exclusive cuttable designs (which I would not be needing, I guess)
- Power cable, USB cable
- 30,5 x 30,5 cm cutting mat
- Cutting blade
- $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store
- Basic Instruction Guide
This machine is used within the Scrapbook world. But since I am not doing any Scrapbooking I will use it for cutting out my Repro paperwork only. And with this I hope to improve the quality of my paperwork.