The Silhouette CAMEO® and Silhouette Portrait™ are electronic cutting machines for personal use. However, instead of printing, Silhouette electronic cutting machines use a small blade to cut your designs into an array of materials including paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, and more. With the print & cut feature, the electronic cutting machines also have the ability to cut out printed designs. As more and more educators discover its versatility, the CAMEO and Portrait are increasingly making their way into the classroom.
The CAMEO and Portrait cut designs created in the free Silhouette Studio® software. This enables teachers and students to create their own designs or choose from a large selection of ready-made shapes. The Silhouette Studio® software can also manipulate and cut the fonts you already have on your computer.
Many teachers use Silhouette electronic cutting machines extensively for classroom décor and organization. But their usefulness doesn't end there. They are great to use in the teaching of curriculum at all grade levels. Whether it's preschoolers learning simple shapes or university students practicing package design--the Silhouette can be a great teaching tool.