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Silhouette model comparisons

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The Silhouette CAMEO® first and foremost has a wider cutting area. The Silhouette Portrait® model has rollers for standard Letter size (8.5 inch width) and has an actual cutting width area of approximately 8 inches, whereas the CAMEO has adjustable rollers for an A4 size, a standard Letter size, or a 12 inch size, which offers up to a true 12 inch cutting width area. Specifically, the CAMEO offers the following features:

  • True 12" width cutting area (with the ability cut an actual 12 inch rather than a 11.5 inch cutting area like other comparable machines)
  • Includes a 13 x 13.5 inch mat to provide a 12 x 12 inch cutting area for materials that require a mat
  • SD card slot to read and cut specially formatted files directly without being hooked up to a computer (requires file to be formatted from a computer first and an SD slot reader on your computer)
  • LCD screen to view direct cutting options from an SD card

Both the CAMEO and Portrait offer the following:

  • An optical scanner for print & cut applications
  • Compatible with Silhouette Studio® allowing you to cut fonts and images from your PC or Mac®
  • Both models offer the same capabilities to cut the same material types (vinyl, paper, cardstock, fabric, etc)

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