What is the Silhouette Curio machine?
The Silhouette Curio machine is a new DIY machine by Silhouette America, released in the late summer of 2015. The Curio machine is not only a die cut machine that can cut and draw, but emboss and etch. The Curio isn’t a replacement to the Silhouette Cameo, but rather a companion tool. Think of the Curio machine more like a Swiss army knife, and the Cameo a machete. They are different machines for different jobs.
Silhouette Curio Features
Here is a list of what’s new about the Silhouette Curio:
-Dual carriage heads to perform multiple functions in one pass – just mix and match tools
-5mm max width allowing for thicker materials*
-Adjustable base platform to work with different thickness materials
With the Curio, you will be able to use a deep cut blade to cut materials such as foam and leather. The new blades are expected to last 3 times as long, which is pretty nice. The Curio will still use the Design Studio software, but will have more software features available.
One of the neatest things about the new Silhouette Curio machine is the dual carriage heads. You can mix and match tools, and even different colored sketch pens.
The Silhouette Curio will have a cutting force of 210 grams. This is the same force as the Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Portrait machines.
The new Curio the cutting width of the Curio is limited to 8.5 inches by 12 inches. The Cameo on the other hand, is able to cut 12 inches by 10 feet long, making it great for larger projects like banner or home decor.
The Curio can cut any material that the Cameo can cut, including fabric, and even more. When it comes to etching, the machine can etch soft metal surfaces, such as aluminum, copper, and brass.
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