Original Silhouette vs Cameo

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Posted 1/27/2013 by SheWhoPeasAlot in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 29,183
February 2002
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Posted: 1/27/2013 12:28:31 PM
What is the difference?? Other than the 12 inch size on Cameo...



PeaNut 453,004
January 2010
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Posted: 1/27/2013 1:43:30 PM
Basically the size is the difference. It uses the same software and works basically the same. Loading the paper is different, on the original you have to manually turn a knob on the side of the machine whereas the cameo has a push button control button. There is no way to stop the original once it starts cutting and the cameo has a pause button with the option of stopping the project. So far those are the differences I have found. I had the original Silhouette ( it sits housed in my closet waiting for me to sell it) and once I quit being intimidated by it found it a wonderful tool. My Silhouette has only got about 6 months of actual running time on it but it is 7 or so years old. Hope that helps!

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PeaNut 329,392
July 2007
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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:18:12 PM
the print and cut feature. I have an original and sometimes I think the print and cut feature would be awesome ... but not $300 worth. I use mine all the time.

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PeaNut 7,774
November 2000
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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:25:08 PM
I only have the original silhouette so I can't tell you the difference. I am really starting to use it more. I would rather spend money on something I don't already have. Just my 2cents.


PeaNut 361,162
February 2008
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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:55:50 PM
Outsidechic; just wondering...

I have an original Sil and use print and cut. I design in the software and have my image print to my printer and then load to my Sil to cut. Is there something else you are meaning?
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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:01:07 PM
I use the print and cut on the Original but it doesn't work consistently for me.....maybe 1 out 10 tries. The optical eye isn't as a good as on the SD or the cameo. Maybe that's what "outsidechic" is referring to. But I don't use the feature much anyway.

I would only upgrade to the Cameo for the cutting size (12x12)
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