|Posted: 1/5/2013 3:37:38 AM|
i want to know whats the difference between the two.
|Posted: 1/5/2013 7:03:26 AM|
I think the only real differences are the size and price. Cameo can cut 12x12 and the Portrait is 8.5x11. If you have the space to store it, get the Cameo.
|Posted: 1/5/2013 7:06:49 AM|
I'm debating which one because I had 2 circuts and I sold both of them I don't want to spend 300 on the cameo if I won't use it that much.
|Posted: 1/5/2013 7:08:49 AM|
the portrait does not have a SD card slot
|Posted: 1/5/2013 7:12:53 AM|
So would I have to save my images on a card or can I just save them on my computers then transfer to my hard drive
Loc: somewhere between going & crazy
|Posted: 1/5/2013 7:37:44 AM|
For either you save your files to your SS software. If you want to take the silhouette to a crop, then you should be able to save to an SD card and cut straight from the silhouette. The cameo and the silhouette SD both have the card slots, sounds like the portrait does not. I've not used the SD feature. I use my sil. all the time and want to upgrade to the cameo for the size.
|Posted: 1/5/2013 8:46:24 AM|
I don't plan on going on crops I just want to use it for myself
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: East Coast
|Posted: 1/5/2013 9:10:35 AM|
I has the Cameo and while I've only recently set it up and used it a few times, I love it!!!
I've had a Cricut, Cricut Expression, KNK XL and the Cameo software s by far the easiest to use.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 1/5/2013 9:13:05 AM|
Size and price. I went from a cricut to the cameo. Once that sweet little baby came in the door, I never used the cricut again. I also use it WAY more that I ever used the cricut. Our main computer is in my scrap area so I leave it hooked up to that. It is rare that I don't use the silhouette for some part of every LO I do.
I also take it to the two crops I go to a year. It's a scrappiest of three days at a local hotel and I'm not a planner so I take it and my laptop and cut away.
Loc: in the sunshine
|Posted: 1/5/2013 9:28:20 AM|
Not sure on the price difference. But I do know if you watch/wait for a sale you can get a cameo for around $200. I bought mine at consumer crafts just before xmas for $197 and had it in less than a week (free shipping too).
I prefer the 12x12 size because then I don't have to cut down a piece of 12x12 paper. I just load the whole piece onto the mat and cut from it. I prefer it doing that way as it leaves me with the most options for using the rest of the paper.
Loc: Unitd Kingdom
|Posted: 1/6/2013 9:41:36 AM|The difference is the size that each machine can cut as already stated. The Cameo cuts 12 x 12 while the Sil SD cuts A4 and the Portrait 8.5 x11 approx.
The Cameo and Sil SD have Sd card slots but if you intend to use it just at home then its not a big issue. I've had the SD machine and Cameo for 2 years and never used the SD card.
You can store your files in the software library, in your own file on your PC or on a USB stick or hard drive.
I download the cutting files from Sil website to my library but any others ( usually free ones) I store in a separate folder on my computer. I back up my files by storing them on a USB stick.
The beauty of these machines is you can download ready made cutting designs or you can create your own. I don't subscribe to the Sil america files either. In the last 2 years I've had two $10 cards given me and I've still got about $9 left to spend. There are loads of sites offering free cutting files. You also can import images/clipart to the Studio software and trace them creating your own cutting files. I don;t buy cutting dies anymore I simply trace what shapes I want.