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The silhouette Cameo 4 is the evolution in desktop cutting. The sleek Backlit touch panel lets you load, unload, and pause your projects in style.Â Conveniently stored in the machine’s compact pull-out drawer is a new built in roll feeder for quickly cutting vinyl and heat transfer material directly from a roll. On the back of the Cameo 4 You will find a built in cross cutter allowing for a clean straight edge cut on your vinyl roll for your next project.
The Cameo unique dual carriage allows for tool Type detection. The machine’s ultra-smart system uses tool sensor technology that detects what tool you are using which then triggers the silhouette Studio software to adjust cut settings automatically.
The Cameo 4 stands apart from previous models with the new dual motor system, which allows you to cut in two distinct ways. Carriage one provides the Cameo 4 with unparalleled speed. It is operated from a solenoid motor that gives makers smooth and intricate cuts. Cameo 4 can cut or sketch up to 3x faster than previous models without sacrificing accuracy. Carriage two is operated by an entirely different style of motor that allows for unprecedented power.
The Cameo 4 carriage 2 boasts additional cutting force! With the increased downforce of the Cameo 4, we now offer a new rotary and Kraft blade (Sold separately) that have been specifically designed to operate with the Cameo smart tangential technology. With smart tangential technology the Cameo 4 cuts thicker material without sacrificing quality with each cut. The Cameo 4 offers true mat-less cutting which allows cutting cardstock, paper, and other materials without using a mat.
The autoblade has been reconfigured especially for the Cameo 4. This second generation autoblade will have a single-tap reset which will reduce the time needed for the Cameo 4 to automatically adjust the blade setting for your project.
Silhouette Cameo 4
|Product Dimensions||7.9 x 22.4 x 6.7 inches|
|Item Weight||14.07 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||14.07 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Item model number||SILH-CAMEO-4-WHT-5T|
1 customer review
5.0 out of 5 stars
|Best Sellers Rank||
#65 in Computer Printers
|Date first listed on Amazon||September 4, 2019|
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10/4/19: I purchased my Cameo 4 on Amazon as soon as it was available. Iâm interested in vinyl cutting this new models launching was good timing. After 20 minutes of failing and fussing, I was able to create perfect vinyl cuts.
The reason the first few failed was I had âRatchet bladeâ selected in the SEND menu. It looked like a ratchet blade with the numbering and ruled lines. I was more surprised the Cameo 4 wasnât able to initially recognize the auto blade was installed. I then reset to Auto Blade and selected SEND. It failed the test cut. The blade made motions as if it was cutting but no marks on vinyl. Next up I increased the cutting depth, tried again. This time only slightly indenting material, no cuts. Here is where meaningful instructions would improve the customer experience.
After a few internet searches, I found a recommendation to check blades built in dial settings. The Auto-blade supplied with my Cameo 4 was set to a depth of 5. I reset by pressing in the tip while the indicator moved to its lowest setting. Simple enough, reinstalled cutting tool, selected âVinyl Glossyâ Auto-blade and sent it through once again. This time yielding perfect cuts using both vinyl sheets and built in roll feeder.
Noise Level: It’s not broken or trying to call for help. The cutting mechanism sounds alien with its fluctuating wine underlying a distressed clunky mechanical meshing sound. Itâs particularly noisy when cutting curves, likely from Silhouetteâs servo/stepper motor design choices. Hopefully future models will be quieter but at least you know your Cameo 4 is operating properly.
Touch Display: a very clean look. Just donât expect help here. From what I can see itâs a back illuminated cover over 8 buttons, consisting of Pause, 6 direction arrows and a Bluetooth/USB button indicator (blue when connected).
Roll vinyl: Nice trimming feature by advancing roll vinyl through the cutter you can easily and cleanly use a sliding blade to cut sheets into any length. The few times I tried this, it worked well but the button logic is reversed. Push down to advance vinyl forward.
Firmware update: During initial setup the Cameo 4 requires internet access to perform a firmware update. This worked well using USB cable connected to my iMac. Completing in less than 1 minute.
Construction: Well built where the Knife or other tools come in contact with your materials. As far as the Lid, Roll Feeder and rear slicing assembly. Lots of tiny plastic pivot points. Use gingerly.
Bluetooth: I couldn’t find much help.. Silhouette’s troubleshooting steps refer to Cameo 3’s Touchscreen. I’ve added 2 photos, The first shows the device’s touchPAD indictor going from WHITE to BLUE. Blue means it is communicating with your computer. To get to this point, with Silhouette Studio open, I had to POWER down my Cameo by unplugging it. Wait a minute plug power back in. Check the Cameo’s touchpad for the Blue indicator or check the bottom right on the SEND screen, device status. See Photo 2. This shows both my USB and Bluetooth successfully connected. There is no upside to having both options connected. If your computer is close enough to the Cameo 4 use USB, otherwise Bluetooth if you are not too far away.
Design Studio: My disappointment stems from upgrading from the free version to Design Studio. I found that whatever it is your creating lives either on your PC or within Silhouette Design Studios proprietary file format. Files cannot be exported to .SVG so they can be used in other devices.