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Hello everyone! Today I’m unboxing the NEW Silhouette Cameo 4!! Yes, you heard me right! This machine just came out and I have the pleasure of teaming up with Silhouette for a fun unboxing post. If you follow my blog then you know I’m a Silhouette girl 100%. I got my first silhouette 5 years ago and it has been a wonderful machine. I’ve been able to do so any projects with it.
So of course you could imagine my excitement to be able to get the new Silhouette Cameo 4. The crafting possibilities with this new machine is limitless. Especially with the new blades that are coming out.
So let’s get started!
Machine features include:
- Built-in roll feeder allows you to easily load and cut rolled materials like vinyl and heat transfer.
- Built-in crosscutter lets you trim vinyl or heat transfer right from the roll.
- 3 mm clearance for thicker materials.
- Sliding lid and backlit touch panel give your machine a sleek, compact aesthetic.
- Bluetooth® connectivity allows wireless cutting.
- Print & Cut registration capability
- PixScan™ compatible
- Driven by free Silhouette Studio® software to give you limitless design options to customize your project.
- Mac/Windows compatible
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Step 1 – The Unboxing
Let’s open our box and see what’s inside!
Make sure to remove the tape and any packing materials from the inside of your cutting machine.
Can you see the excitement on my face?!? I’m pretty excited to get crafting with this machine!
The lid on this machine is retractable, which is a very nice feature.
Step 2 – Lay Out all your Supplies
Let’s make sure we have everything that is needed in the box.
- Silhouette Cameo® 4
- Power cable & USB cable
- 12-inch Cutting Mat
- Silhouette Studio® software (download)
- 100 exclusive designs (download)
- 1-month Silhouette Design Store subscription (available with tool registration)
(the two extra cutting blades do not come in the box)
Step 3 – Hook Your Cables up
Add your power cable and USB cable to the machine and turn on. I’m able to set this up in my kitchen area because it has a Bluetooth® connectivity that allows wireless cutting.
Step 4 – Install Software
Next, head over to https://www.silhouetteamerica.com/ to get your machine setup. It only take’s a couple minutes to setup, especially if you already have an existing account.
Step 5 – Pull Out Roll Feeder
Honestly, I think my favorite feature is the built in roll feeder!
Make sure to pull the tray all the way out, until is locks into place. Then add your vinyl trough the top portion and feed into your machine.
See the gap in the top picture? ^^ Once you push the right side over your vinyl roll will stay in place.
Now hit the load button, to load your vinyl.
Step 6 – Add Blade
Now it’s time to add your blade.
Pull the locking tab out, insert your blade, and then lock into place.
The software can detect what type of tool is being used in the carriage without you telling it. Tool two is for the Kraft Blade, Rotary Blade and Punch Tool, because it has a greater force motor. I will go more into detail with that in another post once I receive them. (Which I’m SUPER excited about!)
Step 7 – Cross Cut
On the back side of the machine is a built in cross cutter feature. This is especially helpful when cutting long pieces of vinyl.
Make sure to lock it back in place once your finished, so when your cutting you don’t have any problems later.
Step 8 – Backlit Feature
The backlit lighting is also a new feature with this machine for a more sleek look.
Step 9 – Create a Project
My first project I did were these monogrammed kitchen towels that I will show you how to make in another blog post. So stay tuned!
These are all the colors available with the new Silhouette Cameo 4 on the Silhouette Shop website.
This is such a beautiful machine and I’m very lucky to have the opportunity to try it out and show you guys. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I will have more posts coming soon going into a little more detail with the machine.
As also thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!