What Comes with the Silhouette Cameo 4? A Peek Inside the Box!

A front row seat as I show you exactly what comes with the Silhouette Cameo 4, and what features this brand new version has!

What Comes with a Silhouette Cameo 4?

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I’ve been using a Silhouette Cameo for a really long time—and it’s absolutely one of my favorite tools. It’s funny–I’m not a crafter–but you don’t have to be to use it and love it. I do love organizing my space, building farmhouse signs, making printables, and so much more. I’ve made so many things for my home and my kids, and I’m thrilled that Silhouette sent me this updated version with so many new features. I can’t wait to show you!

What comes with the Silhouette Cameo 4?

  • Silhouette Cameo® 4
  • Power cable & USB cable
  • 12-inch Cutting Mat
  • AutoBlade
  • Silhouette Studio® software (download)
  • 100 exclusive designs (download)
  • 1-month Silhouette Design Store subscription (available with tool registration)
  • Adaptor Set (for use with tools from older machines)

The new blades and tools aren’t shaped the same as before. They have a flat back, with a sensor, so that the cartridges will know which type of tool is being used. Because of that, the older tools won’t fit on their own, so this adaptor set is provided so you can still use them! They open up with a hinged side, you place the older tool inside, then snap it closed. The sensor is on the back of the adapter.

Here’s what they’re used for:

  • Blue – Sketch Pens 
  • Gray – Deep Cut Blade & Premium Blade
  • Black – Ratchet Blade & Fabric Blade
  • White – Kraft Blade

There are some other tools for the Cameo 4 that do not come in the box, but are available for purchase.

3mm Kraft Blade | Punch Tool | Rotary Tool | Auto Blade | Pen Holder Set

Silhouette Cameo 4 Features

There are some really exciting new features of the Cameo 4, including a built-in roll feeder allows you to easily load and cut rolled materials like vinyl and heat transfer. Wahoo! This feature is worth its weight in gold.

Another favorite feature is the cross cutter on the back of the machine, so you can quickly and easily trim off excess heat transfer or vinyl. Can I tell you how much vinyl I’ve wasted because I couldn’t cut it off in a straight line? Ugh. This is going to be so awesome!

See that little white clip on the end? There’s another one on the other end too. Just flip them down, and it releases the cutter that can then go across the back of the machine.

The lid design is also different–instead of lifting up, it slides back. This saves overhead space for storage.

A few other things I’m really thrilled about…matless cutting capabilites, much faster cutting speed, more powerful force, and a dual motor system. It also has a higher cutting clearance, which will make it easier to cut thicker materials. It will also now cut fabric without a stabilizer, when you use the Rotary Blade.

I can’t wait to get started, and I’ll have my first project ready to share with you very soon!

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What Comes With a Silhouette Cameo 4

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  1. Hi! I will receive my new cameo 4 any day now and was hoping you could tell me what would be some good additions to add for this machine. I am just a beginner so I appreciate any and all advice from set up to tools and designs. Thank you!

    1. Hi, Rebecca! Congrats on your new machine! I use the business edition software, and it adds so many more options, including fun things like designing your own fonts. If you watch for sales, they’ll offer anywhere up to 50% off to buy it. I use my machine mostly for vinyl, heat transfer, and print and cut. I like to have different colors of vinyl and heat transfer on hand to make projects last minute if I need to. Having a color printer is great if you want to use the print & cut feature, which is amazing. The hook tool is important for weeding, and I like different blades too. The deep cut blade, and fabric blade are good to have if you’re planning to work with fabric, or any kind of thicker material. One of my friends has a blog that focuses on Silhouette tutorials, and she is amazing!! They are easy to follow and understand, and she has them for everything, including beginners and setting everything up. I highly recommend checking out sher site! Here’s the link: https://www.findingtimetocreate.com/

  2. Hi :)
    I found your blog really helpful and I have just brought a Cameo 4. When you shared a photo with tools and adapters there is a little piece next to black adapter with 2 holes. What is that and where does it go? What is the use of it? Thank you.

    1. Great question! It’s a tool that helps you clean your blades. The holes help you take off the top of the blade so you can clean out any bits of paper that might be causing it to be dull. Here’s a tutorial that shows you how: https://www.silhouetteschoolblog.com/2020/02/silhouette-cameo-4-blade-not-cutting.html

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