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!
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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
- 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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Kierste Wade is a published author, blogger, and mom to six. With more than 20 years DIY and project experience, she has been sharing ideas on her blog since 2009. Focusing on simple and doable projects, she loves to share attainable ideas for all things home, holidays, and family. Kierste has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, American Farmhouse Magazine (print and online) Taste of Home, Country Living, and more.