New Silhouette Cameo 2014
Did you know that a new Silhouette Cameo was coming to market? If you’ve heard the rumors…it’s true!
So, what’s the big deal? Well, so far I’m not seeing a lot changes…but I still pre-ordered one on Amazon. Yes sir, I did. I can’t help myself. (The one shown above is from Amazon…and comes with more things than other offers I found.)
They added a Full-color LCD touch-screen for easy navigation and use.
This Crosscutter feature is also new. It’s on the back of unit for cutting materials fed directly from a roll. I guess you’d mostly benefit from this if you’re also using the roll feeder, though you can use a roll of vinyl or other material without it.
There is a compartment for keeping blades, the crosscutter or candy. I added that part about candy myself but you could store other things in there too…like donuts. No, that last part is also just my suggestion.
UPDATE: Silhouette just released this .pdf about the machine.
It says the machine also has:
Steel Spring Rollers (a definite upgrade in my opinion)
USB Drive Port
Guide Marks for Alignment (for aligning your mat or other materials for cutting)
Power Saving Sleep Mode
Full 12 Inch Cutting
Are you going to order the new Silhouette Cameo? It doesn’t seem to be a big upgrade to me but if you’re in the market for one or are ready to get a new one, why not? Right? I definitely pre-ordered mine. I just can’t say no to a new machine.
I saw that preorder…I just wish there was more information on it. Like what is improved on it vs the obvious things like LCD screen. You seriously made me LOL with the candy and doughnuts 🙂 The kids could try to find my stash all they want, but they would never check there!
I won’t be ordering the new one. I’m a sucker for a new machine, too….but the improvements are not enough for me to warrant ordering this one. Now if my present Cameo should break….
I’m disappointed I won’t have a candy holder, though…. 😉
I read all the information, but like many other Silhouette users, the improvementst are not worth $300. The fact that they are offering 100 free images for SC2 is not cutting it…pun. That should be available for all SC users, especially since we all are using the same designer software. I love my SC, it does a great job on detailed work, something I couldn’t get with Cricut, but I still love it too. No, I think I’ll just stick with my good ol’SC for now.
The roller fits the original machine. I bought one myself and it fits perfect so you can use the roller and the cutter
Yes, it was released with the original Cameo and will also fit the new one. I’m so glad to hear that it fits so well! YAY!
So if I were to get my very first cameo, should I pay an extra $50 for the new one??? Or buy the “old” one and save my $50?????
Mine just arrived, so I’ll have to let you know. 😉 Honestly, I loved my original Cameo and don’t think (having not tried the new one yet) that it’s that much of an upgrade. If it were me, I’d buy the newest one because I know that later I would wish that I had…but that’s just me. LOL! 😉
Joy, thank you so much for writing about this! I don’t think I will be investing in one at this time since the upgrades aren’t that many and my cameo works just fine. I love the candy holder idea lol! Crafty hugs!!
Please give us an update. I never had heard of these machines until a couple days ago. Really want one though! Should I get the new, old, or the portrait? I am thinking I’ll regret getting the smaller size.
Hi there! I always say that the best machine is the one that fits YOUR needs. That being said, here’s my rundown of some machines that I suggest. Here is a post comparing the NEW (2014) Silhouette Cameo to the previous Cameo. Regarding machine sizes, I suggest buying the machines that can cut 12×12 cardstock/paper. You can always cut smaller paper but if you get something like the Portrait, you can’t cut any bigger. 😉 Again, you know how you like to craft and maybe the smaller sized machine is right for you. Have fun picking your new machine!
Do you know how to save what you design as jpeg or even print, I just have standard edition as i just got mine, but haven’t been able to figure out those parts before i go on deeper with my machine. Any suggestions?
differences with the previous version?
Check out this post for comparisons between the old and the new Silhouette Cameo.
I saw these beautiful Christmas ornaments on FB that this lady was selling and found out she made them with the Silhouette Cameo. I saved my pennies and bought the new one and it is intimidating the heck out of me. I am surprised at the lack of instructions.
I am happy to have found you and fellow crafters as I am befuddled to say the least. I’m going to look at your tutorials for the old machine and see what I can “glean” and apply to my SC. Will you possibly be doing tutorials on the new machine as well.
Anyway, I just had to say that the candy holder is also good for gum. I haven’t made my first cut yet. Yikes!!!
following:) Thanks for all the great tips!
Thanks for this post 🙂 Doing some research before investing in a Silhouette. Wondering if it can cut through thicker materials such as wood and thick plastic vinyl? Thanks! 🙂
My wife has the original cameo and has experienced problems since the beginning. I somewhat know the problem as I overheard her frustration. I think the sensor eye is not reading the markings on the mat and is cutting materials askew. She tried to calibrate but that didn’t help. Thoughts?
Although there could be some other issue, I’ve found that pointing a lamp or other light inside the cutting area helps. Sometimes the sensor just needs more light. Give that a try and let me know if it solves your problem. Happy holidays!
Thank you Joy. I will see what happens. Happy Holidays.
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