Cutting paper, fabric, vinyl, rubber, boards, and other materials used for crafts and arts, sewing, or quilting requires accuracy, sharpness of the blade and efficiency of the machine or tool – all these requirements can be achieved with the Silhouette Cameo 4 plus.
The Silhouette Cameo 4 is all about versatility and effective cutting for various range of materials for crafts and arts, sewing and quilting. It has the flexibility to cut through a wide range of sizes and widths from small fabrics to large materials having widths of 1 foot. The cutting length is unlimited and you’ll run out of material to cut before you run out of space or blade.
Unlike tradition and other modern cutting tools, the Silhouette Cameo 4 plus doesn’t require mats and the blade is in the form of a pen which cuts through materials by simply sketching. This design of blade makes it easy and clean cuts over contours, corners and even when making very small cuts and holes on a fabric or any material.
Likewise, the Silhouette Cameo 4 doesn’t need much intervention from the operator. It doesn’t need to work with the hand and doesn’t require consistent monitoring upon operation. To use the machine, simply control it from a computer and even from an SD card. Since it can be managed with a computer, it also has the ability to print as well as cut designs using computer aided designs software.
Silhouette Cameo 4 plus special features
Among the other features mentioned above, the Silhouette Cameo 4 plus is also loved and well-known by crafters and quilters because of these features.
One thing that will surely give you a peace of mind when investing in the Silhouette Cameo 4 is that you’re ensured of long hours of cutting when cutting without plugging it from a power source. This machine is designed with a rechargeable battery that lasts for 8 hours of non-stop cutting and printing. While it is really reliable when it is plugged into a power source, it is also quite dependable when being used outdoors or away from any power source. It is designed to be portable and easy to move around with for convenience.
Ease of use
Another thing that users love about this product is that it is quite easy to use and doesn’t need much reading from the manual or checking out of any instructional videos. All the things you need to know in order to make this machine up and running is detailed in the software provided in the machine. The software can guide you through every step of the way – from starting the machine, how to cut or print, how to insert fabrics or materials to be cut, how to maintain the machine, how to change blades, and so much more. If you want to achieve complex cuts then the software can also guide you through it all. For designs that are intricate and require more detailed cutting such as fonts, simply install fonts on the computer which the software can read.
Color and size options
Users love to personal their cutters and printers and it is simply great to know that Silhouette Cameo 4 can provide all such requirements. It is available in three colors which include black, white, and blush-pink color for the designer that wants a cheerful color out of their tools and equipment. As of now, there are three color variations available however the company guarantees that they’ll be more color options as the years progress.
The sizes available right now are the Plus size which has a 15-inch cutting width, and the Pro version that has a 20-inch cutting width.
Considering the ton of advanced features incorporated in the Silhouette Cameo 4, it is simply worth investing in for only $299. Many electronic cutters with printer costs more than this price and doesn’t even have the other features which Silhouette Cameo 4 has.
It is also more affordable compared to its other competitors such as the Circuit Maker which possess the same features. What’s important when considering the budget for a cutter is to check out its available features. The last thing you’d want is to invest on a number of cutting tools that works separate functions. With the Silhouette Cameo 4, you don’t have to purchase or invest on other tools since all the things you need are in one machine.
Our personal take on the Silhouette Cameo 4 plus
Here’s our personal take on the Silhouette Cameo 4 and what we think are the pros and cons of this product. These pros and cons mentioned in this review have come about after using the product personally for cutting and printing a wide range of materials.
Our final thoughts
So, what do we think about the Silhouette Cameo 4 plus?
Right of the bat, we’d say that the Silhouette Cameo 4 is the best electronic cutter there is today. It has established its name form its previous series and model which makes users simply trust the name itself. The latest model also has a ton of advanced features which are still being developed by its competitors on their products.
As mentioned in the cons of the product, the latest model may not have enough stock in the market yet however with its increasing demand and popularity, it is a no-brainer to know that more of these will be available soon. Its just a matter of waiting and knowing about the right places to look from.
So, considering the features that come with the Silhouette Cameo 4, its ease-of-use which can be operated even by first-time users, its long battery life that lasts up to 8 hours, its portability that allows it to be used even without a power source or outlet, its affordable price which is much cheaper than most of its competitors and its upgradable firmware, the Silhouette Cameo 4 is simply our best choice of cutter printer machine.