By Aug 17, 2018

Loading Filament in the Alta

One of the basic things you need to know how to do with the Silhouette Alta® is load the PLA (polylactic acid) filament, or the plastic material, that the Alta uses to […]

By Jan 07, 2018

Adjusting the Blade

Being able to insert, remove, and adjust your blade is an important part of learning how to use your Silhouette. Find your machine below and follow these steps if you wish to […]

By Jan 06, 2018

Adjusting the Rollers

If you have a CAMEO 2 or CAMEO 3, you have the ability to adjust the rollers to cut different sizes of lined media on rolls (namely vinyl and heat transfer) without […]

By Jan 06, 2018

Loading Your Mat

When you are preparing to cut material with your CAMEO or Portrait machines, it is necessary to load the material onto a cutting mat, and then you load the cutting mat into […]

By Jan 06, 2018

Making Your First Cut

Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Cardstock Design ID #63380 1. Open your design in Silhouette Studio®, click on the Send tab in the upper […]

By Jan 06, 2018

Using a Crosscutter

If you’re using a CAMEO 2 or 3, you have the ability to use the crosscutter. This comes in handy when you are cutting vinyl or heat transfer without a cutting mat. […]

By Jan 06, 2018

Using a Dual Carriage

The Silhouette CAMEO® 3 and the Silhouette Curio™ are the only machines with the dual carriage. The great thing about the dual carriage is that it allows you to perform two tasks […]

By Jan 05, 2018

Cutting Without a Mat

The Silhouette CAMEO and Portrait have the ability to cut lined material like heat transfer and vinyl when it comes on a roll. To see how it’s done, follow these steps. 1. […]

By Jan 05, 2018

Cutting Adhesive Materials

Silhouette’s machines have the ability to cut materials with an adhesive backing. This makes creating your paper-related projects super easy because you can cut what you want, and then it’s ready to […]

By Jan 05, 2018

Cutting From a USB

With the Silhouette CAMEO® 2 and 3, you have the ability to cut Silhouette Studio® files directly from a USB device. Note: You cannot adjust the design without Silhouette Studio®. You must […]

By Jan 05, 2018

Cutting Fabric

Did you know that you can cut fabric with your Silhouette machine? This is a fantastic feature of the Silhouette machines because you are able to cut fabric precisely. You might be […]

By Jan 05, 2018

Sketching with Pens

Your Silhouette can do more than cut; it can also sketch! You can download sketch designs from the Silhouette Design Store or tell your machine to sketch instead of cut a design. […]