The Silhouette Portrait® 3 is Silhouette’s smallest and most portable cutting machine. It’s perfect for the modern planner or organizer because you can easily make Print & Cut stickers from sticker sheets or labels from vinyl. But it’s also perfect if you want to take your creativity on the go.

Features of the Silhouette Portrait® 3

Perfect for cutting letter- and A4-sized materials

The Portrait 3 is the perfect size for cutting letter- or A4-sized materials, so there’s no need to cut down materials or use materials that are an exclusive size. This means the Portrait 3 is ideal for cutting sheets of specialty material, like sticker sheets or tattoo paper, and cardstock. In addition, the Portrait 3 can cut rolls of material like vinyl or heat transfer that are 9 inches wide.

Create On the Go

Because this machine is much smaller than the Silhouette Cameo®, it is ideal for anytime you want to take your creativity with you. The Portrait 3 is great for smaller projects but is mighty enough to cut or sketch on many common materials.

Matless Cutting Capabilities 

The Portrait 3 can perform two different matless cuts in addition to cutting on a cutting mat.

Kiss Cut

A kiss cut is when a material that has a backing is cut without the use of a cutting mat. The cut doesn’t go through the backing; it simply cuts through the material, which is the top layer.

Pop-out Cut

A pop-out cut is when a material like cardstock or other paper that doesn’t have a backing is cut using a special perforated cut mode without a cutting mat. When the Portrait 3 is done cutting, simply unload the cardstock or paper from the machine and remove the cut shapes from the material.

Note: Pop-out cut mode is NOT available on machines older than the Cameo 3 and the Portrait 2. This is because there is a channel underneath the cutting blade on the Cameo 4 and Portrait 3 machines that allows pop-out cuts to be performed.

2 mm Clearance

A deeper clearance means the machine can cut thicker materials. The Portrait 3 has a 2 mm clearance and can use blades like the Deep-cut Blade or the 2mm Kraft Blade to cut thicker materials, such as chipboard and craft foam.

Cutting Length of Up to 60 Feet

Make the most of your cutting jobs with the ability to cut up to 60 feet at one time! This feature helps you be more efficient and use more of your rolls of materials, even if those rolls aren’t quite up to 60 feet long. Having the ability to cut long lengths opens up a lot of options for you.

Automatic Tool Detection

Auto Tool Detection is a feature that all the Cameo 4 machines and the Portrait 3 have. It allows the Silhouette Studio® software to automatically detect what tools are inserted into your machine. This ensures you have the right cut settings every time.

Bluetooth Capable

The Portrait 3 has a Bluetooth® adapter preinstalled and is Bluetooth® compatible. This means that your Portrait 3 can receive cut jobs via Bluetooth without a connection to a USB cord, so it allows for wireless communication.

Driven by Silhouette Studio®

Silhouette Studio® is the powerful software behind any Silhouette cutting machine. With Silhouette Studio® you can create your own designs, import designs, or use designs from the Silhouette Design Store, which has over 170,000 design options.