Welcome to the setup guide for your Silhouette Mint™ machine. These step-by-step instructions will help guide you through the process of setting up your Silhouette Mint™.
Step 1: Create Account
Start by taking your machine out of the box. Once the Mint is out of the box, you may register your machine at silhouetteamerica.com/setup. On the machine set up page, choose your language, then click on Mint tab. Fill out required information. To find a unique machine serial number, check the back of the machine. Completing the registration process will also sign you up for your official Silhouette account.
Step 2: Check the box contents and set up the Silhouette Mint™
The Silhouette Mint™ comes with the items shown in the following list. Check that all the items have been included before starting.
If you are missing any items listed below, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect the Silhouette Mint™ to the power supply and then plug the power cord into an outlet. Do NOT connect the USB to your computer yet.
Step 3: Download and Install the Silhouette Mint Software
To download the software, click on the option for your operating system. Make sure when you install the Silhouette software, your computer’s operating system supports the program you are downloading. If your computer’s operating system does not meet the minimal requirements for installation, the Silhouette software will not install.
NOTE: If you already have the Mint Studio™ software installed from a previous Silhouette machine, it is recommended to update the software to the latest version.
Once the download is finished, select to RUN the software set up and select the default installation options provided. You may launch the software after installation is complete. You may launch the software at any time from the desktop icon created:
Once the download is complete, run the installation file and proceed through the onscreen steps to install and setup your software.
Step 4: Access the FREE Library of Shapes for your Silhouette Mint™
Go to the Library section in the software:
When prompted, sign into your Silhouette account to set up your library.
NOTE: While you do need to be connected to the internet for initial setup, all content in the Silhouette Cloud Library can be accessed and used offline. The Cloud will simply sync your library experience between all devices for content and library structure setup.
As the Silhouette Mint™ is powered on and is hooked up to your computer via USB cable, the free 50 images will automatically be loaded into your library.
NOTE: If the special free content for the Silhouette Mint™ does not appear, please power off the Silhouette and unplug the USB cord. Leave your Mint Studio™ library open. You may then plug the USB cord back into your computer and Silhouette Mint™ machine, and then power on the Silhouette Mint™ again. The software should be prompted to recognize the cutting machine and load your free library content.
Step 5: Claim Your 1-Month FREE Silhouette Design Store Subscription
In addition to 50 free designs that came with your machine, you also have a free one-month Silhouette Design Store subscription. To redeem your subscription, open the Store tab in Mint Studio™ and sign in to your Silhouette account. Once signed in, select the “Subscribe and Save” button found at the top of the page.
Select the “Payment and Billing Info” section and enter the promotional code that was emailed to you when you successfully registered your new machine.
Once you’ve entered the code, click “Apply.” This will provide you with a free one-month basic subscription to the Silhouette Design Store. You will receive $25 dollars of design store credits, which will be valid for 30 days. All content downloaded from the Design Store will become part of your personal library, and any content that is downloaded while you have a subscription is yours to keep even if your subscription ends.
Once this promotional subscription ends, you may opt to sign up for a new subscription or continue to download content on a pay-as-you-go basis.
The Silhouette Design Store contains more than 100,000 trendy designs, fonts, quotes, and patterns all designed for use with your Silhouette machine. Search for specific designs and then download them to use them in all your projects. Most images are offered for just $0.99 and are even cheaper with our subscription or Credit Boost discount options.