You'll be a pro at creating beautiful scrapbook pages and paper crafts when you use this durable die-cutting machine. The Silhouette Portrait uses a small sharp blade to cut paper, fabric, and other materials, and it includes the required software....more
Overtsock.com has the best pricing on this product you will find anywhere. The Silhouette Portrait has the same motor and cutting mechanism as the CAMEO in a smaller lightweight 3.5 pound package. This machine cuts through all types of material like butter! No more snagging or tearing of paper during cutting like you experience with other die cutting machines.
Carrie from ucutathome couldn't have said it better, "If you have been searching for an affordable die cutting machine that will fit in a small space, with no need for cartridges or dies, which allows the freedom to cut your own images and fonts downloaded on your computer, this is the machine for you! This machine will enable you to create your scrapbook or card embellishments with minimal effort."
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I am in love with my new Silhouette! It is very light (3 lbs) and sits next to my computer. I now use it all the time. I have a cricut and I still definitely use it, but the Silhouette cuts fine lines with precision and is so easy to operate. I find that the cricut can't handle delicate cuts, so this machine is wonderful for me.
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I purchased this for my recently opened home business. I do custom T's and custom anything that can be pressed flat. I bought this to work as my cutter to cut out images for printing. Once you figure it all out, it does a fantastic job of cutting. For a little machine, it works just marvelously. I couldn't be happier. The big professional cutters begin at *** + whereas the silhouette portrait was only about ***. Yet for the price, it probably can do just what the big cutters do on a slightly smaller scale and that is perfect for my business.
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There are so many different things you can do on a Silhouette, and I'm still learning them. It's been great for party favors. I would get another one if anything happened to the one I have. It is very easy to use.
I was told about the Silhouette products by a friend who scrapbooks. She did a demo for me and I was impressed! I don't scrapbook (except digitally) but I do make cards. So far I have had great success using the Portrait. I chose the Portrait rather than the Cameo due to lower cost and I really don't foresee a need to feed paper larger than the Portrait's opening There is a bit of a learning curve, plus I am doing some self teaching. Also- I have been pinning a lot of tutorials on Pinterest. So far- I am glad I made the purchase!
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Can you please tell me what the software capabilities are? If I'm interested in cutting vinyl monograms, will I need to purchase photoshop?krapoldo on Jan 21, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello krapoldo, thank you for your inquiry! You do not need to purchase Photoshop or any other design program if they are just wanting to cut vinyl with a font they have on their computer. This comes with software that can cut any font that they have installed on their computer. However, if you are wanting to do custom artwork then they would need to have Designer Edition of the software, which gives you the ability to import an SVG file. I hope this helps. Happy shopping!overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 4, 2014
Hello makeingvinyl , thank you for your inquiry! Yes, this diecutting machine uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more. I hope this helps. Happy shopping! overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 8, 2014
with this product I can cut ANY design I already have? I am not limited to silhouette designs?dilligaf212 on Oct 5, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Yes this will cut any silhouette designs you already have.
Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 13, 2013
I've never used machines like this. Will it make a scalloped edge around the paper?jill0103 on Sep 17, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I'm sure you could. You can cut pretty much anything out with these. They are so neat. I would go to the Silhouette craft web site and read about them and then you will really want one!
Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 24, 2013
Hello alinc427! Yes, you can log on to the Silhouette Online Store to download more designs. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on May 28, 2013
What materials can this machine cut through? what are the limitations?
Can it cut through chipboard? Can it cut through fabric?
Thanks!yelfawal on Apr 18, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello yelfawal! The Silhouette is designed to cut a variety of materials including vinyl, paper, specialty patterned papers, cardstock, vellum, iron-on heat transfer material, fabric (when using our Interfacing products) and sticker paper among other materials. The Silhouette has a cutting force of 210gf and includes a blade that can extend to approximately 1 mm in depth to accommodate thicker material types. However, there is still a limitation depending on the material type's density and make up. Certain materials that are overly dense, such as thin metals or acetate, for example, would not be able to be cut and would impair the blade. Certain materials that have abrasive natures, such as thicker chipboard or sandpaper would also impair the blade or dull it very quickly. On the other side of the spectrum, certain fibrous materials may not be able to be held together densely enough to be successfully cut by a blade-driven cutting device, such as select felt materials or handmade papers. So while the Silhouette is able to handle some thicker specialty material types, there are still limitations depending on the material's density and/or nature. The ability to cut fabric is not based on the Silhouette model. All Silhouette models can cut fabric when using the fabric interfacing product. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 24, 2013
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