You may or may not be familiar with a Silhouette machine, so, let us start by introducing the magical device. The Silhouette is an electronical cutting machine that can be connected and operated with your a computer. Having a compact size similar to home desktop printers, a Silhouette machine is just so perfect for various creative works. One of the most popular models is Silhouette Cameo, first released in 2011, and some time ago the manufacturer updated it with a newer variant often called Silhouette Cameo 2. However, in most places, you may find the newer variant named similarly with the original – simply Silhouette Cameo. Then, are there any differences between Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Cameo 2? See also : Silhouette Cameo 2 Vs Cricut Explore.
The very first thing we can notice is the right side panel. The first Silhouette Cameo still uses buttons. Now, we can get a full-color LCD touchscreen on Silhouette Cameo 2. That is certainly an impressive design upgrade though that does not necessarily affect our performance to a significant level. If we turn these machines ninety-degree clock-wise, we can also see different ports and slots. On the first Silhouette Cameo, there is an SD Card slot so that you can add more textures. Silhouette Cameo 2 replaces the feature with a USB port for the same purpose. Indeed, a USB Drive is more practical and flexible nowadays than an SD Card, but it could have been even greater if the newer edition supports both.
Then, let us take a look at the in-side. The rollers of the updated model are made of steel spring instead of rubber, which is neat because generally steel spring rollers are more durable over time. Also, Silhouette Cameo 2 has a compartment where you can store the cross-cutter whenever it is not needed.
Silhouette Cameo Vs Silhouette Cameo 2
|Silhouette Cameo||Silhouette Cameo 2|
|Key differences||- This bundle includes a New Silhouette CAMEO
- 2 12"x12" cutting mats, 2 cutting blades
- a Silhouette Pick Me Up tool
- a Silhouette Metallic Sketch Pen Pack
- One-month basic subscription to the Silhouette Design Store||- Newest Model with Touch Screen
- 1 Full Roll Chalkboard Vinyl & 1 Full Roll Transfer Paper, 2 Full Rolls Indoor/Outdoor Vinyl
- Hook, Scraper, Cutting Blade, Vinyl Trimmer & 12 Inch by 12 Inch Cutting Mat
- 5 Project Starter Guide (Vinyl, Heat Transfer, Print & Cut, Paper, and Sketch Pen)
- Software, One month to the Silhouette design store worth $25 in downloads, Templates|
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That’s all the differences between the old and the new Silhouette Cameo. The Cameo 2 certainly looks better and offers more flexible usage than the first Cameo.