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Silhouette CAMEO 2 Released by Silhouette America; Hits Pre-order on Amazon

Silhouette Cameo 2

Silhouette American officially released the new Silhouette CAMEO machine today (October 15).    It's already hit Amazon at a pre-order discount - $269.99 for the bundle. Amazon will start shipping on October 22.

Silhouette Cameo 2

New features of the CAMEO 2 machine include:

Cross Cutter- The cross cutter on the back of unit is for cutting materials fed directly from a roll.

Silhouette Cameo 2, Cross cutter

Storage - There are two extra storage compartments on the side of the machine that are perfect for extra blades, cross cutters, or anything you wish.

Silhouette Cameo 2, storage

Touch Screen - The full color LCD is for easy navigation and use. 
Silhouette Cameo 2, touch screen

And here's a look at the bundle which comes with:

Silhouette Cameo 2, bundle
10/16 Update: Here's a look at the full press release from Silhouette America announcing the release of the new CAMEO.


Orem, Utah (October 15th, 2014) – Silhouette today announced a reset of the industry-leading electronic cutting tool, the Silhouette CAMEO®. First introduced in October 2011, the Silhouette CAMEO® has taken the arts and crafts industry by storm and allowed DIY enthusiasts the world-over the freedom to design, cut, and create what they want. Like the original Silhouette CAMEO®, the new model will offer the same quality and precision that the Silhouette cutting system has become known for, with some added features.
DIYers of all kinds will enjoy the following features of the new Silhouette CAMEO®:
  • Sleek new look
  • 12-inch cutting width
  • Crosscutter on back of unit for cutting materials fed directly from a roll
  • Steel spring rollers for a stronger, yet gentler way to hold projects in place
  • Silhouette roll-feeder compatibility
  • Built-in optical scanner for Print & Cut applications
  • Full-color LCD touch-screen for easy navigation and use
  • USB port for reading and cutting saved files directly
  • Blade storage compartment
  • Power-saving sleep mode
  • PixScan™ technology compatibility
  • PC and Mac compatibility
  • Lightweight body
  • Matless cutting capability
  • Fiberglass-reinforced synchronization belt to keep cuts precise
  • Guide marks emphasized in Silhouette blue for easier visual alignment of mat and materials during loading
  • Access to the Silhouette Design Store, a marketplace of over 60,000 ready-made designs
Out of the box, the Silhouette CAMEO® comes with the following:
  • Silhouette Studio® software
  • Power cable, USB cable
  • Basic Instruction Guide
  • 12 “ cutting mat
  • Cutting blade
  • 1 month Basic Subscription to the Silhouette Design Store
  • Crosscutter
  • 100 FREE digital designs to begin creating right away
Pricing and availability:
The new Silhouette CAMEO® will have the same suggested retail price as the previous model, $299.99. It will be available for order starting October 22nd from and wherever Silhouette products are sold.
About Silhouette America: Based in Orem, Utah and founded in October 2009, Silhouette America is a manufacturer of arts and craft products, including the industry-revolutionizing Silhouette electronic cutting system. Silhouette continues to innovate products and technologies aimed at allowing creative people everywhere the most options and fewest restrictions for electronic cutting, designing, and crafting.
In five short years Silhouette has brought dozens of landmark products to market in the arts and crafts and consumer electronics spaces including the Silhouette SD, Silhouette CAMEO®, and Silhouette Portrait® electronic cutting machines, as well as its industry-leading design software Silhouette Studio®. Silhouette is also the proprietor of the Silhouette Design Store, a marketplace of nearly 60,000 ready-made digital designs available for download. Crafters and makers of all kinds use Silhouette products to cut shapes used for scrapbooking, card making, home d├ęcor, quilt and fabric projects, stamping, custom apparel, and countless other DIY genres.

Pre-order the CAMEO 2 from Amazon

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