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Silhouette Mint Studio Software Released Ahead of Stamping Machine: First Look and Free Download!

Silhouette Mint Studio, Silhouette Mint
Silhouette America released the new software required for the soon-to-be released Silhouette Mint late Monday. Unlike the Silhouette Curio, which uses the existing Silhouette Studio software with a few new functions, the Mint stamping machine, requires an entirely new software program known as Mint Studio.

Mint Studio is available for download now even though the Mint won't be available for purchase for several more weeks.

A few things I noticed right off the bat - and please keep in mind I haven't had ANY time to play with the software yet.  
  • Mint Studio has its own design library that appears to be separate from Silhouette Studio's library.  When you open up Mint Studio the first time your library will be completely empty. 
Silhouette Mint Studio, Silhouette Mint

You can import all of your designs from Silhouette Studio into Mint Studio.  First follow this tutorial for exporting your library from Silhouette Studio.  Be sure to save the exported copy of your Silhouette Studio library to your desktop or somewhere you can easily find it.

Then in Mint Studio > File >  Library > Import Library > Navigate to the exported library file. Put in your username and password from the Silhouette Design Store Account and your library will begin loading into Mint Studio.

You can also open and access .Studio files in Mint Studio that you have saved externally. 

Silhouette Mint Studio, Silhouette Mint

The toolbars along the left, top and bottom are all different from Silhouette Studio.  There are some overlapping functions such as the text tool and line style, but there are more differences than similarities.
Silhouette Mint Studio, Silhouette Mint, stamp settings

I would highly suggest, if you plan to get the Silhouette Mint - or are even remotely curious about it - that you download Mint Studio now to give yourself a head start on learning how to use the new software.

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  1. Hi, this software is for an entirely new machine, right? It is not for use with the Cameo, for instance, right? Sorry but I am behind the times---had not even heard of the Mint!
    Thanks for all the great help with Silhouette!!!

  2. HELP! I have purchased a silhouette mint machine. It isn't here yet but I went ahead and downloaded the software so I can get familiar with it. My problem is with my library. I successfully imported my .studio designs from my silhouette cameo into my mint library but when I use the shapes, they are now all in a white box. I can reduce their size to use on a stamp but am afraid the white box will mess up the stamp. What am I doing wrong?


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