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Silhouette CAMEO 3 Auto Blade vs Ratchet Blade: First Look

Did ya hear the news? I have the Silhouette CAMEO 3 in my hands!! Woohoo! My UPS man delivered the new CAMEO yesterday and I've spend the morning getting to know my new Silhouette cutting machine.  I even took a quick video for you so you can see how the Silhouette Auto Blade cuts!

New Silhouette CAMEO 3 auto blade auto adjusting regular ratchet blade video

There are definitely some noticeable differences in the CAMEO 3 vs. CAMEO 2 and older models. I know a lot of people are interested in the Auto Blade so I thought I'd quickly share a video on how it works.

Currently I am using an upgraded version of Silhouette Studio 3 which allows me to run the CAMEO 3. Studio 4 will be released later - most likely after the CAMEO 3's start shipping.

In order to use the AutoBlade, you must pick your material type and then tell the software to use the Autoblade. Once you "Send to Silhouette" the Auto Blade adjusts for the material - by tapping.  Next week I'll bring you a full tutorial on how to set up to use the AutoBlade so you can see how it works in Silhouette Studio.

But for well does the Silhouette CAMEO 3 Auto Blade work? See for yourself. I cut the exact same design with the exact recommended default settings using the Auto Blade and the ratchet blade and recorded it for you to see!


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