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Silhouette CAMEO 4 Pre-Order, Pricing, and Feature Details!! All Your Questions ANSWERED!

9/10/19 UPDATE CAMEO 4 PRE ORDERS ARE NOW OPEN!!


The long awaited Silhouette CAMEO 4 release date has finally been announced...and a limited number of pre-orders on the Silhouette CAMEO 4 are expected start soonSign up to get email alerts here!

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Silhouette CAMEO 4 Prototype
Yours truly was there when the details and features of the new Silhouette CAMEO 4 - along with several other big Silhouette releases for 2019 including the 15" Silhouette CAMEO Plus and the 20" Silhouette CAMEO Pro - were announced in Hawaii at Silhouette America's Annual private Summit meeting.

Silhouette CAMEO 4 Features

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Silhouette CAMEO 4 Prototype


The Silhouette CAMEO 4 machine will be available in white, pink, and black color options and include the following new CAMEO 4 features:

NEW Silhouette CAMEO 4 Features

  • Increased Downward Force - up to 5kg (5000 g) to allow for the cutting of thicker materials including leather, matboard, balsa wood and craft foam
  • Increased Cutting Speed and Acceleration - About 3x Faster than CAMEO 3
  • Ability to use Silhouette Rotary Blade 
  • Ability to use Silhouette Kraft Blade 
  • Single tap AutoBlade 
  • Larger Tool Carriage Housing (Tool adapter included. Silhouette CAMEO 4 tools will not fit in older machines)
  • Gear Driven Tool Carriage to accommodate Rotary Blade, Kraft Blade, and new Auto Blade
  • Touch Panel 
  • Auto Tool Detection allows for the software and machine to detect if the tool in the carriage is a sketch pen, blade, auto blade, etc
  • Built-in Pull Out Roll Feeder
  • Retractable Cover

What is the Silhouette CAMEO 4 price?

The base price of the 12" Silhouette CAMEO 4 will be $299.  Retail price for Silhouette CAMEO 4 Bundles will start slightly higher.

The 15" Silhouette CAMEO Plus price is expected to sell between $400 and $450.

The largest Silhouette machine - the 20" Silhouette Pro machine - is expected to retail between $500 and $600. 

*The MSRP for each of the different size machines is not expected to vary based on color.

Silhouette CAMEO 4 Release Date + When Will the Silhouette CAMEO 4 Start Shipping?

The 12" Silhouette CAMEO 4 and CAMEO 4 bundles will begin shipping in September or October 2019 and a limited number of CAMEO 4s will be available for pre-order through Swing Design prior to that.

The 15" Silhouette CAMEO Plus and the 20" CAMEO Pro are expected to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2020.  Features, details, pricing and pre-order details for these larger CAMEO machines are not yet available, but you can sign up for email alerts and you'll be the first to know!

Where to Pre-Order Silhouette CAMEO

The 12" Silhouette CAMEO 4 will be available for pre-order through Swing Design. Get email alerts here!

Pre-sales of the 15 and 20" Silhouette machines have not yet started. To get updates on pre-orders and the launch of the wider Silhouette CAMEO machines, sign up to get CAMEO 4 Plus and Pro email alerts and be among the first to know!

 Are Silhouette CAMEO 4 Bundles Available?

Yes! Silhouette CAMEO 4 bundles will be available for pre-order along with the base machine. A limited selection of pre-sale Silhouette CAMEO 4 bundles will be available at Swing Design starting at $329. These include free shipping.

Silhouette CAMEO 3 vs CAMEO 4 

If you're comparing the Silhouette CAMEO 3 vs CAMEO 4 there are a lot of differences.  The most significant are with the cutting capabilities of the new Silhouette machine. 

Downward Cutting Force

The Silhouette CAMEO 3 has a cutting force of 210 grams compared to the CAMEO 4's 5000 grams or 5kg. 

Increased Cutting Speed and Acceleration 

The Silhouette CAMEO 4 cuts about 3 times faster than the Silhouette CAMEO3. That's considered the cutting speed - when the machine is cutting in a straight line.  
The Accleration speed has also been increased by about 2x with the CAMEO 4 vs CAMEO 3.  Acceleration is the speed at which the machine can cut when the blade has to turn a corner or changing direction.  
Considering both the improved speed and acceleration together - the average increased speed of an average cut job is about 2x faster than the CAMEO 3.

Tool Carriages and Tools

The Silhouette CAMEO 4 tool carriage has been redesigned and is larger than the older Silhouette CAMEO models.  The CAMEO 4 includes a tool adapter to allow tools that fit the older models to be used in the CAMEO 4. However, CAMEO 4 tools - including the new Silhouette Rotary Blade and Single Tap Auto Blade will not fit in the CAMEO 1, 2, 3 or Portrait. 

 Machine Design

The Silhouette CAMEO 4 uses a back lit touch panel rather than a touch screen (CAMEO 2 and 3). A retractable lid replaces the hinge-close lid on all older model Silhouette machines. A built in, pull out roll feeder has been added to the CAMEO 4 and the rollers have been improved to allow for one handed adjustment. 

CAMEO 3 vs CAMEO 4 Price

The Silhouette CAMEO 3 price will remain between $269 and $229 for bundles and $199 for the base machine. The 12" Silhouette CAMEO 4 price will be higher will have a base price of $299.

12" Silhouette CAMEO 4 vs Cricut Maker

Silhouette users begged for a machine with the capabilities similar to the Cricut Maker - and they arguably got more.

Downward Cutting Force

The Silhouette CAMEO 4 cutting force of 5000 grams or 5kg  compared to the Cricut Maker's 4kg (4000 grams).

Max Cutting Area

The Silhouette CAMEO 4 can cut up to 10' long compared to Cricut's 24" max length. The wider Silhouette CAMEO 4 - the CAMEO Plus and CAMEO Pro - will have a cutting area of 15" x 10' and 20" x 10' respectively.

CAMEO 4 vs Maker Tools

The Silhouette CAMEO 4 will work with the new Silhouette Rotary and Kraft blades as well as the newly re-designed Auto Blades.

The Maker still offers more tool options, but I would expect we'll see additional CAMEO 4 tools in the future.

Silhouette CAMEO 4 Price vs Cricut Maker Price

The 12" Silhouette CAMEO 4 price will start at $299 with bundles starting at $329, while the Cricut Maker starts a full $100 higher at $399. Cricut Maker Bundles start at $429.  Price-wise the Cricut Maker will more closely match the 15" Silhouette CAMEO Plus (which has all the same features of the CAMEO 4 plus can cut 3" wider) when it starts shipping in the the first quarter of 2020.

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49 comments

  1. OMG if the 20" has that same cutting force, I am all over that.

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  2. Hi, do the 12", 15" and 20" have the same features? Am I correct in assuming the only difference is the size?

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    1. I am wondering the same thing.

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  3. Does the cameo 4 come in 12, 15 or 20 inch cutting width?

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  4. This is exciting news. I'm impressed with the cutting force, speed improvements and price. WOW!!!!!. This machine is worth looking into. If it works as advertised, my original Cameo may be able to retire.

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  5. I'm so excited. I love my Cameo3 at 12" but the have a 20", I'm gonna need a bigger shelf. I was wondering if there'll be any new software improvements or features?

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  6. Well. Looks like I'll be buying a Cameo 4! Just gotta see how much I can save before the 20" comes out!! LOVE the rotary blade. What is the Kraft blade?

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  7. If all I have read is so. Am so inpat9rigjt now ,I love the 5kg cutting force .and the most exciting news is the 20" I will definitely be among g the first to get it .
    This just got me more crafty 🥰😎

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  8. A cutting force of 5000 gram is not realistic, do you have the original specification?

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  9. Thanks for the info! I saw someone else posting about the Cameo 4 and they mentioned matless cutting of cardstock. Maybe I missed it in your summary but this feature would be a game-changer for me as I do a lot of card making. Can you tell us anymore about that feature?

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    1. I saw a video and I believe the matless is still being tested. But in order to use the autofeeder, the machine will have to be able to do matless.

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  10. I’d be interested in dimension specifics width, length and height so I can know how it will fit into my studio space. Any chance of getting the overall dimensions?

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  11. Just wish it were 24 inches instead of 20. I buy a lot of bulk vinyl and it would be more economical width for me. Also if they convenient repair shops to take in a cameo when a repair is needed. I don't know if I will be purchasing this new one yet, might look at more faster and wider width professional ones. Really need to think about this and take my time when purchasing an expensive machine again.

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    1. Yes, that would have been ideal! I also buy in 24X10' or 24x50' and cut in 24" lengths, but this will add additional cutting of 4". I am still happy that they are offering this wider width and will probably be among the group that buys on the first release!

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  12. How long before it comes out in teal?

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    1. I want to know too. I would have thought I would want the pink...but I'm not sure about the shade. Wish it was more of a bright raspberry.

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  13. There needs to be an updated Curio! I LOVE my Curio machine, especially because of the solid bases for the mats! I do wish it could use a auto blade and perhaps came in a blush pink colour (my signature colour!). Also, why not come out with a nice, inexpensive and user friendly home laser type of machine?? Cheers! X

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    1. Fairycake that's what I'm talking about
      Come out with equipment that'll compliment the machines we have. I have 2 24 & 50inches professional cutters, 1 is laser. A desktop UV flatbed laser printer will open enormous doors & possibilities.

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    2. I love my curio! You can do so much with it, just wish it was 12". Everyone laughs at my dinosaur cutter but that baby has been going strong for years!

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  14. It sounds like the Curio is no longer needed?

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  15. Cant wait to get the 20". Still priced below the professional graphtec 24". Just need to see how inflated the UK prices will be

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  16. OMG! I am sooo excited about the Pro 20"! Can't wait. I'll start saving for it. Thank you for the heads up and the review.

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  17. Will it be able to cut large print to cut pictures bigger then 8x10 if you by the bigger cutters if you printer can print large prints

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  18. Also wondering if the new Cameo 4 will do scoring? Overall it sounds fabulous.

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  19. I have the original Silhouette but I can so see the new 4 in my future. Love the force and the fact it dots the vinyl pieces that need to be weeded.

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  20. Will it be able to cut medium weight chipboard?

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  21. Hi, do you happen to know if it will have the same fabric features as the Maker? Will we be able to buy patterns like the Maker? Thank you.

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    1. You will be able to use a rotatry blade, but no specifics about fabric or fabric patterns have been released.

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  22. i wish i seen this a day ago! i just ordered a cameo 3....

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  23. This is GREAT NEWS!!! As an owner of the original SD, Cameo, Cameo 2, and Cameo 3, I thought I was going to have to break tradition to buy the Cricut Maker. I'm so glad I've waited! I am definitely putting aside my $$$ for the NEW Cameo 4! Thanks, Silhouette! You never disappoint!

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  24. I'm super happy about this release. I'd become frustrated with the limitations of the cutter, and was actually considering switching to a Cricut. The Silhouette software is so superior, though, that I just stuck it out. I'm glad I did, because I'm excited about more clearance, speed, and pressure. Let's hope this first gen isn't buggy! So excited!!!

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  25. OMG, I am in silhouette heaven at the moment. I can't wait to get one of the new machines! I'm tickled pink that it is faster (I use mine a lot, every day) and I love that it says the auto-blade will be 1 click. I hate this severely-multi click deal every single sheet. Especially when I tend to do several of the same thing at a time and it has to click a ton of times every sheet when they are all the same settings. I wonder about a couple of things though. [1] Will the cutting area be closer to the edge for print-n-cut projects? There's so much wasted space now even when we change the settings to the lowest it will go. [2] Will it be able to actually score, not dotted lines but solid score lines? That's really all I can think of for now. Can't wait..can't wait..

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    1. Hi, Print and cut size will remain the same. Scoring is possible with all current machines :) https://www.silhouetteschoolblog.com/2018/12/how-to-set-score-line-with-silhouette.html

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  26. Thank you for your reply, greatly appreciate it. Darn, I was hoping we'd get a tiny bit more space so I could put what I do 2 on a page instead of just one. But that's ok, the other changes make it more than worth it! As for the link, thank you. I do everything on that page, except I didn't know about the... "With that line selected, change the line style to a solid cut line from the Quick Access Tool Bar." I didn't realize we had that on the quick access tool bar (somehow I missed that); so thank you! However, I click on ungroup until it's not highlighted to be able to do anymore, and then I select the dotted line I want to change to solid, but no matter what I do it won't actually change to solid. Tried it with 4 files already, no luck. But thank you so much, greatly appreciate it! :D

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  27. When will pre-sales begins for all three? I thought I read awhile ago that the 12” would be on pre-sale August 1st, but I can’t find it.

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    1. Pre orders will begin in September. You can sign up to get an alert here > https://www.subscribepage.com/SilhouetteCAMEO4

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  28. Will the Cameo 4 use the same Silhouette Studio software that we have now?

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    1. Yes it will run on Silhouette Studio but an update will be required.

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  29. So excited, can't wait to add to my Silhouette craft room! I work my other Silhouette to a point of no return sometimes. I have had one since 2011, didn't use it for a couple of years, got my nerves together and nothing is safe that can hold vinyl or HTV, is sturdy enough to make into a card or lantern, and confetti. I it fits and I am inspired it is going to be made into something, point blank. So I want, need the Silhouette 4 in my life now and will be just as excited to get the Pro in 2020! Yes, I both...that way I won't have to cut down my 15" or 20" rolls anymore. Thanks for keeping us updated.

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  30. Can it work with an iPad? That’s what I’m waiting on. I don’t always want to have to hook it up to
    my laptop. It’s too much trouble!

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  31. I currently have the Cameo 3, which I love. Will Silhouette America be doing a trade-up program for those of us that would want to trade in our machines and use the proceeds towards the Cameo 4. I will be ordering the blush.

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    1. Hi, They do not offer a trade in or trade up program.

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  32. When is the pre order for the 20inch that's the one I want.

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