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Silhouette Curio Being Discontinued

Silhouette School has learned, the Silhouette Curio machine is being discontinued. 

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Silhouette School has confirmed the flat bed Silhouette machine with a cult-like following by crafters who like to etch, engrave, and emboss will be phased out and manufacturing is expected to end in 2021. 

The Curio is one of a handful of speciality machines.  It got off to a somewhat slow start and never really gained a whole lot of momentum with vinyl and paper crafters, but it became really popular with crafters working with clay, leather, and metals. 

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The flat bed, rigid platform paired with the higher clearance allows for engraving, etching, embossing and cutting of thicker materials including polymer clay, acrylic, and leather. 

Accessories should be available for the foreseeable future! That being said, if you are a current Silhouette Curio user my suggestion would be to stock up on Curio mats, platforms, tools and materials now, maybe even buy a backup Curio machine

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If you are interested in grabbing one of the last Silhouette Curio machines, I'd add on a 12" base kit along with extra platforms and mats if you can. 

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Manufacturing on the current Curio machines is ending...no official word yet on if or when we may see a newer model Silhouette Curio. 

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9 comments

  1. so sad. I really wanted to get to know my machine a whole lot better :-(

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  2. Just love my Curio machine. There's not much that they can change if they bring out a new one
    Except for the matt. But so farthis one is good enough for the tipe off work that I do with it. I think , its the best machine

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  3. I would love for them to make the #2 blade on the Cameo 4 acceptable for etching and other things that the Curio machine currently does. So far I have been very disappointed with the current features for that specific section of the Cameo 4 and would like to see them add other auto blades (tools) that could be used in it.

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    1. Same here. Honestly, now only the software beats the abilities of the Cricut Makers. I could not even cut Craftboard (paper) with the knife blade, and I had to prepare the project for a while before. With the Maker tat goes wth two buttons being pushed, really.

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  4. Well darn! As popular as it is for those of us doing other than paper crafting, I am surprised. I hope mine doesn't bite the dust. I wouldn't buy another one now knowing parts will become more and more scarce.

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  5. I agree with the other comments here. Hope to be able to at least get new mats for this before it's gone. I really don't understand why they choose to take it away so soon though, I mean they should at least sell mats and stuff 2 more years than the machines is supposed to work. They don't get damaged that fast. I love the Curio size and features, but the whole platform thing is not good enough so I guess this is why they don't want to sell it anymore. I hope they consider making another machine that is more similar to the scan'n cut and that also can engrave and emboss (like on regular metal dies) and all the features that the current Cameo 4 can do. If they make that it would be the ultimate cutter. If they even let it be able to emboss or maybe it's called deboss, at least the raised pattern on one side of the paper, and it has to be able to cut and emboss on regular Bazzill cardstock that is the most used cardstock among paper crafters as far as I know by looking at craft room tours on YouTube and what I have in my stash. I love Silhouette machines and I think I would never buy another brand ever again. I did use another brand way back in the days, but I hardly ever used it, but the Silhouette machines have been used regularly since I got the SD and then the first Cameo. I never got the Cameo 2, but I have the Curio and the Cameo 3 and 4 so I have 4 machines right now but I will donate the first Cameo to my niece soon as she want one and she make cards and other paper crafts, but she cut out letters by hand with a knife and she is ten years old, so the Cameo would be much safer for her to use for her cards when the Corona goes away and she can go to birthdays again.

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  6. What’s the difference between curio n cameo 4? I just bought cameo 4.

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    1. Well, Cameo is another product "line". That is more versatile, as I know, like the Cricut Maker, but with a large clearance for thicker material.

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  7. Will the Cameo 4 Pro do leather and thicker products like the Curio? TIA!

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