When we first meet our small plotter, we think that there are only the accessories included in the silhouette cameo 3 box, but there are different Silhouette Cameo 3 Accessories and Blades that we can add so silhoutte cameo 3 can work in different ways.
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Do you want to know the different accessories and blades for Silhouette cameo 3 and its features?
Today we have a post of some accessories that help us in our Silhouette Cameo 3, we will see some features of each one of them and how can you use them in your Silhouette Cameo 3, let’s start.
What are some of the features of this type of silhouette cutting mat, that we are going to use in the Cameo?
First of all, here we have our famous cutting mats that are very important when using our Silhouette Cameo 3, in this case we have the cutting mats, this is 12 by 12 inches, It is 30 centimeters by 30 centimeters and in this case the another one we have is 12 inches by 24 inches, which is around 30 centimeters by 60 centimeters.
It is mainly the adhesive that it has in the back, in which we are going to be able to place paper, heat transfer vinyl and the self-adhesive vinyl, so that it does not move and at the moment of placing it directly in our Silhouette Cameo 3 and we Give a base so that when we place it the cutting blade can make a precise cut.
In this case also what we must take into account is the difference in size, to have a larger area to be able to place our materials to be cut, it is important to have either the larger size because if not a smaller cutting mat will delimit us area, so we can´t make bigger cuts.
I started using 12 by 12 inches with this Silhouette Cameo, but this one already comes by default in our box, it already comes with the Silhouette Cameo.
What about Silhouette Cameo Blades?
We go with other of the most important things that are the blades for Silhouette Cameo 3, something very important that we must take into account is that we have these five different types of blades that we are going to use ourselves for the different types of materials that we are going to cut in our Cameo.
I am going to give you the fast characteristics of each of the blades but this type of blades i will be used in some tutorials later on, so that they can see their use and how they work when cutting the material.
Silhouette Cameo 3 Standard Black Blade
We go directly with our black blade, like the basic blade that we will be able to use in several of the Silhouette machines, in this case it is like the standard blade for the cuts, here you can see it, that we can use in several of the machines of Silhouette, this is one of the most economical, that you can use to cut in the silhouette cameo 3 or the cutting plotter.
Silhouette Cameo 3 Fabric Blue Blade
Here we have our second blade that is the blue blade, this type of blade that we are going to use in the cutting plotter, is our blade for fabric, with this it will facilitate the cutting of fabric, helped with some of the functions of the program and also with cutting mats, we will also see how we will use it. The only difference between blue and black blades is the color to differentiate them in other words are same.
Silhouette Cameo 3 AutoBlade
Here we have our third blade, this is the Autoblade, we must take into account that one of the details that it has is we can work very well with version 4 of Silhouette Studio, because this is also exclusive to use Silhouette Cameo 3.
We can only use it with the Silhouette Cameo 3, it is not compatible with other versions and one of the details is that we must take into account that it is going to adjust automatically, we can adjust it from the software or from the program so that put in the blade number, the depth and things that we will see later directly in the program that is the Silhouette Studio.
Silhouette Cameo 3 Premium Blade
Here we have our fourth blade, which is the blade known as the Premium blade and in this case the advantage it has over the previous or as instructed in the instructions is that the sharp edge of the blade will last three times longer than rest of the blades.
That is also proportional to the materials that we cut, it also depends a lot on that, what they recommend us most is that if we are already using a type of blade, for example paper, we must leave it and nothing else simply for paper.
Silhouette Cameo 3 Deep Cut Blade
And finally we have our Deep Cutting Blade, as the name implies, this will give us a wider depth at the time of making cuts, to cut thicker materials as in this case would be for example foamy.
Accessories for drawing in cameo 3?
Sketch pens or Drawing pens Cameo 3
Continuing with some of the accessories that we are going to use in our Cameo 3 cutting plotter, we go with sketch pens or drawing pens. This type of drawing pens can help us a lot when we want to sketch in one of the different colors or with the characteristics that Silhouette Cameo 3 gives us in the Silhouette Studio program.
Something very important is that this type of pens for drawing is already the size to be able to be placed inside one of the two slots for the blades or in this case we can draw and can be embedded directly, thanks to the form that already comes in specific to use them in our cutting plotter, we have different colors and we are going to open it to see how it is.
Pen holder Cameo 3
Then we continue with our pen holder, this is use in the moment that we want to draw with a normal pen, we can adapt it directly to that slot and if we want to do something similar to what cameo 3 pens do for drawing but in this case we can use pens that we can find in the stationery or in some other part that is provided to us, they can be gel pens or normal pens, this helps us to adapt them directly in the Silhouette Cameo 3.
Tool kit Cameo 3
Which in this case brings the spatula, the hook, a ruler, here it contains another little fabric to clean, this as a pen type that helps us to adhere the adhesive stones and the famous scraper that we use to place and to give pressure to our vinyl and be well glued, I think these are like an extra tools whether you want to buy it or not depends a lot on you, because even directly I have not used them much, but this kind of tools can help you when you are starting with Silhouette Cameo 3 and it is up to you, but I really feel more comfortable with a cutter for peeling vinyl.
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We are going to upload tutorials of how to use your Silhouette Cameo 3, whether you are a beginner that want to learn and we are also going to upload tutorials on how to use the Silhouette Studio version and you will learn how to work with this cutting plotter, also some of the configurations that can be a little different if you come from other programs such as Corel draw or adobe illustrator.
Remember this is Silhouette World with Sublimonchis, see you later.