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The Silhouette Curio™ is the world’s first complete hobby machine. It can cut, emboss, sketch, stipple, and etch. It also boasts a rich mix of innovative features including a dual carriage, an adjustable base and a raised clearance bar.Like other Silhouette tools, the Curio is driven by powerful Silhouette Studio® software and the Silhouette Design Store. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you decide if the Silhouette Curio™ is right for you:



Q: What is the Curio?
A:The Silhouette Curio™ is the ultimate DIY machine. This machine is more than a cutting tool. It can cut, emboss, sketch, stipple,  and etch—it’s like a Swiss Army knife for your craft room. Unlock powerful new creative capabilities like Print & Emboss, Score & Emboss, and deep cut
*. Curio allows you to unleash Silhouette Studio® software to its fullest potential with new features like stipple tracing and dual carriage tasks. *Requires deep-cut blade sold separately.


Q: Is the Silhouette Curio replacing the Silhouette Cameo?
A:
No. The Curio is to run alongside  the Cameo as a complementary machine. The strength of the Curio is in the embossing; it is therefore not a replacement for the Cameo. The idea behind the Curio is is that most cutting will be done by the Cameo and any embellishments will be done by the Curio.

The Silhouette Cameo will cut 12” wide x 12” length using the standard mat supplied. Using an optional larger mat, the cutting area could be 12” x 24”. When cutting self-adhesive vinyl, it is possible to cut 12” wide x 3m in length.

The Silhouette Curio on the otherhand is able to cut 8.5” x 6” with the base supplied with the machine or 8.5” x 12” when you purchase an optional larger mat.



Q: When will it be available?
A:The first Curios will be available late July/early August 2015. We are now taking advance orders on our online shop. Please click here to shop online and reserve your Silhouette Curio and Consumables now!



Q: Does the Curio have Print & Cut capability?
A: Yes! The Silhouette Curio™ includes an optic scanner that can read and utilize registration marks for Print & Cut jobs.


Q: Is the Curio PixScan™ compatible?
A: The Curio will have PixScan™ compatibility in Autumn of 2015.


Q: What can a Curio do that a CAMEO, Portrait, or other Silhouette electronic cutting tool can’t?
A:
Metal and foil stippling
Metal etching
Dual carriage multitasking (multiple tasks in one pass)
Embossing
Score & Emboss
Print & Emboss
Deep-cut capabilities
* (leather, foils, foams, and more)
Using thicker materials as project surfaces (example: stencils sketched directly onto wood up to 5mm thick)
*Requires deep-cut blade sold separately


Q: Can I cut fabric with my Curio?
A: Similar to other Silhouette cutting machines, the Curio can cut fabric when using fusible fabric stabilizers.


Q: Can I cut straight from a roll of media with my Curio?
A: No. The Curio requires a hard base when cutting and has a limited cutting area.


Q: What types of metals can the Curio etch?
A: The Curio can etch soft metal surfaces, such as aluminium, copper, and brass. We do not currently have an exhaustive list that we are able to provide.


Q: What is stippling?
A: Stippling is the process of creating a design using a series of dots. The Curio provides the capability to produce stippling effects. This can be achieved with either a felt tip pen to draw stipple points or the stippling tool to punch a series of stipple points.


Q: What is the maximum cutting force of the Curio?
A:When used under normal cutting conditions, the Curio provides 210gf cutting pressure.


Q: Can I use Curio accessories in my Portrait, CAMEO, or other Silhouette electronic cutting tool?
A:While the tools will fit into all Silhouette machine types, they are designed for use with the Silhouette Curio. We cannot guarantee results when using tools intended for use with the Curio in other Silhouette cutting tools. Silhouette does not recommend using the deep-cut blade, stippling tool, engraving tool, or embossing tools with machines other than the Curio.


Q: Which tools and accessories are compatible with Curio?
A:The Curio is compatible with all current tools and accessories offered, such as regular blades and sketch pens.


Q:Is the Curio quieter than other Silhouette machines?
A:The Curio has similar operating noise levels as other Silhouette machines. Various operations, such as stippling metal, may produce louder sounds.


Q: What kind of material surfaces can be embossed?
A:While we have had success with many types of materials, the Silhouette Studio® software settings are optimised for Silhouette Score & Emboss paper. Other material types can be embossed through trial and error.


Q: Can the Curio accept thicker media than the Cameo?
A: Yes, it can.  It is designed to take different thickness media for marking so that materials such as wood or metal can then be cut around the design on a separate machine or a fret saw. To allow for these different thicknesses, the bed is multi-layered and different leaves can be added or taken away to adjust the media height. So, the set up time is longer and if you just want to cut card, you are better off with the Cameo.



Q: What comes in the box?
A:The Curio will include the following items:
Silhouette Curio™8.5 in. x 6 in. base (with 4 removable platforms)
8.5 in. x 6 in. cutting mat
8.5 in. x 6 in. embossing mat
Fine embossing tool
Wide embossing tool
AC adapter
USB cord
Silhouette Studio® Software CD
1 month free basic subscription to the Silhouette Design Store
50 exclusive designs



Q: How much will it cost?
A:MSRP £205.00+VAT.


Q: Where can I buy the Silhouette Curio from?
A: You can place an advance order online by shopping on our 24/7 shop at www.cplshop.co.uk or by calling
us on 01708-731294 or 01708-747171.


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