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Old 09-05-2012, 05:42 AM   #49
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There is one thing that nobody in this thread has brought up, and that's the Cameo's ability to cut your own designs. That's the one reason why I remain on the fence even after all this thought. A Silhouette can adapt to Adobe Illustrator, and depending on the OS of your computer, you can pick up an old Illustrator program at ebay for as little as $40. Once you have that installed and you install the free adapter program from Silhouette, you can make and cut all your own designs. For instance, you can rubber stamp, scan it, use the program to make it a little bigger, and cut a shadow for your stamped design, and then cut the exact stamped design as well. You can cut hundreds of free True Type fonts. And anything you can scan, even a die cut piece of paper, can be incorporated into the Illustrator program and cut with the Cameo, which means (although not really fair) you could, in theory, make a paper cut of all your friends stencils, dies and punches and then use your Cameo to cut your own. If you take a picture of a butterfly, you can cut that exact butterfly with your Cameo. So for those of you with strong computer skills, the Sillouette Cameo really WILL allow you to stop buying dies.
Thanks for reading my post! -c
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