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Old 09-05-2012, 11:18 PM   #66
lylacfey
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Originally Posted by cakhuxel View Post
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.
Oh my gosh how did you get the Cameo to work with Illustrator? I was told we couldn't use that plugin with the Cameo. I thought we could but I was told no it only works with the older machines. If you could share I would be grateful. I prefer to cut in my graphic design program. Right now I have to design in Inkscape or Illustrator then import into Design Studio.
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