Silhouette Cameo: working with vinyl

If you bought your Silhouette Cameo with visions of all sort of wonderful vinyl projects in mind, raise your hand.

If you are having problems getting your Silhouette Cameo to cut vinyl, raise your other hand.

Okay, so now you have both hands in the air, you’re frustrated and ticked off because you spent almost $300 for a machine that isn’t doing what you want. Right? Okay, put your hands down and read on.

As a Cameo owner, and self-professed research junkie, I have done extensive research on Cameo problems and solutions–and, happily, I have come across some fabulous sites that offer really helpful information. I’m listing them below for you to refer to.

Make-the-Cut has an post entitled, Silhouette Cameo and Skipping Issues. After your read the post, be sure to read the reply that follows it.

Expressions Vinyl Blog has a beautifully illustrated post that describes in great detail the steps, settings, etc., to complete a beautiful project using vinyl.

Also at Expressions Vinyl you will find charts that provide the speed, thickness and blade settings for a whole range of vinyls. There are separate charts for Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette SD and Cricut.

Hope this helps, crafters!!!


Cutting vinyl with your Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette SD and Cricut.

There are so many different kinds of vinyl! Yikes!

Whether you are using a Silhouette Cameo, a Silhouette SD or a Cricut, you will want to save this chart as a guide to which settings to use for which type of vinyl. Many thanks to Vinyl Expressions, for posting this chart to their website. I hope you find it useful.