Can you cut from these programs with the Silhouette? I'm actually learning on the free program Inkscape, might invest in Illustrator later.You can also cut direct from industry standard software - Corel and Illustrator - via the cutting master software.
Being wider you will get a more efficient yield from whatever media you are using, giving a better profit margin.
I'm not doing anything with vinyl yet but I'm thinking about it. Probably not anything I would need larger than tablet size I most likely can get away with what's a cameo 3 will cut. I might just start with this and see how well I like working with the vinyl and then maybe next year moving up to something bigger.Printing direct from AI was great. But my Graphtec became incompatible with Win 10.
A new one would probably be amazing. The old one was.
I have a Cameo too.
What are you making and how much of it?
If you're not planning on cutting large vinyl designs then a machine like the Cameo should suit your needs as, due to it's ability to use a cutting mat, you can make use of every last scrap of vinyl.
Maximum cutting force isn't an issue when cutting vinyl as minimal force is required.
Silhouette Studio (get the Designer version) is fairly decent for both cutting and designing. My main reason for ditching my Cameo was the very poor optical system used for print & cut, but if you're not doing print & cut projects then the Cameo is fine, if a bit noisy.
What Graphtec plotter do you have?But my Graphtec became incompatible with Win 10.
No. I designed the artwork in Photoshop then filled with black and vectorised it using VectorMagic. Then simply imported the image and vector into Silhouette Studio, printed with reg marks, and cut.For Print & cut were you using a Pixscan mat? If so were you scanning it or taking a picture?
I had a large scanner on the Epson workforce printer. Scanned, it worked perfectly.
Interesting. I was able to get ver 1 to work, but the latest version of cutting master didn't work. Tried it on multiple machines. Graphtec even told me it wouldn't work when I contacted them, that's when I gave up.What Graphtec plotter do you have?
We use 15+ year old graphtec's daily on windows 10 with NO issues right next to newer models.
Well I would be able to give you more specific info if you had told me what plotter you have.Interesting. I was able to get ver 1 to work, but the latest version of cutting master didn't work. Tried it on multiple machines. Graphtec even told me it wouldn't work when I contacted them, that's when I gave up.
Ooops. I was on my phone.Well I would be able to give you more specific info if you had told me what plotter you have.
If cutting master 2 or 3 wont work for your plotter, then signcut will. They have working drivers for pretty much every plotter made. Even odd things like the Designtech60 which was re-branded by sign supply of Kentucky (out of business for a long time now) but made by graphtec.
Also professional sign software will run it...like SignLab or Flexi