The Silhouette Curio™ hobby machine is the perfect complement to Silhouette's other cutting tools, the Silhouette Portrait® and Silhouette CAMEO®.
Simply connect the Curio to your PC or Mac with the included USB cable and use the included software, Silhouette Studio®, to design your project.
Then send your project to the Curio to put your signature style on countless DIY projects.
Curio is the perfect machine for DIYers that love to diversify their creativity.
With Curio you can:
• Create beautifully etched metal (stippling/etching tool sold separately)
• Embellish foils and metals with unique stipple patterns (stippling/etching tool sold separately)
• Sketch intricate, multi-color designs
• Create one-of-a-kind stippled ink projects (sketch pens and felt tip pens sold separately)
• Cut custom designs out of paper, card stock, vellum, vinyl, fabric, stencil material and more
• Cut or sketch fonts already installed on your computer
• Add embossing or debossing textures to soft papers, vellum and other delicate materials
• Use unique materials as project surfaces such as woods, canvas, metals, and more
• Register and cut printed materials (Print & Cut feature)
Curio is driven by powerful Silhouette Studio® software as well as the Silhouette Design Store, a marketplace of over 70,000 ready-made designs available for purchase. Find the perfect design, resize and customize the design for your project, or design your own from scratch using hundreds of design tools in the powerful Silhouette Studio® software.
The Curio is the only machine that can unlock the stippling, etching, debossing, embossing and dual carriage features in Silhouette Studio® design software (included with purchase). Watch Curio video playlist
- Silhouette Curio™ desktop DIY machine
- 8.5 in. x 6 in. base (includes four platforms)
- 8.5 in. x 6 in. cutting mat
- 8.5 in. x 6 in. embossing mat
- Cutting blade
- Fine embossing tool
- Wide embossing tool
- 50 exclusive digital designs
- AC adapter
- USB cord
- Silhouette Studio® Software CD
See tips and How To videos to use this machine and software here
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See Silhouette starter kits hereand Silhouette tools here
Q: Is the Curio meant to replace my Portrait, CAMEO, or other Silhouette electronic cutting tool?
A: No! The Curio is the ultimate companion tool to our other cutting tools because of the new ways you can create with it. Our
Portrait and CAMEO are pure cutting machines. Unlike the Curio, they allow for matless cutting and are able to cut rolled
materials. In addition, the CAMEO boasts a 12-inch cutting width whereas the Curio provides a maximum 8.5-inch by 12-inch
cutting surface*. We have no plans to discontinue our Portrait or CAMEO cutting tools.
*Requires optional Curio large base for maximum cutting area capability.
Q: How big is the Curio’s workspace?
A: The Curio’s maximum workspace is 8.5 inches by 12 inches (Curio large base sold separately). The standard base that comes
with the Curio provides a maximum work space of 8.5 inches by 6 inches.
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 fall 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
Dual carriage multitasking (multiple tasks in one pass)
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 aluminum, 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 optimized for Silhouette
Score & Emboss paper. Other material types can be embossed through trial and error.
** NB - The parts we are missing are the clear material fasteners and the registration markers. The clear material fasteners are included when you buy extra embossing mats.
The clear material fasteners are seldom used, therefore we compensate with a free Connect software code.