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Old 12-30-2013, 08:12 PM   #11
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ya but i am saying them mechines wont cut mono coat and ultra coat or even good vinyl it wil only cut cheap vinyl and first time you take your plane up it will rip off or when you put it on it wil be al bubbled no what i man even my cutter it took me like 2 hours to set it up to cut mono coat cause its so thin
I will say that I have been using the Silhouette for over a year and have had no issues. I have cut fine line decals for vehicles as well. I cut our club logo and applied it to the back window of my car last March and it is still there in the same condition as when applied. Unlike most cheap small cutters the Cameo does have adjustable blade pressure and cuts a variety of materials. Mono can be cut using the mat and works well. I even cut the call letters for a full size airplane and they have not failed or peeled or come off for over 6 months now. Before you call this a cheap cutter you need to check it out. I researched a number of cutters and for the size and price it is one very good cutter. The software that comes with it I will say is very basic but it does have some nice features such as the ability to trace which most other commercially available software's do not allow. I like this cutter and if it failed I would buy another one. If I was cutting larger banners, signs and stuff like that this is not the cutter but for anything up to 12" X 9 feet it works just great.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:39 PM   #12
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Re: Vinyl Graphics Cutters

My Silhouette Cameo cuts monocote trim sheet, does not cut ultracote trim sheet, cuts good quality vinyl, paint mask and other materials. Works great for a hobbiest, not meant for commercial work.

I have cut vinyl down to about 12 point font (when the blades was new) and am still using the first blade after 1 year. Vinyl Cutters were well researched on another forum, I will post the link if I can find it again. This was what I used to finalize my decision on the Cameo.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1522977

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Old 12-30-2013, 11:42 PM   #13
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Re: Vinyl Graphics Cutters

My uncle has a Vinyl cutting machine he does all my stickers, if you have the font or know what you want im sure we can get you some stuff made up

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Old 12-30-2013, 11:56 PM   #14
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:44 AM   #15
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Re: Vinyl Graphics Cutters

I have a bit larger unit called a "Sign Pro". A budget model but it cuts 30" wide vinyl just fine. Once I find an excuse, I will be trying it on Monokote.
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:11 PM   #16
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Re: Vinyl Graphics Cutters

Last week I received my Silhouette Cameo from Sign Supply Canada. Wow! This thing rocks. I've only had a chance to scratch the surface of it's capabilities, but so far I'm very impressed and completely satisfied with it's performance. I've managed to cut designs from both MonoKote and Ultracote trim sheets and the only slightly heavier sign vinyl. The MonoKote and Ultracote are a bit of a challenge because the material is so thin, but I nontheless had very good results. The sign vinyl is very good and produces clean cuts in even very detailed patterns; as well, it sticks like sh*t to a blanket. The only downside to the machine, so far, is that I have not been able to cut any letters smaller than approx 1/2". When the letters get smaller than this, the cutter tends to pull the letters from the backing as it cuts. The supplied software is fairly intuitive and quite powerful with lots of custom design options; it helps that there are dozens of on-line Silhouette tutorials. I've attached three pics of some of the designs that I cut. The first one is a Maple Leaf design, cut from Monokote trim sheet, that I placed on my electric 72" Aeroworks Yak 54 rudder; it measures approx. 2 1/2 x 2" (I like to place a maple leaf on the tails of all of my scale 3D aircraft ). The second pic shows the aircraft registration on my 57" 3DHS Extra 330. The registration mark is just under 1/2" high and cut from sign vinyl (I know that the reg is not valid, the "CG" prefix does not exist , but, as a tribute to my wife, her initials "LLM" are placed as registration marks on all of my scale ships ) Lastly the Browning logo was cut from some sign vinyl and measures approx. 2x4". The Browning and maple leaf logos were easily "pulled" from the internet as a JPEG and vector drawing, respectively. While the Silhouette won't replace commercial graphics suppliers, being able to make some of your stuff is very cool and lots of fun. Again, thanks to all of the guys who responded to this thread with advise and information.

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Old 01-17-2014, 11:28 AM   #17
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Re: Vinyl Graphics Cutters

The Cameo is now on sale at Michael's for $269.00. I picked one up today.
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That's a good price. I paid about the same through Sign Supply Canada, but had to factor in the $30.00 shipping. I don't think that you'll be disappointed with the Silhouette. Just remember that there are limitations. I recommend that you research the Silhouette Cameo on the "net" for tutorials. although many of them are not applicable to the kind of stuff that we want to do, you can pick up a lot of good tips and techniques. Good luck.

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Re: Vinyl Graphics Cutters

Picked one up myself and it works great. With the proper setup and good quality vinyl, I had no problem cutting 3/16" lettering.

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