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Silhouette Printer/cutter: Pattern Transfer Made Easy

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Just a FYI, I recently purchased a Cameo Silhouette Printer and Cutter for the wife's birthday who does non-leather crafting.

However, the application to leather work is tremendous: no more transfer paper! Easy stencil producer.

Easy to import a font of your choice, easy to import a picture of your choice, easy to center and size the appropriate font, simply insert cardstock, and you have a stencil after the cutter works it's magic!

Attached is a sample leather project utilizing lost saloon font with a paladin or chess piece logo for a local gun store. It was a 16 inch by 20 inch 8-9 oz leather. The store owner obviously liked the old western "Have Gun Will Travel".

The actual design process easily within minutes: a stencil produced!

A stylus to transfer the stencil, and a swivel knife to get cutting is all that is required. And, most importantly, unlike forgetting a stylus line on transfer paper, the stencil is really easy to re-align to finish the complete transfer of the design (If you miss a letter.... or some lines). Additionally, the cutter can utilize large size card stock, so your design is centered easily on your project as well.

It can be a tremendous time saver, and frustration avoider, IMHO.

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where did you buy this machine?

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www.uscutter.com This is the address for the Silhouette printer and cutter online

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I know I'm bringing up an old thread, but I have been using a silhouette portrait to cut leather. I've had great success with veg tanned calf 2-3 oz. My leather was coming in at 1.16mm at the thickest point. Used 2 pass cutting with the stock blade. It really makes the cutting mat dirty, so I may end up replacing the cutting mat more often than it is worth, but so far I have done 2 full wallets, 3 lighter cases, and a few card holders and the mat is still slightly tacky.

I bought the machine to cut patterns out of cardstock, but I tend to push machines to their limits. I was pleasantly surprised by what these little machines can do.

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Someone else tried to cut tan leather with a Silhouette cutter (any model)?

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