7 Responses to Portrait 3 LAUNCH: Silhouette Portrait 3 vs. Cameo 4

  1. Dear Meredith, I’m new on y/website and from Italy, so not so good to write in y/language!
    Could you help me I would like to buy the best machine to start this wonderful creative art (never tryied!!) but I don’t know which one could be the best to start! Just for me not for an economic activity! Which was your first machine?
    Many many thanks for y/help
    Barbara

  2. Thank you for this post! I’ve owned two Silhouette machines, an original portrait years ago and a Cameo which I changed it for a Cricut Maker last year and regret it. The actual machine is fantastic, but Design Space is awful and I’m fed up with trying to make it work so I’ve been trying to decide if I need a Cameo 4 or if actually the Portrait 3 is enough for my needs. Still undecided, but this clarified some of the questions I had. :)

  3. I think you convinced me to get a Portrait to start making sticker sheets. You said there’s a monthly deal, is it usually around a holiday?

  4. Hello, I’ve been looking at cutting machines, scanncut, cricut, cameo4, portrait 3 for days…
    I am a designer, I usually work with an illustrator, and for my work I sometimes have to make small gift boxes, I print them, cut them either by hand or using a laser, but it is quite slow since I have to take many passes to avoid burning the material , typically 0.55 pound m2 papers.
    Do you think the portrait 3 will be useful for that use or should I look for another machine? Thanks for your help!

    • If you’re used to working in Illustrator I think the Silhouette Studio design software would be a great fit for you! My only concern with the Portrait for making boxes is that you’re limited to 8.5×11 paper, which makes for pretty small boxes. You might have more versatility with the 12×12 size of the Cameo. As far as cutting capability goes, though, if you’re only cutting paper/card stock the Portrait would be great. If you think you’d like to have more cutting force for thicker/denser materials, then the Cameo 4 would be the way to go.

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