Silhouette Curio Electronic Machine - The Curio is more than a cutting machine. It can cut emboss sketch stipple and etch. It features a dual carriage adjustable base and a raised clearance bar opening the door to new mediums like wood foil thicker leathers foams and even metals. Most designs from the Design Store can be repurposed for the new techniques. Contents of box include: Curio Silhouette Studio software instructions regular base (8.5 inch x6 inch ) embossing mat and cutting mat (both 8.5 inch x6 inch ) cutting blade fine and wide embossing tools power and USB cords 50 exclusive designs and 1 month free basic subscription to the Design Store.
The most specialized DIY machine
The Silhouette Curio™ hobby machine is the perfect complement to Silhouette's other cutting tools, the Silhouette Portrait® and Silhouette CAMEO®. Simply connect 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 Curio to put your signature style on countless DIY projects. Curio is the perfect machine for DIYers that love to diversify their creativity. Curio is driven by powerful Silhouette Studio® software as well as the Silhouette Design Store, a marketplace of over 75,000 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. Curio is the only machine that can unlock stippling, etching, debossing, embossing and dual carriage features in the powerful Silhouette Studio® design software (included with purchase).
The Silhouette Curio™ hobby machine is the perfect complement to Silhouette's 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 windows 10 compatible?
A: Yes, Insofar as all hardware and graphic drivers on the computer are Windows 10 compliant and compatible, then Silhouette Studio and consequently the Silhouette Curio are also compatible with Windows 10.
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: What can a Curio do that a CAMEO, Portrait, or other Silhouette electronic cutting tool can’t?
Metal and foil stippling Metal etching Dual carriage multitasking (multiple tasks in one pass) Embossing 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.