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All About The Silhouette Cameo 5: New Features, Differences From Previous Versions and Release Date!

Silhouette America has announced their new Cameo 5 vinyl cutter! Silhouette describes their Cameo 5 as, "...the fastest, most accurate, and quietest machine in Silhouette's lineup." Let's dive into what's new and what makes it different from previous models.

Cameo 4 vs Cameo 5: Let's Get Technical

The Cameo 5 is not only faster than previous models, but it is also quieter and has a stronger cutting force which is capable of cutting a wider variety of materials.

  Cameo 4 Cameo 5
Max. Cutting Speed 300mm/s 400mm/s
Max. Cutting Force: Tool Holder 1 210 gf 300 gf (± 20 gf)
Max. Cutting Force: Tool Holder 2 5 kgf 5 kgf
Min. Loading Width 8.5"


Cameo 5: New Tools & Consumables

Heat Pens

The Heat Pen applies foil transfer material permanently onto select project surfaces. This can include surfaces such as faux leather or cardstock. As opposed to pressure-based foil that is pressed onto the material surface, the Heat Pen will transfer foil material via heat, thus providing a cleaner, brighter, more durable finish. 

Compatible with: Cameo 5, Cameo 5 Plus, Portrait 4 & Curio 2

Embossing Tool (Type C)

Embossing Tools can be used to emboss and deboss embossable foil and cardstock.

Compatible with: Cameo 5, Cameo 5 Plus, and Curio 2

Pen Holder (Type C)

The Pen Holder allows you to use a range of pens, from a thinner standard ball-point pen to a thicker felt-tip marker.

Compatible with: Cameo 5, Cameo 5 Plus, and Curio 2

Electrostatic Mat

The Cameo Electrostatic Mat has a regular adhesion level to hold most thin pieces of paper, cardstock, and general material types in place.

Compatible with: Cameo 5 and Cameo 5 Plus

Embossing Mat 

The intended use of the embossing mat is to hold materials in place to be embossed, debossed, and punched.

Compatible with: Embossing Tool (Type C) and Leather Punch Tool

Cameo 5 Colorway Options

The Cameo 5 is available in four different color options:

Additional Product Features & What's Included:

Machine features include:

  • Power tool capability​
  • Auto-cross cutting​ with the AutoBlade
  • New reinforced roll feeder attachment​ (attachable)
  • Quieter operation​
  • Electrostatic mat​ (optional add-on accessory)
  • Adjustable pinch rollers​ with improved grip strength and ability to customize the position
  • Improved registration mark reading​ for Print & Cut jobs
  • Smooth opening lid architecture​
  • Full 12-inch cutting width​
  • Cut up to 16 feet in length 
  • Matless cutting capabilities ​
  • 3 mm height clearance for thicker materials​
  • Automatic tool detection​
  • Wireless cutting with Bluetooth® connectivity​
  • PixScan™ compatible​
  • Driven by Silhouette Studio® giving you limitless design options to customize your projects​

What's Included:

  • Silhouette Cameo® 5​
  • AC Adapter/Power cable set​
  • Cutting Mat​
  • AutoBlade​
  • Blade adjustment tool
  • Roll Feeder​
  • Silhouette Studio® software (download)​
  • 100 exclusive designs (available with registration)
  • 1-month Silhouette Design Store subscription (available with registration)


Pre-Orders and Estimated Release Date:

We currently do not have an established release date, however, for the most up-to-date information on the new Cameo 5 and how you can be among the first to get one, go to heat.press/cameo5.

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