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Are you curious about Silhouette's latest addition to their cutting tools lineup – the Silhouette Heat Pen? This powered tool is designed for the direct application of heat transfer foils with your Silhouette machine. In this blog post, we'll explore how it works and why it could be a game-changer for your creative projects.

Powered Tool Holder for Cameo 5, Portrait 4, or Curio 2

If you own a Cameo 5, Portrait 4, or Curio 2, you might have noticed the new powered tool holder. This feature is specifically designed for using Silhouette's power tools, bringing more material and customization options to these cutting machines.

Heat Pen Features

The Heat Pen is one of these innovative tools, available in two tip sizes – 1mm and 2.5mm. Its special tip draws power from the machine, reaching high temperatures. Once heated, the Heat Pen allows you to etch heat transfer foil onto various surfaces, such as cardstock and faux leather.

Compact and Precise Alternative

Compared to traditional methods like using a heat press or iron, the Heat Pen offers a more compact and precise alternative. This makes it ideal for surfaces that may be more heat-sensitive and cannot withstand a full press.

Versatility with Silhouette Studio

Through Silhouette Studio, the Heat Pen becomes a versatile tool for applying detailed shapes and text. You can customize your projects with a set of embossing textures, adding a unique touch to your creations.

Perfect for Curio 2 Users

For Curio 2 users, the Heat Pen is especially convenient. With automatic height detection and a stationary working area, the Heat Pen becomes more versatile and hassle-free when working with thicker surfaces, such as faux leather wallets or ring boxes.

Taking Creativity to New Heights

If you're ready to explore the full potential of your Silhouette machine, the Heat Pen is the perfect tool to enhance your creativity. Share your plans for customization in the comments – we'd love to hear what you have in mind!


The Silhouette Heat Pen opens up exciting possibilities for Silhouette users, offering a compact, precise, and versatile way to apply heat transfer foils. Whether you're working with cardstock, faux leather, or other materials, this tool can take your creative projects to new heights. CLICK HERE to explore Silhouette's full range of products, including the Heat Pen. Get ready to unleash your imagination and bring your designs to life!

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Will the heat pen work on the cameo pro?

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