Looking for a cutting machine that can go above and beyond the simple act of cutting? Then the Silhouette Curio is for you!
This nifty machine, can cut, emboss, deboss, etch, sketch and stipple! It is also the perfect choice for those who wish to work with thicker materials (up to 2mm in height).
Wondering whether the Curio Cutter is for you? Hopefully, our Silhouette Curio Review will help answer that question for you.
Silhouette Curio Review Rating
Find below our review rating of the Curio cutting machine.
The Curio Silhouette Machine is best suited for crafters who are after either a specialty machine or who are after a companion machine to their current vinyl cutter. The Curio cutter is best suited to those who want to go beyond cutting and drawing and wants to get creative with techniques such as sketching, embossing, debossing, etching and stippling.
It can cut, sketch, emboss, deboss, etch and stipple. It can cut material up to 2mm thick. Speedy dual carriage
Cutting space is on the small. Steep learning curve. Further ongoing costs after initial purchase of machine.
Review of the Silhouette Curio
The Curio Silhouette has specifically been designed to fill in the gaps that are lacking in the larger machines.
This is the machine for you if you specifically want a machine that does embossing, cutting, stippling and etching on a smaller 8.5″ x 6″ base.
If you do want to compare this machine against other machines, you might like to visit our detailed guide to the best vinyl cutter machine.
The machine is still very much loved by the crafting community due to the fact that it has so many unique capabilities. We also love that the Curio comes with software that actually contains over 70,000 ready-made designs (which you can purchase for an additional cost).
Click to read more about Silhouette Curio vs Cameo 4 machines or simply watch this short Silhouette Curio video below.
The Plotter Curio Silhouette Machine is best suited for crafters who are after either a specialty machine or who are after a companion machine to their current vinyl cutter. The Curio cutter is best suited to those who want to go beyond cutting and drawing.
So What Comes in the Box?
Here is what is included in the box:
- Silhouette Curio Machine
- Silhouette Studio® Software
- Basic Instruction Guide
Regular Base (8.5″ x 6″ )
- Embossing Mat (8.5″ x 6″ )
- Cutting Mat (8.5″ x 6″ )
- Cutting Blade
- Fine Embossing Tool
- Wide Embossing Tool
- Power Cord/USB Cord
- Free 1-mo Design Store Basic Subscription
- 50 Exclusive Designs
What are the Cutting Dimensions?
In comparison to other similar machines, the Curio has a really small and limiting cutting base. Whilst most machines measure out at 12 x 12″, this machine only give you a small 8.5″ x 6″ base. This is of course due to the fact that it has been designed to work on smaller scale projects, however many crafters might find this size limiting.
The Pros & Cons
- The Curio has the ability to cut, sketch, emboss, deboss, etch and stipple
- We love how fabulous this machine is when it comes to thicker material
- Speedy dual carriage
- Cutting space is on the small size in comparison to other similar machines
- Steep learning curve to figure out how the machine works
- You will need to purchase additional supplies: the extra large tray (8.5″ x 12″), the deep cut blade, the stippling, and etching tool as well as the designs on the software.
We absolutely love the Curio Cutting Machine as a companion to our favorite hobbyist vinyl cutter, the Cameo 3. It is a fabulous embossing machine, you can see how it compares against other machines on our embossing machine comparison chart here.
The machine has a lot to offer that other machines simply can't do, such as the ability to emboss, deboss, stipple and etch on thicker materials such as metal. Imagine all the incredible projects you can finish off with this machine!
It is however not our choice when it comes to vinyl cutting machines, so best to invest in both a vinyl cutter and Curio.
You can also purchase a Silhouette Curio bundle if you wish to save loads of money and grab some essential supplies and tools as well.
You can read through all the positive reviews on Amazon here, or simply click the button below to grab your cutter now.
You can also see how the Curio compares to the Cameo 4 in our comparison guide.