With the imminent arrival of the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, we thought it was time to to pass on a few important facts and figures. We have had a great deal of questions about them and how they compare with the KNK Zing which came out at the end of last year. After writing what seems to be a number of essay email replies about each machine, I thought it was time to create a table of information to help everyone draw their own conclusions to what suits your needs.
Both machines use hard plastic cutting mats as well as being driven by PC software giving you the freedom of designing your own shapes. You can also import files to cut or re-size and cut as you wish, making them both very flexible. As more information comes to hand we will update this article so that you will be as up to date as we are.
Currently the price of a KNK Zing is $499.00 and the Silhouette Cameo is also now available at
$429.00 Reduced to $399 from our www.blueedgecrafts.com.au website
If you have either machine please tell us what you think about yours.
|Maximum Cutting area||12”x 12” (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm) with a cutting mat12” x 10’ (30.5 cm x 3 m) with a lined media ( Vinyl )||14” x UnlimitedCutting mat supplied is 15” wide with a max cutting width of 14”|
|Maximum Cutting Thickness||0.8mm thick||2.0 mm Thick|
|Maximum Cutting Force||210 grams||750 grams|
|Print and Cut Feature||Yes with Magic Eye||Yes with Laser Alignment|
|Software||Silhouette Studio||Make The Cut|
|Files Supported||JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF, WMFOther file types require software upgrade available from Silhouette for $49||
|Extras||$10 voucher to purchase shapes from the Silhouette website + 51 cutting designs included.||All basic shapes included in the software as well as a library on-line of over 5500 shapes and growing. All available for free download. Try before you buy http://make-the-cut.com/|