Silhouette Curio

Uniquely Different

Silhouette Curio

Curio is the most specialized Silhouette machine because it gives you access to different types of media as well as giving you more effect options (like embossing or etching). Because of it’s higher clearance level than both the Cameo and the Portrait, Curio can handle thicker media such as wood, metal, and chipboard. And while Curio is also a cutting machine like the Portrait and the Cameo, its emphasis is on embellishments and detail. The dual carriage means that you can perform two functions in one cut job, such as a score and emboss or a multicolored sketch.


Product Specifications
5.5 in. x 17.25 in. x 7 in.
5.5 lbs.

Max Cutting Area
8.5 in. x 6 in. (with standard base)
8.5 in. x 12 in. (with large base)

Max Media Thickness
5 mm

Max Cutting Thickness
2 mm

Max Cutting Force:
210 gf
Full Specification

Increased Clearance Level

In order to accommodate more possibilities and more media, Curio has literally raised the bar. By creating more space between the bar and the mat, you can transfer your designs directly to new types of media. Your Curio can accept up to 5 mm, including wood, metal, and canvas. And Curio does this without sacrificing the same quality cuts that make the Portrait and the Cameo so effective.

Precise Loading

One of Curio’s greatest strengths is its loading mechanism. Because the base is solid, Curio loads the same every single time. This means that you can interrupt a cut job, pull out the base to examine your project, load it right back in, and resume cutting. This is especially useful when layering colors for multicolored sketches. Your design placement on the screen is exactly where it will be on the base, every time.

Curio’s Platforms, Mats, and Base

The Curio can accommodate a wide range of materials by adding or removing platforms. The Curio comes with four platforms marked with either a “1” or a “2”. For common material types, the Silhouette Studio® Send panel will indicate which combination of platforms you should use. For example, a platform setting of “3” would require both a #1 platform and a #2 platform since 1+2=3.

Dual Carriage

You can put two tools into the Curio at the same time! The first carrier is denoted by a red circle, and the second carrier is denoted by a blue circle. The Curio knows to do the action associated with the red circle first and the blue circle second. You can toggle between tools by clicking “Tool 1” and “Tool 2” in the Send panel.

Embossing and Debossing

With your Curio, you can emboss, deboss, Score & Emboss, and Print & Emboss. You can use Silhouette Fine or Wide embossing tools to get unique and detailed raised lines on a variety of surfaces.

Etching with Curio

Curio’s 5 mm clearance level means you can use materials that you can’t with other Silhouette machines, like metal. With this feature, new crafting options are available. The Stippling & Etching tool is meant to accommodate these possibilities. You can etch designs for home decor, personalize pet tags, create custom jewelry, and much more.

Stippling with Curio

Stippling is a way of creating a drawing through the use of dots instead of a continuous line. Curio performs this effect with the Stippling & Etching tool on thin metals or with a felt-tip pen or marker on paper.

Sketching with Curio

Sketching with Curio is amazing because you can use two colors at once in the dual carriage. Plus, you can unload your design and load it again perfectly to draw more or with additional colors because Curio uses a solid base that loads the same every single time.

Foil Transfer

Wherever the embossing tool presses, your foil is transferred permanently, like a giant rub-on sheet. Just add pressure and voila! Easy and beautiful projects are created while you sit back and watch.


Included with Every Cutter
  • Create Designs and Send to Silhouette
  • Basic Design and Text Tools
  • Manipulation Tools: Move, Rotate, Scale, Align, Replicate
  • Modification Tools: Weld, Divide, Crop, Subtract
  • Cut by Line or Fill Color
  • Font Access (for font files on your computer)
  • Import JPG, BMP, PNG files
  • Trace
  • Image Effects (b/w, tint, color saturation)
  • Print & Cut
  • PixScan™
  • Silhouette Library Storage
  • Object on Path
  • Offset
  • Stipple (Curio and Cameo 3 only
  • Emboss (Curio only)
  • Sticky Notes
  • Pop-up Creator (Basic)
  • Color Fonts
  • Print Bleed
  • Commercial Font Indicator
Additional to Basic
  • Import SVG, PDF files
  • Layers (Including Cut by Layer)
  • Rulers/Guides
  • Nesting
  • Shadow Tool
  • Eraser Set Tools
  • Knife Set Tools
  • Eyedropper Tool
  • Shear
  • Sketch Effect
  • Trace by Color
  • Magnet Trace
  • Rhinestone Conversion
  • Glyph Support
  • Font Management
  • Basic Warp
  • Pop-up Creator (Advanced)
  • Ability to Import Custom Patterns
  • Lasso Selection
  • Warp Templates
Designer Plus
Additional to Designer
  • Advanced Rhinestone Features
  • Import Embroidery Files (PES, DST, EXP, JEF, and XXX)
  • Flexishapes
  • Puzzle Generator
  • Advanced Warp (Conical, Perspective)
Additional to Designer Plus
  • Import Ai/CDR/EPS Files
  • Weed Line Feature
  • Multi-cutter Support
  • Matrix Copy Feature
  • Media Layout View
  • Automatic Nesting
  • Tiling
  • Barcode
  • Multiple Undo/Redo
  • Export SVG, PDF, JPG
  • Handwritten Font Creation
  • Digital Font Creation
  • Edition Toggle
Silhouette Connect
Design and Cut the way you want with Silhouette connect. This plug-in provides you the ability to send projects you've designed in Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW directly to your Silhouette electronic cutting tool with no need to convert them to a Silhouette Studio compatible format.
Silhouette ModelMaker
Models designed in the software's 3D environments are converted instantly into nets (flat versions of the models) that can then be cut out with a Silhouette cutting tool, such as the Silhouette CAMEO or Silhouette Portrait. Build a rocket ship, design a mock-up for a company product or create an entire model city. The possibilities are endless!
Silhouette Design Store
The online and in-software Design Store allows you to download different types of designs to use with your Silhouette machines. You can look through the categories of designs using the menu or find designs by using certain keywords in the search bar.

Silhouette Curio