National Curio Week: Are You Curious About Curio?

Here at Silhouette, we’re excited to roll out the newest addition to the Silhouette family, the Silhouette Curio™. Curio is the new Silhouette hobby machine that allows creators the freedom of extra medias like wood, canvas, and metal. With its ability to perform unique emboss and deboss effects, etch metal, and sketch multicolored designs, Curio is the perfect companion to both the Silhouette Portrait® and the Silhouette CAMEO®. Curio is a machine with as much personality as the creators it caters to, and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on it.


This week’s blog posts will work to answer all-things Curio. Check back here each day for updates on Curio and how you can get the most out of this ingenious machine.


Curio, welcome to the blogging sphere. World, meet Curio.




What comes with a Silhouette Curio™?


Each Curio comes with an 8.5 in. x 6 in. base; a cutting mat, and embossing mat; a fine embossing tool and a wide embossing tool; 50 exclusive designs available for download from the Silhouette Design Store; an AC adapter and USB cord; and the industry-leading Silhouette Studio® software.


Curio sets itself apart with its unique ability to create emboss and deboss effects, sketch with two colors, and etch. Included in the Curio package are the required embossing tools and platforms that allow your Curio to perform these functions. The smaller base, 8.5 in x 6 in., is also included in your package along with the software. With these accessories, the possibilities are endless.

Curio Components



If you find that you’d like to create on a larger scale, additional accessories (such as the larger 8.5 in. x 12 in. base and stippling tool) are available for purchase at our online store or wherever Silhouette machines are sold.


How are Curio’s communication skills?


Curio connects to your MAC or PC using a USB cable, just like your Portrait or CAMEO, and Curio even speaks the same language. If you already have Silhouette Studio®, a simple update is all you need to unlock the features unique to Curio.


Curio’s user interface is straightforward and simple. On the left side of the machine are three buttons—Pause, Load/Unload, and Power. To turn on Curio, simply press the power button. When plugged in using the USB, your computer will recognize Curio just like it recognizes your Portrait or CAMEO. You’re ready to start creating.


Is Curio the right machine for you?


Well, that depends. Are you the type of creator who enjoys the versatility of the other Silhouette cutting machines but would like to expand the scope of your creations?


Curio is for you.


Are you the type of DIYer who passes by a home décor store, feels your fingers itch, and knows that you could make it—and make it better?


Curio is for you.


Are you looking for a solid companion for your Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette CAMEO®?


Curio is for you.


Are you curious about what all the hype is about? Are you wondering if this machine is as good as we say it is?


It is. Curio is for you.

Where can I purchase Curio?

You can purchase Curio online at and wherever Silhouettes are sold. Starting next week select retailers will be receiving Curios and they will be available for distribution later this fall.

For more information on Curio’s capabilities, you can visit this link here.


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