The Silhouette Mint™—Stamping Made Fresh – Silhouette America Blog

The Silhouette Mint™—Stamping Made Fresh

Print It

The Silhouette Mint™ is the most innovative and powerful custom stamping system on earth. The machine’s special thermal printing ability lets you create 3D reliefs of custom designs on Mint rubber stamp sheets. Simply apply Mint inks to your stamp and you are ready to roll.


Design it.

Use Mint Studio™ to design your stamp. When you’re ready, send it to the Mint. The software automatically flips your design so there’s no hassle for you. You get a perfect design every time.

Design It

Mint it.

Insert your stamp sheet and watch the magic happen. The Mint uses thermal printing technology to give you exact results. All you have to do is stick your stamp on the stamp base and you’re ready to go.

Print It

Ink it.

Apply Mint inks to your stamp. The stamp absorbs the ink and stores it in an inner reservoir. Your newly minted stamp is good for fifty stamps before you need to re-ink it.

Ink It

Stamp it.

Stamp off any excess ink until your design comes out clean. Use your newly minted stamp to create personalized tags, party favors, stationary, and more.

Stamp It

The Silhouette Mint™ allows you to add unforgettable personality and color to all your DIY projects. What will you Mint?

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  1. Do you use multiple colors on the stamp at the same time? Are the icing and sprinkles stamped, or is that printed on paper and only the brown donut is stamped?

    1. Thanks for the comment Jamie!

      You can use multiple colors on the stamp at one time. You apply the ink directly to the stamp, which means that the color goes only where you want it to go. The donut stamp is a great example of this.

      None of the stamp was printed, it was all stamped. The different colored sprinkles were made by inking those sprinkles with different colors.

  2. Is the finished stamp able to be embossed? Or can I use special embossing ink with it?

    1. Hi Lars! Mint stamps are only compatible with Mint inks. Thank you for your comment.

      1. Hi,
        when using embossing powder, typically pigment inks are used. since the mint inks are a pigment ink, will embossing powder work on them?

        1. Yes! Embossing powders do work with Mint inks! I have tried it multiple times with so much success!

  3. This is so cool! Can’t wait to find out more about it this week 🙂

  4. Can the stamps made with the Silhouette
    Mint use ink pads? I love to stamp, can
    wait to learn more.

    1. Hi Vickie!

      Mint stamps are only compatible with Mint inks. The unique design includes an inner reservoir that absorbs the ink when it is placed directly on the stamp. This allows you to stamp up to 50 times before needing to re-ink.

      The ink bottles each contain 5 ml of ink. And while that doesn’t sound like much, it only takes a very little amount of ink to ink your stamp. I’ve had a bottle of purple ink at my desk for the last two months and I haven’t had to replace it yet.

  5. I’m so excited for this! I’m looking forward to all the posts this week to learn more.

  6. I think this is the best thing since sliced bread!!! I cannot wait to be able to make my own stamps and am even going to have my grandchildren make some of their own stamps!! I am going to be the best Meemaw on Earth once I get this awesome machine!! Hoping hubby decides that I need one and gets it for my birthday or Christmas!!! Looking forward to learning more about it this week!! See you tomorrow!

  7. I want to be able to stamp in different colors and not have to 50 of one color. Can I just use my inkpads of my choice? It does not appear many colors are available anyway, so I think it is limiting the use. Can you give more details obout the stamps and if they will be better thatn the current stamping material?

    1. Hi Nelly. The unique inner reservoir of Mint stamps means that you don’t ink it like a regular stamp. Instead of pressing the stamp into an ink pad and then stamping the relief, you apply Mint inks directly to the stamp. The stamp material then absorbs the ink, allowing you to stamp over and over again. We currently have 10 colors available for purchase. Each Mint comes with yellow, blue, red, and black ink. One of the Mint’s greatest strengths is that it allows you to have complete control over which color goes where. You can have pink flowers with green leaves and yellow centers all on the same stamp. For more examples, see here.

      1. Thank you Lauren.Now,if I only need one or 2 cards made, can I just put a tiny bit of pink, green and yellow to make the flower all at one time? I am glad there are more colors now and hope Silhouette keeps them in stock more as they are OOS (out of stock) many times and don’t want to pay extra shipping each time they get the color I want in.

        Is the material better than the original stamp material?

        Can you use regular ink?

  8. Can I use any silhouette design for the mint or do I have to use mint-specific designs?

    1. Hi Jeanette! Almost any design in the design store can be used with the Mint. Certain designs (like the 3D designs) can’t be used for obvious reasons, and some designs (like Print & Cuts) will require a little tweaking in Mint Studio to get the desired results. Other than that, you’re good to go. Thank you for the comment!

  9. When or where can I buy this in Canada?

    1. Hi Shannon! The Mint is shipping now to the U.S. and Canada. You can order online at Thank you for the comment!

  10. I’m just wondering if there will be a wider variety of colors released. I really like the idea of this machine, but it seems the ink colors are rather limited. I’d feel better purchasing this if I knew there would be more colors in my future!

  11. Does Silhouette Mint work with (all/any/some) Linux distros (operating systems)?

    Or just Microsoft and Apple?


    1. Hi D.J.! For specific information about compatible operating systems, please contact support. You can find more information on how to contact support at this webiste:

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