Heard about the Curio? Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of Curio’s accessories and features. Today’s topics are the dual carriage feature, the emboss and deboss effects, and the new clearance level.
Dual Carriage Feature
Curio is the first Silhouette machine that offers a dual carriage feature. This means that instead of just one tool for all your cutting and sketching needs, Curio offers you two. With this feature you can sketch multicolored designs and you can take advantage of the scoring and embossing features.
To use the dual carriage feature all you do is send your design to Curio. It works the same way as the Portrait and CAMEO. Once the design has been sent, Curio moves smoothly from one task to the other without needing to pause between jobs. You can get two jobs done for every one design you send to your Silhouette.
But it’s not just sketching that makes the dual carriage feature so handy. When it comes to embossing and debossing, the dual carriage is a must.
Emboss and Deboss
A huge part of Curio’s draw is the ability to create emboss and deboss effects, but how does Curio make this happen?
When you first open the box, you’ll find that there’s a lot more than just Curio inside. Two of the most important accessories are the embossing tool and the embossing mat. Users of the Silhouette CAMEO® and Silhouette Portrait® will recognize the familiar design of the mat but will also notice a few differences. The thicker and softer design of the embossing mat provides a soft surface that cradles the embossing tool’s tip, allowing the tool to press an impression into the paper.
For a more dramatic effect, Curio can also use the ratchet blade to score along the edge of the shape before using the embossing tool to press into the shape. Curio’s unique two carriage design makes the task simple and you never have to switch out one tool for another.
Curio’s Raised Bar and Platforms
In order to accommodate more possibilities and more medias, Curio has raised the bar. Literally. By creating more space between the bar and the mat, Curio users can transfer their designs directly to new types of media. Wood, metal, canvas? Up to 5 mm, Curio can handle that. And Curio does this all without sacrificing the same quality cuts that made the Portrait and the CAMEO so effective.
What excites you the most about the Curio?