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Silhouette CAMEO



Silhouette CAMEO® at The Hive

The Hive makerspace offers the Silhouette CAMEO® 3 for use by any patron with a valid, full privilege Lewisville library card in good standing. Be sure to review The Hive User Guidelines for full details on using the CAMEO. 

The CAMEO is free to use; however, patrons must supply their own materials in accordance with the material guidelines listed below. Merchandise for use with the CAMEO is not available for purchase at the Library at this time.  

What is the Silhouette CAMEO®?silhouette cameo

The CAMEO is a desktop cutting machine that can be used for a variety of applications. The CAMEO utilizes an AutoBlade to cut through paper, cardstock, vinyl, and more.

 Getting Started

  1. All patrons requesting to use the CAMEO must have a valid full privilege Lewisville library card in good standing and have filled out The Hive Use Agreement prior to checking out the machine.
  2. Files for use on the CAMEO can be created using the Silhouette Studio® software. Silhouette Studio® is a free software available at
  3. Makers are limited to one reservation per week. After a reservation has been used, if available, Makers can use the machine on a first come, first serve basis. The CAMEO must be checked out at The Hive service desk and is only available for use in The Hive.  
  4.  For safety purposes, all patrons must stay with their CAMEO projects as they are running.
Click Here to Reserve the Silhouette CAMEO


Technical Stuff

Brand/Model Silhouette CAMEO® 3
Maximum Cutting Area

12" x 12" (30.48 cm x 30.48 cm) with a cutting mat

12" x 24" with the large cutting mat

Max Material Thickness 78.75 mm (2 mm)
Blades Available AutoBlade
Design Software

Silhouette Studio® - free software available for download at

Material Type Vinyl, heat transfer material, cardstock, photo paper, copy paper, rhinestone template material, fabric, and more 
Additional Information

The CAMEO is a mobile checkout and can be used with your personal laptop or a library laptop, as long as it is used inside The Hive. The CAMEO must be connected to a PC via USB in order to work. 

Checkout kit includes tools for weeding (cleaning) vinyl projects.