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Vinyl & Die-Cutters

A guide to using PPLD's vinyl & die-cutters

Contact the Makerspaces

Library 21c: 
    (719) 531-6333 x1549

East Library: 
    (719) 531-6333  x1372

Sand Creek Library: 
    (719) 531-6333 x7018

Manitou Springs Library: 
    (719) 531-6333 x7004


The Silhouette Cameo Pro (sometimes also referred to as the Silhouette Cameo 4 Pro) is a DIY machine that uses a small blade and markers to electronically cut and sketch on various material types including vinyl, cardstock, and paper. It is compatible with materials that are up to 24" wide. 

Silhouette Studio is the software used to create and send files to the Cameo Pro.

Silhouette Studio Basic and Business Editions

Silhouette offers the Basic Edition of its Silhouette Studio software for free, equipped with all the tools necessary for file setup and compatibility with the Silhouette Cameo Pro. This edition is accessible on multiple computers within the makerspaces at East Library, Library 21c, and Sand Creek Library.

Additionally, each of the makerspaces at East, Library 21c, and Sand Creek features a dedicated laptop with the upgraded Business Edition of the software. The Business Edition offers access to numerous additional features that enhance the software's functionality and customization capabilities.

Explore the complete list of features in both editions and access helpful video tutorials by visiting the link below.

User Guide

Click on the user guide below to see how to use the Silhouette Cameo Pro before visiting the makerspace. This guide covers both machinery and software, and is available at East, Library 21c, and Sand Creek makerspaces.



Guides / Tutorials from Silhouette

Video Guides

Project Ideas and Troubleshooting