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    Is it worth upgrading Cameo to Cameo 3

    Well, as it says ladies and gents, is it worth upgrading my Cameo to a Cameo 3?
    After selling mine it will only be a difference of £100-£200ish.
    Iím currently cutting a fair bit of clothing vinyl so 12Ē is wide enough for now. I use Ultra Cut most of the time and itís a pain not being able to feed the full roll in properly but I can live with that for now.
    I donít want to be buying a cheap Chinese cutter therefore I donít see the point in buying a £500+ cutter until Iím getting enough work for it.
    What are your thoughts from experience?

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    If you cameo is still working OK then the upgrade to the new model is probably too small a step to take.
    I would personaly keep using the cameo until I needed a larger scale upgrade. When you can justify the upgrade go for something that will take full 50cm garment film rolls.
    When you are ready, the new Graphtec CE Lite-50 looks like a good mid sized/mid priced option, sitting between the cameo and a larger 60cm cutter.

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    Great stuff thank you Iíll read up on the lite-50 as Iíve not even seen it before. I did have suspicions that it wouldnít be too great of a step going the 1 to 3, but just needed advice and opinions of others. Thanks again!


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    Ive got a cameo and a cameo 3 - I used to use my cameo 3 until a windows update and now it won't work on this pc so ive had to go back to my original cameo. All Graphtec can say to me is "use it on a different pc" - useless!

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    Great stuff thank you I’ll read up on the lite-50 as I’ve not even seen it before. I did have suspicions that it wouldn’t be too great of a step going the 1 to 3, but just needed advice and opinions of others. Thanks again!


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    I've worked with both for a bit and can't tell much difference as a non-professional, but after Cameo 3 the first one is quite slow (esp. in terms of importing and editing jpg files

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    I have a Cameo 2, but as I do a lot of print & cut, as well as cutting heaver materials, I upgraded to an 18" Silver Bullet. At first, I was cutting party invitations from printable magnetic sheet and the machine paid for itself in a couple of months.

    At present, apart from vinyl, I'm using the Silver Bullet machine to cut backing cards for badges from heavy holographic card...


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    The Cameo was great as a hobby machine but I still regard it as a toy where business is concerned.


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    There is a new Cameo 4 coming out later this year that is supposed to have a cutting force of 5000 (whatever that is I have no idea but apparently it is very strong :-))
    USING: Whatever it takes to get the job done...

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    Here's an early video of the new Cameo 4...

    https://youtu.be/ejUPWj62Hpc

    Just the same old, same old to me. It doesn't seem to be able to cut anything that the previous Cameo models can cut. It's very much a hobby machine.


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    Recently purchased a Cameo 3 and so far seems to be a good buy. I'm only intending to use it for cutting low volume vinyl for T-shirts, Tote bags etc. and was told by MDP Supplies that it would be ideal for that purpose and needn't spend more money on a more expensive cutter which I was thinking of buying from them. Horses for courses, I guess.

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