November 23, 2012

Black Friday Silhouette Deal

Today I have a sweet Silhouette promo for you.  The Black Friday promos are always the best prices.  But, before I give you the pricing, let me introduce you to the newest member of the Silhouette family.  

This is the "Portrait."  What's the difference, you ask?  Well, basically put, they shrunk the machine and the price.  It has an 8" cutting width and it's only 3 pounds.  It's still wide enough to cut everything I've ever used my machine to cut, but it's more portable and the price is lower as well.  Sweet, huh?

Here's a quick shot of the size difference.

So, here are a couple of Christmas projects you could make with it.  (Click on the picture to find out more about each project.)

And here's the Black Friday pricing.

If you want to stock up on supplies as well, my current favorites are the printable white sticker paper and the printable gold and silver foil.  

Just go HERE and use the code "ROAR" to get these prices.  
The code will work from today until November 30th.


Anjuli said...

I'm very tempted to purchase one this year, but I am concerned about the cost of use after the machine is bought--mainly the amount of waste of product (vinyl, paper, fabric etc.) after cutting.

I was hoping you would be able to answer a few questions for me:

Are you able to use successfully other brands (read cheaper) of vinyl or fabric interfacing?

Can a machine cut a piece of vinyl that is narrower than 9 inches, to try to reduce waste?

Is it easy to design my own shapes to cut from start to finish, or will I be purchasing most of my shapes? (I can draw fairly well.)

Thank you for your response. I know the sale ends soon.

CarCar2000 said...

I can answer a few of those for you. As for paper and waste, you can pre cut your paper to smaller sizes for the silhouette to cut. I designed lettering with 6 different names that I wanted on 6 different colored paper. I cut the pieces 2 x 8 and put each one on the mat (so the total size was 12 x 8). I designed it in the software on a 12 x 12 sheet and it cut beautifully. This way I was able to use scrap paper. I haven't played with vinyl yet (I just got my machine in Sept) so I cannot speak to that material since my understanding is, it doesn't go on a mat. As for shapes, you can buy them or there are a lot of free ones online (peruse pinterest for how to import them into your software, there are a few extra steps after downloading). I also had a lot of success copy and pasting an image (it was the john deere logo) into the software and it grabbed the outer lines and I was able to cut that image out on fabric successfully (and resize it), but it doesn't save it in the "image/shape" section of the software (like when you buy shapes), I just saved it as a silhouette studio project file. I hope this helps a bit. I also just bought staples printable sticker paper (much cheaper per sheet than silhouette brand) and am having a ton of success.

LuvsMyFurBabies said...

what is the special for the portrait? that is there everyday price.


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