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Silhouette Cameo Cut Settings for Paper crafts

Silhouette Cameo Cut Settings

These are the Silhouette Cameo Cut Settings I always use for cutting and scoring my papers on my Silhouette Cameo 3 cutting machine based on the gsm of paper used.

Silhouette Cameo Cut Settings

Convert gsm to lbs:

  • 80gsm – 30lbs
  • 160gsm – 60lbs
  • 200gms – 75lbs
  • 250gsm – 95lbs
  • 300gsm – 110lbs

Silhouette Studio has preset cut settings for cutting different types of materials from vinyl to paper card stocks. But I like to tweak the settings a bit to make a quality cut.

80gsm paper

Simple or Intricate Cut

Best settings for cutting simple or intricate cuts on a thin papers

  • Blade – 2
  • Force – 15
  • Speed – 10

Kiss Cut Sticker Paper

Best settings for making a kiss cuts on 80gsm sticker papers

  • Blade – 1
  • Force – 10
  • Speed – 10

160gsm paper

Usually these are the thickness of patterned card stock papers.

Simple Cut

  • Blade – 2
  • Force – 10
  • Speed – 5-10

Intricate Cut

  • Blade – 2
  • Force – 15
  • Speed – 5

200gsm paper

Simple Cut

For simple shapes and design, I just use blade number 3 and depending on the gsm of your paper I play around 18-24 for the force.

  • Blade – 3
  • Force – 20
  • Speed – 4

Intricate Cut

You would want for the speed to go slower when cutting very intricate and detailed design so you might want to play around with the speed settings. I always use speed number 1.

  • Blade – 3
  • Force – 23
  • Speed – 1

Score Cut

This is the setting I use for scoring the paper or making a kiss cut for your sticker paper.

  • Blade – 1
  • Force – 5
  • Speed – 4

250gsm paper

It included glittered 250gsm paper

Simple Cut

  • Blade – 6
  • Force – 33
  • Speed – 3

Intricate Cut

  • Blade – 6
  • Force – 30
  • Speed – 3
  • Passes – 2

300gsm paper

Cutting Intricate or detailed design

For thicker paper, you need to use higher settings of the blade. If your machine is fairly new going between 7-8 would be ideal. Going for a slower speed setting would also help cut the design better.

  • Blade – 8
  • Force – 25-28
  • Speed – 1

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