Cricut Maker 3 vs Silhouette Cameo 4: which is the best craft machine for you?

Cricut Maker 3 vs Silhouette Cameo 4 on a background with two shades of blue
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Cricut Maker 3 vs Silhouette Cameo 4 is a battle between two of the best cutting machines available to crafters. Both are fast, precise and versatile cutting machines that can handle a wide range of materials. They come with each brand's bespoke software and have enthusiastic communities of users.

Both Cricut and Silhouette make a range of craft machines for cutting, drawing and printing. The flagship lines from each are Cricut's Maker and Cameo from Silhouette. In both cases, they're aimed at professional crafters who need a powerful, versatile machine that can cut large materials. But which is best? Below, we compare the latest generation of each machine, Cricut Maker 3 vs Silhouette Cameo 4, to find out. For more options, see our pick of the best Cricut machines and the best Cricut alternatives.

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Cricut vs Silhouette brand comparison
Header Cell - Column 0 Cricut Maker 3Silhouette Cameo 4
Number of models13
Number of blades135
Materials supported300+ (fabric, felt, wood, etc)100 (fabric, felt, wood, etc)
Matless cuttingYesYes
Size7.1 x 6.2 x 22.1 inches7.5 x 6.75 x 25.5 inches
Weight6.9 kilograms5.4 kilograms
Standard cutting size12 x 24 inches12 x 24 inches (Plus: 14.6 x 15)
Colour optionsMuted blueWhite, black, pink
Attachments 13 optional accessories5 optional accessories
Price (RRP)$399.99 / £429.99$299.99 - $499.99 / £225 - £570

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.

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