If you haven’t heard, let me be the first to tell you — Silhouette has released the Portrait 3 machine. Keep reading to find out the features and learn about sales for materials to use with it.
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What’s new in the Portrait 3?
Let’s talk about the features of the Portrait 3 that are different from the Portrait 2. They are all features that were introduced with the Cameo 4:
- An updated tool chamber. That means there’s a new AutoBlade type for it and it resets fasters It includes adapters for using older style tools (except for the earlier AutoBlade types).
- Automatic tool detection. The machine can tell if you have a tool in and what type it is. The blades and adapters have a special metal strip across the back that gives that information.
- Matless cutting for materials like paper and cardstock with the Pop-Out cutting feature. Yes, you read that right — you can cut paper without a mat. The machine leaves tiny tabs that connect the cut piece to the material, like it’s perforated.
In all other respects, it’s the same as the Portrait 2.
For just the week of August 24-31, Silhouette America is offering free shipping on the Portrait 3. As usual, that applies to the U.S. only. It does not include Canada.
In honor of the launch of the Portrait 3, Silhouette America is offering some special bundles for materials to use with the machine. The sale runs August 21-31, 2020. Use the code SMART in your cart to get the special price. You must be signed in in order to see the area to input a coupon code.
Just so you know — these do NOT include a Portrait 3 machine. It’s just products for using with them:
Portrait Basics Bundle $45.96 $25.99
- Portrait Cutting Mat (Standard Tack)
- Printable Scratch-off Sticker Paper
- Rose Gold Foil Sticker Sheets
Sticker Bundle $37.46 $25.99
- Clear Sticker Sheets
- White Sticker Sheets
- Silver Foil Sticker Sheets
- White Glitter Sticker Sheets
- Washi Paper Sheets
Specialty Media Bundle $51.95 $29.99
- Temporary Tattoo Paper
- Gold Scratch-Off Stickers
- Clear Shrink Plastic
- Adhesive Magnet Paper
- Adhesive Stencil Sheets
Vinyl sale — 40% off
All vinyl will also be on sale at 40% off. The dates are the same — August 21-31. Be sure to use my code SMART to get the sale price.
can i trade in my silhlouette portrait 2 for the portrait 3?
Cindy Eckhoff says
Hi Dav– Silhouette America does not have a trade-in program. Your best bet would be to try to sell your Portrait 2 if you would like the 3.