Can I Use a Sharpie in My Silhouette Cameo?

Using a Sharpie to draw on your Silhouette Cameo is a great way to add a personalized touch to any project. With the right tools and techniques, you can create beautiful designs with a Sharpie that look professional and last for years. The biggest benefit of using a Sharpie on your cutting machine is that it eliminates the need for expensive specialty inks or paints.

However, before you start using a Sharpie on your cutting machine, there are some things to consider. First, you’ll need to make sure that your machine can handle the pressure of writing with a marker.

This is especially important if you have an older model of the Cameo. Second, you’ll need to be sure that the marker you’re using is compatible with your machine’s cutting mat material. There are some markers that will work better with certain types of materials than others, so it’s important to do your research before using one on your Cameo.

When it comes to actually using the Sharpie, there are a few techniques that can help ensure great results. First, it’s important to make sure that the tip of the marker is very sharp in order to ensure crisp lines when drawing or writing on your materials.

It’s also important to use light strokes when drawing or writing in order to avoid smudging or smearing as much as possible. And finally, make sure you use an appropriate amount of pressure when writing so as not to damage the material.

When it comes time for cleaning up after use, most permanent markers like Sharpies are fairly easy to clean up with just soap and water or rubbing alcohol. Just remember not to rub too hard or else you could damage the mat material.


In conclusion, yes you can use a Sharpie in Silhouette Cameo but be sure to take into consideration all safety precautions before doing so. Be sure your machine is compatible with markers and familiarize yourself with proper techniques when writing and cleaning up afterwards in order to get great results every time!