Regular markers can certainly be used with Silhouette machines, but they require special attention to ensure they are compatible. As with all other materials that are used to create a project with a Silhouette machine, it is important to do your research to make sure you are using the right type of marker.
The most important thing to remember when using regular markers on a Silhouette machine is that they must be alcohol based. Alcohol-based markers work best because the ink is water-resistant and won’t bleed or smudge when exposed to moisture or heat.
When using alcohol-based markers on a Silhouette machine, it is best to use the lowest possible blade setting. This will help prevent any damage from occurring to the Silhouette machine as well as ensure that the marker ink doesn’t get smudged or smeared during the cutting process.
It is also important to note that regular markers can be used on certain materials, such as paper and cardstock, but not on others such as fabrics or leather. This means that if you plan on cutting out fabric or leather with your Silhouette machine, you will need to use a different type of marker that is specifically designed for those materials.
In conclusion, regular markers can be used in Silhouette machines but it is important to make sure you are using an alcohol-based marker and set the blade setting low in order for it to work successfully without damaging your machine or material. Additionally, regular markers should only be used on certain materials such as paper and cardstock and not fabrics or leathers which require a different type of marker specifically designed for those materials.