How Do You Cut a 12×24 on Silhouette Cameo?

Cutting a 12×24 design on a Silhouette Cameo is a great way to make custom projects. With the right settings and materials, you can create beautiful designs with ease. The first step is to select the settings that best suit your project and material. For most materials, such as vinyl and paper, the blade setting should be set to 4 or 5. If you are using cardstock or thicker material, you will need to adjust the blade setting accordingly. Next, you will need to set the cutting mat size in the Silhouette software. The size of your cutting mat will depend on what type of material you are using.

If you are using a 12×24 sheet of vinyl or paper, then your cutting mat should be set to 12 inches by 24 inches.

Once your settings and mat size have been adjusted, you can begin cutting your design. Place your material onto the cutting mat and carefully line up the edges with the grid lines on the mat. Make sure that there is no excess material hanging off of either side of the mat before sending it through the machine.

Once everything is lined up correctly, load your cutting mat into your Silhouette Cameo and click “Send” in order to begin cutting. Your machine will slowly move back and forth across the material as it cuts out your design. Depending on how intricate your design is, it may take several minutes for it to finish.

Once it has finished cutting out your design, carefully remove it from the cutting mat and discard any excess material that was not cut out by the machine. You can then peel away any excess vinyl or paper from around your design if necessary before applying it to whatever surface you are working on.


Cutting a 12×24 design with a Silhouette Cameo is an easy process once you understand what settings and materials work best for each project. By adjusting blade settings according to what type of material you are using, carefully lining up designs with grid lines on cutting mats, loading them into machines and clicking “Send” before removing them carefully when finished – anyone can create stunning projects with ease!