As mentioned in my post on Dec 12, 2011, please note that there is now a MTC Plug-in for the Silhouette Cameo. The printer-driver method shown in the following post is no longer required.
To download the MTC-Cameo plug in, please click here and click on the Download button. You will need to upgrade your MTC program to v.4.1.0 in order for the Cameo plug in to work. After upgrading your MTC software, please download the Cameo plug in from that same download page.
UPDATE (Nov 11):
If you can't find the Silhouette Cameo when adding it as a printer, please CLICK HERE.
"I'm back in the Stone Age!"
That's what I said to Hubby when I made my first successful cut to the Silhouette Cameo with Make-the-Cut. For those of you who are new to Make-the-Cut, the Silhouette SD plug-in wasn't always there. There was a time when using the cutter's printer driver was the only way to cut to it through Make-the-Cut (see how I did it then by clicking HERE). As there is currently no MTC plug-in for the Silhouette Cameo, I found that I could only use the Cameo's printer driver to cut with the program.
This is the video tutorial that shows how I cut to the Cameo using Make-the-Cut. Scroll down to see the written instructions.
Part 1: Add the Silhouette Cameo as a printer.
I am using Windows 7. To add the Cameo as printer, just click on the Windows button, followed by Devices and Printers.
Click on Add a printer, followed by Add a local printer.
Select a USB port and click Next.
Locate and choose the Silhouette Cameo (If it does not show up in the list, please read THIS).
Click Next to move on.
Click Next to move on.
Here is the next step:
By default, "Silhouette CAMEO" is the printer name.
I do not share this printer (ie. Silhouette Cameo)
Once the Silhouette Cameo has been added as a printer, we can proceed to Part 2.
Part 2: Setting up the printing options.
In Make-the-Cut, Select File, Print Options
Check the box next to Print Wireframe Only and leave all the other boxes unchecked.
Next, go to File, Print Setup
Select the Silhouette Cameo as the printer.
Click on the Properties button.
Change the paper size to 12" x 12". Check the box next to Use Carrier Sheet and uncheck Eject Medium.
I did not change the paper Orientation (see pictures at the end of this post for further explanation).
Click on the Cutline Settings tab and click on Modify Color
Change the color to black by clicking on the box that is filled with black color.
It should look like this after the color-change. Click OK.
Now the program is ready to print(i.e. cut) to the Cameo.
It is a good habit to check the Print Preview before sending to print.
The Print Preview looks like that:
Just click on the Print button to send the job to the Silhouette Cameo!
The cutout should look like this:
If the orientation has been set to Landscape, the cut will look like this: