New Silhouette Mint Stamping Machine Preview & Free Software Download

Back in May, I was fortunate enough to attend the first ever Silhouette Summit, where this year’s new products were introduced.  Many of you have seen my blog about the Curio — and even purchased this great new machine.    The next new member of the Silhouette family is about to be introduced — and I thought I’d show you what I’ve seen & my first impressions.

First, here is a link to a video that I made at the Summit in the demo room.  Its not the greatest quality, as there were tons of people crowded & excited in this room — but it does show you how the Mint works & how it stamps.  I have to say that I’ve never been much of a stamper.  I wanted to be — I bought tons of stamps (many of which were never used), inks and papers.  But, I always made a mess.  Either the stamp wasn’t dark or clear enough — or ink was all over the place!   Always disappointing.  But, I believe the Silhouette Mint is going to change all of that!  Watch my little video here!  (This is actually me stamping!)

What I love about it is that you can turn ANY image into a stamp — kids pictures, graphics, whatever you want!   And I loved how clear & sharp the stamps were.   One inking of the stamp will allow you to stamp up to 50 times!!  Each stamp comes with a cover, so you can cover it up, put it on a shelf & pull it out weeks later to continue stamping!  Amazing!   I love the idea of Christmas stamps, gift cards, monogrammed note cards, and book plates for the kids!  At the Summit, one of the reps had taken his daughter’s picture, and put circular text around it saying “This book belongs to Sophie” (Don’t really remember her name).  It was adorable!

Today, Silhouette America announced that the initial version of the Mint Software is available for a free download.  It is completely separate from your Studio Software.   Unlike the Curio, it is a stand alone program.  You can download it here to begin taking a look at it & importing your design library.  When you first open the software, you will notice that there are no designs in it.  (I have a feeling that once you connect your Mint, it will load some unique designs that will be included).   But, in the mean time, you can load all of your designs from your Silhouette Studio into the Mint Software, by exporting your Library from Studio & importing it into the Mint.

Here is a little birthday tag stamp that I made quickly, using a cake design that I already had, and the Stamp Filters & Curve Text features.

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And it was then ready to send to the Mint.  You can see that the software automatically reverses the images so that the text will be readable when stamped!  This is very cool & I cannot wait to get my hands on mine!

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While this software is different than the Studio — it is pretty straight forward & I think going to be very user friendly!  You can do any creating or designing you want in Studio & bring your design into the Mint to create your stamp!  Very cool!

The Mint only uses these proprietary special inks — since they are linked to the material that is used in the stamp making.  Four colors come with the bundle, and other colors will be available soon.

So, because I was in attendance at the Silhouette Summit & placed my order for the Mint machines there, we will be some of the first in the country to receive the Mint!  You can pre-order your Mint machine now & it will be shipped as soon as they are available.  I am being told they should be available mid-October.   But the quantities will be limited!  If you are attending the All Things Silhouette Conference, you can pick yours up there & save the shipping charges.

PRE-ORDER YOUR MINT NOW

This week is “Mint Week” at Silhouette America — so hop on over to their blog to check out more information about the Mint!  Karley of Silhouette America has created a darling project tag there!  New information will be added daily this week!      Don’t miss out!  You are going to want this machine!!

Until next time — Hugs, Terri

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