Silhouette Portrait® 3 Contour Cutter (8")

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A smaller, lighter A4 version of the popular Silhouette Cameo® 4 electronic cutting tool
£215.03 (inc. VAT)
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The Silhouette Portrait® 3 contour (plotter) cutter will cut transfer paper, card, fabric, transfer film and vinyl plus many more of sizes of up to 8″ wide and 10 feet long. It is fully compatible with the Silhouette Roll Feeder to help you to exploit its full potential when cutting rolled media. This brand new and updated model brings the Portrait® more in line with the Cameo® 4 in a smaller and more portable package. 

New Features

  • Automatic Tool Detection
  • AutoDetect AutoBlade
  • Matless Cutting Function (Pop-Out Function)

The Portrait 3 now features the same automatic tool detection device as used in the Cameo 4 and with it allows you to use the most up-to-date AutoDetect AutoBlade.

The Silhouette Portrait® 3 features Bluetooth wireless connectivity, can generate cuts up to 2mm and is fully compatible and shipped with the Silhouette Autoblade cutting blade. The beauty and the appeal of the Portrait® has always been its smaller frame and the same can be said of the Portrait® 3 as it hasn’t grown in size but it has with its feature count.

The Silhouette Portrait® 3 features Bluetooth you can create a design using your mobile device and send them through to it wirelessly. It’s not just Bluetooth that the Silhouette Portrait® 3 is capable of, it retains its PixScan compatibility which means you can snap a design with your mobile device’s camera, import it into the software and then use the Silhouette Portrait® 3 to cut it out, it really is as simple as that.

The included software* enables you to cut fonts, design shapes of your own or download designs from the Silhouette online store. An optional software upgrade or software plugin will also enable you to open and cut .svg (vector) files.

*You can download the basic Silhouette Studio® software for free by clicking here. We recommend doing this before purchasing the cutter to familiarise yourself with the image design and set-up process and check that you are happy with what is involved.


  • Lightweight Portable 8″ Digital Cutting Tool
  • New Silhouette AutoDetect Autoblade Compatible
  • New Automatic Tool Detection Feature
  • New Matless Cutting Mode
  • 2mm Cut Depth Capability
  • Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity
  • PixScan Compatibility For Print & Cut Jobs
  • Perfect For Small Work Spaces & On-The-Go Crafters
  • Compatible With Both Windows & MAC Operating Systems


  • 1 x Autodetect Autoblade
  • 8″ x 12″ Cutting Mat
  • Pen Adapter For Sketch Pens
  • Silhouette Studio Software (Basic Edition)
  • Free One-Month Subscription To The Silhouette Design Store
  • 50 Free Digital Designs
  • Power Cable | USB Cable | 3 Pin UK Plug
  • Full UK Technical Support
  • 2 Year UK Warranty

Matless Cutting - Pop Out Function

The Silhouette Portrait 3 can now perform die-cutting projects without the use of a cutting mat allowing you to cut all the way through materials like card without the use of a cutting mat via Silhouette’s new Pop-Out feature.

Pop-Out means that when you die cut through a piece of material the Portrait 3 will leave tags at a set distance (adjustable) which will leave the design still stuck as part of the card it is being cut out from. Once the cut is finished, simply remove the card from the machine and then pop the design out for the card, it really is as simple as that.

Another added benefit of this new feature is that means it will be cheaper to run the machine in the long run as there is no more need for cutting mats for the vast majority of projects that the Portrait is capable of.

New Autodetect AutoBlade

The new AutoDetect AutoBlade which is used in the new Portrait 3 is chipped which means the machine will automatically detect what type of blade has been inserted into it.

The Silhouette Portrait 3 is also compatible with the original Silhouette blades when you purchase the additional tool adapter set.

The additional set includes 4 chipped collars which you can place your original blades into so that the machine will automatically detect your blade.

  • Black: Ratchet Blade | Fabric Blade | Premium Blade
  • Grey: Deep Cut Blade
  • White: 2mm Craft Blade
  • Blue: Pen Adapter

​​​​​​Software & System Requirements

All Silhouette Machines come with Silhouette Studio Basic Version Software as standard which will allow you to get going straight out of the box.

If you require extra features as your skills improve then there are 3 extra packages available:

• Silhouette Studio | Designer Edition
• Silhouette Studio | Designer Edition Plus
• Silhouette Studio | Business Edition

Your System Requirements

  • Windows 7 | 8.1 | 10
  • MAC OS X10.7 or higher
  • 2 GHz Processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2 GB Available Disk Space
  • USB Port
  • High Speed Internet Connection (Recommend)
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