The Silhouette Mint ™ First Impressions and a How To Video. This post may contain affiliate links. Your cost is the same but it helps support this site and the fun freebies we share. See our full disclosures here.
In the interest of full disclosure, Silhouette sent me the Mint™ for free but they did not ask me to post about it (in fact, they also sent me the Curio™ a more than a month ago and I’ve yet to post about it because I’m not in love with it…yet. It has a steeper learning curve and I’m waiting on some to-be-released supplies for it). Back to the Mint. It’s AMAZING. All the heart eyes for this little machine.
Order the Silhouette Mint:
- Order via Silhouette here. Save $10 with code DAWNNICOLE through November 24.
- Order via Amazon here.
How big is it?
The Silhouette Mint is 3.2 x 4.8 x 2.2 inches in size which makes it highly portable.
What comes in the box?
- Silhouette Mint™ Custom Stamp Maker
- 15 mm x 60 mm stamp kit
- 30 mm x 30 mm stamp kit
- 4 ink bottles in black, red, blue, and yellow
- 50 exclusive stamp designs
- Power cord
- USB cord
- Mint Studio™ Software installation CD
- Quick Start Guide
Do you have to use the ink it comes with?
Yes, this is how you make the self-inking stamps. Each stamp works about 50 uses and then you can re-ink it. I’ll show more about this in the video below.
What designs can I use?
The machine works more like a printer. It uses heat to print the design and create the stamp. So you can use any image or design from the Silhouette Design store. I created some using the Silhouette Mint software and imported some like the PNG file I used to make a stamp of my logo, which I hand-lettered.
Does it work using Silhouette Studio?
No, the Mint has it’s own software. You can download it here. It’s similar but different. It’s actually simpler but there is a learning curve simply because it’s a new program. You can download it here and see a screenshot of when I was designing the happy mail stamp in Mint Studio below.
Can I import the designs I have in Silhouette Studio over into the Silhouette Mint software?
Yes, see this post over on the Silhouette School blog for how-to do that.
How Do I use it?
Check out my first time using it below! I recorded this live and had never used it before. I wanted to to capture how easy (or hard) it was to use the first time.
Pre-order the Silhouette Mint here.
What do you think? Is the new Silhouette Mint on your wish list?