The Silhouette CAMEO® is an electronic cutting tool for personal use. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac® with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 12″ wide and 10 feet long. The machine also has the ability to register and cut printed materials. It will work with your embroidery software to cut applique designs to use with your embroidery machine. Saves you from taking the hoop out of your machine to cut around your applique fabric.