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    Feb. 19, 2022, 4:11 a.m.

    Hello everyone, I have never owned a cutter but own two 3D printers and use them quite a bit. I recently saw that Inkcut supported the Cameo 4 so I bought one just for kicks.

    I was surprised how easy it was to get this machine up and running, overall it took less than 5 minutes. I thought I would share my setup steps inc case it helps someone else and as thanks to this community.

    About my system with the exception of the Raspberry Pis running Octoprint I run Gentoo Linux on all my computers and there are no native packages via emerge. (this is why I went virtual)


    Sanity check, ensure your PC can see the printer after connecting and power up.


    Bus 003 Device 026: ID 0b4d:1137 Graphtec America, Inc.  


    [928843.817174] usb 3-9: new full-speed USB device number 26 using xhci_hcd
    [928843.944052] usb 3-9: New USB device found, idVendor=0b4d, idProduct=1137, bcdDevice= 1.00
    [928843.944053] usb 3-9: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=1
    [928843.944055] usb 3-9: SerialNumber: ABC12345
    [928843.945241] usblp 3-9:1.0: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 26 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x0B4D pid 0x1137

    Add the Printer to Cups
    * Administration > Add Printer
    * Select your Silhouette printer
    * Assign a name, share if desired, select Continue
    * Select Generic and Continue
    * Select Generic Text Only Printer and Add Printer

    Create a virtual python environment

    virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3 [location directory]

    Activate the virtual environment

    source [location directory]/bin/activate

    Install Inkcut (in my case an error message revealed I also needed to install pyQt5)

    [location directory]$>pip3 install inkcut
    [location directory]$>pip3 install inkcut pyQt5

    Start Inkcut

    [location directory]$>inkcut

    Known Bugs

    Your printer should be available

    If you have orientation / scaling issues select swap xy and set the scale to 5.64
    see this thread github.com/inkcut/inkcut/issues/318