Thursday, 1 May 2014

New! Photopolymer stamps!

I have another exciting announcement for you today! We’re getting CLEAR stamps – yes, clear stamps to stick to your clear blocks!
Stampin’ Up!® has searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And they have found it in the form of photopolymer. In the new catalogue (out 1st July) there will be wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps. 
These top-quality photopolymer stamps are designed to stick extremely well on our acrylic blocks, are durable, and the transparent nature of these sets makes it easier to line up your images without the need of a guide – particularly useful with alphabets, borders, and backgrounds.
But you don’t have to wait until July to try these stamps. Throughout May, if you spend £60 on products, you’ll get to choose one of four photopolymer stamp sets FREE! These are limited edition stamps which will not be offered in the new catalogue, so if you fall in love with any of them, you need to get them now. Simply place an order – you can email me or visit my online store – and you’ll be prompted to choose one of these fab four sets. 
Here are the stamps – remember the prices are there just as a guide to their value; this should give you an idea of prices when the full range is released with the new catalogue. As you can see, you get a lot more images for your money with photopolymer! Scroll down for a video about this great new product!

Some questions you may have:
Q: Will these sets be in the new catalogue?
A: No, they are limited edition and will not be available after 31st May
Q: Why is SU offering photopolymer now?
A: In the past, photopolymers have been prone to yellowing, cracking, too-soft image stamping and other problems. This photopolymer product meets the high standards of quality required for SU products.
Q: How do I store my photopolymer stamps?
A: The four limited edition sets come in a cello bag, between two sheets of acetate, one of which is printed with the stamp images. Keep them out of direct sunlight and, if you wish, purchase the clear-mount cases for further protection (and so they match the other stamps on your shelf!) The photopolymer stamps in the upcoming catalogue will come packaged in clear-mount stamp cases. 
Q: What inks can I use?
A: Our classic ink is the best choice. Versmark and Stazon are also ok. Clean your stamps promptly afterwards to avoid staining or damage. 
Q: How do I clean them?
A: Use your Stampin’ Scrub and mist as normal. If they get dusty or lose their stickiness, you can wash them in mild soap and water. If you use Stazon, you can use Stazon cleaner but be sparing and ensure all traces of the cleaner are removed afterwards. 
Q: Will they stain?
A: They are more prone to staining than rubber, particularly with Basic Gray and red shades. Clean immediately after use to avoid this. 

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE my clear stamps and the one SU set I have is excellent! You're going to love them too, I'm sure.


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