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Old 02-23-2011, 11:24 PM   #1
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I see the words clear stamps and cling stamps and I know that cling has the sticky back already on it. Then what are clear stamps...
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clear stamps are made from some type of plastic and they are literally see through. the best quality ones are made from photopolymer.

cling are rubber with a foam backing.

both stick temporarily to an acrylic block.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:47 AM   #3
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here's a link to making clear stamps. this might help

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I see the words clear stamps and cling stamps and I know that cling has the sticky back already on it. Then what are clear stamps...
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:57 PM   #5
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Thanks - yeah I've noticed people are friendly and helpful!

So are clear stamps more of the favorite now over cling and rubber stamp?

Also are photopolymer stamps still considered "rubber stamps" or could still be labeled as that?
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Clear stamps are MY favourite, but I have the impression that the vast majority of stampers still prefer rubber, whether it's cling or wood-mounted rubber.

If I'm talking to a stamper, I'll call photopolymer stamps "clear stamps" but if I'm talking to a non-stamper, I'll be lazy and call photopolymer stamps "see-through rubber stamps".
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:40 AM   #7
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clear polymer and Photopolymer stamps? is there a difference?
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The thing is that clear stamps are made in a number of different ways-some are made from silicone, for instance, amongst other things. The very best ones are photopolymer- they will last the longest, and give the best impressions.Most stamp producers call their stamps photopolymer, if thats what they are, so if they are not described as such, I would ask the question if you were buying some.I think most people still really prefer rubber, or cling rubber, but the good quality clear ones are still usually a little cheaper, so that can often be the decider!
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Hold onto your hats. Stampin' Up! has just introduced its very first photopolymer stamp set called Designer Typeset -- 57 pieces at $13.95.

Check it out with your favorite SU! demo today.
I would have gone with something a little more exciting than an alphabet set, but that's just me.
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Can anyone tell me the size of the alphabet stamps in the new Stampin Up photopolymer set? They look to be approximately a half inch tall.
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I would have gone with something a little more exciting than an alphabet set, but that's just me.
But there are so many cute little accents to use with it! And I think part of the point of it was to be able to make quick sentiments without having to use the SAMJ or to put letters in the little banners and stuff! I think it's super cute!
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But there are so many cute little accents to use with it! And I think part of the point of it was to be able to make quick sentiments without having to use the SAMJ or to put letters in the little banners and stuff! I think it's super cute!
I'm too lazy to spell out my own words.

But I did now see they got their March best of set up. LOVE.
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I'm too lazy to spell out my own words.

But I did now see they got their March best of set up. LOVE.
LOL, I usually am too...and to use the SAMJ....I just kind of stamp by the seat of my pants...BUT this set may change that a little for me
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I just need to vent about something, and this is as good a place as any.

SU calls their cling-mount stamps "clear-mount" or "clear". That drives me crazy! "Cling-mount" is a perfectly good term, and was in use before SU even offered such a thing. Why they had to go and give it a different name, which is confusing because there are also clear stamps, is beyond me.

Ok, I'm done. Just needed to get that rant off my chest.
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I just need to vent about something, and this is as good a place as any.

SU calls their cling-mount stamps "clear-mount" or "clear". That drives me crazy! "Cling-mount" is a perfectly good term, and was in use before SU even offered such a thing. Why they had to go and give it a different name, which is confusing because there are also clear stamps, is beyond me.

Ok, I'm done. Just needed to get that rant off my chest.
I am right there with ya! I call them cling-mount anyway
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SU calls their cling-mount stamps "clear-mount" or "clear". That drives me crazy! "Cling-mount" is a perfectly good term, and was in use before SU even offered such a thing. Why they had to go and give it a different name, which is confusing because there are also clear stamps, is beyond me.

Ok, I'm done. Just needed to get that rant off my chest.
I could never understand this either!
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I don't really ike that they use that term either because it's somewhat confusing.
But I do beleive the reason is because to use these stamps you temporarily stick/"mount" them onto a a "clear" acrylic block.
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It's just the terminology they've used since before clear stamps even came into being. Wa-a-a-a-y back when (we're talking 25 years here!), SU sold stamps in wood-mount and foam-mount. This was even before they sold their own line of stamps. To them, they're simply being consistent. Foam mount, wood mount, clear mount.

I'm happy they've decided to approve a material they have confidence in. I know there are many stampers who love SU's images but refuse to use anything but clear stamps. I'd love to see the day when all of our stamps are available in whichever form we choose.

Let's face it...anything that adds options must be a good thing, right?
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