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Old 12-10-2017, 03:48 AM   #1  
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Default The dreaded edge

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can avoid the 'edge' stamping on my paper. Sometimes I feel it doesn't matter what I do, I can't get a clean stamped image.

I don't press too hard, I press down evenly, and I clean any ink I see on the edges ... and I still get a line.


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Old 12-10-2017, 03:54 AM   #2  
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If you can "train" yourself to look before stamping, you can wipe off that excess ink. This happens to me often; I just use my finger to wipe it. After all, inky fingers are part of stamping IMO.

A stamp positioner may also help. There are many on the market plus, if you like Stampin' Up! products, there's a new one coming out that can be "reserved" with your demo now -- the Stamparatus.
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trim the excess rubber from the stamp.
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Ditto on what stamphappy1650 said... I trim mine dangerously close, but it solves the problem!
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Amen to the trimming!
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I keep a supply of cotton swabs on my craft table, dampen one and run it around the edge of a stamp before putting it to paper.
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I can tell you that any one of the various stamp platforms will most definitely solve your problems. No matter how much ink you get on the edges of your stamp, none of it transfers to the cardstock. That pleasantly surprised me. It also eliminates those odd marks of ink from a fingertip or fingernail accidentally picked up when inking the stamp. Don't ask how many times I ruined a perfect image with a little smudge of ink. I used to use the cotton bud method of basketdiva, but would often find I'd still miss a bit.
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Are you using a MISTI? That has never ever failed me.
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Thank you - I have the Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios stamping platform. I will also look at my trimming
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Melso1, are you getting the ink transfer when using the TH Platform, or just when you use acrylic blocks? I have the TH one, and that has never yet happened with me, so if it is, it must be the trimming thats causing the issue, but I've not had to trim any yet.
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If you are using an acrylic block, use one that is the same size as the stamp. If your block is too large, chances are it will rock a bit and the edges will touch.
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Back before I had a MISTI, those edges would drive me nuts. Especially on the small, single line sentiments. There's only so much trimming you can do on those. Sometimes I'd just do some sponging and try to camouflage it. Since I'm not so great at sponging, it didn't always work, but sometimes it did. I've also fussy cut the image when I just could not get the darn stamp to stamp without that edge.
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