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Old 10-08-2008, 12:00 PM   #41
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I trim the ones that look like they have to much extra rubber. I haven't had to do to many though. It is so much simpler now. Less time cutting for sure.
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:22 PM   #42
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No, I haven't trimmed any of them. Over the years I've just developed the habit of stamping straight down and pulling the stamp straight up -- no rocking. I've not had any problems with stray edges on the die-cut stamps.
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:54 PM   #43
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I'm so glad I saw this thread! I trimmed just about every stamp from my die cut sets! I agree; their die cutting needs some improvement but it was still quicker and easier than if they hadn't been die cut at all.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:03 PM   #44
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Bummer - having not mounted my new stamps yet, I was hoping not to trim - but looking at them initially, I was thinking I'd want it closer. After reading all the posts, guess I'll do that first and get it out of the way. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:44 PM   #45
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Wish you'd trimmed, after you got the stamp all put together?

I have. I took a single edge razor blade, and very, very carefully trimmed off the offending parts. Only go thru the stamp rubber itself. NOT thru the sticky grey part. If you do, you'll end up with stickiness on you r wood block!

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Old 10-08-2008, 04:34 PM   #46
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I still trim them. I don't use the wood blocks tho. I take the rubber off, trim them and then put them on the cushion mount so I can use them on the acrylic blocks. I took all my old SU stamps apart and did this and store them in CD cases. Takes up alot less room. Barb
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:04 PM   #47
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I didn't know about the microwave trick and had some stamps that needed more trimming after mounting. I used a very sharp craft knife to cut through the rubber to the wood and sliced between the stamp and wood to remove. I then removed any excess glue left from the cut portion with Undu. That way I don't have to handle the sticky stamp while trimming. Good if you just need to trim a small area or two.
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:10 PM   #48
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Thanks for the info on microwave. It will help me to remove the stamp.
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:23 PM   #49
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I don't like to trim stamps and haven't had any problems with the new die cut sets.
I feel the same way. Love the new die cut sets! So much less work.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:25 PM   #50
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I am totally in love with the SU! die cut stamps. Have not had to trim a single one. Have had a few ladies use my stamps and catch an edge but they are heavy handed stampers. A light touch, straight down, straight up, no worries.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:50 PM   #51
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Yes....I trim!
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:57 PM   #52
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I've always been pretty meticulous about how I trim, so the first ones I got, I trimmed them all, but since then, I only trim a little if I think it sticks out too far. I can pretty much guess how much I can get away with. And if I find I should have trimmed later, I just use a small pointed scissor to trim only the rubber, not the foam, so I don't have to remove it from the block.
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:44 PM   #53
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yep, I trim most of them. After I caught the first edge, I decided that was enough for me. I agree with everyone else it is much harder to trim them after they are die cut.
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:45 PM   #54
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i trimmed the 7 sets i just received this friday.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:13 PM   #55
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At first I trimmed all of the die cut stamps - then last time I didnt and only trimmed a couple of parts where I thought there might be a problem...

But I have had no overstamping and not trimming them is working out great - and gives me so much more time to stamp
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I still HAVE to trim because I don't want to take a chance on getting the extra boo boo line! I also pull the foam off so I can use either EZ mount or Tack-n-Peel. I like being able to use acylic block so I can see where I'm stamping.
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Old 10-12-2008, 02:04 PM   #57
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I am happy with the die cut stamps, less work for me. heh heh.

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Old 10-19-2008, 04:06 PM   #58
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I am afraid their die cutting needs some improvement! I like a *close* trim. Yes, I trim most of them.
One of my friends went to Founder's Circle and they got to see where they manufacture the stamps. She spoke to the guy who creates the dies that trims the stamps and he said unfortunately, they can't trim any closer. He draws a line around each stamp on the computer, and that is used to create the plate that die cuts each set. I can't remember what she said that distance was, but I know she asked why they didn't trim them closer. Thought you might like to know.
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Old 10-19-2008, 06:03 PM   #59
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Interesting that more than one of you say it was easier to trim BEFORE they die cut. Makes me hope TAC doesn't go this route...

I'm guessing some customers would be more apt to buy more/use them sooner if they're already die cut, though.
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:14 AM   #60
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Just 10 seconds in the microwave softens the glue, in order to remove the stamp from the wood.
Sorry to be so blonde but...Is that on HIGH? Afterwards, does it restick onto the wood ok or do you need extra adhesive? [I have a set I'd like to cut up and remount - I'm hoping this is the answer I've been looking for.]

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Just be very, very careful!

I did this once! Don't know if I used High, low or in-be-tween, but I had a wood piece that was a bit charred and the stamp was hard!

Don't think I'd use High. You'd have more control with a lower setting.

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Old 11-07-2008, 04:08 PM   #62
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I'm still trimming mine. They are not close enough for me.
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:15 PM   #63
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I have only bought 2 sets being die cut but I have been very happy with it.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:16 PM   #64
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I'm just horrible at trimming. My most recent set from SU "Holiday Lineup" is just perfect (pre-trimmed) and I was very happy that I didn't have to.
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