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Old 10-02-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default Is anyone still feeling the need to trim their die cut SU stamps?

Or is that just me? On many of them the "edges" that they've left just seem too big, and I don't like kiss marks.

Anyone else trimming the no need to trim stamps?

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Old 10-02-2008, 09:38 AM   #2
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not too many of my recent purchases have been die cut.. but nope.
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Oh yes, I still trim! I doubt we are alone. .
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I didn't, but I wish I had. I'm going to have to microwave one of them, because everytime I use it, I catch the edge of the stamp. So annoying!
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not me. i've been perfectly happy with the die-cutting... but, i haven't stamped much with my new, so i guess that could change if i determine the edges pick up too much unwanted ink.
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I am still trimming my stamps to. Some of them aren't trimmed close enough for me.

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Old 10-02-2008, 10:06 AM   #7
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Yes I still trim most of them. I hate to get that outline from the edge of the rubber!
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Every once and a while I have a stamp that wasn't quite cut in the center, so I get a longer edge, and I do trim it then, but just the certain areas. Other than that, I am very pleased to not have to trim!
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:13 AM   #9
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Nope. HATE the trimming part and am so glad that I don't have to do it anymore.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:58 AM   #10
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Yup, I still have to trim. I'm a hard stamper and am ALWAYS catching the edge if it's not trimmed close enough.
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I have this same problem.What do you mean microwave them? How? Why?
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I have to say that for the most part I have been very happy with the way mine are cut. I have trimmed a couple a bit closer but as I said for the most part I am very happy.
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I still trim mine too, only first I take them off the foam-(bare rubber) then trim, and attach to ez mount.
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I still trim mine too, only first I take them off the foam-(bare rubber) then trim, and attach to ez mount.
ditto this!!!
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I still trim mine too, only first I take them off the foam-(bare rubber) then trim, and attach to ez mount.
Me too. I don't trim every stamp though.
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I am afraid their die cutting needs some improvement! I like a *close* trim. Yes, I trim most of them.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:27 PM   #17
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I don't like to trim stamps and haven't had any problems with the new die cut sets.
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:40 PM   #18
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I am a trimmer too ... needs to be close, close, close.
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I didn't, but I wish I had. I'm going to have to microwave one of them, because everytime I use it, I catch the edge of the stamp. So annoying!
Ditto! Ticks me off to no end! LOL
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:03 PM   #21
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I had that happen only a couple of times. I just trimmed off the offending little edge of rubber that had ink on it. That way I don't have to microwave and remount the whole stamp.
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I haven't ordered from the new catty yet, but I didn't have to trim any of my sellabration sets last year. My demo told me she's had to trim some of hers, however.
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:59 PM   #23
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I haven't had to trim them yet thankfully. I did think the die cutting wasn't as close as it should be though, but I haven't had any problems with them.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:24 PM   #24
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I'm a trimmer, can't stand the edges catching ink.
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I still trim mine, too. I like them trimmed closely, and I don't mind doing it.
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There have been a couple that have been trimmed to my satisfaction. But also a couple that I have felt the need to trim just a little closer. And because there isn't much to trim, it makes it more difficult to get a good cut.
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I trim 75% of stamps I purchase, no matter what company they're from, mounted or unmounted. I like mine edgeless to keep stray ink away.
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I wish I had. Many of them leave an edge for me as well and I have been going after that little bit, but it would have been easier to do at first.
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No, I haven't trimmed a single one of my die cut stamps. Just peel off the backing and slap that rubber onto the wood!
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Me, too! No trouble and I love die-cut stamps.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:10 AM   #31
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Thanks everyone for your opinions, I like reading about what everyone else does

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I've noticed that curves seem to need trimming the most. I am VERY picky, lol, and like my rubber very closely trimmed. Still, even though I find myself trimming a bit, mounting is still a much speedier process than it used to be. And my vacuum is much happier not picking up the inevitable stray pieces of rubber that used to litter the house...
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Yep, I still find a need to trim. I like mine really close so I don't get those stray bits of ink.
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I trim, can't stand getting the ink on the edges KWIM.
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I trim - I also hate those "edges"!!
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yes, i trim. not all, but some of them.
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I looked at a die cut one and said to myself: That's gonna leave a mark!

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I am still trimming mine. If I don't I get that mark and I hate that. So yes! I am trimming the die cut stamps. But is seems to go faster then when they were not die cut!
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yep...I still do it...
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The first set I did not trim . . . and ended up with ink on the card from the "edge." Now I close-trim everything just to make sure. Really it was easier to get a close trim before they started die cutting.
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