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Old 11-06-2009, 08:45 AM   #1
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Ok so I just discovered the L Letterpress and I now want one. I have a few questions:
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  • Can it be used through a Big Shot?
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I have been watching too to see what mahcines it is compatible with, although I don't know whay I am waiting since I own so many of them lol maybe to prevent DH from saying I have too many toys lol
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As I understand it, yes . . .
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OK I have it!!!! I used it in the Big Shot and IT WORKS GREAT! They sell the whole shebang with the Epic 6 machine or a "starter kit" without the machine. My store was sold out of the starter kits so I "had" to buy the whole thing.

I didn't even take the Epic 6 out of the box and tried it with the Big Shot. It's great!! I posted some pictures on my blog recently with some reviews and advice.

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I'm really trying to talk myself out of this one... although I was already looking into professional letterpresses... does anyone know of the comparisons?

I had to laugh at the video I found with the inking up - anyone else that can raise their hand that that is how they learned to stamp in the first place?
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I've been trying to talk myself out of it too.
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I demo-ed it at Archivers today and came home with mine. It does work with the Big Shot. It leaves a nice crisp, clean debossed impression. It wasn't very expensive and there are several different plates you can buy.
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Can you get custom plates or do you have to use Quickutz own - do they work with traditional Letterpress plates?
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I was just dreaming about this product today and it was very helpful hearing more about it and seeing some samples. I so want it!
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It's probably a good thing that I don't live near an archiver's or craft store in general. I want one soooooo bad - especially now that I know it works with my Big Shot!!!
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Does anyone know if it will work with the Cuttlebug??
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According to the lady at Archiver's it can be used in both the Big Shot and Cuttlebug. I bought one so I will be trying it today. I will post about how it works.

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this looks really fun, but do you have to use only their inks?
are the inks expensive?
i may have to look into this more, i have a b-day coming up LOL

i think you can get a similar effect using embossing folders by inking them up, placing CS in them then roll through the machine. it will emboss and ink the CS at same time!
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According to the lady at Archiver's it can be used in both the Big Shot and Cuttlebug. I bought one so I will be trying it today. I will post about how it works.

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I can't wait to see your results. I pre-ordered mine online last month (with a ton of extras...probably too many now that I think of it) and don't have it yet. They were hoping to receive it mid November. Hope I get it soon so I can play, but for now I will be living vicariously through you!
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this looks really fun, but do you have to use only their inks?
are the inks expensive?
i may have to look into this more, i have a b-day coming up LOL

i think you can get a similar effect using embossing folders by inking them up, placing CS in them then roll through the machine. it will emboss and ink the CS at same time!
I think the inks are $6.99 retail. You do receive one black tube of ink in your kit. From what I could see on the videos it looked like a little went a long way, but I'm sure someone who has would be able to give you more information.
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It's probably a good thing that I don't live near an archiver's or craft store in general. I want one soooooo bad - especially now that I know it works with my Big Shot!!!
They sell them online too. I pre-ordered mine online last month. I would have waited and bought one at Archiver's if I knew they were selling them in stores.

Here are a few stores that carry them online. I know there are probably more, but these I had off the top of my head.

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[QUOTE=3 Little Love Bugs;15511620]They sell them online too. I pre-ordered mine online last month. I would have waited and bought one at Archiver's if I knew they were selling them in stores.

I saw them yesterday on and endcap at my AC Moore and you could use a coupon.
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I would like one of these too....but wanted to sell my cards so emailed them to ask about angel policy. If anyone is interested this is their response:



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Owners of QuicKutz die cutting systems occasionally request permission to use QuicKutz designs in products to be resold in the marketplace. QuicKutz designs are protected by copyright and are owned by QuicKutz or its licensors. It is therefore unlawful to duplicate those designs for redistribution or resale, whether electronically or by use of a QuicKutz die cutting system, without QuicKutz's permission.

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I saw them yesterday on and endcap at my AC Moore and you could use a coupon.
Thanks, I love AC Moore but they're an East coast store. I haven't been to one since we lived in Jersey. I might have to check out our Archiver's or be more patient in waiting for my pre-order.
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You can get the same effect using Impressabilities. Letterpressing was one of the features listed when they first went on the market, a while ago. There are a number of inks you can use with them - probably something you already have in your studio.

What I would like to see is a company come out with something really different, not the same things with a different name than the next company. As a consumer it's frustrating. You really have to do your homework on these products, so you are not duplicating efforts and spending money you don't need to spend.

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You can get the same effect using Impressabilities. Letterpressing was one of the features listed when they first went on the market, a while ago. There are a number of inks you can use with them - probably something you already have in your studio.

What I would like to see is a company come out with something really different, not the same things with a different name than the next company. As a consumer it's frustrating. You really have to do your homework on these products, so you are not duplicating efforts and spending money you don't need to spend.

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Thanks for that! I know I have been looking at traditional Letter presses and I would want something that is Universal that if I had a plate made up it could use it so as much as this is cute I'm not beating down a path just yet.
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Okay, I have played with it some and find there is a major learning curve.
The Lady who was demoing @ Archiver's made it look more easy. Then again she has ahd a couple weeks to play with it before the release.

1. It does give a nice effect.
2. The clean up on the press itself is easy with the wipes the make.
3.Clean up of the impression plat is a complete mess IMHO. I am OCD when it come to my crafting tools and this thing looks like I have been using it for years.
I used the wipes they did okay but couldn't really get in the grooves. Dish soap no luck. Baby Oil made it look somewhat clear again but it is still dingy.


I will be looking for a better cleaning method. All in all it will take some time to get the feel for the press itself. If someone find a good cleaner for this let me know.

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Sorry...I have no interest in buying something that is messy and cost MORE money. I'm already a messy crafter as it is!

I've been doing what CathyC mentioned with the Impressabilties. All you need is one of those (my favorite is the Flourish Impressabilities) and my favorite ink = a great card front! Cost is about $6-7 for the Impressabilities and whatever ink I have around...what can I say, I'm cheap! LOL!!!
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Cheap is good! Especially if you can get the same look for less $.
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I am going to try it with my craft ink tomorrow. The reason it is so messy is the oil based ink. I think I could use odorless mineral spirits to clean the plates.

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okay...so how do you use impressabilities to letterpress? Explain, please.
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I letterpress with my Impressabilities by inking them with a brayer, using whatever ink I have. Pigment or chalk ink work very well. Place it on the master mat of my Wizard (or most any other die cutting machine out there) inked side up, cover with cardstock, the tan embossing mat and then the second master mat. Run it through the machine and the result is a beautifully debossed and inked impression.

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Oh yeah, what Cathy C said! Why get another machine and more stuff when what you have will give you great results? I use the Spellbinders Impressabilities in my Wizard and/or my Cuttlebug, all the various inks I already have and get great results! Nothing more to buy, except of course more Spellbinders Impressabilities! hee hee hee
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how about the cuttlebug and big shot embossing folders, do they work this way?
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I LOVE doing the letterpress technique with my Impressabilities!!! (might have a slight addiction, actually )
I have a video on you tube that shows exactly how to do it:
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Sadly, I can not hear this video. But I have a question. What are you using when you do the side of the paper? It is a strip of flowers?
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there is sound on the video, you need to turn your speakers to stereo, not mono. hope that helps!
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How exciting!!! I hope it works, too!
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Sadly, I can not hear this video. But I have a question. What are you using when you do the side of the paper? It is a strip of flowers?
Sorry you couldn't hear the video...did you crank up the volume on your stereo? That's what I did and it was fine. Try that.

Regarding your question, Kimberly cut into her Flowers Impressabilities to make a long "border" and that was what she used to letterpress a border along her cardstock. I love this technique too!

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Great video Kim. You really showed what? 3 techniques in this? Awesome. I love the border with just a bit of the impressabilities.
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Sorry...I have no interest in buying something that is messy and cost MORE money. I'm already a messy crafter as it is!

I've been doing what CathyC mentioned with the Impressabilties. All you need is one of those (my favorite is the Flourish Impressabilities) and my favorite ink = a great card front! Cost is about $6-7 for the Impressabilities and whatever ink I have around...what can I say, I'm cheap! LOL!!!
I have tried this technique as well. It's a great way to do your letterpressing!
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Ladies.....I have a BIGkick and did purchase the Letterpress Starter Kit 2 days ago. There is no problem using it with the BIGkick at all. I did find using the Starter Kit made things easier than just using the BIGkick items (though it is possible without the Starter Kit). I didn't like using the Letterpress ink, so I tried chalk ink and Colorbox ink. Both work great! Any kind of thick, wet ink would work. I didn't like the results with dye ink though.

I used a 50% coupon to purchase the Starter Kit in AC Moore. Not sure I would have done it without the coupon though.

I found the best results were with using the Letterpress paper since it is soft and very thick. Only comes in white and a very light cream in AC Moore store. I think perhaps it might be worth a try to experiment with watercolor paper to see if that might get good results. Can't hurt anything to try.

I like the results I came up with.....works for me!

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I watched a couple of tutorials and read the review and I need a little help understanding the difference using the letterpress. I already ink my embossing plates and brass stencils and run them through my BS. The result is the paper is inked and the raised (embossed) area is not inked. What is the difference for what the letterpress can do? What am I missing? Is it the thickness of the ink? the paper? Help please...
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A letterpress should be flat on the back after the technique. Also it works by debossing (not necessarily that deep) an impression and yes you need "soft" paper so if you letter press you probably aren't going to use other techniques on the same project.

And the ink is "printing" or "printers" ink - as I said this is how I was taught to "stamp" - I even carved the stamps out of linoleum

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