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Old 01-23-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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I have recently read on this site that the cd/jewel cases are not safe to store unmounted stamps in. The adhesive foam reacts with the plastic and deteriorates after time.

Most of the storage systems out there are some sort of plastic.

Does anyone know if acetate sheets would be safe. I would like to make use of my old paper stilcker binder to store my unmounteds on these acetate sheets.

can anyone help?

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Old 01-23-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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I think it's the acetate that's bad....I've had stamp sets in CD cases for years and they are fine!
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I'm interested to hear any new news. I have such a mix-match of stamps stored in CDs. Some are nekkid rubber, some rubber with sticky foam (protected by paper), some rubber with sticky foam on e-z mount, some with Aileen's Tack it over and over.

Why such a conglomeration of media?
I was mounting my sticky foamed-rubber on the EZmount (remember those LotA and LotB?) and ... got tired! Some of the foam was slightly warped so I ripped the foam off and decided not to mount them. I have mounted SU and not yet mounted and may never mount SU.

I do still need a solution for the clear stamps. I have stampendous, studio G, and several from Kitchen Sink Stamps. At the moment I have them on their original sheets in a drawer. ** blatant plug - the Kitchen Sink Stamps are SO awesome!** no - I have no affiliation other than as a customer.
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I've used CD cases for a while now and have never had a problem. I think its the acetate sheets as Jeri said.

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Acetate is an absolute NO. I have personal experience with it. I had several sets that became fused to acetate sheets. I think that some jewel cases are probably okay. I didn't have any problems with them. I switched to something else simply because I like it better.
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Thanks for your info.

Is that for acrylic and unmounted rubber?

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Sunday International (the makers of EZ Mount) carry a warning about acetate on their web site. It's a definite no-no (as Mungojerry experienced, your mounting foam will fuse to the acetate).

If you want to store your stamps in sheets in a binder, you can use the clear page protector pockets as they're made of a type of polythene rather than acetate. Just slip a piece of card in there to make the page sturdy enough, using a bit of sticky strip to keep it in place and the pocket top closed if you want to.

If by acrylic stamps you mean clear polymer then I've never heard of it being a problem to keep those in CD cases or on acetate.
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I store my polymer stamps in self-made folders in a box. A TON goes into one box and its easy to find what I need. I got relaly tired of the slide them into the drawer thing
You can see what I mean here .
My rubber that is mounted on cling foam is stored in binders on the white plastic inserts with a facing stamped index sheet. This is ok for a while until you get too many.... I am no longer buying rubber just polymer.
I don't "do" wood.
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I store my polymer stamps in self-made folders in a box. A TON goes into one box and its easy to find what I need. I got relaly tired of the slide them into the drawer thing
You can see what I mean here .
My rubber that is mounted on cling foam is stored in binders on the white plastic inserts with a facing stamped index sheet. This is ok for a while until you get too many.... I am no longer buying rubber just polymer.
I don't "do" wood.
wow-what a great system. Funny, the throwing all the sets into a drawer with no order just isn't working for me any more
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I store my polymer stamps in self-made folders in a box. A TON goes into one box and its easy to find what I need. I got relaly tired of the slide them into the drawer thing
You can see what I mean here .
My rubber that is mounted on cling foam is stored in binders on the white plastic inserts with a facing stamped index sheet. This is ok for a while until you get too many.... I am no longer buying rubber just polymer.
I don't "do" wood.
Now that is a cool idea!! I think I am going to do that! TFS!
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Etha, The white plastic that you store your rubber stamps on. Is that like the white plastic that the Tim Holtz stamps come with.

Anyone know where I can find some of the white plastic to make my own binder?

Thanks for everyone's help.

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Thanks for your info.

Is that for acrylic and unmounted rubber?

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HOw did you get it to stick to the cardstock? I wish I could do this for my unmounted rubber. Any ideas?







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My rubber that is mounted on cling foam is stored in binders on the white plastic inserts with a facing stamped index sheet. This is ok for a while until you get too many.... I am no longer buying rubber just polymer.
I don't "do" wood.
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I have recently read on this site that the cd/jewel cases are not safe to store unmounted stamps in. The adhesive foam reacts with the plastic and deteriorates after time.

Most of the storage systems out there are some sort of plastic.

Does anyone know if acetate sheets would be safe. I would like to make use of my old paper sticker binder to store my unmounteds on these acetate sheets.

can anyone help?

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I've used CD cases for many many years now. And have not had any problems, with the foam.


But I have changed the way I store my unmounted Rubber stamps. I purchased some White Plastic Storage boards and keep them on these. inside a 3-ring Notebook..


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Whatever you decided to do. DON'T use Acetate or anything that has Acetate in it!

This will destroy the mounting foam!!


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"Please Note: It is not recommended that you store any of your EZMount Stamps on Acetate Sheets. Acetate is made with chemicals that will react with EZMount and any other cling cushion type product, making an almost permanent bond between it and the cling."
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Acetate is an absolute NO. I have personal experience with it. I had several sets that became fused to acetate sheets. I think that some jewel cases are probably okay. I didn't have any problems with them. I switched to something else simply because I like it better.
I also have personal experience, but only ruined foam on a few stamps, thank goodness.

I use the ezmount boards. I buy them from www.yvonnealbritton.com
Yvonne has the best prices (for every ten, you get one free), great shipping, and always sends a free unmounted stamp. She ships super fast too!
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Etha, The white plastic that you store your rubber stamps on. Is that like the white plastic that the Tim Holtz stamps come with.

Anyone know where I can find some of the white plastic to make my own binder?

Thanks for everyone's help.

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There are a few places that I know of that sell. These White Plastic Storage boards.

The Angel Company.

Sunday Internatioal.


I placed an order awhile back for about 10 packages. and now have them full inside my 3 ring notebook.

Here is one of my notebook listed below.


I also have a photo of the way I store my Clear Acrylic Stamps. Using a Scrapbook album.
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HOw did you get it to stick to the cardstock? I wish I could do this for my unmounted rubber. Any ideas?


Hey Melissa, From what I read and can see, She used the Cardstock as a Folder for her clear stamps, And then use a piece of Clear Plastic cut to size and placed that inside the Cardstock Folder to hold her Stamps.


It's a Great idea!!!!!
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Hang on, hang on, hang on..............when your stamps arrive after purchasing, aren't they on an acetate sheet? Quite a few that I have bought are....I am now totally confused.

I just recently changed the way I store my stamps including my EZ mounted ones, I had most of them in CD cases but found a lot of stamps are so large I could only store one stamp in them so something had to change. I went to binders with a sheet of acetate to which the stamps were fixed and a sheet of paper with the image stamped as a reference. So far all is ok.
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Hang on, hang on, hang on..............when your stamps arrive after purchasing, aren't they on an acetate sheet? Quite a few that I have bought are....I am now totally confused.
Not all clear plastic is acetate. Your set may well be on a clear sheet when you buy it but it will most likely be made of something like mylar, it won't be made of acetate. Short term you are unlikley to see a problem but over time, your foam is likely to react and weld itself to the acetate so I'd think about changing your storage sheets in your position. Laminating pouches are fine (these days I usually stamp my image on a sheet of card and laminate to make a custom storage panel) and pvc is fine too. Clear document pockets are OK so if you don't have easy access to a laminator you can put cardstock into a document pocket (I used to use a bit of tape runner adhesive on the cardstock to keep it stable inside the pocket) and use that.

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