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Old 08-04-2018, 03:46 PM   #1
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Could I get opinions on whether stampit up Stamparatus or Tim Holy stamp platform works better, easier, best one to buy? Thanks!!
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I have both and think they're both very easy to use. I would suggest looking on You Tube for videos on both of them. Seeing them in action is your best bet for deciding. Either way, a stamp positioner is a game changer!
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I agree with Betsy, thats a great way to inform your decision. I can't comment on the Stamparatus, I have Tims, and love it to bits. And I'm someone who never thought I needed one either!. Now I wouldn't be without it. Easy to correct poor images, no getting ink from the edges of stamps printing, nor from your fingers!
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:53 AM   #4
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If you want Tim's, get it quick before it's off the market!
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If you want Tim's, get it quick before it's off the market!

Yes, I had heard that they were not going to be manufacturing them any longer.

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Why?

Tonic (Tim's manufacturer for the tool) and MISTI reached a settlement in MISTI's lawsuit against Tonic. Part of that agreement seems to be that Tonic will stop selling TH's positioner.
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What about other brands? All the same premise.
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I think they will not be sold in the US. Joann dot com has them on the website now....who knows how long?

I have a Misti and Holtz platform.
I can press harder on the lid of Misti to make a section stamp better. I use Holtz for rubber stamps because I can turn the lid easier than take the foam pad out of Misti. Paper I'm stamping on moves in the Holtz device, so sometimes the second stamping is off. BUT it's bigger! Maybe the magnets are not as strong. Some projects I use both devices for one card.

I don't have a Stamparatus.
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From what I read of the ruling, Tonic will stop selling them in the USA, Canada and Mexico. At least for now, they will be available in the rest of the world. The ruling seemed to imply as well that there will be a joint venture on stamping platforms between Sweet Petunia and Tonic at some point, so I'd guess that when that happens, the TH one will be retired everywhere. Can't see them continuing to manufacture two.
Chris01, I have thought the same. Can't see why they went after Tonic, but no-one else. But possibly the ruling will have secondary repercussions, with others being withdrawn rather than risk a lawsuit?
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I will start my comments with the fact that I am a SU demo so I maybe a bit biased. I have a MISTand a Stamparatus. I do not have a Tim Holtz nor have I seen it in person. I will say that I LOVE the Stamparatus, especially in a class environment. With two removable plates, I can set up the plates with 4 different steps on a project and label them for my attendees. They say it makes it so easy to create without making mistakes. I also like that it is open on two sides although when doing my personal Christmas cards. I also like the storage on the bottom for my magnets but you do have to be careful with Dies laying on your desk as they may end up on the bottom of your Stamparatus.

I like the MISTI for being able to put two different pieces of CS in the two corners and stamp two parts at the same time.
I think they all are similar and yet each have some advantages over the others.


I think it becomes a personal preference. If you want to support the original creator, then get a MISTI but they are at the highest price point. If you would like two plates for more versatility, the Stamparatus is great, and right now JoAnn.com has the Tim Holtz on clearance at a very low price point. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them.
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Just FYI....walmart.com has the Tim Holtz full size stamp platforms for $23.25...the other day I was ordering something else and wouldn't you know that stamp platform "jumped" into my cart and wouldn't come out (that's what I told hubby!!) so with that and the other items I got free shipping to my house. You can also do free ship to store and pick up. I am hoping to get to play with it later this week...my week has been different than I thought it would be...
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I wonder if the Misti company will be filing suit against SU for their version of the stamp positioner. Should be interesting.
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I don't know anything much about this. But I would think that she would lose if she did. And what a colossal waste of money to try to sue SU. Their positioner is different than hers.
I only own the Misti's both sizes. SU's looks like it has different features, so, no comparison really. just my opinion.

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I have all three and found that each is great...and each has SOMETHING it does better than the other two. TH's version has the lid marked for either rubber or poly stamps. SU's version and TH's tool each have removable lids, (one for TH tool and two on the SU version. Handy for layer-stamping.) Misty's lid is stationary. Misty is not so good for my rubber stamps, though great for all poly. TH & SU have a cushion on board, Misty doesn't. TH has the cushion mat on the back side, SU's is inside. All in all, each is a good stamping positioner, and I'm enjoying having all three. But, really, one would do it all. And I would choose the Stampin'Up! model if I were to purchase anew.
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Tonic (Tim's manufacturer for the tool) and MISTI reached a settlement in MISTI's lawsuit against Tonic. Part of that agreement seems to be that Tonic will stop selling TH's positioner.

Just in the U.S. There are companies in the UK that sell to the U.S.
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I’ve had mistis (plural) for several years. Theses have seen me thru hundreds of cards.
Yesterday I pu the smaller size of TH platform on discount. I’ve been using it today.
I’m getting nice results with it. Still getting getting familiar, although not much diff than Misti.
Misti you remove the foam, TH you turn the cover.
I sense more durability with the TH.
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I use SU products, but not interested in the stamparatus. Maybe it seems too fussy to use.
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Iíve had mistis (plural) for several years. Theses have seen me thru hundreds of cards.
Yesterday I pu the smaller size of TH platform on discount. Iíve been using it today.
Iím getting nice results with it. Still getting getting familiar, although not much diff than Misti.
Misti you remove the foam, TH you turn the cover.
I sense more durability with the TH.

Yes on durability - good for CPR stampers. A big difference for me is the two open sides so paper can stick out. I like my Mistiís too, but thatís an advantage for me.
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Haha....had not even figured that out yet.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:05 AM   #21
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I caved in and ordered Tim's positioner off QVC since i had a $20 credit. I already have the one by Hampton Arts and it works fine, but opening after stamping images on paper can be sticky since there is no lip on the covering door.
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I wish TH would go with a new company and come up with the perfect one. I’d buy it. Maybe a brown one with little rubber feet and no bumpers so you don’t have to flip the lid. Magnet covers and a grid on the bottom. I think there is still room for some innovations.
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Mary, I suspect, from what the Tonic press release said, that there will be one made as a joint collaboration between Tonic, Tim and Misti in the future.
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Interesting. I didn’t know Tim was in the mix.
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Just been and re-found the press release,I think that was maybe just how I interpreted it. It actually states there will be a 'joint venture between the two companies in the future', so I think I just assumed it would include Tim, as his platform was being withdrawn.
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A new stamp positioner will probably generate a lot of buzz with Tonic and MSP collaborating. I’ll be interested to see what they come up with.
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I would not be surprised if the new Misti incorporated things that other companies had in their positioners. For one thing open on two sides which I love about my WRMK.not sure if it is the hinge on the WRMK but no changing anything when switching from foam to cling either.

WRMK was the first to have open sides which was followed by Tim and now SU . How many ways can you change the basics I am not sure, but combining the best of them into one would be a good idea......until the next big “ gotta have it” comes along.lol
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I never jumped on the Misti bandwagon because of the price points and I had my own homemade version. I doubt I ever will unless it inks up the stamp and cleans it when finished stamping, lol
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I never jumped on the Misti bandwagon because of the price points and I had my own homemade version. I doubt I ever will unless it inks up the stamp and cleans it when finished stamping, lol
Haha that's where I am too. I'm envisioning electric. Wouldn't that be scary? It might malfunction and snap my hand off.
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Could I get opinions on whether stampit up Stamparatus or Tim Holy stamp platform works better, easier, best one to buy? Thanks!!
I finally saw an image of Stamparatus. I'm not impressed so its not for me. I have ink pads, sprayers, mediums all around work surface, one door is enough. I don't have that much free space on my worktable when stamping to open the multiple doors for inking and stamping.
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On both mine and a friend of mine's Misti lids have warped. I have the biggest one --she has the original size. I find it strange that would happen to both of us. We are both thinking of replacing ours. But ---are leaning to the SU Stamparatus because of the hinge issue. Has anyone else had issues with them warping?
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Is there an easy way to correctly position the two step stamps for eg SU Stippled Blossoms. The red rubber is difficult to line up. I found a video using an acetate sheet but you need to use the sheet and reposition the paper each time you stamp the second layer.
Is there a trick to setting them up exactly to be able to stamp multiple times?
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I have a MISTI but didn't use it--one of those impulse buys--I always get the latest and greatest, but am then intimidated by it so I don't use it. I got the Stamparatus and let it sit for ages--then I was low on time to make my Christmas cards, so I finally got it out and watched the video on using it. OMG--now I use it all of the time. I had a multi-part image card, so the ability to flip both plates over made it SO usable. I did one step at a time, but wanted to keep the Stamparatus set up in case I needed to make extra cards. Now Stampin' Up! sells just plates separately so I bought more.

I did hear the warnings about it not stamping well in the corner, so I bought the magnet pad from Stamp-N-Storage (free shipping on that) and I haven't had any trouble.

I'm a school librarian and--having looked at it again--I'm putting the ol' MISTI in my library's makerspace--keeping the Stamparatus for me!

(I found this thread by doing a search on MISTI/ Stampin Up lawsuit after reading about the MISTI/Tonic suit. I think that Stampin' Up! probably researched the MISTI patent really well before finalizing their design so they wouldn't lose if a suit was brought against them. The Stamparatus was a latecomer compared to the others.)
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(I found this thread by doing a search on MISTI/ Stampin Up lawsuit after reading about the MISTI/Tonic suit. I think that Stampin' Up! probably researched the MISTI patent really well before finalizing their design so they wouldn't lose if a suit was brought against them. The Stamparatus was a latecomer compared to the others.)

MISTI has already filed lawsuits. There is info about it on NSBR general board.
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I have a MISTI but didn't use it--one of those impulse buys--I always get the latest and greatest, but am then intimidated by it so I don't use it. I got the Stamparatus and let it sit for ages--then I was low on time to make my Christmas cards, so I finally got it out and watched the video on using it. OMG--now I use it all of the time. I had a multi-part image card, so the ability to flip both plates over made it SO usable. I did one step at a time, but wanted to keep the Stamparatus set up in case I needed to make extra cards. Now Stampin' Up! sells just plates separately so I bought more.

I did hear the warnings about it not stamping well in the corner, so I bought the magnet pad from Stamp-N-Storage (free shipping on that) and I haven't had any trouble.

I'm a school librarian and--having looked at it again--I'm putting the ol' MISTI in my library's makerspace--keeping the Stamparatus for me!

(I found this thread by doing a search on MISTI/ Stampin Up lawsuit after reading about the MISTI/Tonic suit. I think that Stampin' Up! probably researched the MISTI patent really well before finalizing their design so they wouldn't lose if a suit was brought against them. The Stamparatus was a latecomer compared to the others.)

I purchased a set of extra plates for the stamparatus as well. If you need a way to store the plates you can buy a quilting ruler stand. I bought the Millward one. It is about 13‚ÄĚ long and has four slots so you can store the plates vertically in it. It‚Äôs slim enough that I can keep it on my desk and the plates are accessible.
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