Thursday, October 28, 2010

Product Review: Stampin Up Printing Plate

Hello on this fine Thursday.  Today I have a review of the new Stampin Up printing plate.  This one just happens to be the Halloween plate.  I followed the instructions to a T and even used the big shot and not my cuttlebug.
First you ink the plate with the really wet ink.  I am using SU white craft pad for this project.
Here I have set up my plates in prep for the ink transfer
Final step is to add the paper.  Problem here is if you move the paper at all  you get 'ghost' marks as you can see here--I had to turn my paper over cause I bumped it just right.
Here is the final print.  I was hoping it was going to be a clean print with full coverage.  It is not bad but I thought it was going to be better.  My expectation was higher than the real outcome.  I thought it was going to look more like the letterpress debossed printed look but there is no debossing and final print is cloudy.  If any of you have tried this and had better results--please let me know if you have any tips or tricks.  I love the concept and would love to see improved results.  Would love to hear your opinions on the SU printing plates so leave a comment--
Make it a great one


  1. I thought it looked pretty good, can't believe I'm first.

  2. From you picture, it came out looking real nice. Sorry I don't have one or know anyone whose used these so no tips.

  3. I think it looks pretty good. I don't have any stampin up products so I'm no help. :)

  4. I applaud your your efforts! This is not something I have tried. But I am certain that I would be wearing far more of the ink than the paper! I am anxious to hear the tips from everyone.

  5. I think it looks great! I didn't even know Stampin Up was making those plates. I buy more Papertrey Ink.

  6. I actually thought it looked good. I've never tried that before. Thanks for the info! :)

  7. Bryan I watched a demo on these plates at a recent event I attended...the gal used regular classic ink and it worked quite well. I find classic a little easier to work with. She had her plates all set up on the big shot "prior" to inking the letterpress so she could quickly run it though. Also she used a removable adhesive to adhere the plate to the cutting plate so it wouldn't move on her. Have you watched the SU U-tube on this yet?

  8. wow! i really like this concept. i hope they improve it. thanks for the review.


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