Friday 4 January 2019

New product update! - Introducing Cling stamps

Hi there everyone,

Hope you enjoyed the release of the new catalogue yesterday and along with it all the Saleabration offers. 

Today I'm bringing you news of a new product type in the Spring Summer catalogue - new CLING stamps. Let me explain a bit.  In the past we have had three types of rubber stamps:

Photopolymer (completely clear and see through!)

Stampin Up photopolymer stamps

Wood Mount (red rubber mounted on wood bases)

Stampin Up Wood Mounted red rubber stamps

And Clear Mount (very confusing name! - red rubber which need to be (temporarily mounted on clear acrylic blocks) 

Clear mount stamps Stampin  Up

Since they were introduced a few years ago I have been a real fan of the photopolymer stamps and I think, especially for beginners, they are great. 
Wood mounted stamps never really appealed to me as the wood often became stained quite easily and they take up a lot of storage space.
I liked clear mount stamps because they give such clear images when stamped but there has historically been an issue with putting the stickers on them, in that they then did not cling well to the acrylic blocks. So much so that I never bothered with the stickers at all.

Well with the introduction of the Spring Summer catalogue we have a new type of stamp - Cling Stamps. 

Stampin Up Cling stamps

Cling stamps feature the same quality rubber stamps you’ve always loved and they now come with highly adhesive image labels. The benefit is that they will cling like crazy to clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about your stamp image shifting or falling off the block. Cling stamps make stamping easy. 

As a result we will be transitioning from offering stamps in three formats to just two - photopolymer and cling.
  • Beginning with the 2019 spring/summer catalogue and Sale-A-Bration brochure, all new stamp sets will be available either in cling (for red rubber stamps) or photopolymer.
  • Stamps in the 2018-2019 annual catalogue will continue to be available in clear-mount, wood-mount or photopolymer.
  • Red rubber stamp sets (clear-mount or wood-mount) in the annual catalogue that will be carrying over will transition to cling with the 2019-2020 annual catalogue. 
  • In 2019-2020 annual catalogue, clear-mount and wood-mount stamps* will no longer be available.
Labelling cling stamps is a slightly different process than you may be used to. It is important to follow the steps below to assemble cling stamps. Each cling stamp case will also include labelling instructions.
Stampin Up have provided a video with all the information you need. Click on the image below or HERE:

Note: Once you place the label on the stamp, it is adhered permanently.Attempting to remove or adjust the label will damage the foam of the stamp.
  • Remove the paper backing from the label.
  • Remove your selected stamp from the rubber sheet and remove the paper backing from the stamp.
  • Line up the foam side of the stamp with the image label, then press it evenly to adhere it to the label. Make sure it is correctly positioned before you adhere it to the stamp.
  • Remove the stamp and its newly-affixed image label from the label sheet.
  • Place the stamp on an acrylic block to begin stamping.
Best Practices
To remove the stamp from the block, grasp securely near the image label and remove slowly. (Cling stamps stick so well that if they are not carefully removed from the block, the foam can tear.) To clean the labels, simply rinse under running water. Avoid alcohol-based cleaners.
Hope all that information is helpful. I haven't yet played with any of my cling sets but will keep you posted when I do!

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