The release of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is almost here! I’m so excited, and I hope you are as well. As I’ve had the chance to pre-order some of the products, I found some differences in our new photopolymer stamp packaging, and I want to share these difference so you know what to expect when you order new stamp sets from this catalog. I also want to share a time-saving tip related to this new packaging, and another tip for how to reduce the amount of staining on your stamps! Join me!
Stampin Up Photopolymer Previous Stamp Packaging
Before we get into what the new packaging looks like, let’s recap how Stampin Up previously packaged the photopolymer stamps. In the picture above, the stamp set on the right side is an example of Stampin Up’s previous packaging. It has the stamps placed between two sheets of plastic. One sheet is a thinner piece of plastic and the other sheet is a slightly thicker piece of plastic. The thicker piece has the stamp images printed on it, which makes it convenient for placing stamps back in the right spot and making sure they’re all in place before you put the set away after use.
Next, let’s take a look at our new packaging style.
New Stampin Up Photopolymer Stamp Packaging
When you order and receive photopolymer stamps from the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, you’ll receive stamps with a new style packaging. This packaging is very handy to use, and I’ll share more about that in a little bit. Upon opening the case, you’ll notice the stamps are still sandwiched between two sheets of plastic, but what’s different is there is no longer any black printing on either of the sheets. You’ll notice that the stamp images are now printed directly inside the case.
In a second I’ll get back to a storage tip I hinted at just a little bit ago, but first let’s take a look at how to reduce staining on new stamps.
How to Reduce Staining on Photopolymer Stamps
One of the biggest benefits of photopolymer stamps is that they are see-through. When they get stained, that hinders the ability to use the stamps the way they were meant to be used and to be able to see exactly where you are stamping. To reduce staining, apply a thin layer of Versamark Ink to your brand new stamps. Once fully covered in the clear ink, wipe off with a shammy or other stamp cleaning tool before the ink dries. This thin layer of ink helps reduce the amount of staining.
Now let’s take a look at that time-saving storage tip I’ve been hinting about.
Time Saving Tip
Once you’ve applied the Versamark to your stamps, remove the stamps from the clear plastic sheet and place them directly into the case. Once you’ve done this, dispose of the clear plastic sheets or store them for later.
Here’s your time-saving tip: Now, you can open up your stamp set and pull the stamp directly from the case instead of fumbling with two plastic sheets. Yay! I love easy ways to save time!
Below is a video I recorded introducing Stampin Up’s new photopolymer packaging. Watch and follow along with my tips if you’d like!
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