« Our Challenge Winner & DT Thursday | Main | Your Favorite Technique Challenge »

March 04, 2013

Die Alignment Tutorial

DieAlignment


Just a brief post today to draw your attention to the PDF tutorial I made showing how I align our stamps and dies. When we first began adding dies to our product line, I had the dies made with alignment holes on the outside. These holes are meant to help people line up stamped images with dies and are used by many companies. The problem with them is that they eliminate the ability to use the negative shape cut by the die, and there are some really fun applications that use the negative die cut.

I actually didn't like the fussing around with the alignment holes in the first place so I just began doing it the way I outline in the PDF.  It's quick and easy and results in a well-aligned die cut image.

I added it to the Techniques & Projects section of the website, as well as in the Dies section. While I was at it, I finally added the PDFs of the catalogs onto our new site like they were on the old site.

Enjoy!

Mitra

Comments

Yay! Thank you, Mitra! I love that you will no longer have the alignment circles...this is the best method for aligning dies, and it works so nicely...and easily. Great tutorial. Love your products and company. Hugs, Cheryl

I agree with you Mitra, it's better all around. I wonder if there will be a die for either (or both) the new Dress form and Dress form trio stamps...

Awesome tutorial Mitra! Thanks!

Thanks, Mitra! Can't wait to give it a try!

I totally agree with Cheryl too! Thanks for posting that, Mitra!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Mitra Friant

Impression Obsession Owner
E-mail Mitra

Jeanne Streiff

Blog/Social Media Coordinator
E-mail Jeanne

Kelli Richardson
DT Coordinator

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Julie Koerber

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Grab this badge by copying and pasting the following text:

<a href="http://www.iostamps.com" alt="Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps"><img border="0" src="http://www.iostamps.com/images/imafan.jpg"/></a>

Grab this badge by copying and pasting the following text:

<a href="http://www.iostamps.com" alt="Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps"><img border="0" src="http://www.iostamps.com/images/blog-iloveio.jpg"/></a>

 Subscribe in a reader