How it Works

Choose a Die and Letterpress Plate. Choose a letterpress plate and place it in the coordinating cutting die.
 
Place in Cover. Place orange cover underneath cutting die. Built-in pins raise the letterpress plate, allowing it to be inked.

Choose a Die and Letterpress Plate

 

Place in Cover

Choose a letterpress plate and place it in the coordinating cutting die.

 

Place orange cover underneath cutting die. Built-in pins raise the letterpress plate, allowing it to be inked without getting ink on the face of the die.

rule
Ink the Plate. Color in the raised letterpress plate design using standard fabric-topped ink pads or markers. Holding the ink pad on the design and applying a circular motion will ensure complete, even coverage.
 
Preparing Lift the cutting die with inked letterpress plate out of the orange cover. Without the cover, the letterpress plate will nest back into the die.

Ink the Plate

 

Preparing

Color in the raised letterpress plate design using standard fabric-topped ink pads or markers. Holding the ink pad on the design and applying a circular motion will ensure complete, even coverage.

 

Lift the cutting die with inked letterpress plate out of the orange cover. Without the cover, the letterpress plate will nest back into the die.

rule
Make a Sandwich. Place crafting material on top of inked letterpress plate. The letterpress plate rests slightly below the face of the die, so the placement of your paper can be moved without getting unwanted ink smudges.
 
One Pass Through. With one hand, gently push the “sandwich” toward the roller. With other hand, turn the crank. Once “sandwich” is connecting with the rollers, it will move through powered by the hand crank.

Make a Sandwich

 

One Pass Through

Place crafting material on top of inked letterpress plate. The letterpress plate rests slightly below the face of the die, so the placement of your paper can be moved without getting unwanted ink smudges.

 

With one hand, gently push the “sandwich” toward the roller. With other hand, turn the crank. Once “sandwich” is connecting with the rollers, it will move through powered by the hand crank.

rule
Final Step. Once the “sandwich” has completely run through the rollers, the cutting plate can be removed and the result can be accessed. If the finished result is difficult to take off the letterpress plate, place the orange cover under the die — the letterpress plate and finished result will raise and be easier to access.
 
Professional Result. Your perfectly aligned, die-cut and letterpressed embellishment is complete. Use it to accent a homemade card, scrapbook page or just about any other paper craft project.

Final Step

 

Professional Result

Once the “sandwich” has completely run through the rollers, the cutting plate can be removed and the result can be accessed. If the finished result is difficult to take off the letterpress plate, place the orange cover under the die — the letterpress plate and finished result will raise and be easier to access.

 

Your perfectly aligned, die-cut and letterpressed embellishment is complete. Use it to accent a homemade card, scrapbook page or just about any other paper craft project.

rule
Return to The Fuse Creativity System® Home »