Unlock Your Creativity with BetterPress: A User-Friendly Guide
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Unlock Your Creativity with BetterPress: A User-Friendly Guide

Welcome, craft enthusiasts! Are you ready to take your paper crafting skills to the next level? Look no further than BetterPress LetterPress System by Spellbinders. This innovative tool is designed to help you create stunning embossed and letterpressed designs effortlessly. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the exciting features and step-by-step instructions on how to use BetterPress to achieve impressive results.

Unlock Your Creativity with BetterPress: A User-Friendly Guide

What’s Included in the Box?

When you purchase BetterPress by Spellbinders, you’ll receive a thoughtfully curated package that includes everything you need to get started on your embossing and letterpressing journey. Let’s take a closer look at what’s included:

Unlock Your Creativity with BetterPress: A User-Friendly Guide

  1. Platen: The platen is the main component of BetterPress, serving as the base for your letterpressing projects. It provides a stable and even surface for optimal results.

  2. Chase: The chase is a crucial part of the machine that holds your letterpress plates securely in place. It ensures precise alignment and helps you achieve consistent and professional outcomes.

  3. Shims: Shims are thin, flexible materials that you can use to adjust the pressure applied by the machine. They are included in the box to help you fine-tune your letterpressing results, especially when working with different paper thicknesses.

  4. BetterPress Cotton Card Panels: As a delightful bonus, we included BetterPress Cotton Card Panels in the box. These high-quality card panels are specifically designed for use with BetterPress and provide a smooth and durable surface for your letterpressing projects.

  5. Best Ever Craft Tape: To ensure your materials stay securely in place during letterpressing process, we included our Best Ever Craft Tape. This adhesive tape is specially formulated to hold your materials firmly on the platform, preventing any slippage and ensuring precise alignment.

  6. BetterPress Ink: To add a pop of color to your letterpress designs, BetterPress Ink is included in the box. This ink is specifically formulated for optimal transfer and crisp results, allowing you to create vibrant and eye-catching projects.

  7. BetterPress Press Plates: Last but not least, the box includes exclusive BetterPress Press Plate.

With this comprehensive set of tools and accessories, you’ll have everything you need to unlock your creativity and achieve stunning embossed and letterpressed designs with BetterPress.

Remember, as you delve into the world of letterpressing, don’t hesitate to experiment and explore new techniques. The possibilities are endless with BetterPress by Spellbinders. Enjoy your crafting journey and have fun bringing your artistic visions to life!

Getting to Know BetterPress:

Before we jump into the nitty-gritty, let’s familiarize ourselves with BetterPress and its key features. This compact and user-friendly machine allows you to letterpress paper, giving your projects a professional touch. With its sleek design and intuitive controls, BetterPress is perfect for both beginners and experienced crafters.

Step 1: Setting Up BetterPress:

Unlock Your Creativity with BetterPress: A User-Friendly Guide

Place three Shims on base of Chase and layer magnet insert over Shims. Place BetterPress Press Plate on Chase (the magnet insert will keep the press plate from moving); use registration lines to determine correct placement.

Step 2: Preparing Your Materials:

Unlock Your Creativity with BetterPress: A User-Friendly Guide

Select the paper or cardstock you want to use for your project. Ensure that it is cut to the desired size and free from any wrinkles or creases. Place card panel on underside of Platen and use Best Ever Craft Tape to secure in place. The registration marks on the Platen match the marks on the Chase.

Step 3: Inking the BetterPress plate:

Unlock Your Creativity with BetterPress: A User-Friendly Guide

Open BetterPress Ink Pad; lightly tap raised ink pad across the BetterPress Press Plate. The ink pad is raised enough that a brayer is not needed. Note: make sure to use a well inked pad; reink pads when necessary with BetterPress Ink Re-Inker.

Step 4: Almost Ready!

Unlock Your Creativity with BetterPress: A User-Friendly Guide

Align Platen to gently sit on the 4 corner spring pins on the Chase. Do not press down.

Step 5: Sending through the die cutting machine:

Unlock Your Creativity with BetterPress: A User-Friendly Guide

Place Chase with Platen onto manual die cutting machine. The machine rollers will evenly press down on Platen as the Chase is run through the machine.

Step 6: Enjoy the Results!

Unlock Your Creativity with BetterPress: A User-Friendly Guide

Conclusion:

Congratulations! You’ve now mastered the art of using BetterPress by Spellbinders. With this powerful tool in your crafting arsenal, you can bring a new level of elegance and dimension to your projects. Remember to experiment, have fun, and let your creativity shine through. Get ready to impress your friends and family with your stunning letterpressed creations. Happy crafting!

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