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tulippa - 06/11/2012 15:26:03
   
Personal impressions of the ebosser: Warning page 6
Hi everyone, I thought I'd gather everything here on the one post to make it easier to see if the ebosser is for you. I'll be adding bits as I go, I hope you will find it useful. anni x :) [u:3jpm8n80]What's in the box[/u:3jpm8n80]: ( from Crafters Companion) Ebosser machine, powercable with UK adaptor, 1 Cutting plate (A), 3 baseplates (B,C,D)1 shim, 1 rubber embossing mat, 1 A4 embossing folder, 4 standard embossing folders. The surface is smooth and will be easy to clean. The baseplates are non-slip. [u:3jpm8n80]Weight[/u:3jpm8n80]: It weighs a good 15 lbs and has a sturdy, recessed carrying handle. The full weight of the plates is about 4.4 lbs.and that's for use with CB,Nesties and Ellison Sizzlits. For use with Sizzix and Accucut Go dies, the weight is about 2 lbs. Accucut Wood dies require 2 x A cutting plates and no bases. [u:3jpm8n80]Instruction book[/u:3jpm8n80]: Hm. Have to agree with Rozzy on this. There are a couple of pages which show the stacking order of the plates and one page with "care and maintenance", "Cautions" and "Limited Warranty" The rest of the book is the self same page in different languages. Things are missing, including how to use the embossing mat.There are several helpful videos on You-tube, courtesy of PaperpurpleParadise [u:3jpm8n80]Footprint[/u:3jpm8n80]: I reckon that all of us have a challenge with regards to space.The ebosser measures 12.5"(W)x7"(H)x8.5"(D) If you place the front end parallel to the edge of your table/desk, then you need about 17 inches in order to retrieve the sandwich from the rear of the ebosser.You will also need room above the machine, (2 to 3")when retrieving the plates. [u:3jpm8n80]Mains supply[/u:3jpm8n80]: It’s electric so you’ll need a socket. The lead is approx. 9' long and the jack is on the rear lefthand side of the machine. [u:3jpm8n80]Noise[/u:3jpm8n80]: It’s very quiet until it starts to cut dies or emboss, then the noise level increases. I find it rather noisy but other people might not consider it so; it wouldn't drown out the sound of the TV for example. [u:3jpm8n80]Using embossing folders[/u:3jpm8n80]: The result is very crisp. It will take 4 CB standard folders at once, one at each corner of an A-4 sheet of card. It comes with 4 small embossing folders and one A-4 folder, all of which give a good result. [u:3jpm8n80]Die-cutting[/u:3jpm8n80]: • CB dies: Very clean. You can cut whole names with one pass, depending, of course upon the letters you are using. • Cheery Lynn dies: the shim provided works well and you can cut two thin papers with one pass. Thick paper required two passes. I experimented with three butterfly dies at the same time, two cut perfectly, the third wasn’t cut through on one side. • Nellie Snedden dies: Cuts well but there is still need for a pokey tool to get the bits out. • Nesties: With thick mirri card, the shim was necessary. Thin paper/ thin card stock, no shim necessary. Embossing the diecut with the embossing mat gives a crisp, deep result. [color=#FF0000:3jpm8n80]Menu for embossing die-cut nesties with the embossing mat, from the bottom up: D,C,B, the diecuts still in the dies, embossing mat, A plate. I have had to remove the shim in order to emboss with the mat. [/color:3jpm8n80] [color=#FF0000:3jpm8n80]Sizzix dies: Just have the one so far ;) I'm not used to such "thick" dies so I was very nervous about this. Anyway, Thick Card stock, for example First Edition embossed/glittered paper, one sheet, great. Two sheets, ditto. Four sheets, not a whimper. BUT you need to "help" the sandwich out of the back of the machine when you have three or four sheets of this type of paper. No big deal, just nice to know[/color:3jpm8n80] [u:3jpm8n80]Cutting felt[/u:3jpm8n80]: Works very well with thin felt, even with a Nesties die. I embossed the felt, a week later the embossing is faintly visible.[color=#FF0000:3jpm8n80] Still faintly visible on 18th. November, not bad at all.[/color:3jpm8n80] I like the A4 working surface, the possibility to cut two ( will try three and four soon) papers at once, the crisp embossing and the no cranking. I also like the fact that it spits too thick sandwiches out, except when you give said sandwich a good shove to make it go in :oops: That results in one stuck embosser and a leaden heart. Don't do it, it's not worth it. I'm less happy about the noise and the fact that the A cutting plate warps, just like CB cutting plates. Rotating and flipping the plate is the only way around this and I can live with that. It will be excellent for cutting things like this: http://www.unikscrap.dk/product_thumb.p ... .jpg&w=450 as you can put the whole lot onto the plate in one go.You can also emboss them all in one go. :D For embossing a single diecut, I will definitely use my CB; the ebosser takes too long for just a single thing. Or perhaps I'm too impatient.
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rozpoz - 06/11/2012 16:09:46
   
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I think I added it on the other thread anni, how do you find the weight of the cutting plates/spacers etc when you are using them all. for me, they are heavy, but i'd be interested to know what others think. it may be because Im relatively weak these days bit that is my only concern. I did find a die that didn't cut very well, its a sizzix Sizzlits die, which is possibly exclusive to stampin up. its a large'ish doily so has a lot of intricate parts. I have tried it on the bigshot too but it didnt like that either so I have put that down to the die and SU are going to replace it for me. I'll let you know how it goes with the replacement. And……. THANK YOU annie for doing this, im sure its going to be a great help to many. xx

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craftysandra - 06/11/2012 16:14:25
   
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I'm watching this thread with interest as I want/need an ebosser!!!!! Sandra
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jackinthebox - 06/11/2012 17:03:36
   
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Re. instruction book Anni....the trouble with these companies they always think you already know how to use their tools....even when you have never had one!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :roll: ;) You shouldn't have to resort to YouTube!! :x Getting a new computer has got to be the classic with instructions!!! :roll: :roll:
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rozpoz - 06/11/2012 17:58:17
   
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most of the instruction book unfortunately Jackie wasn't in a language I could read, but I have decide just leave the book out open on the page with the sandwich as I don't think in million years will I be able to remember which to use for which dies.. I might scan the page and laminate it and just keep it with the cutting plates, I guess it would always make a spare shim lol so anni, add that to the 'to do's' scan sandwich menu... I think that's what I'll call it lol xx

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Adena54 - 06/11/2012 20:53:22
   
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Rozzy do you get everything you need in the box only on the Oyster Stamps website they have an adapter set for £49. Do you need this too? Sharon

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tulippa - 07/11/2012 07:43:01
   
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Original post edited to give more info. Rozzy, I don't have a problem with the weight of the plates but I'm a tough old bird. ;) To anyone considering buying this, have you got the space to have it sitting on your worksurface? If you don't, think of the weight you are going to have to carry and the amount of worksurface you are going to have to clear each time you want to use it. anni x
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rozpoz - 07/11/2012 08:34:17
   
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Sharon, everything was in the box, I got mine from crafters companion, but I assume that was the normal items as per the instruction book. I will have a look on oyster stamps to see what they are selling. totally agree anni about leaving it out. where I thought I was going toput it, isn't deal as I forgot about the amount needed for the plates to be fed in and collected from the back. can you think back to when you first started crafting, we didn't to take up a whole room! what's happened?,!!!!

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rozpoz - 07/11/2012 08:43:17
   
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I've just had a look Sharon, and that's looks like a spare set of the plates can be bought separately, but every looks the same as in the box crafters companion gave away extra embossing folders only the small ones, on. preorder, butt doesn't look like you get anything extra, than as the Neal boxed order.... my guess is all you will need to replace is the A plate as thats the cutting one and may be the embossing mat if you accidently happen to cut in to it... I know thats happended wth the spellbinders one! the EBosser embossing mat seems very flimsy, but seems strong enough. xx

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tulippa - 07/11/2012 09:46:13
   
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Agree about just the A plate and embossing mat re. replacements. :) I like the idea of a sandwich menu, Rozzy anni x
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