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You will find a CD included in your imagepac stampmaker kit which includes video instructions with a step-bystep guide to making stamps, how to create stamp designs using the imagepac software as well as plenty more information.

Teresa Collins Stampmaker Your instructions If you need imageblack negatives, gel packs or any other stamp making accessories, please take a look at ‘shop online’ on www.teresacollinsstampmaker. com/

‘Small convenient and easy. Stampmaker is what my studio needed. I like fast!’

What’s in the box? ? UV light stampmaker ? 5 x medium imagepac stamp packs: 4" x 2 3/8"(104x62mm) ? 5 x small imagepac stamp packs: 1 3/4" x 2 1/8"(45x60mm) & mask (do not expose to light till you need them otherwise the gel will harden)

A stampmaker customer

If you have any questions please contact us.

04/024-01.11.12

Please spend a few minutes going through the contents and checking that you have everything you need to get started.

photocentric.co USA contact info@photocentricusa.com

UK contact info@photocentric.co.uk UK +44 1733 349937

? 2 x stencil pacs ? 4" x 2 3/8" (104x62mm) &1 yellow spacer ? 2 x embossing pacs: ? 4" x 2 3/8" (104x62mm) & black spacer ? 2 sheets of inkjet film ? Magnetic clamp ? Test negative ? Brush ? Post exposure tray ? Latex embossing mat ? Cling to mount stamp ? Acrylic block ? A negative sheet of Teresa Collins’ Design ? CD with artwork program & video instructions


Introduction to Teresa Collins stampmaker

Contents What’s in the box?............Page 1 Introduction to Teresa Collins stampmaker...................Page 2 THE THREE STAGES TO CREATE YOUR STAMPS STAGE 1 creating your stamp design..................Page 3 STAGE 2 print your design to film printing your negative.......Page 4 STAGE 3 making your stamp with stampmaker................Pages 5-6

Thank you for choosing Teresa Collins stampmaker, the ideal home or business stamp maker. To help you create your stamps within 5 minutes please read the instructions carefully, particularly the notes on printing your negative as this is where most questions arise. We have more information on the Knowledge Centre on photocentric.co.uk should you need it. Once you have gone through your kit checklist (please be very careful to keep your imagepac sachets in the dark till you are ready to use them) you will need to get your other equipment ready. You will need a few other items to start your stamp making process.

a Printer a Scissors a Gloves (optional) a Warm water a Washing up liquid (dish soap) a Timer

Troubleshooting...............Page 7 Contact us.....................Page 8

Here are some handy troubleshooting tips Stamp is solid? There is very little liquid left to wash off.

Negative is not dark enough If the negative is too light and not dense black, your negative will let UV through and harden the gel.

Find your correct printer settings by printing small boxes with all the shortcut print options to see which is the darkest black.

or Negative was in colour This too will create a solid stamp. Stamps are raised in the clear parts of your negative and recessed in the black. Negative must be black and white.

Negative is too small

O Cover the entire area in the clamp with either negative or the mask to stop light getting through.

O P or Too much light The clamp has been inserted the wrong way up in the UV stampmaker. Or light has got to the imagepac.

Stamped image not clear You didn’t wash all the gel away, or your negative was not black.

1st time for 6 secs

Gel pack on top

2nd time for 100 secs

negative on top

Knowledge Centre at photocentric.co for more information

or

If you have any other questions please take a look at the Knowledge Centre on photocentric.co which has much more information or just scan in the QR code below which will take you directly to the stampmaker page.

Stamp was liquid Your first 6 seconds time was too short or the bulbs were not warmed up beforehand

Knowledge Centre at photocentric.co for more information


STAGE 3 continued Make your stamp with imagepac stampmaker 7 8 Then flip the clamp over so the negative is on top and reinsert for 100 secs.

Tip

Photo & fingerprint stamps need slightly different times: first time you insert the clamp it is 10 secs and second time in the UV stampmaker it is 30 secs.

Now turn off the UV light stampmaker. Open the clamp and cut around the edge just inside the seal

Using warm water and washing up liquid (dish soap), brush clean until there is no liquid polymer on the stamp.

Wearing gloves, peel off the loose sheet of plastic and discard.

11

10 Rinse in clean water and wash again to ensure all liquid is removed. Place your stamp in the plastic tray. Pour enough water in the tray to cover the stamp and put in the UV stampmaker with lights on for about 2 minutes.

9

The water helps to harden the stamp. Remove from the water and dry. Trim to size.

STAGE 1 Create your stamp design 1 Using the free imagepac software to create a stamp design We have tried to make creating your stamp design easy with imagepac software. This can be found online.

Using your own software to create a stamp design Colour logos and pictures need to be changed into greyscale

photocentric.ukhost. com/business

a. to greyscale

4 Here are just a few things to remember when you are putting your design together such as type in a white font on a black box.

For text stamps just type in white on black

Knowledge Centre at photocentric.co for more information

3 c. Convert to a 1-bit B&W file and then invert the image so that the part you want to stamp is in white.

b. and then adjust the contrast and brightness to make the black stand out.

Video instructions on using the software can be found on the CD in your kit.

12 Mount to a self-inker or use the cling film to mount stamp to the acrylic block enclosed in your box. Ink up your own unique stamp. Wash and dry your stamp after use and store away from light.

2

6

5 The size of your design is important Your design must fit in the small or medium area. Set the designs about 2mm (1/12’’) in from the edge.

Small A8 48x62mm 1 7/8 x 2 3/8” Medium A7 103x63mm 4 x 2 3/8”

Make sure that you fill the area to get the most out of your imagepac, that could mean that you could get a few stamps from one pack.

Handmade by

Stephanie

Knowledge Centre at photocentric.co for more information


STAGE 2 Print your design to film 1 Have you got an inkjet or laser printer? We would recommend an inkjet printer for the best results however that does not mean that you can not use a laser.

2 LASER PRINTERS Some laser printers will not print black dark enough. Use laser specific film (available from our website) plus a toner density spray which will help darken the film.

3

STAGE 3 Make your stamp with imagepac stampmaker 1 2 Remove the base plate from the UV stampmaker and remove the protective plastic film. Warm up your UV light by turning it on a minute before you use it.

INKJETS Find your correct printer setting by printing some small boxes using all the different shortcut print options. Once printed you will see which is the darkest black.

Slide your clamp apart. Take your negative film and place the reading side up in the recessed part of the clamp.

3 If you are using a small (A8) negative film, you will need to ‘black out’ the area outside the film so the entire area is covered in black using your black mask.

P 55

4 For the best results use imageblack film for inkjet printers (included in your kit).Other OHP film will not work. Print on the side that sticks to a damp finger.

Your negative must be black and opaque. The black part stops UV light from hardening the gel. The clear part lets light through to form the outline/details of the stamp.

4

6 If you can see through the black area when held up to light it will not work, try other printer settings: see the video demo on photocentricusa. com/videos.php for more help on setting up your printer.

O P P

6

5

Lay your gel pack on top, so that the word ‘imagepac’ is readable.

Slide the clamp into the UV stampmaker with the imagepac side facing upwards. Hold the clamp in for 6 secs.

Press down firmly in the middle to level the imagepac

Place the other side of the magnetic clamp on top - the magnets will lock them together.

Knowledge Centre at photocentric.co for more information

Knowledge Centre at photocentric.co for more information


STAGE 2 Print your design to film 1 Have you got an inkjet or laser printer? We would recommend an inkjet printer for the best results however that does not mean that you can not use a laser.

2 LASER PRINTERS Some laser printers will not print black dark enough. Use laser specific film (available from our website) plus a toner density spray which will help darken the film.

3

STAGE 3 Make your stamp with imagepac stampmaker 1 2 Remove the base plate from the UV stampmaker and remove the protective plastic film. Warm up your UV light by turning it on a minute before you use it.

INKJETS Find your correct printer setting by printing some small boxes using all the different shortcut print options. Once printed you will see which is the darkest black.

Slide your clamp apart. Take your negative film and place the reading side up in the recessed part of the clamp.

3 If you are using a small (A8) negative film, you will need to ‘black out’ the area outside the film so the entire area is covered in black using your black mask.

P 55

4 For the best results use imageblack film for inkjet printers (included in your kit).Other OHP film will not work. Print on the side that sticks to a damp finger.

Your negative must be black and opaque. The black part stops UV light from hardening the gel. The clear part lets light through to form the outline/details of the stamp.

4

6 If you can see through the black area when held up to light it will not work, try other printer settings: see the video demo on photocentricusa. com/videos.php for more help on setting up your printer.

O P P

6

5

Lay your gel pack on top, so that the word ‘imagepac’ is readable.

Slide the clamp into the UV stampmaker with the imagepac side facing upwards. Hold the clamp in for 6 secs.

Press down firmly in the middle to level the imagepac

Place the other side of the magnetic clamp on top - the magnets will lock them together.

Knowledge Centre at photocentric.co for more information

Knowledge Centre at photocentric.co for more information


STAGE 3 continued Make your stamp with imagepac stampmaker 7 8 Then flip the clamp over so the negative is on top and reinsert for 100 secs.

Tip

Photo & fingerprint stamps need slightly different times: first time you insert the clamp it is 10 secs and second time in the UV stampmaker it is 30 secs.

Now turn off the UV light stampmaker. Open the clamp and cut around the edge just inside the seal

Using warm water and washing up liquid (dish soap), brush clean until there is no liquid polymer on the stamp.

Wearing gloves, peel off the loose sheet of plastic and discard.

11

10 Rinse in clean water and wash again to ensure all liquid is removed. Place your stamp in the plastic tray. Pour enough water in the tray to cover the stamp and put in the UV stampmaker with lights on for about 2 minutes.

9

The water helps to harden the stamp. Remove from the water and dry. Trim to size.

STAGE 1 Create your stamp design 1 Using the free imagepac software to create a stamp design We have tried to make creating your stamp design easy with imagepac software. This can be found online.

Using your own software to create a stamp design Colour logos and pictures need to be changed into greyscale

photocentric.ukhost. com/business

a. to greyscale

4 Here are just a few things to remember when you are putting your design together such as type in a white font on a black box.

For text stamps just type in white on black

Knowledge Centre at photocentric.co for more information

3 c. Convert to a 1-bit B&W file and then invert the image so that the part you want to stamp is in white.

b. and then adjust the contrast and brightness to make the black stand out.

Video instructions on using the software can be found on the CD in your kit.

12 Mount to a self-inker or use the cling film to mount stamp to the acrylic block enclosed in your box. Ink up your own unique stamp. Wash and dry your stamp after use and store away from light.

2

6

5 The size of your design is important Your design must fit in the small or medium area. Set the designs about 2mm (1/12’’) in from the edge.

Small A8 48x62mm 1 7/8 x 2 3/8” Medium A7 103x63mm 4 x 2 3/8”

Make sure that you fill the area to get the most out of your imagepac, that could mean that you could get a few stamps from one pack.

Handmade by

Stephanie

Knowledge Centre at photocentric.co for more information


Introduction to Teresa Collins stampmaker

Contents What’s in the box?............Page 1 Introduction to Teresa Collins stampmaker...................Page 2 THE THREE STAGES TO CREATE YOUR STAMPS STAGE 1 creating your stamp design..................Page 3 STAGE 2 print your design to film printing your negative.......Page 4 STAGE 3 making your stamp with stampmaker................Pages 5-6

Thank you for choosing Teresa Collins stampmaker, the ideal home or business stamp maker. To help you create your stamps within 5 minutes please read the instructions carefully, particularly the notes on printing your negative as this is where most questions arise. We have more information on the Knowledge Centre on photocentric.co.uk should you need it. Once you have gone through your kit checklist (please be very careful to keep your imagepac sachets in the dark till you are ready to use them) you will need to get your other equipment ready. You will need a few other items to start your stamp making process.

a Printer a Scissors a Gloves (optional) a Warm water a Washing up liquid (dish soap) a Timer

Troubleshooting...............Page 7 Contact us.....................Page 8

Here are some handy troubleshooting tips Stamp is solid? There is very little liquid left to wash off.

Negative is not dark enough If the negative is too light and not dense black, your negative will let UV through and harden the gel.

Find your correct printer settings by printing small boxes with all the shortcut print options to see which is the darkest black.

or Negative was in colour This too will create a solid stamp. Stamps are raised in the clear parts of your negative and recessed in the black. Negative must be black and white.

Negative is too small

O Cover the entire area in the clamp with either negative or the mask to stop light getting through.

O P or Too much light The clamp has been inserted the wrong way up in the UV stampmaker. Or light has got to the imagepac.

Stamped image not clear You didn’t wash all the gel away, or your negative was not black.

1st time for 6 secs

Gel pack on top

2nd time for 100 secs

negative on top

Knowledge Centre at photocentric.co for more information

or

If you have any other questions please take a look at the Knowledge Centre on photocentric.co which has much more information or just scan in the QR code below which will take you directly to the stampmaker page.

Stamp was liquid Your first 6 seconds time was too short or the bulbs were not warmed up beforehand

Knowledge Centre at photocentric.co for more information


You will find a CD included in your imagepac stampmaker kit which includes video instructions with a step-bystep guide to making stamps, how to create stamp designs using the imagepac software as well as plenty more information.

Teresa Collins Stampmaker Your instructions If you need imageblack negatives, gel packs or any other stamp making accessories, please take a look at ‘shop online’ on www.teresacollinsstampmaker. com/

‘Small convenient and easy. Stampmaker is what my studio needed. I like fast!’

What’s in the box? ? UV light stampmaker ? 5 x medium imagepac stamp packs: 4" x 2 3/8"(104x62mm) ? 5 x small imagepac stamp packs: 1 3/4" x 2 1/8"(45x60mm) & mask (do not expose to light till you need them otherwise the gel will harden)

A stampmaker customer

If you have any questions please contact us.

04/024-01.11.12

Please spend a few minutes going through the contents and checking that you have everything you need to get started.

photocentric.co USA contact info@photocentricusa.com

UK contact info@photocentric.co.uk UK +44 1733 349937

? 2 x stencil pacs ? 4" x 2 3/8" (104x62mm) &1 yellow spacer ? 2 x embossing pacs: ? 4" x 2 3/8" (104x62mm) & black spacer ? 2 sheets of inkjet film ? Magnetic clamp ? Test negative ? Brush ? Post exposure tray ? Latex embossing mat ? Cling to mount stamp ? Acrylic block ? A negative sheet of Teresa Collins’ Design ? CD with artwork program & video instructions


Teresa Collins Stampmaker instructions