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Spellbinders BetterPress Letterpress System

on May 04, 2023

Introducing the Spellbinders BetterPress Letterpress System: A Game-Changer for Creative ProjectsSpellbinders BetterPress Letterpress System

Get ready for a revolution in the world of creative projects! the Spellbinders BetterPress Letterpress System! This groundbreaking product, set to launch tomorrow, has already generated buzz at a recent art & craft expo, and it's easy to see why. 

With its user-friendly approach, the BetterPress system promises to bring the classic charm of letterpress to craft enthusiasts of all levels, making creating beautiful, touchable designs easier than ever.

Effortless Elegance:

The Spellbinders BetterPress Letterpress System eliminates the complicated setup and mess traditionally associated with letterpress printing. Now, you can create rich, stunning stationery and cards to captivate your audience. 

The BetterPress system features timeless press plate designs, such as graphic sentiments inspired by vintage printing and exquisite floral bouquets perfect for shading with pencil or watercolor.

Premium Quality Materials:

This revolutionary letterpress system relies on high-quality cotton card panels, specially formulated ink, and intricate BetterPress plates to deliver the luxury you can see and feel. Your projects' fine texture and exquisite details will make them irresistible to the touch, providing a truly unique and unforgettable crafting experience.

Embrace the Letterpress Revolution:

The Spellbinders BetterPress Letterpress System is poised to change the crafting world, making the elegance of letterpress design accessible to everyone. Don't miss your chance to be among the first to experience this innovative system as it launches tomorrow.

Join the letterpress revolution and explore the boundless creativity that awaits with the Spellbinders BetterPress Letterpress System!



We have compiled a list of essential tips for success to help you get the most out of your new BetterPress Letterpress System.


  • Clean Press Plates Periodically: To ensure a clean, detailed impression every time, clean your press plates periodically using Archival Ink Cleaner. Like a flour sack towel, a lint-free cloth is ideal for cleaning the dishes.
  • Use BetterPress Ink: The BetterPress Letterpress System is designed to work optimally with BetterPress Ink, an oil-based dye ink that dries without rewetting, making it perfect for use with dye inks and watercolor.
  • Reink Ink Pads: To achieve the best impressions, periodically reink your BetterPress Ink Pads to maintain performance.
  • Cotton Card Panels: While other cardstock and papers can be used with the BetterPress Letterpress System, cotton card panels provide the best impression quality.
  • Adjust for Double Weight Panels: If you use double-weight cotton card panels, remove shims beneath the chase's magnetic base for optimal results.
  • Avoid Pigment Ink: Pigment ink is not recommended for use with the BetterPress Letterpress System, as it can result in an over-inked impression.
  • Alternative Inks: While other dye or oil-based inks can be used, impressions may not be as dark as those achieved with BetterPress Ink.
  • Use Pristine Top-Cutting Plates: When die-cutting a BetterPressed image, always use a pristine top-cutting plate to avoid transferring any cuts or impressions to the die-cut card panel image.
  • Keep Tweezers Handy: Tweezers are a useful tool to have on hand when working with the Best Ever Craft Tape. They can help you peel back the tape, remove card panels, and reposition the tape on new card panels, extending the life of the tape.


By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to creating beautiful letterpress designs with the Spellbinders BetterPress Letterpress System. Get ready to impress your friends and family with your newfound artistic skills. 



1- What is BetterPress?

BetterPress is an innovative letterpress system designed to create stunning, high-quality letterpress images and designs for various applications like card-making, scrapbooking, and other paper crafting projects. It combines traditional letterpress techniques with modern technology, offering users an easy and efficient way to achieve professional results at home.

2- What is included with the BetterPress system?

The BetterPress starter kit includes the tool, a set of press plates, a selection of cotton card panels, a BetterPress Black ink pad, and a Best Ever Craft tape roll.

3- Which die-cutting machines does it work with?

BetterPress is compatible with most leading die-cutting machines, such as Cricut, Silhouette, Sizzix, and Spellbinders.

4- How is a letterpress image different from a stamp image?

BetterPressed images offer more detail and an elegant impression in the cotton card panel than stamped images when used with BetterPress Ink and Cotton Card Panel.

5- How are the press plates themselves different from Glimmer or etched dies?

Press plates differ in thickness and feature a special coating that allows even ink distribution for optimal transfer to cardstock.

6- Can you use regular Glimmer plates in the BetterPress system?

No, using Glimmer plates in the BetterPress system can damage the magnetic platform and plate.

7- Can you use BetterPress plates in your regular die-cutting machine?

Yes, BetterPress Dies can be used in regular die-cutting machines, but press plates do not cut.

8- Can you use the BetterPress plates in the Glimmer Hot Foil system?

Early testing shows promising results when using press plates with the Glimmer system, but further longevity testing is needed.

9- How does the ink differ from other inks on the market?

BetterPress Ink has a higher viscosity and more dye for intense color saturation, specifically formulated for use in the BetterPress system.

10- Can you use regular dye or pigment inks with the system?

While traditional dye and archival ink can provide a clean transfer, BetterPress Ink is recommended for optimal impressions. Pigment inks may create blurry transfers and can be messy.

11- How much Ink does a BetterPress transfer use?

A mini-ink pad works best for the system, but more ink is used due to the smaller pad size and increased ink saturation in cotton paper. Refill bottles are available for each color ink.

12- Can I use regular cardstock with the system?

Yes, any cardstock can be used with the system, but cotton cardstock is recommended for the full letterpress effect.

13- Can I color the images with watercolors, alcohol markers or other mediums?

BetterPress Ink works well with watercolor, colored pencils, and other dye inks. Coloring with alcohol markers is possible, but may cause feathering.




* * Repost from Spellbinders official website.