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How do I care for my i-Mend Self-Mending Deck?

For best results using the i-Mend Self-Mending Deck, we recommend flipping and rotating the i-Mend Deck often when die cutting. Place the i-Mend Deck on the Cutting Base, place the material to be die cut face up on the i-Mend Deck, place the die with the blade side down and place a Translucent Cutting Deck on top. Run this through your die cutting machine to assure the most even pressure.

To minimize warping during extended usage, flip and/or rotate the i-Mend Deck after each pass to assure constant even wear.

For intricate dies, shims may be needed for best results using the i-Mend Deck.

Keep the i-Mend Deck away from heat including warm or hot water when cleaning.

To clean the i-Mend Deck, use a textured sponge and scrub using cold water. 

Do not use the i-Mend Deck with a Sizzix Precision Base Plate. This will damage your i-Mend Deck.

Do not use the i-Mend Deck with thin metal dies that have been previously used with the Sizzix Precision Base Plate due to compromised cutting surfaces of the die.

If some areas of a die do not cut well, try adding a small piece of cardstock to shim below just that area in the sandwich.


Will your i-Mend Deck and Translucent Decks work with other die cutting machines?

If you do not get a clean first cut with the i-Mend Self Mending Deck try these troubleshooting suggestions: NOTE: Try one suggestion at a time

Start with the standard sandwich recommended for your machine and die type and replace one cutting pad with the i-Mend Deck. If needed, add a shim, one at a time until you get the desired die cut result. Use the least amount of pressure to avoid warping the Deck.

Try running the sandwich through your machine at least three times if necessary to get a clean cut.

If you still need more pressure then add a single shim behind the area that isn’t cutting

Note: if you are die cutting an intricate die and not getting clean results, we recommend that you use a hard, translucent cutting deck instead of the i-Mend Deck.

Do not use with thin metal dies that have been previously used with a steel cutting pad including the Precision Base Plate

If the Deck begins to warp then you need to flip and/or rotate more often.

i-Mend Deck Troubleshooting Tips

Our Decks will work with most manual die cutting machines with a 6 1/8″ opening.

Our Decks will not fit a Cuttlebug machine. 

When used properly, the i-Mend Deck works well with the Gemini family of machines. Use the standard recommended sandwich for thin metal dies. Flip and/or rotate the Deck after each pass. 

The i-Mend Deck will also work with the Vagabond machine when used properly and flipped and/or rotated after each pass.

Do not use the i-Mend Deck with the Sizzix Precision Base Plate

Results may vary if you use thin metal dies that have previously been used with the Sizzix Precision Base Plate due to compromised cutting surfaces of the dies


Are your dies and embossing folders compatible with other machines?

Our dies and dimensional embossing folders are compatible with most other manual die cutting machines. 


Tell me about your i-Brush Blender Brushes

Our i-Brush Blender Brushes are washable with cold water. Some staining may occur depending on the type of inks used.

Do not mix water-based inks with oil-based inks on the same i-Brush.

There are 10 color-coded brushes that stack for easy storage. They hold snuggly  and pull apart easily.

They are designed to be used on the tip of your finger or stack several together to hold like a pencil.

The brush bristles are made of synthetic materials and no animals were hurt in the making of these brushes.

How do you ship your products?

We ship via USPS for domestic order.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes. We ship internationally via DHL. Please request a quote.

How quickly do you ship?

We ship within 24 hours of when we receive the order. Due to current Covid19 conditions, the postal service may cause delays that are out of our control.