Custom dies? Especially for Sizzix Big Shot
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For all of my flowers, I cut every piece of felt by hand. This is great, but very very time consuming, and as I'm starting to get more orders, I would love to make this step a bit easier. I'm thinking about getting the Sizzix Big Shot, but I was wondering if there is a service anywhere that manufactures custom dies?
I have all of the patterns I use for my flowers as graphic files, as well as paper patterns, and it would be so much easier if I could still cut out 'my' shapes mechanically rather than manually.
If anyone knows anything, thanks!
Posted at 11:24pm Dec 4, 2008 EST
Any luck finding a custom die maker for Sizzix machines (or other personal cutters)? I just began looking into using a personal die cutter to handle wholesale orders. I just contacted a die and stamping company in Portland, Oregon, and will let you know what I learn.
Does anyone have experience cutting felt or other thick and thin microfiber with a personal cutter? One blog I found said that the Sizzix Original cut beautifully. Still researching what machine I need to invest in. Comments are appreciated. Thanks!
Posted at 1:41pm Dec 22, 2008 EST
Hi, I am thinking of starting selling custom dies, pre designed ones and other craft related items through a new website. There seems to be a huge market for them so I think it could be a good little business. Feel free to email me with any ideas or thoughts on the subject. I aim to start selling within the next couple of months. I should be able to sell standard sizzix dies for around the £25 - £30 mark. Thanks, Charlie
Posted at 10:29am Jun 28, 2009 EDT
I'd like to know if anyone found something about custom dies? I'm also interested on some for myself and that sounds great.
I know for a fact that Ellison does make custom dies but for Prestige SpaceSaver, Prestige Pro, Prestige Select, Roll Model, Sizzix Big Shot Pro... which I way out of my budget so I guess I will have to keep looking, I can't tell you how much a die for the Big Shot Pro will be since I'm still waiting for that information, but I will let you know as soon as I know.
Posted at 10:07pm Mar 10, 2010 EST
Ok, I got my answer from Ellison and they wanted to charge me $150 for a wooden die or $175 for a plastic die (plus shipping), the only problem was that they wouldn't do it for the Big Shot which really was great for me since I found another site where they did make a wooden die (I don't really mind if its wooden or plastic as long as they cut what I want good and this one does)
I just got my custom die today and I can't wait to start making stuff with it, and it didn't cost me $30 with shipping!!
If anyone want any more info or contanct info for this other site convo me and I will gladly give you the info.
Posted at 3:59pm Mar 29, 2010 EDT