Improve Your Photopolymer Plates with this Tip

PPP with negative

Letterpress printer Jamie of Don’t Press Me has posted a great tutorial on making your own photopolymer plates, with a helpful tip you probably have not seen anywhere else.

As you can see in the photo above, the negative and the about-to-be-exposed photopolymer plate are held together by plastic, in this case the plastic of a Food Saver.

I posted a similar idea in this post, but I hadn’t tried it.

See the complete tutorial here.

Photo reprinted with permission.

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ElaineI'm an artist, writer and provider of hard to find tools for metal clay. I blog about metal clay and jewelry making and the business of crafts at All Things Metal Clay.View all posts by Elaine →

3 comments on “Improve Your Photopolymer Plates with this Tip

  1. Hi Elaine….
    I had a thought while reading the blog you gave the link for on PPP’s…. I’m wondering what would happen if instead of using a Seal-A-Meal you were to laminate the transparencies? (the Seal-A-Meal bags I have are textured) I also have to confess… I haven’t tried the JustRite Stamping Kit I got from you so seeing your tip makes me want to give it a try!
    Thanks for the post, Emie

  2. I had the same concern about the Seal-a-Meal type products, because of the texture, but if you see in the picture above, they’ve used a textured plastic and it doesn’t seem to have caused a problem.

    Yes, I had the laminating idea too! I wrote it up in a blog post, linked above. Unless you have your own, a little tricky to run to the store and back with this laminated, light sensitive sandwhich!

    With the liquid photopolymer in the JustRite Home Stamping Kit, you don’t need the lamination, because the frame with magnetic connectors holds the negative to the liquid photopolymer packet with no gaps.

    I encourage you to open the kit and get started! The hardest part is just getting started!

    Thanks for the comment,


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