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Monday, 13 February 2012

Digi or Polymer Stamps?

Good Evening my lovelies......can you help me out with a little poll at the top right of my blog?
If you saw a stamp image that you liked and it was available as a digi and a physical stamp......which are you most likely to buy?

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38 comments:

Laila said...

Hi dear. I would go for the polymer stamp :) I just love looking at my stamps in the drawer, and I always forget I have some digi stamps.... Hugs

Janet said...

Hi Laila,

Thank you for your input honey :)

Janet xx

Uta said...

My favourites are the polymer stamps too.

Hugs, Uta

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I've voted for digi.

Lou said...

Polymer Every time. Lou x

Michelle said...

Hi Janet,

I know I will in the minority here but personally I prefer an actual stamp, polymer preferably. I love the digi designs but whenever I print them out no matter how long I leave them before colouring usually the ink smears and that's such a shame. I am also more likely to go to my stamp draws to find an image than the files on my PC but again that's just a personal thing. The benifit with digi images is that you can use them at whatever size you like though but I'd always go for an actual stamp if I had the choice!

Hope you are well,
Michelle xx

Diane said...

Polymer for me Janet !!

hugs Diane xx

Sandy said...

Nothing beats the polymer stamp but due to space requirements - I have gone to digital. I have them all catagorized into files on an external hard drive & then pop them into my graphics program to work with.
With digital, as long as we have the artist's (you) permission to flip, enlarge etc... it certainly increases your audience.
I think the appeal for the polymer stamps is the 'traditional' sense & feel they offer.
I do like both and although I have both, I am drawn to the digi versions for the ease of printing onto different papers, depending on the coloring medium... my 2 cents

Diane's Card Designs said...

I prefer the polymer stamps every time. I would rather go to my drawer for my stamps and keep them altogether. I love looking through my stamps. I also sometimes stamp my image on the back of my card.
I find it a pain going to my PC and often seem to forget about them.

Diane xx

p.s just a suggestion...I love your digi papers but would love to purchase these as a paper pack not digi. xx

Poppet said...

I would choose a digi image. I have loads of stamps and hardly ever use them. I can be the master of a digi so much cleaner I always get ink all over me and my work when I stamp. :-) xx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Digi's are my first choice any more because of the storage issue! But I love the feel of actual stamps!

orit said...

I use the digi's more than the regular ones.

Heather said...

Difficult one, I use digi's for one's I like but will only use a couple of times (as they are more affordable and easy to store) but there is something special about physically having the stamp. As a general rule for images I opt for digi but for background stamps, letters, flowers and all that sort of thing I go for the real deal!

Claire said...

This is a toughie, but it would be polymer for me as I love to have the actual stamp and it's always to hand, sometimes you haven't got the time to print the digi off. Hugs, Claire x

Linda said...

Digi for me, as I am rubbish at using realy stamps. Also digis give the added bonus of re-sizing.

GrapeVine said...

Digi stamps aren't as versatile - you can't print them on scraps of paper, or card that's too thick for your printer. You can't stamp them on ready made cards, boxes, tissue or plastic (unless you buy special printable ones) felt or fabric. You can't stamp them on paper bags, pre cut chipboard, frames or metal. So I would only ever use ploymer ones.

Heidi said...

Oooh looks like a hung jury, if thats the right phrase, me I like both, so didn't put a vote up. If the images I'm buying are from abroad and the postage is high then I purchase digis, but if postage is acceptable then I buy rubber. sorry 50/50. hugs heidi x

Maryann said...

I´ll say it depends a little on what kind of stamp, cause if it´s a special one, that I know, I´ll only use a few times, I´ll go for the digi, but if it´s one I really like and knpow, I´m going to use more, then I would definitely go for the polymer stamp, as I´m a bit like Laila, I tend to forget what I have of these digis, and besides, I still think we get a much better result with a physical stamp than the digital, so 90% of them would definitely be polymer stamps for me, no doubt.

D K Crafts said...

Hi Janet. Would prefer using actual stamps, haven't got the hand of digis yet, but know that I would still like to ink up an image. Would love it if your new Emma stamps were to be released in stamp form. Donna

Anonymous said...

The stamp everytime for me. I just don't think digis are as practical!
Viv

Jayne said...

Hi Janet.
I personally prefer an actual stamp, I'm not a fan of doing much on the computer so don't use digi's. Love Jayne. x

Flowergirl said...

Digi for me, It's so easy to look through them on your pc, you get them almost instantly, great for last minute cards! You can resize them the match your project.
I love them!
Wendy x

Lisa xx said...

Hi Janet, I would say digi everytime. Obviously, being about to resize the image to suit your project is a massive bonus, but also being able to use the image almost instantly is great too (thumbs up to you in particular for also giving us a pre-coloured image, which is fab for emergancy cards!) Apologies for my rambling, but I would also have to say, cleaning polymer stamps, can take up valuable crafting time. Finally, would have to say that Digi's are far better for the enviroment!!

shortstop said...

I'm kind of on the fence here. I love having real stamps to hand so I can just grab one and away I go (and I have drawers full), but also like the idea of digi's as I don't need space to store them and can re-size etc.
I have loads of digi's and love to re-size and print out for different projects, but then I do tend to forget what i have.
The other plus for digi is I can have them immediately, no waiting for the postman and I'm an impatient girl!
Donna x x

Pam said...

I do love Digis but think I prefer to have the polymer stamp.
PeeGee

Pam said...

I do love Digis but think I prefer to have the polymer stamp.
PeeGee

Christine said...

Ohhh Janet what a question to ask us crafters BUT I have voted for digi..ya I know surprised meself.. just looking at me bulging draws & listing on ebay cos I get sick of them.. I do like & use as you know digi without a probs..great to size yourself to fit into nesties etc..HTH

smiles Christine x

Kathleen said...

I'd vote for real stamps too as I'm scared of losing all my digis due to comp dying (this has happened to me twice now!!)

however, i suppose for images you know you won't use a lot but have just got to have, then digis are great.

Kathleen Mc xx

Anonymous said...

I have voted digi even though I like to physically hold the stamp but there is something very appealing about being able to make the image as small or large as you need so for that reason I went for digi!
Romayne xx(DC)

Sandra said...

Hi Janet, Well l placed my vote and it looks like a lot of us are of the same :) Sandra H

lizzies said...

I would go for a polymer stamp every time. I do own a few digi's but prefer to stamp my own

Lizzie

Princess 1 said...

I like both but I am leaning more towards polymer
hanx for Dillon

Sx

Berni said...

I went for digi Janet.

I love being able to resize my digi's to suit my card and I find it so easy to just print them out instead of getting inky and poor quality images from real stamps (I'm not very good at getting an even pressure for some reason!)

Anonymous said...

digi, every time.
no storage required, cheaper and can be resized .

Suzi B said...

I'm a bit torn too - I do have lots of lovely stamps but only tend to use an image once or twice so seems a bit of a waste of money! I like the digis cos I can resize them to my nesties - this I find a problem with polymer cos I spent a small fortune on nesties and want them to fit! xx

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Janet I have actually voted for digi although I love the feel of stamps and love looking at them in my drawer. The thing with digi is they don't take any space so you have no storage problems, you can re-size to fit your card layout and they are cheaper. I know I have stamps that have never been used and some only used once yet I've paid £6 - £10 for them digis you can usually pick up a lot cheaper! Hugs Susan x

Annette said...

I love the idea of the actual stamps, but I'm definitely a digi convert. It's fab that you can resize them, layer them (if you have the transparent png file) with other images to make background scenes, flip them so they face the other way. My only problem is that my printer ink tends to smudge when I colour, so I have to be careful when I'm going over the lines. But still definitely digis every time now. I rarely bother to get out my rubber stamps any more. It is too much effort !!!

Kitty Kats Krafts said...

Hi Janet

I voted for digi but that is because I can have it now! and not have to wait and I love that it can be resized, and have started to put a mini version inside my cards, and digi are perfect for that.

BUT i am not getting rid of any of my stamps cause i love them all too! lol

Hugs

Sam x