Hello, thank you for visiting our blog today.
We want to let you know about some changes happening here at Visible Image…
Earlier this year we received some rather unexpected news! The photopolymer we use to make our stamps was being discontinued, something we never imagined happening!!!
After considering the various options, and testing other photopolymer products, we made the decision that we would stop manufacturing the stamps ourselves. It wasn’t an easy decision to make at all, but we believe it is the right decision for us and for the future of Visible Image.
So our stamps will have a new look!
Here’s our awesome NEW packaging…
Having made stamps for over 12 years, Mark certainly knows everything there is to know about superb quality clear photopolymer stamps.. and he wouldn’t settle for anything less! Both Mark and Pauline have ‘road tested’ our new stamps, putting them through their paces, and they were both more than happy with the results! So, we hope you will feel confident and re-assured about continuing to buy our stamps, which are made here in the UK, are still very deeply etched and pre-cut ready for you to use.
Those of you who have followed us for quite some time will know that over the past year we have struggled to keep up with the very high demand for our stamps, which has resulted in longer waiting times for orders, and us working ridiculous hours!
In order to keep creating amazing, original designs something had to give… and that day on the phone when the news was delivered, it made us stop in our tracks and really think about everything! We were burnt out, and we could not continue the way we had been for much longer. So, we truly believe that this is the right path for us to take… ‘Even in our darkest moments, there is always a glimmer of light’.
There are so many positives from this decision!
You will receive your orders quicker!!!
Not only will we be able to bring you even more awesome stamp designs, but we will finally be able to bring you many other products! This is something we have wanted to do for so long, and have so many ideas for, but we just never had the time due to spending most of our time manufacturing!
Mark will have a lot more time to get inky creating awesome projects to inspire you! More time to demonstrate, and will appear on Craft TV more regularly… ‘Creativity is good for the soul’.
We’ll be able to organise a lot more workshops and demo days!
And, we will have more time for family, friends and ourselves! After all, there is more to life than working… ‘Life is meant to be lived!’
For a short time there will be a cross over period…
Therefore orders will either contain stamps we have made ourselves and/or the new stamps.. The quality will be superb whichever you receive.
We will also be working closely with our stockists to make the transition to our new branding as seamless as possible.
As our stamps will now come in larger sized packaging, this has given us the opportunity to add extra stamps to some of the sets.
We hope you will see this change as a positive thing, and that you’ll continue to support us on our exciting journey! We promise you nothing but exceptional quality products, incredible designs, and as always we intend to ‘stand out’ and ‘dare to be different!’
(Couldn’t help getting a few of our awesome quote stamps in there!)
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for all your support.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us: [email protected]
We are both incredibly excited about the future of Visible Image!
Mark & Helen xx