Thursday, 17 May 2012

Product Review: Safmat

I first discovered Safmat a few years ago and it has been a favourite ever since.  It is manufactured by Letraset and is an acid free, self-adhesive printing film.  You can use it on your desktop printer and it is virtually invisible when applied, so only the printed text or image can be seen. 'A great way to get printed designs onto materials that won't go through your printer, e.g. heavyweight card, acetate, large 3D objects.  Perfect for arts and crafts, scrapbooking, card making, etc.....' claims the manufacturer.
I have used it on:

This layout title has part Thickers and part Safmat - the (never stops play) part is Safmat.

This is a free downloadable quote courtesy of the Glitz Design Girls and is printed onto Safmat, then adhered to one of those Tando Creative handbags.

Cost: Depending where you buy this (unfortunately, I don't stock this item) it can range from about £5.50 - £10.00 - look around for the best deals.  It comes in A4 size and there are 10 sheets in a pack.

Use: It is so easy to use but is only suitable for inkjet printers or black and white laser printers.  It has a self-adhesive backing - so just print, cut around design or text and stick to project - job done!

Overall: I am completely biased towards this product and cannot say anything negative about it - I just love it.

Have you used this product or anything similar?  Leave a comment either way and I will enter your name into the blog candy draw for today (see rules though).  Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

12 comments:

  1. WOW! I've never heard of this type of product! it sounds really usefull and from your photo's you can't even see it!!! is it acetate kind of thickness or is it quite a thin material? and does it have a matt finish? it looks to from your piccies. x

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  2. Hi April - thanks for stopping by. In answer to your questions: it isn't as thick as acetate and comes with a backing, which once you have printed onto it, peels off and then you just stick it on your project. It is completely clear (as you can see from the photo). I tend to use it more on patterned papers so that you cannot see the edge of the safmat. If using on card - I tend to use it more for journalling strips - print what I want on the safmat, then stick it to the odd strips of card I have left and trim around it. Hope this answers your questions ok? Ann x

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  3. OO this sounds interesting... I've never heard of it either, but it sounds perfect, might just have to go on a treasure hunt hee hee....

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  4. Hi Shelagh - I'm sure you will use it time and time again! Thanks for stopping by. Ann x

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  5. Thanks for the additional info Ann x

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  6. Ann I had a query for you today.... pls answer. Should we have to frame the layouts?? because they are card base and can not be so sturdy to stand on his own for long time.

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  7. Hi Bhawana - not sure what you mean. All my 12" x 12" layouts eventually go into an album. You can frame them if you want to display them on walls. Does that answer your question? Ann x

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  8. wow Yes Ann. I got my answer. I am thinking of gifting layouts to some of my friends and to BIL for his son. But was not getting how to send that. will be a fab idea if I can frame them and they would display on their wall. awesome.

    Love you

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  9. Ive not heard of this product either but it certainly looks interesting , just might have to have a little try

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  10. I've heard of it but actually never used it.Love the effect. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  11. Thanks for stopping by Jaqi and Rosalee. Ann x

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  12. i've been using this product for years and i love it:) it's perfect for scrapbooking because i can type my journalling onto it then put it onto my scrapbook page and not have to worry about my awful handwriting! lol

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