After the fabulous shopping day, I had the supreme honour of being invited to tour the Stampers Anonymous Headquarters. I was so excited, I thought I was going to burst. This is where my stamp designs are turned into reality.
My guide was Mr Stampers Anonymous himself the lovely Ted.
Just happened to catch a photo of Mrs SA's Dad. Such a cutie.
Piles of my designs printed in rubber ready to be cut out.
How high are the stacks of finished stuff?
Can you tell I'm excited?
The overly Mr Martin working the clicker machine, which automatically cuts the stamps out.
All the index sheets waiting for the stamps.
Drawers and drawer full of the dies, for every design.
The lovely Sue who cuts out the larger stamps by scroll saw.
The gorgeous Carl, who is working the Vulcanisers which mould the rubber into the matrix's. Gotta love Carl, he always takes time to look after me at shows, checking if I need anything. He's a doll.!
This is a matrix board. Somehow my design is acid etched onto here. The rubber is laid on top and then placed in the hot Vulcanisers. Really cool stuff.
The lovely Joyce, always smiling.
A fabulous example of an old printing press
The factory has had a new upper floor put in. Look at the size of Teds RV and trailer!!
The lasers cut out all of Tim and Wendy's stencils. The demand is so high they now have three rooms full of lasers, all working round the clock. Fascinating to watch.
Another view from upstairs.
They have a fabulous purpose built classroom, so we decide to do some staff training.
But first, lunch. I was treated to the amazing Reuben sandwich. Warm corned beef and sauerkraut on toasted bread. Complete with pickle! But there was enough meat to feed a family of four!!!
My first class of the afternoon, consisting solely of SA employees.
Ditto with the second class. I was so excited how many people wanted to learn about my products.
We had a fabulous time in both classes and laughed the whole way through.
So sad when the party oops workshops were over!!!
Thank you to everyone at Stampers Anonymous for making me feel so welcome. You were all fantastic.. It was amazing to see how everything was made from the start to the finished product.
I picked out a corner of one of the buildings that was flooded with light and I have bagged it for me. It would make a fabulous studio where I could sit and design more stamps. Don't let anyone use it for other things lol.