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December 21, 2010

Meet my friend Xyron

I didn't have any self-adhesive label paper in the house when I was printing gift tags, so I pulled out my Xyron machine. I first used one of these at a design firm to mount prints onto presentation boards, but it's so useful I decided I needed one for home, too. It's light years better than glue, little pieces of double-stick tape, or spray mount that takes two days to wear off of your fingers.

Place a sheet of paper on the tray and turn the crank to run it through the machine. As it feeds through the Xyron device, the paper is sandwiched between a clear plastic top sheet and an acid-free adhesive layer with a paper backing.

Peel off the top sheet and cut your print into stickers if you like. Then just peel the paper backing off each sticker to use them.

This machine will also laminate paper and make magnets with a laminate finish. The current model looks slightly different than my older one; you can find it here, at the major craft stores, or at Dick Blick and Amazon—cheaper!

24 comments:

The Smallest Sparrow said...

How cool! I wonder if it's too late to get a message to Santa. I wouldn't mind having one of those under my tree on Christmas morning. :-)

Suz said...

Thank you! Such wonderful gifts!

Suz

craftywife said...

I really want a Xyron! These came out great!

holly hanna said...

I love my xyron too, but when I start doing large quantity projects those sticker refills add up FAST. Have you found any lower cost alternatives without having to resort to the dreaded spray-glue? I like Tombow roller adhesive but it's hard to get the nice all-over application of the xyron.

Carrie said...

*weep* I've wanted one of these for ages now but where does one find the money (*looks to sky and shakes fist - why, oh why???*)

mrs shortcake said...

Hmmm. I HATE trying to print onto self-adhesive sheets, maybe a xyron would be better! Thanks for the idea!

Jennifer said...

what a great little gadget! I have a mile long list of things like this that i'm dying to purchase!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Christina AKA SuperMom said...

I bought my xyron from dick blick for dirt cheap. The school version is the same as the regular one but half the price! We homeschool and use it for everything!

Jess said...

Christina, good tip! Holly, no kidding. It's so not cheap, so I use it sparingly. But I haven't found a better alternative—it works great.

Lynda said...

Wow! I never thought about using my xyron for labels! Thanks.

Becky said...

Too cool! I'm a sucker for electric gizmos that enable my paper fascination!

Christiana said...

oh wow! This gadget is impresive.

Christiana
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steph k said...

I still need to get me one of these. I LOVE using them!

Louise said...

I've never seen one of these before, your labels look great. Merry Christmas!

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Grandma G said...

I didn't know you had one of those!

Mum

Anne Magee said...

I only have the little Xyron "X" machine... it's handy!

Whitney @ Whisker Graphics said...

I only have the baby version and EVERY time I use it I'm amazed. It's like magic!

To save a some $ on the refills, I use a Michael's 40% or 50% off coupons. I "think" they have the coupons on their website now, but I get my from their Sunday paper ad.

iam_artisan said...

Truly indeed Xyron is really helpful and very cute. I have one too but its just the 1-in size. but still its very cute...

April

Robj98168 said...

I have always wondered what those Xyron's do.

ami @ elizabeth anne designs said...

love my big and little xyron. couldn't craft without it!

Jack said...

Wow that printer looks fantastic, i have never heard of Xyron before.

Anonymous said...

Xyrons are the BEST!!! We have the 24" at work. I call it the "magic sticker maker." Thank God I don't have to pay for the refills...

Navy Bean said...

I love my Xryon machine too! I bought it at Michaels with a 50% off coupon so it really wasn't too bad. I also buy the refills with the Michaels coupons and they come out to be about $15 or so. Not bad considering it's the best invention ever!

Erin said...

Don't you just love it! I've had mine for at least 10-12 years now. I agree that the sticker refills can be really expensive...but it's fun for a lot of other things besides big things.

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