Spellbinders has introduced several high quality die cutting machines over the years. The current Platinum & Platinum 6 machines are the best in class manual die cutting and embossing. Below are the compatibility instructions and sandwich guides with the "Original Plate System." The NEW 2023 Platinum and Platinum 6 Machines now include the Universal Plate System, so please refer to those sandwich guides in that section below.

The NEW Universal Plate System adds even more compatibility for your Platinum Machines with a longer platform and plates for Slimline dies and embossing folders. Works with most brands of etched dies, 2D and 3D embossing folders. This new system is a set of seven pieces that work in manual die-cutting machines such as the Platinum™ ®, Platinum 6™ ® and Big Shot™ ® Machines. The new longer size allows versatility when die-cutting and embossing. It will accommodate slimline dies and larger embossing folders. It will also work with most brands of thin metal cutting dies, steel rule dies, 2D and 3D Embossing Folders by layering the plates. It will be the only plate system you will need!

Nothing says “WOW” like foil. With the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System you can now add these stunning and eye-catching features to any card or mixed media project. Foiled Elements can also be added to various materials and thicknesses with your Platinum Die Cutting & Embossing machine and more. see below for the how to use instructions and sandwich guide.


The BetterPress Letterpress system is great because it works with so many other machines! A rule of thumb is that any machines that can Glimmer, or can cut Steel Rule Dies can also use BetterPress. The BetterPress system is NOT compatible with any machines that can't cut Steel Rule Dies or that don't have at least a 6" wide platform. If you still aren't sure don't worry, we've listed the compatible machines out for you.

Machines BetterPress is compatible with:

  • Spellbinders Platinum, Platinum 6
  • Deep Sea Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
  • Sizzix BigShot
  • Sizzix Big Shot Plus
  • Sizzix BigKick
  • Sizzix Switch
  • Tim Holtz Vagabond
  • We R Memory Keepers Evolution
  • RG Amaze

Machines BetterPress is NOT compatible with:

  • Cuttlebug
  • Gemini
  • Gemini II
  • Anna Griffin Empress
  • Machines that can't cut Steel Rule Dies
  • Machines that have a platform smaller than 6" wide

Have another brand's die cutting & embossing machine?

No problem, many of our products are compatible in several other brands machines. This sandwich guides does not include all brands or machines. You may have to test sandwich combinations and shims to get the sandwich pressure just right.