The Elegant Loops Letterpress Plate is from the Ink-its Collection by Sizzix. It allows you to create beautiful, elegant ink-debossed impressions on paper, chipboard, cardstock, mat board and other thick, soft materials. Simply ink the plate with a pigment ink pad and put your material on top of the plate. It's perfect for cards, layouts, invitations and more. The Letterpress Plate is 5 7/8" x 8" x 1/8" and is designed for use with the Vagabond, BIGkick, and Big Shot only (Cutting Pads and a Platform required). For best results, use 100 lb. (or heavier) watercolor paper and pigment ink layered over watermark ink. All items are sold separately. If the impression is not defined enough when using regular cardstock, put a piece of craft foam between the top Cutting Pad and the paper. Debossing shiny, non-porous materials is not recommended because the ink will not dry. Clean the Letterpress Plate with water and a paper towel or use a stamp cleaner.