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Anyone you ask who has used these Steel-Backed Photopolymer Plates will tell you they are the best! Steel-Backed Plates come in 8-1/4″ x 11-3/4 sheets and can be cut and customized to fit most any project. Plates can be scored or marked on the back with permanent marker and cut with metal shears. Get the exact size you need.
Steel-Backed Photopolymer Plates offer more support and stability than liquid packs. These plates make it easy to get the textured plate you have always wanted. Steel-Backed Photopolymer Plates are used with the same negative papers as liquid photopolymer, and can be used with photopolymer frames or an acrylic worksurface.
How to use Steel-Back Photopolymer Plates:
Mark and cut down your Photopolymer plate to your desired size. Remove the protective plastic UV covering on the plate before proceeding. Place your photo-negative transparency ink side down on top of your photopolymer plate and place between the frame back and acrylic top.
Exposure time for Steel-Backed Photopolymer Plates can vary depending on depth, design and details. For higher contrast black& white photo-negative designs, expose the plate for 15 minutes to your UV light. For a more detailed or grey-scale, more exposure (2-3 hours) may be required.
Washing Steel-Backed Photopolymer Plates:
After exposure is complete, use a sink or dishpan to wash your design. Using water and a soft brush hold the plate under the water and brush your design. The unexposed polymers will wash away. Continue to brush your design until the plate feels clean and the metal is exposed. Let your plate dry.
Choose from our wonderful new selection of Natural Gemstones here at Cool Tools.
Wonderfully shaped, polished and colored, these gems are perfect for creating fine jewelry.
Our new selection of stones features an array of calibrated shapes and sizes that includes Lapis Lazuli, Red and Blue Tiger Eye, new inlay gems and much more.
Adding a Natural Gemstone to your next jewelry project is a sure way to bring sensational color, beauty and radiance to your unique design.
Our extensive Patterned Wire & Strip selection just got bigger! Find your next bold and beautiful brass design.
These stunning patterned brass designs provide an artist with a wide array of possibilities and can be used in so many ways. Check out our huge range of patterns, gauges and styles.
Brass can be colored using oxidizing agents, heat, colored pencils, paints, inks, resins, Gilders Paste and other products. Before applying any of these surface treatments, be sure the metal is clean.
Shop our new selection of Brass Patterned Wire & Strip today to add brilliant detail to your jewelry projects.
A huge new selection of chain, cord and stringing materials has just arrived that will bring your jewelry projects together.
Check out our new Sterling Silver, Brass, Copper, and Leather designs available by the foot or in pre-cut lengths. There is something to match any piece!
Our new and gorgeous Brass Chain is genuine vintage old-stock chain, so it has the authentic patina that is impossible to fake. Our Copper Chain works wonderfully for pendants, bracelets, necklaces and so much more. Make a bold statement with the unique and intricate designs of Copper Chain. Display your creations in a second with a beautiful and high quality Sterling Silver finished chain!
Shop our extensive selection of chain, wire and stringing materials today to help complete your unique creations.
Explore our extensive new selection of flexible, washable and versatile Texture Tiles that have just arrived at Cool Tools.
Our beautiful new collection of embossed and fine line designs are inspired by romance, nature, modern art and so much more.
You can get a variety of different looks with the same texture by the method you use to impress your clay.
Watch our videos located on the product pages to learn some creative ways to vary the look and make the most of your textures and clay.
Check out over 200 deeply etched Texture Tile designs today to add bold textures to your jewelry.
Introducing our new selection of imitation Nacre Pearls featuring bright and bold colors with a sophisticated sheen.
Available in several sizes and colors, our new pearls have intense color to make your jewelry projects stand out from other traditional pieces.
Shop our new selection of colored Nacre Pearls today to add brilliant color and sophistication to your jewelry designs.
Our extensive Patterned Wire & Strip selection just got bigger! Find your next classic Sterling Silver design.
These stunning patterned sterling designs provide an artist with a wide array of possibilities and can be used in so many ways.
Check out our huge range of patterns, gauges and styles.
This elegant patterned .935 sterling silver strip makes a wonderful base for a cuff bracelet or cut pieces from it for a variety of designs.
Shop our new selection of Sterling Silver Patterned Wire & Strip today to add brilliant detail to your jewelry projects.
Introducing the 2013 Cool Tools Catalog featuring beautiful products in an 85 page spread!
Order today and get one FREE.
Our new full-color catalog features stunning product photos, breathtaking jewelry, and easy-to-use charts and layouts.
Now you can browse your favorite Cool Tools Brand products anywhere, anytime.
Simply add the catalog to your cart with the rest of your order.
Order from Cool Tools today and receive a FREE catalog to help you take your jewelry designs to the next level.
A fresh new batch of products has just arrived this week! Everyone will find something they will love.
Shop our new selection of innovative productivity tools including our new Sterling Silver Wire, Fretz Doming Blocks, Books & DVDs, and so much more!
Our new Anti-Tarnish Twist Jars prevents tarnish for 5 years. They are excellent for storing metal beads and findings. The lid and base interlock for maximum storage capabilities. Our new Cold Connection Jewelry Fastener Kits include everything needed to make beautiful cold connection. These kits Kit includes copper plate hex head machine screws, round head slotted machine screws, brass hex head machine screws, copper and brass washers, copper plate and brass hex nuts, copper plate, aluminum, and brass rivets, and 1 parts box with adjustable dividers for 3 to 18 compartments. The new Fretz Micro-Forming Stake and Block Set allows you to create domes, curves and bends in the clay’s pre-fired state over nine different Derlin stakes. The wood block firmly holds the stake upright so your hands are free to work. The block base is 2-1/2″ diameter and is 3″ tall.
These tools are perfect to help you get the job done quick, easy and accurately. Get these new products today right here at Cool Tools.
New Antique Molds are here! Each new mold has a story behind the design and is the perfect way to express your individuality. Pick your favorite!
The uniqueness of a Cool Tools Antique Mold comes from the history behind the mold. These vintage designs are the perfect fit for your next project.
Our antique molds are hand crafted from the original element so you get a perfect impression. A mold is a great way to own the beauty of these collectibles without the investment of the original, and the sizes are just right for jewelry components.
Shop all 375 Antique Molds today to add a touch of history to your jewelry designs.