Fixing & Avoiding Warped Die Cutting Plates

Hello! Today I am sharing some (hopefully) helpful information on fixing and avoiding warped die cutting plates.

Fixing Warped Die Cutting Plates Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you and product disclosure is below. As always, I appreciate your support of my videos!]

For more information on the die cutting machines (for wafer thin dies and embossing folders), please visit THIS video.

Be sure to watch the video for lots of tips. I hope this info is helpful!


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All machines and plates were personally purchased. Some dies shown were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Gemini Double Sided Cutting Plates
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Gemini Junior Plates
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Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
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Anna Griffin Empress Die Cut Maachine
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
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Spellbinders Petite Floral Potpourri…
[ SSS | SPL ]
Memory Box Thanks Cursive Script…
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Lawn Fawn Tropical Leaves Dies
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Altenew Diamond Frame Cover Die
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Clear Packing Tape
Easy See Tape
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ManiMe Can You Believe Nails
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ManiMe Ocean Air Nails
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Dashing Diva Blue Violet Glaze Nails
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Lily and Fox Groovy Baby Nails
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81 thoughts on “Fixing & Avoiding Warped Die Cutting Plates”

  1. Jennifer, thank you for all your videos. They are great. The one on fixing warped cutting plates is awesome. Thank you. You die cutting machine comparison was so helpful. I have several manual ones but have really wanted an electronic one. It was between the Gemini Jr. and Anna Griffin Empress. Based on your recommendation and comparison, I ordered the Empress. I do have a question though, I have always ordered an extra set of cutting plates but have not been able to locate just the cutting plates for the Empress. Sny suggestions?

  2. Thank you for helping us with the plates. I’m sure every person can relate to this problem and appreciates the ideas. I tried taping the Gemini plates together as you advised us in a previous video and that has really worked wonderfully. I also appreciate your husbands explanation. It always helps to know why something is happening so you don’t blame yourself for just doing something wrong! Thank you both!!!

  3. Dear Jennifer,
    You are my go to crafter and artist. Your information is always helpful and positive, such a bright light. Your share your talents and
    with your crafting communty and fellow creators. Thank you for all you do.

  4. Thanks so much, Jennifer! You are a life saver!! I have been looking for a solution to this problem. I really appreciate you 😄👏🏻

  5. Very good idea and I shall be buying those double sided plates for the larger Gemini soon. I haven’t used mine much because every thing warped, not just the plates. The magnetic piece won’t even hold the dies anymore due to the warping. Thanks so much for the information and your hard work in finding solutions to the many issues we have with some products.

  6. What “Sandwich” with the taped together green and clear plate do we now use for using embossing folders? Thansk so muc for this wonderful video and all the tips.

  7. Thanks Jen and Ken! I was getting pretty discouraged with the amount of money I was spending on buying replacement cutting plates. These tips will save alot of people ALOT of $$. 🙂

  8. Thank you so much. I was spending a lot on new plates all the time. It worked like a charm. My plastic shim was also warped and it worked on that too.

  9. After watching one of your videos I bought the i-crafter plate. While this is better it does still have some warping. Would the hot water trick work with that plate as it is a different kind of plastic. Thanks Jennifer xx

    1. I used this method on my I-crafter plate and it worked like a charm. Mine looked like rolling hills and now it’s nice and flat.

  10. This works GREAT!! I’ve tried many other ways to flatten my cutting plates and this is the only one that works! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

  11. I’m sorry to say that this did not work with my Sizzix plate. Followed the book the first time; second time, flipped the plate to warped side up. Still warped. Any one have better success than I – or suggestions?

  12. Sizzix cutting plates live in the same niche of the world as cockroaches and Costco plastic wrap: after the nuclear bomb, they will be the only survivors. Trial 3: soaked the plate in boiling water for 5 minutes and then backed the rear wheel onto it for 2 hours. Still warped…

  13. HI Few months back I bought some new plates for my Gemini machine and 1 has already started to warp. I am only using one of the new plates and the other I use is from the original set you get with the machine.
    Sad to say, I did what you have done and no idea but the plate has got wider and now won’t fit in the machine. Is this suppose to happen? I am using the A4 size plates.

  14. Where can I buy The green cutting plates for my big Gemini. I just love everything you make and show us. You are so good. Thank you so much. Leigh Rose

  15. Can the boiling water technique be used on embossing folders? (3 D)
    I’m needing to flatten a few.

  16. I just received my new Spellbinder Platinum Six and tried to run a Darice (from JoAnn’s) embossing folding through on card stock. It did not make an impression at all and I followed the directions. What should I do?

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