I am interested in buying this because of the xl cutting plates that it now comes with. I emailed spellbinders direct. I am not wanting this machine for the standard size. I have circle dies that are 7" big and this will do the trick, as long as i have the xl cutting plates. Now since this one has standard, spellbinders said they are now making this machine with the xl plates but if I buy this with the standard they will send me xl plates. Is this somthing that scrapbook.com will do for me, change out the plates for the proper xl size instead?
Thank you for contacting Spellbinders Customer Support. We are thrilled that you are considering the Platinum. We chose the standard plates to come with the machine because the majority of our dies manufactured currently are no larger than that size. We heard our customers when they asked for the larger plates so the Platinum is now manufactured with the XL cutting plates included. If you purchase the machine and it has the standard cutting plates just contact us with proof of purchase and we will provide the XL cutting plates for you. The XL embossing plate and mat are an additional purchase as we no longer manufacture or sell the Grand size dies.
The Platinum is a good choice because of it's all metal constructions within which provides added pressure. It has an 8.5" opening and will cut and emboss with thin metal etched dies, embossing folders and steel rule dies. Everything you need in one machine.
Let me know if you have further questions.
Sales & Customer Support Manager