Exciting New launch for Create and Craft

Ideal Shopping Direct   ·  2 min read

Create and Craft, the award winning multi – channel craft retailer, is delighted to announce an exclusive new product launch with COLOP UK Ltd.

Birmingham based rubber stamp manufacturer, COLOP, is a leading innovator of self-ink stamps, set to revolutionise the rubber stamp industry with the launch of the world’s first e-mark® - on Create and Craft TV this September.

The e-mark is an electronic mobile marking device based on inkjet technology that operates in combination with an app on a mobile device or PC, to create, change and print your own imprints.

The COLOP e-mark® allows designs to be stamped with ease on to absorbent material, including paper, books, cartons, serviettes, paper bags and wood. Ease of use and accessibility of the app, downloaded to a mobile device for free from Google Play or the App Store, means the innovative e-mark® can be used to design, amend and store impressions quickly and designs print immediately on different materials with a simple sideways movement. The device has an inbuilt battery and uses a HP ink cartridge which will last for approximately 5000 imprints.

Sam Gollings, Buyer at Create and Craft, commented: “I am so excited to partner with COLOP and bring the e-mark handheld printer to our customers and the craft market. This is a truly revolutionary product that I am confident our customers will love. It is the perfect companion to add personalisation to any craft project. This is the start of a great partnership that will continue to bring innovation to our customers.”

Kiran D. Mistry, MBA at COLOP, commented: “COLOP UK are excited to partner with Create and Craft to bring Emark - this year’s most innovative award winning mobile printing device. It’s been refreshing dealing the C&C team who share our enthusiasm for our App based Emark. It will help revolutionise the craft and stationery world with full colour imprints straight from your phone or tablet.”


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About Create and Craft TV

Create and Craft, part of the Ideal Shopping Direct Group, is an award winning multi – channel craft retailer. Create and Craft broadcasts live on TV and online in the UK and US to over 70 million homes. It offers paper craft, jewellery, sewing, cake decorating and knitting products. Create and Craft is part of Ideal Shopping Direct Limited, one of the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailers with a growing team of 700 based in Peterborough, UK. Ideal Shopping Direct is the most prolific broadcaster of live television in the UK and the No1 direct retailer in craft in the UK. Create and Craft won GOLD in seven categories at the 2016 International Craft Awards including; Best TV Shopping Channel for Crafts, Best for Quality, Best for Customer Service, Best Website, and Best on-line shop. In September 2015, the business was acquired by US private equity firm Blackstone.

US customers access Create and Craft via its dedicated channel on Dish TV channel 221, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps via createandcraft.com 24hrs a day.

UK customers access Create and Craft via Freeview channel 23, Sky channel 683, Freesat 813, Virgin 748, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps and via createandcraft.com