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Since the 1970s, Ellison die-cutting and embossing systems have saved crafters and educators alike countless hours of time, not to mention aching hands. The bold ingenuity of LaDorna and Bob Eichenberg helped evolve the original Ellison LetterMachine, the first-ever hand-operated die-cutting machine, into the current Ellison product line, which includes Prestige Pro, Prestige SpaceSaver, Prestige Select and the AllStar die-cutting and embossing machines. Nearly 10,000 dies comprise an always-growing die library.

Brand Facts Because of their unique press design, Prestige and AllStar machines give consistent and accurate cuts time and time again. The Prestige SpaceSaver cuts die designs up to 4\"-5\", while the Prestige Pro cuts die designs up to 8\"-10\". The larger format of the Prestige Select offers a 12\" wide cutting surface and accommodates Extra-Wide (EW) dies. Ellison expanded its product line in 2005 to include the AllStar, an all-safe, all-convenient and all-affordable machine with its own exclusive line of dies for creating and embellishing countless creative projects for the classroom. Ellison will continue to grow its line of innovative designs several times each year, always giving educators, retailers and consumers a competitive edge.

Product Uses Found around the world and in more than 80% of schools in the United States, Prestige machines earn high marks in the education industry. The entire line of Prestige machines, with their light-industrial capabilities, also brings endless opportunities of expression to the craft, fashion and home dcor industries.
The AllStar Machine is lightweight and has a space-efficient storage drawer that packs plenty of space. Hundreds of die designs are available with the AllStar, including numbers, shapes and alphabet sets. Prestige and AllStar machines and dies allow individuals to die-cut, embellish, emboss and add more dimension to all their creations, using everything from paper to fabric to thin metal and more.

Pricing Designed with superior quality components, Prestige machines come with a lifetime warranty. The Prestige SpaceSaver is offered at the suggested retail price (SRP) of $300, Prestige Pro at $395 and Prestige Select at $595. The AllStar is offered at $120 (SRP) making it an added value for every classroom.


I've been hooked on the Sizzix die cutting products for quilting for years now. The products are accurate, creative and fun to use. Now, whenever I look at a pattern or book, I look for ways to use one or more of my dies to cut out the fabric and add an interesting applique. accent.


Sizzix is a great company. They have quality products and stand behind them. They are easy to work with and I appreciate the support they give us at the store.