A: No. You can use many brands of dies in your machine. The key to each die is the stacked plates also known as the sandwich for each die type that you use. You can check your machines instructions for more information on the sandwich for different die types.
Q: I can’t get my tape runner to add any tape. Is there something wrong with it?
A: If it’s a new runner and you know it’s not empty, first check that you are holding it correctly so the end that has the tape is down on the paper. It’s easy to grab them and have them upside down. Next, check to make sure there is tape on that area of the roller. Sometimes used tape runners will have an open spot where there is no tape.