I totally recommend Simon's Stamps for custom made rubber stamps with wooden handles. This is how mine looks :) Couldn't be happier with the result!
almost 2 years ago
I love the stamp look!
Looks great! What's the ink you're using in this?
@Andre Visockis Thanks. It's actually just an ink pad that I ordered with the stamp. It says "trodat 9051" on the package.
This, now this I love!
why that stamp has that metal thingy attach to it?
@Felix Hornoiu It's actually a foam inlay, so the stamp will press down more gently. I didn't expect there to be such a thing, but I'm glad it's there :) — or are you talking about the bent thing on the side? That's a plastic cover, under which you can slide a piece of paper with a small note on it describing the stamp (practical if you have many I would imagine).
the bent on the side struck my curiosity... Thought it was something more technical:))
I have been using ink similar to trodat, but my main problem is that water blurs everything (I've been using stamps for my business cards since last year)... Later on I spent some time searching for better ink and found "StazOn"by a japanese brand called "Tsukineko". Blacker, richer, gives a great definition to small details... and it is solvent based so totally waterproof... :)
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS! *i know exactly where you got it... lol
Ive been wanting to do this for a while. An absolut motivator!
@Andre Visockis Ok? That's an interesting input actually. The thought of waterproofness had actually crossed my mind, but it's not until reading your comment here, that I've given it more thought. Question: Wont using a solvent based ink gradually deteriorate the rubber? I think SimonStamp recommends using water based ink.
@fabio perez Thanks man. I'm really glad having made something that can motivate you like this. Let me know when you've made your stamp :)
So, I can't say for all this high tech stamp you got in there (loving this foam inlay!), but I've been using this ink in my stamps for more than 200 cards now (two colors each side), just cleaning it with the StazOn cleaner afterwards.
It does a pretty decent job in keeping the rubber clean and sort of moist. The rubber in my stamps is the regular red rubber I see in american stamps too... so I guess you can say it doesn't harm the stamp if you're using some solvent to clean it too.
The ink has strong smell, stains all your fingers and dries very quickly (this last one is either good or bad depending where you got the ink at hehe). But the solvent cleans it properly... And I've tried loads of water based black inks, they all are sort of blue/purple hued? StazOn is totally deep black...
About the waterproofing, I had some of the cards in my shirt pocket (still testing the inks back then), and it started raining. When I got home, the cards were blank, my shirt was all staind in red and black... It was the day when I went after some water proof solution... Also nice to know that you can even stamp glass metal plastics, with this ink!
Man do I look like a Tsukineko salesperson or what?! If only I lived in japan!
@Andre Visockis Wauw, sounds like this StazOn is the way to roll if you want waterproof ink. Where does one acquire this "StazOn" ink?
@Joaquim Marques Nielsen
eBay... :) just make sure that the seller pack it properly, I got a package lost somewhere... probably because the ink leaked!
the inkpad itself is pretty durable, so you may want to get some reinkers and just one pad... :)
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