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Are self inking rubber stamps your best choice?

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Is a self inking rubber address stamp the best choice for you?

There are three kinds of rubber stamps:

Self inking rubber stamps have an ink pad inside the plastic stamp housing. The rubber imprint plate rests upside down, against it when not in use. When you push down on the housing, the rubber stamp plate leaves the stamp pad and flips around and presses against the surface you are stamping. Although the most common use for a self inking rubber stamp is as a return address rubber stamp, it can be used for several different uses.

A self inking stamp does not need to be used as an address stamp, it can be used for just about anything you can imagine. A stamp can be used to stamp the back of checks, just ask your bank what information you should include on the stamp.

Rubber stamp your childrens books, folders or other items to identify it as their own. Whatever you can think of, a rubber stamp can be made for your project.

Pre Inked rubber stamps have a stamp hard pad that is saturated with ink. There is no moving parts. The best use for Pre Inked rubber stamps would be for Larger Print stamps. Your pre inked stamp can be several inches high or wide. One thing to remember about pre inked stamps is that you need to pause a few seconds between each empression so the letters have time to saturate with ink. If you dont give the stamp time to resaturate the letters, they will stamp the letters completely.


The third kind of rubber stamp is a manual stamp with a seperate stamp pad. this was the only kind originally available to the public. About the only advantage to this kind of stamp is you can purchase different colored rubber stamp pads so you can vary the color of the lettering. The most important thing to remember is to completely clean the rubber stamp before changing to a different colored stamp pad, or you will cross contaminate the colors between stamp pads.

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