Stamps are your investment, and the impressions it creates on your materials are the returns— and rubber stamps from Australia are not exempted from this. This is why, if you bought a rubber stamp, you have to make sure your investment is not a wasted one. I’m not saying that you should invest in the most expensive one you see in the market— No. I’m saying you should combine your stamps with the right ink on the appropriate materials
Here are the tips so you can make impressive impressions on any kinds of materials:
When it comes to marketing, you want to make sure you’re giving your clients and customers the best things such as excellent customer service and high-quality products and services. So when it comes to marketing, you surely don’t want to give mediocre materials to your customers. You are, after all, promoting your brand. The materials you’re using for your marketing reflects on the quality of products or services you’re giving to your customers. Which is why glossy materials are popular for marketing. Now, glossy materials are not only limited to people in the business, but it is also used for people loves to craft.
However, materials with glossy surfaces are not the best materials to be used for stamping— especially if you’re a beginner. If you use water-based inks, the impressions you made might get smeared and smudged. Self-inking from Australia can mark a variety of materials, from porous to glossy materials. However, if you’re not using a self-inking stamp, you can use your traditional rubber stamp, you just have to make sure that the ink you’re using is quick to dry.
Tip: If you want to use a material with a glossy surface, use a quick drying ink, preferably pigment based. The faster the ink will dry, the lesser the chance of you smearing your impression.
If you’re asking why I mentioned fabrics as one of the materials you’re going to be stamping on. This is because you can actually use stamps on your fabrics. However, the impressions it makes on the fabrics are not as bright and sharp as opposed to it being imprinted on papers whether the paper is porous or glossy. But because the imprint on the fabric is not as clear as it is on papers, it does not mean that the fabric is eliminated from the materials that you can stamp on. Using stamps on the fabric creates a vintage-like impression on the paper.
Just like stamping on glossy surfaces, you have to make sure you’re using the right ink. You have to make sure that the ink you’re using in stamping on fabrics is permanent inks or archival inks which are long-lasting. Also, have to make sure that you seal the impression on the fabric using a flat iron.
Tip: When it comes to stamping on fabrics, you have to let the ink from your stamp seep through the fabric. Apply pressure whenever you’re making an impression on your fabric— let the stamp stay on the fabric for a few seconds before removing the ink.
Most of the time, if you’re stamping on an envelope, you’re most probably imprinting a return address stamp. If you want to make the impressions on your paper the best of quality, you have to make sure that the envelope does not contain anything. No paper, no card, no paper, no anything that creates an elevation on your envelope. You want to make sure that the surface is fully flat. This way, the impression your rubber stamp makes is clean and crisp. No dents and missing parts on your envelope.
Let’s say, you’re in a hurry and you need to mark your return address in your envelope. So, you grab your custom-made rubber stamp and immediately made an impression without removing the files inside the envelope. So by the time you lift your stamp up, you see a thin uninked line on your paper right at the position where the contents of the envelope end.
Tip: Make sure your the surface of the table you’re using for stamping on envelopes are flat as well. You don’t want the textures from your table to be imprinted on your texts.
Even if you’re using your stamp for crafting, or for business use, you want to make sure that you create the best stamp impressions on your materials. You have to ensure that the investment you spent on this specific tool is maximised. Which is the exact reason why you should use stamp inks on the appropriate material, to make sure that your impression is bright, sharp, and of course lasts for a long time.