With dozens of sizes and a few varieties of stamp families, it can be daunting.
In the first instance think of the purpose you wish to have the stamp for, and then decide by looking at the target area where the stamped impression must be made, what size of stamp you need. The filter process under ‘Create your own’ can be very helpful.
Choose a shape of either circular, rectangular or square; determine if you need an adjustable date component in the middle or if you want to feature text and/or logo only.
Consider whether the stamp will be used in an office environment by administrative personnel or whether it would be in an industrial environment being used by ‘blue collar’ workers and/or high usage. This is important because an office type of stamp will never last in the dispatch area of a factory environment.
Also think of the material onto which you would be stamping. The default inks used in most rubber stamps allow for stamping onto non glossy paper or cardboard surfaces. When one needs to stamp onto other areas, a specialised ink can be prescribed fit for purpose.
Also, insofar as ink colour is concerned, the standard ink colour choices are black, blue, green, red, brown and violet. However, if a specific colour of ink is required, we usually fit the self-inking stamp with a ‘dry’ ink pad leaving it up the customer to purchase their own water based ink colour from their supplier of choice. It works a treat!
The sub headings pertaining to the main heading of ‘Rubber Stamps’ can be a very useful tool too in taking you through a guided process.
We supply mostly three ‘families’ of rubber stamps being; self-inking stamps, pre-inked ‘flash’ stamps and traditional styled hand stamps. The main brands of self-inking stamps we deal with are Shiny, Trodat and Colop. We also stock accessories for all of these brands.