Get the Most Out of Your Custom Stamp

Posted on 05/22/2017 | Written by Barbara McCann

When you order a custom stamp, you want to get the most you can out of that purchase.  But it can be a
challenge sometimes to find the right stamp to suit your purpose as the choices and features available today can feel overwhelming. 

Here are a few tips to help you choose the best type of stamp for your needs.

Choosing the Right Stamp

Thinking about how the stamp will be used can help guide you to the right choice.  The differences between a self-inking stamp and a pre-inked stamp lies in the quality of the impression and how long the stamp lasts between reinkings. 

Self-inking stamps (see our 2000 Plus® series) are ideal if you want to use your stamp repetitively in a bank or process-oriented environment.   Self-inking stamps are designed to be used in rapid succession and will deliver a quality inked impression each time.

Pre-inked stamps offer a crisp, quality impression.  They are ideal for detailed artwork in your custom stamp.  A pre-inked stamp utilizes laser engraved rubber and will deliver a crisp, clean impression each time (see our XStampers®). 

Re-Inking Your Stamp

While your stamp can last a long time, you might need to re-ink it from time to time.  Self-inking and pre-inked stamps are engineered to deliver years of reuse by simply refilling the ink. 

To add ink to your 2000 Plus self-inking stamp, push stamp down and push button on the side to lock into place. Remove the stamp pad and place a thin layer of ink across the surface of the pad (about 10 drops for most sizes). Allow 15 minutes for full saturation and your stamp is ready. After repeated re-inking, replacing the ink pad can improve the impression clarity.

The Xstamper pre-inked stamp does require some recovery time after repetitive stamping (20 or more times in a row).  While they are inked for thousands of impressions, they eventually need to be re-inked.  To add ink to most Xstamper stamps, pull off the handle. You will see a few ink reservoirs. For most sizes add a few drops of ink into each reservoir. The ink will take time to penetrate the pad, sometimes up to 24 hours. Allow your stamp to ink and leave in an upright position. Do not add more ink as it will become oversaturated and will become inoperable.

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