Latest Top Lists

Rubber Stamps

Rubber Stamps

There are many ways to make rubber stamps. The most effective method for making rubber stamps is vulcanization.

This procedure involves the creation of a rubber mold into which is poured the raw rubber stamp gum. I place the glue on top of the mold and it then forms the stamp with a press. This is a relatively inexpensive method of stamp creation as many stamps can be produced quickly with the one mold. 

The only major expense in this process is the cost of preparing the plates for the mold. Once this is done the raw materials are relatively cheap. Alas, this is not quite as cost-effective when one-off custom rubber stamps are required

When a higher quality stamp is needed for specific laser engraving is the process of choice. 

Laser engraving produces uniform thickness and surfaces free from blemishes and this is of the essence when the stamps are required for printed images. 

Rubber stamp making, while once only used for businesses, has become a hobby where many people are creating their own rubber molds for craft projects. 

To answer this, they use a process where liquid polymers are crafted into stamps that are then affixed to wooden handles. 

There is rather a lot of information available now for the hobbyist explaining the techniques required to create good rubber stamps using the liquid polymer method. 

It can be a little convoluted for a beginner, but once mastered excellent quality rubber stamps can be custom made for a relatively low cost. 

On that point are also books available that have ideas for decorative or art stamps that seem to gain in popularity with craftspeople. 

Rubber stamp making has advanced considerably with the modern processes and raw materials that are available now and this has been partially responsible for the increase in the popularity of rubber stamp making. 

No comments