Different types of rubber stamp mounts offer different benefits, depending on your intended use. Whether you have tasks that need quick, repetitive stamping, or a job that requires special ink, it’s important to know the stamp that can do the job best! Here’s the low-down on traditional, engraved wood, self-inking and pre-inked rubber stamp mounts.
Traditional Rubber Stamps with a Handle
Tried and true, the traditional rubber stamp with a handle mount has been around the longest and is still very popular today. It features red rubber attached to a wooden mount with a wooden handle for a secure grip during stamping. The traditional style is an economical stamp option for both business and personal needs. It requires a separate stamp pad to ink, but that also means it’s perfect for special ink needs, like industrial ink, washable ink, clear print opaque ink, invisible ink and more.
Traditional stamp mounts come in a variety of sizes and are easily customized with a message or design. Just dab the rubber on your preferred ink and press down firmly and evenly to make an impression.
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Wood Rubber Stamps
Just like a traditional mount, a wood stamp features red rubber attached to a wooden mount, but without the addition of a handle. Some mounts feature a laser-engraved index for a beautiful aesthetic, while others feature stickers. Also like a traditional mount, this mount is an economical choice, requires a separate ink pad and works well with special ink needs.
Many crafters prefer this style mount for its eye-pleasing appearance, ability to quickly show what each stamp’s impression is, and versatile ink usage for DIY projects.
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Self-Inking Rubber Stamps
Have a job that requires rapid, repetitive stamping? A self-inking stamp is your best solution. Each mount features a self-contained ink pad, which it re-inks the rubber die up into before each impression. Self-inking stamp pads feature water-based ink for less bleed-through, are re-inkable and refillable, and come in varying colors. Most self-inking stamps last for thousands of impressions.
Self-inking stamps typically cost a bit more than traditional or wood mounts, but don’t require the additional of a separate ink pad and offer consistently even impressions. Most self-inking stamp mounts also feature a clear base, which allows you to accurately line up an impression. Self-inking stamps are perfect for people who need quality impressions that are fast, clean and easy.
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Pre-Inked Rubber Stamps
Pre-inked stamps offer crisp, sharp impressions for superior quality every time. This style of mount comes with a pre-inked cartridge, so that the stamp pad essentially becomes part of the stamp and the ink flows through the die plate to make the impression.
An oil-based ink creates high-quality impressions for designs that require intricate details, such as signatures or notary seals. A raised base allows you to place the stamp down and align your impression before actually stamping. Plus, stamping is virtually silent and requires minimum pressure, which makes it a great stamp option for a quiet office.
Pre-inked rubber stamp mounts are the most expensive of these stamps, but don’t require a separate ink pad, offer the most precise impressions, and are maintenance-free for up to 25,000 impressions before re-inking is necessary. Pre-inked stamps come in a variety of mounts and sizes for any need.
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As you can see, whatever your needs, there are rubber stamp mounts that can make your life or work much easier! To see all of our custom stamps and ink color options, visit RubberStamps.com