Self-inking stamps are one of the easiest ways to get things done in a jiffy. Made with a flat surface, crisp indents and adhesiveness for better grip, rubber stamps are known to produce crisp and clear impressions when mixed with ink of choice. However, there may be chances when you are able to get the right impression. Here are the five most common fixable mistakes and what can be done to make the outcome better.
Splotches of ink can occur sometimes when you are not paying close attention to the stamping. This can potentially ruin the document or design you plan to have. While it is almost impossible to get rid of the stain marks, you can do one thing for sure. If the stain marks are present along the edges, try trimming the rubber stamp or make use of the sponge daubers and run them along the additional texture.
- Stained lines
If the lines of the self-inking stamped image are stained, you can choose to overlay the stamped design or consider adding embellishment which will cover up the mistakes. For instance, choose to cover the lines of the stamped image with glitters or other embellishments. You can even choose to make use of other options to minimize the visibility of the lines.
As self-inking stamps can be used for more than once, therefore consistency can be an issue since the applied pressure can have an effect on the final image. Therefore to ensure consistency, make sure to put the stamp on a flat surface with ink side up. Place the paper on the stamp so that the ink is evenly distributed and you achieve the required consistency.
If you are using DIY stamps, make sure to do the print test and smooth out the areas where the texture is not right. This could potentially save you from having to fix a lot of work as you will be doing the same in advance.
These were some of the fixable mistakes that are commonly seen. By catering to some imperfections, you can use the self-inking stamps to their potential.