Making of rubber and Hand Stamp is a specialized process. There are a variety of options available for making hand stamps. Some of the most popular processes include:
One of the most popular way, laser engraving I often used to design rubber stamps in a CO2 laser engraver. This process is extremely precise, accurate and much quicker. The design is then sent to the laser which is further connected with the computer through a usb port.
A sheet of stamps which is usually A4 sheets are places in the laser which is further calibrated to the rubber thickness. The laser works in the same manner as a printed when connected with a computer. It engraves and cuts the stamp and the custom made hand stamp is ready to use.
Once the stamp has been cut, the rubber dust covered rubber from the cutting and the engraving process is washed and thoroughly cleaned. It is further stuck to the self inking stamp handle which has an ink pad inserted into the stamp. The stamp is now ready for use.
Polymer rubber stamp making
The process of designing polymer rubber stamp is quiet easy. In this process, a photopolymer liquid which is reactive to UV light is put and it hardens when exposed. A negative can be made easily and it allows the UV light to pass through the stamp images.
The negative and the polymer is usually exposed and the excess polymer is washed off. This leaves you with a custom rubber stamp.
Have you heard about flash stamps before? If no, you can also get customized flash stamps quickly as designing them is a fast and quick process. This is a type of photographic process which include use of flash foam which is photosensitive rubber. The image of the customized made stamp is them transferred onto the flash foam which is further micropourous and thus retains ink.
Further the ink is applied to the flash foam until it is absorbed completely. The naked foam with the image on it is them mounted on the handle and the stamp is them ready to use. The flash stamp gives thousands of stamps before it is required to be reinked.