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Custom Hand Stamp

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  1. Price From $65.00
  2. Fill in your details below to get a quote for a custom hand stamp
  3. Price is confirmed with the proof sheet next working day
  4. You will pay after you approve the proof supplied

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Broad areas of ink in stamps tend to mottle.

For stamps over 135mm we suggest a rocker stamp for higher quality stamp prints.

This product is for the stamp ONLY. An ink pad is required additionally. We match the nearest ink pad size for you will quote for this in our reply.

We will send a proof sheet with your stamp, to scale when printed, and quote price back to you during the following working day. If you haven’t received an email within 48 working hours please check your SPAM/JUNK as they sometimes end up in spam box.

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    Description

    A custom hand stamp is available in all sorts of sizes to suit your needs. These stamps are priced by their size, width x height.  Enter your ideal size and we can give you a price. They can be made to the millimeter size as you need them. A traditional hand stamp is excellent for marking paper bags. Their large size and lower cost at large sizes is ideal to get your brand on shopping bags. This is the ideal paper bag stamp. But it doesn’t stop there with large stamps. These custom hand stamps can be used for really small items like loyalty card stamps, coffee cup stamps, AML stamps for lawyers and accountants and financial institutions. A hand stamp has been used for a very long time for Common Seal stamps as well. The hand stamp is ideal for placing and curving around the perimeter of curved items like coffee cups and jars. It is important to identify the surface and correct ink type requirements for these varied surfaces. We have developed a technique for making soap stamps and clay stamps. These can have a deep tapered image up to 3-4mm deep to press into a firm surface like a clay or a soap.

    What can I put on my Custom Hand Stamp?

    Any shape is possible, we cut the base plate to your requirement. Use your image or text or have both image and text.  Only your imagination is the limit here.  For a circle shape stamp the height of the ink pad will limit the size.  Think 63mm maximum diameter on the small ink pad, 83mm round maximum on the medium pad and 120mm maximum on the really large ink pad.

    Send us your image as a vector file or pdf vector image file preferably as these work better generally in our engraving machine.

    How much will a custom hand stamp cost?

    Priced by their size Width x Height mm of the final stamp size.

    We will advise once proofed what the final price will be.

    From $65.00 to $137.00 at 103 x 63mm maximum size in a 110 x 70mm ink pad.

    Up to $202.00 at 153 x 83mm maximum size in a 160 x 90mm stamp ink pad.

    Or for the hugely expensive 230 x 130mm massive ink pad the stamp at maximum size to fit is $334.00.

    What is the custom hand stamp made of?

    Our hand stamps are very basic.  Function is their purpose rather than beauty.  Generally these were introduced to the product range to compliment the self-inking stamps in larger or unusual sizes or for those people who like the tradition of a hand stamp.

    Created the same size round handle which is very comfortable in the hand. With a 20, 30 or 40mm round base to the wooden handle in a variety of timbers (generally Rimu, Macrocarpa, Pine, Kauri, Walnut, Mahogany and Oak) as these are recycled from offcuts and reworked or from fallen trees.  This timber type varies on each small batch made and supplied.  Our supplier craftsman who hand makes each individual handle polishes them and they look and feel fantastic.

    Then a 6mm thick casted acrylic base plate laser cut to the shape of the stamp image is glued and screwed to the handle.

    Onto the base plate is fixed the laser engraved rubber die.

    How big can I have a custom hand stamp?

    The rubber sheets we engrave with the laser engraver are A4 sheet size 210 x 297mm however we do not advise this size of stamp.

    The larger the stamp the harder it is to get a quality stamp from.  Larger stamps are better on a rocker or curved base plate which you can select here.

    The size of a hand stamp is governed by the size of ink pad you have.  If you can’t ink it up it has no value as a stamp.

    The stamp needs to be around 7mm in size less than the size of your ink pad to allow the base plate plus moving the stamp to ink up.  The more space you have the easier to get a few places to dab the stamp around in the ink.

    The most common pad size is 110 x 70mm.  This would mean a 103 x 63mm maximum size of stamp.

    Next up is the 160 x 90mm stamp pad which you can a maximum of 153 x 83mm for the stamp.

    If you are feeling rich then the really large one is the 230 x 130mm which you can fit a 223 x 123mm one in theory.  Be careful with these as the larger the stamp is the harder it is to get a quality print from.

    How long does it take to make my hand stamp?

    The first stage is to finalize a proof of the stamp.  If you supply a image file in vector or pdf form and it needs no changes the proof is completed within 24 hours.

    Once you approve the proof for manufacture the stamp components are made within 24 hours.

    Once you pay for the order it is assembled and dispatched.

    Then the completed stamp is put on the next courier pick up which is generally 3:00pm weekdays.

    So all up 3 working days from inquiry to stamping.  This is regularly beaten, we regularly have ones that the proof is perfect from submission overnight or early morning, approved before 11:00am, made and on the courier at 3:00pm.  Every day is different however.

    What stamp ink pad can I use with my hand stamp?

    The standard ink is water based and works well with the stamps on matt paper or cardboard.

    You can also use the alcohol based ink for fast drying situations on glossy paper, plastic etc.  See the Noris 007 inks. The ink colour range is reduced for these special purpose inks.

    The most common ink pads that are used are the 110 x 70mm Trodat 9052 or the 160 x 90mm Trodat 9053

    See the full range of stamp pads here.

    Tips:

    • Make sure you are stamping on a flat surface
    • Have something that will have a very small amount of flex in the surface underneath your paper, we use 10 or more pages of paper underneath and find this gets the image to all the edges better
    • Larger stamps are harder to get a quality stamp image from each time.  Care and attention is required for the best results.  Don’t be too fast, press and wait before taking the stamp off the paper.  Make sure even pressure is applied over the entire image, use your fingers and press the edges to make sure on big stamps.  If you are stamping bags make sure there is not a fold in the bag under the area you are stamping as this will leave a gap along the image next to where the extra layers of paper are.  That’s right only one layer of paper could leave a gap in the stamp image made.
    • Broad ink areas tend to mottle in the ink coverage.  This will be random and variable each time you use it.  This is more pronounced in stamps with what we term ‘knock out’ images.  This is where the stamp is a solid ink area and the image is a gap in the ink area coloured by the paper it is used on.
    •  Try to keep your image lines thicker than 0.2mm, or gaps between ink areas
    • Keep fonts larger than 6.5 point
    • For images a vector image is perfect. That might be a file with .cdr, .ai, sometimes .psd or .svg at the end
    • A screen shot or off the internet can guarantee a poor quality stamp. It takes time, and money, to graphically clean up these sorts of images for a high quality stamp

     

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