If you’re looking for a way to incorporate your brand logo onto letters or other business documentation, customisable rubber stamps are the ideal way to do so. Custom stamps are used by those both for professional or recreational purposes and provide a number of benefits for its user. Custom stamps allow us to stamp our own personalised mark whenever we need be, spreading brand awareness. Customisable rubber stamps have existed for decades and although technology has transformed over the years, the sole purpose of using them has remained. But how exactly are they made and what are the different manufacturing processes available today? Continue reading to find out how the stationary tool with a multitude of uses is created.
DESIGN OF STAMP IS CREATED
The first step of creating a customised rubber stamp is to have the design created. Most images or logos can be turned into a custom stamp. Generally, customers will place an order via the website of their chosen stamp manufacturer and will send through their logo or image electronically to be analysed. Each stamp maker has their own process however most will ensure the image you have chosen will fit the size and shape of the stamp you have selected. They will process the image digitally and ensure there are no errors and is ready to be printed. This process is crucial as the design must be able to fit the size and shape of the stamp the customer has selected.
THE PRINTING PROCCESS PREVIOUSLY
As time has progressed, so too has the technology used to manufacture customised stamps. In previous years most stamp makers would use a vulcanising machine and UV light to create the stamp by applying a negative of the image to a flexible sheet of plastic. Using the light and pressure combined, the outline of the image is created and then moulded onto a rubber sheet using the vulcanising machine. Although this process has seen many successes throughout the years it can be deemed as being rather time consuming which is why a new custom stamp manufacturing process using laser technology has been invented.
THE PRINTING PROCESS TODAY
Using advanced computer software, which is connected to UV laser stamp printers, your stamp design is uploaded, edited and then engraved onto a sheet of rubber. The laser machine cuts your design out of the sheet of rubber, replicating the image which has been uploaded. This results in a clear and concise rubber stamp design which is ready to be cut from the sheet of rubber and be made into a custom stamp. Uusally a number of print designs are completed at once on the sheet of rubber to save time, enabling a large quantity of designs to be printed and dispatched quickly.
ASSEMBLING THE STAMPS
Once the stamp has been engraved into rubber sheet, it is then assembled to the stamp mount with its ink pad. It’s very important for the stamp to be cut out of the rubber sheet precisely to ensure the quality of the stamp impression is of a high standard. The ink pad is filled with the customer’s chosen colour, the stamp sheet is applied, and it’s then attached to the stamp handle securely. The assembling of the stamp is the final process of the custom stamp manufacturing process, it is then ready to be dispatched.
At Mr Rubber Stamp, we’re Australia’s leading custom rubber stamp manufacturer and offer the largest range of customisable stamps for our customers. We apply both the latest stamp manufacturing technologies as well as more traditional approaches to create the best quality stamps for our customers time and time again. For assistance with all things rubber stamps give our friendly team a call on 07 3399 7984.