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  • We all enjoyed getting to sit with our new stamps and spend some time cutting and getting to know them
  • The placement problem with wood mounted rubber stamps can be solved by using a tool such as the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
  • Placement issue aside, here's the rub that I have found in using both types of stamps
  • This has been my experience with dye based or water based inks

    • by Rhonda Davis
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      Many die-hard rubber stampers would never think of trading in their wooden blocks for the new acrylic, see-through stamps available on the market today. I used to be one of them!

      As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 5 years, all we sold were wooden block rubber stamps. These come in sheets with the blocks separate (sold as a set). When you receive them you cut out around the rubber and peel the backing off and stick it to the appropriate sized wooden block. Voila, instant rubber stamp. No biggy. We all enjoyed getting to sit with our new stamps and spend some time cutting and getting to know them. Then there are other stamps by various vendors which come already mounted and ready to use. That’s even easier.

      The obvious HUGE difference between rubber and acrylic is that the acrylic


      is see-through. What a great idea! Now you can see exactly where you are stamping. It’s wonderful. And storage takes up a fraction of the space. They can be stored in binders on plastic sheets, or in CD jewel cases. And you only need a few sizes of acrylic blocks to fit your various sized acrylic stamps.

      The placement “problem” with wood mounted rubber stamps can be solved by using a tool such as the “Stamp-A-Ma-Jig”. You stamp the image on the plastic sheet, with the rubber stamp placed in a particular position on the t-square. Then remove the plastic sheet and stamp your image where the plastic sheet was, being sure to place your stamp in the same exact position on the t-square. (It’s a lot simpler than explaining it sounds.) It is time-consuming, however, but the ...


      • people who need things to be “just right” love this tool.

        Placement issue aside, here’s the rub that I have found in using both types of stamps. This has been my experience with dye based or water based inks. The wood mounted rubber stamp really grips the ink and the stamped image comes out sharp and at the right intensity of color. Now the acrylic stamps seem to almost want to repel the ink (Liquid on plastic? Not usually a cohesive combination.) so the image stamps lighter and not as crisp.

        There are a couple of ways around this to get a crisper, clearer image with the acrylic stamps.

        1. Use a solvent, permanent ink. These always provide a deeper intensity of color.

        2. Use Pigment inks. These are also darker and more opaque than dye based inks. They

        “sit” on top of the paper rather than soak in as the dye based inks. As a result, they take longer to dry and some do not dry on non-porous surfaces such as plastic.

        3. Using an embossing type ink pad such as Versamark (these have a tacky consistency and stay wet a bit longer than normal inks), first tap your acrylic stamp a few times on the Versamark pad, then stamp onto the color, dye-base ink pad. The ink will adhere to the acrylic stamp with the Versamark acting as a “carrier” or sorts. Now stamp onto your paper and you will have a much darker, crisper image.

        So how have I resolved this in my stamping life? Simple. I buy the ones I really like; whether wood mounted or acrylic. There is always a way to use them and make it work.




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    Courtney Frantz says :

    Is there a way to safely separate a stamp from it`s wooden backing?

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    John says :

    No, there wouldn’t be a way to remove the wooden backing without damaging it.

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    Galega says :

    It is easy to remove stamp from wood blocks. You should put it in microwave oven for around 10 seconds - not more than this duration. Now slowly remove it by putting upward pressure. It will get off easily. Please note, this method works only with old stamps, not with new one.

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