At Rubber Stamps Port Co., we offer a wide selection of hand stamps. This article will give you the correct information about; What rubber stamp should I choose, the flat mounted, or should we upgrade to the round rocker mounted rubber stamps? And, what are the advantages of each? We sell both! So, we get this question though out the day.
Ask first, how detailed is my graphic design? The business logo, is it a vector file “lined art” or “scanned artwork a hand drawing, grey or colored? All that color will be black. (decide and make a mental note) those grey lines will be black lines.
Large to extra large “flat-mounted” custom rubber stamp:
We suggest flat mounts for no bold to the art, excellent for fine lines, hand drawings and scanned art can be very detailed and no parts of boldness to some of the designs, GOOD for flat mount. If the art-work has a lot of boldness, parts of the logo where its filled with black will be more of a challenge with a flat mount. With the flat mounted stamps you will do the stamp to ink, ink to the rubber die…when stamping. Press firmly down on a flat service (invest in a clip board if needed) firm on the center and smooth out those edges: top, right to left, with left and right hand smooth over sides and bottom left to right press down for 30 seconds and pull up. (try not to do the pop up motion with larger stamps). If there is BOLD detail to the logo, flat is okay, however, use more ink on those bold spots, not enough ink on the bold parts can lead to a bald spot, the more ink the better chances of the impression coming out clear.
Large to extra large rounded “rocker mounts” custom rubber stamp:
We suggest rocker mounts with the following business art logos to have bolder background and all vector files. Use a round rocker with logos that have a great deal of detail with boldness because with the rocker mounts instead of doing the push down up motion you will be doing the, stamp in center, rock left and rock right. Stamping with a rocker mount back and forth you’ll be able to get a darker impression with those bolder darker background designs. The rocker rubber stamps are not recommended for fine lines and sketch hand drawings. Rockers need to be stamped on flat service at all time but are a good fit for cardboard stamping. If the larger design has a ton of bold black background but are stamping on card board, keep in mind you’ll be doing the rock right and then left, with a flat you’ll be doing the one ink and stamp. Rockers are okay with logos that have both fine lines and boldness.
Still haven’t made up your mind?
It’s ultimately up to the customer what style they want when stamping. We’ve had both good and bad feedback from our customers but with our experience this is what we found most helpful for our customers regarding this subject.
Why are smaller rubber stamps not offered in the round mount?
Note: If you do not see round option on the smaller sizes its because the smaller custom stamps are not good for round mounts. We suggest using the ink, press & pop up motion for the best impression.
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