Rubber stamping or art stamping is such a craft that interests everyone and the ability to express one’s creativity with rubber stamps even makes it one of the all time favorite hobbies for many people. If you have just started with rubber stamping or if you are an occasional stamper, you must be aware that how alluring and interesting it could be! And when it comes to stamping, one can not afford to ignore the benefits of having a good and efficient rubber stamp for making lasting impressions.
In order to please people with a multitude of stamping needs and requirements, craft shops boast a wide variety of rubber stamps. However, there are only three basic types of rubber stamps- standard or traditional rubber stamps, self-inking stamps and pre-inked stamps. All these stamps come in a variety of styles and you can choose any one from the wide range. However, choosing one rubber stamp largely depends on the use of the stamp or kind of work you are going to do with it. You can always opt for standard rubber stamps for ordinary use. They consist of wooden bases and handles and rubber heads and available with dies made out of traditional rubber or photo polymer. A standard rubber stamp needs an ink pad for the making impressions. Ink pads are available with many colors of ink. Standard stamps offer a good value for money.
But, if you are looking for a more convenient type of rubber stamps, then self-inking stamps are for you! Self-inking rubber stamps do not require a separate ink pad and this is what makes stamping more convenient and easier. The working of self-inking stamps is an interesting one. A rubber die is mounted to a plate that strikes a built-in ink pad each time an impression is made. With this type of rubber stamps, you can make clean and clear impressions more beautifully. After making thousands of impressions, you will need to re-ink the internal ink pad. Self-inking stamps are great for official uses, business purposes and mass mailings. It can help you get rid of writing your return address manually on each and every piece of correspondence you send. They are just perfect for repetitive stamping tasks! So, what are you waiting for? Go and get a self-inking rubber stamp and make lasting impressions!