General Overview Of The Most Common Types Of Rubber Stamps

Rubber stamps widely popular over the last few years have been used in business establishments but now several individuals use rubber stamps extensively in crafting. Rubber-stamping has become a peculiar hobby where an individual creates all sorts of designs by using rubber stamps.
Much earlier rubber stamps were ordered or purchased from office supply stores whenever required. But nowadays these are available worldwide from local supermarkets to online websites that sell stamps of various uses and designs.

There are three main types of rubber stamps in use today
Traditional, pre-inked, and self-inking Rubber stamps in Singapore are quite common pieces of office stationary and a great time-saver for a wide variety of constant tasks in the office. Most of these can be made of any particular size with the text as per your requirements. The color of ink used in stamps can also vary and include red, black, blue, green and purple. Therefore, care should be taken to choose the correct size of the rubber stamp.

Traditional
Out of the three types, this is the cheapest and may be used for larger sizes of imprints. Traditional stamps come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and use a separate stamp or ink pad. It is often mounted on a piece of wood which also acts as a holder. A stamp pad is used to provide ink to the rubber and further transfer the ink onto paper. It is refillable with ink when it dries up.

Self-inking
This type often comes with a mechanism that provides ink to the rubber. These can be used for marking envelopes, letters, and other field documents. Self-ink stamps are manufactured with heavy-duty plastics accomplished to give clear as well as quality impressions. At the same time, it is not messy, unlike traditional stamps. Hence, a self-inking stamp is also called as a push down stamp as the rubber is pushed down towards the printing surface.

Moreover, the color of ink used in self-inking stamps varies, these mainly include red, black, blue, green and purple. Likewise, one can choose self- inking rubber stamps with different words like Approved, Thank You, Paid, Return to sender etc to save time on such paperwork.

Pre-inked
Pre-inked stamps feature an oil based ink which gives a top-quality, solid and crisp impression. A stamp of this nature can last for several thousand impressions without any noticeable decline in the quality of its work. Pre-linked stamps are smaller in size and less bulky as compared to the self-inking type. This rubber stamp is the most expensive of the three types mentioned.

It produces sharper images than the two other types of stamps. Like the self-inking type, this one is also easily centered or positioned. However, it is also the most expensive type and can produce hundreds if not thousands of impressions because of the special type of ink that is used.