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Self-inking Stamps Tutorials for Beginners

by Tony Perkins

Unlike pre-inked stamps, which use oil-based ink, self-inking stamps use water-based ink.

Self-inking stamps use an inner pad to transfer ink, while pre-inked stamps have an ink cell and impression pad incorporated into one unit. It’s a good idea to use a self-inking stamp since they are the cheapest and can be used 10,000 times before re-inking.

Before they must be re-inked, pre-inked stamps may make 50,000 flawless impressions. These two widely used stamps will become household favorites and are refillable and available in various colors. For non-porous surfaces, we recommend using one of our permanent ink stamps, which are available in both types.

What If Self-Ink Stamps Running Out The Ink?

Suppose your self-inking stamp impressions are becoming light. That is because the ink pad is running low. If you follow the steps in this article, your stamp should survive many years.

Press the red buttons on the stamp to secure it in place, then push the stamp down and release it. Afterwards, with the back of the stamp facing you, press the ink pad out of the stamp body. You may re-insert the stamp by grasping the edges and flipping over the pad. Once you’ve released the lock by pressing the stamp slightly, it’s ready to go! If you’re unsure about which stamp is ideal for your surface, feel free to ask a member of our team at kiasuprint.com.

Re-Inking The Ink Pad

Re-inking the reversible ink pad is all that’s required if you’ve previously utilized the reversed side. A water-based ink is excellent for self-inking stamps. Using the tip of the bottle, apply a few drops to the ink pad, and then spread the ink evenly using the tip of the bottle. Let the ink dry for a few minutes before reinserting the pad into the stamp. Your stamp is now ready to use!

Stamping Best Practices for Self-Inking Stamps

You’ll need to adhere to stamping best practices in order to achieve the greatest impression possible.

  • Ensure that the surface you are stamping on is firm and flat. Getting a nice imprint might be difficult if your surface is uneven or if you don’t have the right amount of pressure.
  • When utilizing a wooden handle stamp with a separate ink pad, make sure the ink pad has the correct quantity of ink on it. The stamp imprint will be unreadable if the ink level is too high or too low. To get a decent quantity of ink on your stamp, tap it on your ink pad many times.
  • Position your stamp where you wish to leave an imprint, and then push down firmly to get a consistent impression. If you are using a big wood handle stamp, you should move it in a small swaying motion.

Do You Stamp on Non-Porous Surface?

Photos, CDs, glossy paper, plastic, metal, and cellophane are examples of non-porous surfaces, which do not let ink soak into the material but instead stay on the surface. This sort of surface is unlikely to accept ink and a standard rubber stamp.