Custom rubber stamps are rubber stamps that have been customized or personalized by the addition of key information. Rubber stamps that are designed for customizing often include a space where information such as your name, address, phone number, website, important date or other information is placed. This is an excellent compromise between having a rubber stamp completely bespoke designed and using a standard 'off the shelf' design.
Uses for Custom StampsA custom stamp is perfect for using when you have some information that you want to repeat a number of times. A custom stamp has the benefit of being flexible as you can stamp a wide variety of materials from cards to envelopes. There are many times when a custom stamp could be useful. These include:
- Weddings - customize a rubber stamp with the names or initials of the couple. This is a great way to create a unique stamp that can be used for everything from invitations through to table decorations.
- Change of address - a custom rubber stamp is a handy way to tell people about a change of address.
- Business use - there are many ways of using a custom stamp within a business. See Custom Stamps for Small Businesses for more information.
Buying a Custom Rubber Stamp
Many rubber stamp companies and designers offer a custom service. This includes very basic stamp designs that can be customized to contain just simple information through to decorative or ornate stamps that are designed to look good as well as share information. Custom rubber stamp companies fall broadly into two groups:
- Commercial rubber stamp companies - rubber stamp companies who make rubber stamps for business, as opposed to arts and crafts use, often offer a customization service. Rubber stamp companies with an online store often offer a simple and streamlined customization service. The standard stamp designs are published online with information such as where custom text can be placed clearly detailed. The buyer then simply fills out a form to create their own custom stamp. Many of this style of rubber stamp will be self inking. This is a convenient option, however it can be limited if you want to use your normal stamping inks.
- Independent rubber stamp designers - many independent rubber stamp designers offer a customization service. They will offer a wide range of designs from simple shapes through to decorative designs. These are ideal for using in special projects such as wedding or birth announcements. One of the best places to find rubber stamp designs for customizing is Etsy. Many independent rubber stamp designers use this popular online marketplace that specializes in handmade items to sell their rubber stamps.
Tips for Buying a Custom Rubber StampIf you are thinking about buying a custom rubber stamp then here are some things to consider:
- How unique do you want your stamp to be? Even if you are customizing a standard stamp, you can still make the image stand out by using unusual colored inks or fancy embossing powder.
- Don't try to squeeze too much information onto your stamp. Remember that very tiny print may lose definition when stamped.
- Check and double check your details before you send them to the manufacturer. Manufacturers won't offer a refund if you make a mistake. Ask if you can see a proof to give final approval.