From the article: Pros and Cons of Digital Stamps
Digital stamps are becoming increasingly popular. They have many positive features - there are also some drawbacks. What do you think about digital stamps? Have you used them or do you plan to use them, or are digital stamps just not for you? Whether you are for or against digital stamps why not share your thoughts below? We look forward to hearing from you! Share Your Thoughts!
- They are some good and some not so good about digistamps. I've been printing digis all evening, I'm low on ink and almost out of paper. I stopped storing them, on my computer because I almost ran out of space, I am going to be much more careful, from now on. The basic stamps, that I use for impressions and repeat stamps on the same project, I use a mounted stamp. I keep a copy of the digis, in case I use them again. I do not see a 'yes' or a 'no' for this question, it just depends on what one is trying to accomplish.
- —Guest Carol
- I think digital stamps are great! They are very easy to use and they are not messy like other stamps. Thank you. I love them!
- —Guest Mary
full time scrapper
- I love digi for there ease of storage and always crisp and clear images. But that doesn't mean I have forsaken my rubber stash, it just easier to find and use digi. I have never abused the artist's rights, be it rubber or digi. The rules apply to both mediums.
- —Guest Grrama
New to Digi and Loving Them
- I found many uses for digis and I didn't think I would use them much at all until I joined the Digital Stamp Club (many ideas and freebies there). I also print them on copy paper in large sizes for coloring paper. Nursing homes LOVE them! It has allowed me to bless a LOT of people and I LOVE that! Happy Stamping!
- —Guest Kim
Not clip art
- Digis are much higher resolution than clip art and have cost the same effort as the artist of the 'real' stamp - they still have to be 'drawn' in some way! I do it the old fashioned way with pen & paper, then scan into graphics program, pixel-clean (very time consuming), create JPG, PNG and TIFF files and then put, with a TOU into a zip file all for the princely sum of $4.00 (£2.50)! People steal them, share them and consider this to be fair game as they're saving a few bucks..... No Honey, not clip art! Also, I should point out that the post about making your own stamps from adigi is actually contravening copyright too. That image you're making won't be a perfect copy of the artists work so you are undermining the quality of the original work. Do try to look at it from the artist's point of view - would you like your own creation to be stolen and abused? Thought not!
- —Guest Rapunzel
- What I love most about digistamps is that you can resize them to fit into certain sizes of frames--eg in your Nestabilies. I have stamped out some of my own stamps and scanned & use them the same way--ideal if the original stamp is just too big for youir Nesties-or whatever. Has anyone tried the new Digistamps at Sugar Nellies-they are just beautiful--my other favourite place is Cuddly Buddly.
- —Guest Mariana
I thought of this several years ago...
- when I moved from my 2200 sf house to a 1000 sf apartment (divorce) and had to store my collection of ~2000 physical stamps in a storage bin (haven't seen them in years, now). I realized that I could stamp them out and scan them into my computer and have far more flexibility with sizing, color, reversing, etc.; I see now that I may have been anticipating a trend! I have more fun and fewer failures "stamping" with my computer than I did with physical stamps. Not to say I don't love stamping! This is just a variation on a theme, so to speak, a way to expand one's creative horizons.
- —Guest Rivahcat
Digis are fabulous!
- Anyone who says digital stamps are no more than clip art has not been exposed to the quality of digital stamps that are available at this time. No mess, no hastle, the ability to flip, resize, layer, mask, distort, merge, etc. all without the mess, cost, storage, and clean up of rubber stamps. I've embossed them, colored them with chalk, water colors, alcohol based pens, and my grandaughter loves it when I print out large images for her to color. The images are crisp and clear and I'm able to print on cardstock vellum, fabric, etc. I've even used a stylus to emboss the image into clay. I suggest checking out www.adayfordaisies.com or www.digitalpenciltoo.com. I'm considering now scanning all my rubbers into my pc just so I have the ability to see what I have as easily as I view my digital images. I don't have the hastle of running to the store or waiting on a rubber stamp to come through the mail. I get my images either immediately or within a few hours.
- —Guest Jackie
- I love digis. Some of may absolute favorites stamps are digital. My question is this though: I understand about not sharing files (its illegal!) but is it ok for two people to SWAP printed out digis? How is it any different than swapping stamped images from rubber stamps? I know digis cost far less than rubber, but some are still quite pricey (I regularly pay $5 each for some) so I think we should be allowed SOME leeway with them. What do you think?
- —Guest Dorcas
- I don't see how they can be considered stamps at all. They are just clip art to be colored.
Thumbs up to digis
- As a snowbird who spends 6 months in the north and 6 months in the south, I find the digis so much easier to transport . Save them all to a flash drive then instead of boxes of stamps, all I need to take with me is the flash drive. Going on a camping vacation next week and will run off a few to take along to color and put together later.
- —Guest Charlotte
Glorified Clip Art
- I don't see how digi stamps are any different than clip art. They've just changed the name to try and make it something new.
- —Guest thezookeeper
- I think they are fab because you can do really large sizes this way and can make as many and you want and never have a bad stamp! You might want to check out Gecko Galz they are just starting to do Digi Stamps!
- —Guest Willow
- Living in Bali, where there are no craftshops I do have to buy via the internet. I rather buy digistamps, it is easier and no freight to pay.
- —Guest jogry
Pros and Cons
- There are good things and bad things about digital stamps. I like the fact that they are convenient and quick to use. They are a good way to get images without it being too messy. I use good quality paper to get good results. I don't like just black and white images, and sometimes I think that the digital stamps are just too 'perfect'.
- —Guest Manda Browne
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