Category: Rubber Stamps

History of the Rubber Stamp

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The History of Early Stamps

The history of the rubber stamp is long and colorful. Did you know that some of the first stamps were actually made of mud? In ancient India, mud was used to make molds that were used as stamps. Colored juice from fruit, flowers, bark, and other natural materials were used as ink. Some cultures cut impressions into thick animal hides to use as stamps. Talk about a stamp that is hard to refill! Although, it’s safe to say these types of stamps were long-lasting and resilient.

Brass stamps were used for hundreds of years to seal private documents with wax, imprinting the hot wax with the crest of the owner. The theory was that no one could spy on a sealed document without breaking the seal. Now we just use envelopes. You can generally tell when those are tampered with as well, but are much less messy and less likely to burn your fingers when sealing them.

The History of the First Rubber Stamp

Rubber stamps, on the other hand, are more of a recent invention. Rubber was discovered in the Amazon River Basin in 1736 by the French explorer Charles Marie de la Condamine. Cubes were made of the raw rubber and used as pencil erasers, but the raw rubber was unstable. When the temperature rose, the cubes turned to jelly — not very effective as an eraser.

The exact history of the very first rubber stamp is a matter of much debate, but a common belief is that Charles Goodyear was the first to discover the process of creating vulcanized rubber — far more stable than natural rubber — when he accidentally dropped some rubber and sulphur on the stove somewhere between 1839 and 1844 — the exact date differs depending on the source. This lead to Goodyear patenting the process in 1844 and the eventual development of the rubber stamp. Fun fact: Goodyear named the process vulcanization after the Roman god of fire, Vulcan.

The original rubber stamp is rumored to have been created around 1866 by James Woodruff when he took the molding techniques used by dentists and applied them to letter molds. Some time later, mechanical date and letter stamps gained worldwide popularity. By the end of the nineteenth century they became common place in post offices and business workplaces.

The Best Rubber Stamps on the Market Today!

Fortunately, we have access to some of the most advanced rubber stamps on the market today. No more mud, berries, or rubber that turns to jelly. RubberStampStation.com is your number source for the best rubber stamps on the market today!

 

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3 Easy and Creative Ways to Store Your Rubber Stamps

Rubber stamp collectors understand how essential it is to keep their stamps appropriately stored. Proper storage will prolong the life of the stamp and ensure it is easy to find when you need it. There are many things to consider when storing your stamps. They should always be stored in a cool and shady area of your home or office. Storage in darker areas ensures that the stamps don’t get too dry, which reduces the quality. Are you tired of storing your rubber stamp collection in a drawer or shoebox? Here are three easy and creative ways to store your rubber stamps that will preserve their quality.

  1. Store in a hanging shoe holder in your closet.  Keeping your rubber stamps in a hanging shoe holder in your closet it a great way to save space. Since most closets are dark and window-free, this option also helps to ensure the long-lasting quality of the stamps. Just make sure that your heavier stamps are placed at the bottom of a pile, so they don’t put too much weight on smaller stamps. You can use the extra pockets for storing additional craft or office supplies.
  2. Install shelving behind a door. If you have an extensive stamp collection, this is another convenient and creative storage option. Shelves should be smaller than the length and width of the door for full coverage when open. The shelves should also be no wider than the what is needed to hold your largest stamp so that the door can open fully without damaging any of the stamps. 
  3. Keep your stamps sealed in a three-ring binder. For expert organization and preservation, consider storing your stamps in sealed pockets within a large binder. One advantage of binder storage is the ease of location. Keep your binder on the desk, bookshelf, or in a cabinet. Make sure that it has a label for easy access to your stamp collection. Keep the stamps sealed in heavyweight sheet protectors than can easily be reopened and closed with each use.

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Each of these creative storage options will keep your stamps in excellent condition for years to come. To learn more about the best rubber stamps on the internet, call our customer service hotline at 1-850-7STAMPS or visit our website today!

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Equip Your Kids with Back to School Rubber Stamps!

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Can you believe that summer is already coming to a close? Whether you’re looking forward to the kids going back to school or not, it’s time to start gathering the supplies they need to be successful this school year. Aside from obvious items such as pencils and notebook paper, you’ll also want to purchase back to school rubber stamps for your young scholars. Here are a few examples of stamps that will make returning to the classroom a bit easier and more enjoyable:

  • Permanent Clothing & Fabric Rubber Stamps – This type of back to school rubber stamp is an absolute must, especially for kids who are known to misplace things. Using this tool, you can stamp your child’s name, address and phone number on any fabric surface, from a backpack to a gym uniform to a lunchbox. This way, if an item gets lost or accidentally swapped, the person who discovers it will know who to return it to.
  • Name Stamps – Another product that will benefit your child is a rubber stamp with his/her name on it. Students are expected to write their name on papers countless times each day, so having a name stamp will save your young learner time and effort. This stamp will also come in handy when your child needs to add his/her name to the inside cover of books, as it will create an impression that can’t be erased or misread. Plus, designing a custom name rubber stamp complete with your child’s favorite logo, font, and ink color will get his/her creative juices flowing!
  • Planner Stamps – Does your student need some help keeping track of homework assignments and other responsibilities? Planner rubber stamps make it fun to stay organized! In our logo library, we’ve got a variety of images that your child will be excited to use on his/her weekly schedule. Perhaps you’ll order a stamp with a food-related image to remind your child to pack lunch, or maybe it’ll be a protractor logo that brings to mind the math homework that’s due the next day. The possibilities are endless with these made-to-order back to school rubber stamps!

As you can see, there are many practical uses for back to school rubber stamps. Looking for more rubber stamps that students love? Check out our post on yearbook rubber stamps – it’s never too early to order them for next summer!

Save Time & Gas – Order Rubber Stamps from Home!

Here at Rubber Stamp Station, we know that back-to-school season can be exhausting. That’s why we make it easy for our customers to purchase back to school rubber stamps and other essential supplies from the comfort of their own home! That’s right – just place an order directly from our website or by calling 1 (850) 7STAMPS and we’ll ship your products right to your doorstep.

The first day of school is almost here, so don’t wait – order back to school rubber stamps now! We can’t wait to show you why we’re known for being the rubber stamp source that offers superior quality and service!

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How Rubber Stamps Can Simplify Your Wedding Preparations

Wedding Rubber Stamps

Planning your wedding is an exciting and memorable experience, but it can also be quite stressful. There are many things to do, from picking a venue to creating your guest list to writing those special vows. Fortunately, wedding rubber stamps can lower your stress levels by helping you to easily and cost-effectively create many of the materials you need for your big day. Here are just a few examples:

  • Invitations – It’s no secret that making your own wedding invitations is a far better deal than purchasing commercial ones. However, there’s another advantage that many people don’t consider – opting to make DIY invitations using wedding rubber stamps also allows you to play around with the design of the invitations. You can experiment with different layouts, ink colors, and fonts until you find one that perfectly represents your wedding theme and personality. Interested in reading our tips on creating beautiful invitations with wedding rubber stamps? Check out our past post.
  • Napkins – Adding a small monogram or the date of your wedding to guests’ napkins for cocktail hour or dinner is a simple and stylish way to put some personality into your table settings. With wedding rubber stamps, you can add these extras to your napkins and other paper items with one quick press. Not only is this easier than having custom napkins printed, but it will also make for more authentic looking table accessories.
  • Wedding favors – The best wedding favors are unique, heartfelt, and practical. It’s possible to create favors with all three of these characteristics using wedding rubber stamps! For instance, you can make cardboard coasters or even pillows with a phrase, the date of your wedding, or something else stamped on them.

Apart from these examples, there are many more ways to use wedding rubber stamps. To start experimenting, head over to our WizardDesign portal!

Trust Rubber Stamp Station for Personalized Wedding Rubber Stamps!

To make sure your wedding rubber stamps arrive in a timely manner and do what you need them to, it’s important to order them from a trustworthy source. That’s where Rubber Stamp Station comes in! As a family owned and operated business with more than 60 years in the stamp industry, we’re known for providing customers with outstanding service and high-quality products. Furthermore, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with every purchase. That means that if you’re anything less than thrilled with the wedding rubber stamps you receive from us, we’ll give you a full refund (minus shipping costs.)

Ready to order your own personalized wedding rubber stamps? Visit us on the web or call 1 (850) 7STAMPS now. We look forward to helping you tie the knot!

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Simplify Yearbook Signing with Our Best Yearbook Rubber Stamps!

 

Best Yearbook Rubber Stamps

Signing yearbooks is a fun and special tradition in elementary, middle and high schools across the nation. Many college students and professors even exchange yearbook messages! This activity allows students to reflect on their friendships and remember their classmates far down the line. Furthermore, it gives teachers the opportunity to write heartfelt notes to their students and wish them success in the future.

With the school year coming to a close, the time for yearbook signing is near. Here at Rubber Stamp Station, we think this tradition is a great one – that’s why we sell yearbook rubber stamps that make it simple to leave your unique mark in the yearbooks of those at your school! Here are some examples of our best yearbook rubber stamps, all of which you can design and order in a few easy steps:

  • A message & logo stamp – If you’re after a yearbook rubber stamp that isn’t too personal and can be used for both friends and acquaintances, we recommend making one with a message such as “Have a great summer!” followed by your name. If desired, you can also include a logo of your choice to spice up the stamp. This can be anything from a palm tree to a logo depicting your favorite sport. Or, if you’re a teacher, you might choose to add an apple logo – there are tons of options to choose from in our logo library!
  • A photo stamp – When it comes to making a lasting impression on your classmates, nothing will do the trick quite as well as stamping a photo of yourself in their yearbooks! It’s easier than you might think to do so – simply click “Upload Logo” in the “Create your design” step when customizing your yearbook rubber stamp and select the photo you would like to use from your files. You might also consider choosing a photo of the school or something else that represents your academic experience – it’s all up to you!
  • A signature stamp – Want to keep things super simple? The best yearbook rubber stamp for you is a signature stamp! Making one will save you from having to sign your name over and over again. Plus, this stamp will be especially useful if your handwriting isn’t the most legible. To learn how to make your own custom signature stamp, check out our tutorial!

These are just a few of the best yearbook rubber stamps you can create on our website. To discover the full range of possibilities, head over to our stamp design portal and start experimenting!

Yearbook Signing Season Is Almost Here – Order Today!

In the market for a high-quality, personalized yearbook rubber stamp for yourself or your child? Don’t delay – visit RubberStampStation.com now and get to work on your stamp design to ensure that it arrives in time for yearbook signing day! If you need any assistance with designing or ordering your stamp, we’ll be happy to help – just call 1 (850) 7STAMPS. We can’t wait to show you why we’re known for providing the best yearbook rubber stamps on the market!

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Traditional vs. Pre-Inked vs. Self-Inking: What’s the Difference?

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With all of the different types of high-quality rubber stamps we sell, it can be difficult to figure out what sets them apart and which variety is best for your purposes. To help clear things up, here’s what you need to know about the three most common types of rubber stamps – traditional, pre-inked and self-inking – in order to choose the right one for your needs:

  • Traditional Rubber Hand Stamps – When most people think of a rubber stamp, this is what comes to mind. Unlike self-inking and pre-inked stamps, traditional rubber hand stamps are a bit old-school, as they require you to use a separate ink pad each time you want to create an impression. While this may seem inconvenient, it’s actually a good thing in many instances because it allows you to alternate ink colors with the same stamp. So if you’re going to be using your stamp for crafts or some other purpose that requires a variety of ink colors, the classic rubber hand stamp is probably your best bet, as it will save you from having to buy a stamp for every ink color you’d like to use.
  • Pre-Inked Rubber Stamps – Not a fan of the separate ink pad? Pre-inked rubber stamps allow you to go without it, as they have oil-based ink molded right into the stamp. Simply press down and the ink will flow through the die plate inside of the stamp and create a clean, flawless impression. Best of all, pre-inked stamps are typically good for 50,000+ impressions, meaning you’ll hardly ever have to interrupt your stamping to re-ink them.
  • Self-Inking Rubber Stamps – Much like their pre-inked relatives, self-inking rubber stamps don’t require a separate ink pad. This is because the stamps are mechanically inked each time you press down on them. Another benefit of self-inking rubber stamps is that they use water-based ink, meaning they’ll never bleed or go through your papers. While they run out of ink much faster than pre-inked rubber stamps (usually they need to be re-inked after about 7,000 impressions), it’s easy to add more ink. Furthermore, self-inking stamps are a great choice for those seeking quick and simple stamping.

Now that you’re clear on the differences between the various types of high-quality rubber stamps we sell, it’s time to head over to our website and do some shopping! We offer a huge selection of classic, pre-inked and self-inking rubber stamps as well as replacement ink for all of these varieties.

Purchase High-Quality Rubber Stamps in No Time At All!

Are you ready to stock up on high-quality rubber stamps? Don’t waste time and money by going to an overpriced office supply store – order from Rubber Stamp Station by using our secure online checkout or by calling 1 (850) 7STAMPS! And if you’re interested in learning about the many uses for our food rubber stamps, don’t forget to take a peek at last week’s post. We can’t wait to hear what you think of our high-quality rubber stamps!

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4 Steps to a More Organized Office

Rubber Stamps For The Office

Is one of your resolutions for 2017 to become more organized? You’re in luck! Rubber Stamp Station has some great tips and tricks for making your office at home or work a less cluttered, more productive space in the new year:

  1. Get rid of unnecessary items – The start of the new year is the perfect opportunity to purge your office of unneeded things that are just taking up space and collecting dust. Look around your office and try to think of the last time you used each item. If it was more than a few months ago and you don’t foresee yourself needing the item in the near future, toss it. And as for office décor, get rid of anything that interferes with your productivity.
  2. Invest in desktop organizers – Once you’ve limited your office supplies to what you really need, it’s time to organize them in trays and containers on your desktop. To maintain the organizational system you create throughout the year, label each organizer to remind yourself what goes where.
  3. Pare down your filing cabinet – If it’s been a while since you last went through your filing cabinet, now is the time to do so! Sort out what things you can shred or throw away, what you can store digitally and what you need to keep a paper copy of.
  4. Purchase rubber stamps for the office – Another super easy way to keep your space organized is to use rubber stamps for the office. For instance, with our dater stamps, you can mark the date you received a document or the date when it can be discarded. Plus, using Trodat message stamps, you can indicate that a file has been copied, an invoice has been paid, data has been entered and much more. Finally, our text stamps are ideal for adding your company’s address or logo to a document without having to pick up a pen.

By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to create a workspace in which you can concentrate and get things accomplished.

Order Your Rubber Stamps for the Office Today!

If you’re ready to start organizing your space and increasing your productivity in 2017, it’s time to place an order for office rubber stamps. To do so, simply visit RubberStampStation.com or give us a call at 1 (850) 7STAMPS. And if you’re interested in learning how to emboss using rubber stamps, be sure to check out last week’s blog post. We can’t wait to show you why we’re known as the best online source for office rubber stamps!

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How to Emboss Using Rubber Stamps

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A few months ago, we gave you the scoop on the process of embossing and how you can use it for both creative and functional purposes. However, we didn’t tell you about the fact that our high-quality rubber stamps can be used for embossing. In order to emboss with rubber stamps, you’ll only need a few supplies:

  • High-quality rubber stamps, which you can design and order from our website
  • Card stock
  • A heat source, such as an embossing gun or a hair dryer
  • Embossing pigment or ink
  • Embossing powder

Once you’ve gathered these items, follow these seven easy steps to begin embossing with rubber stamps:

    1. Select the high-quality rubber stamp you would like to use and firmly press it into your embossing pigment or ink, making sure that the face of the stamp is coated evenly and fully.
    2. Choose the piece of card stock you’d like to emboss. Lay it on a flat surface and place your stamp on the card stock, applying a fair amount of pressure so that the ink/pigment will be transferred.
    3. Once you’ve done so, lift the high-quality rubber stamp straight up so that the impression isn’t smeared and set the stamp aside.
    4. Now, quickly sprinkle some embossing powder onto the stamp impression before the ink/pigment starts to dry. The powder will add a sparkly, metallic finish to the impression.
    5. Lift up the card stock and tilt it so that any excess powder falls back into the container. You may need to gently shake or tap the card stock to get it all off.
    6. To ensure that the embossing powder stays on your card stock, you’ll need to hold a heat source above the impression until the powder has been fully melted.
    7. Once the powder is melted and dry to the touch, you’re finished! Now, all that’s left to do is repeat the process with other high-quality rubber stamps if desired.

As you can see, it’s simple and quick to create gorgeous, impressive embossing impressions using high-quality rubber stamps and a few other inexpensive supplies!

Start Embossing with Rubber Stamps Today!

To emboss with rubber stamps, you’ll obviously need to obtain one or more stamps. Luckily, Rubber Stamp Station offers a huge selection of customizable, high-quality rubber stamps! Whether you’d like to emboss using a rubber stamp with an image of an animal, a team logo or a few lines of personalized text, we give you complete freedom to create your ideal stamp design.

Ready to place an order? Visit RubberStampStation.com or call 1 (850) 7STAMPS now. We look forward to having you as a customer!

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3 Ways to Use Rubber Stamps at Your Business

Rubber Stamps for Businesses

Rubber stamps are known for being a great tool for arts and crafts, but they can also bring some major benefits to companies of all sizes and types. Here are just a few ways to use rubber stamps for business:

  1. Labeling packages. When you send a package to a customer or another company, it’s important to indicate if the item is fragile, can’t be left in the sun, contains toxic chemicals, etc. In addition, you may also want to display that your products are kosher or proudly made in the USA. Our customizable rubber stamps for businesses make it easy to do any of these things! Simply go to our website and click on “Express Order” to select your stamp template. Next, choose one of our pre-made packaging logos or upload your own. If desired, you can also add text to further clarify your message.
  2. Setting your company apart from competitors. Do you want your organization to be memorable? Of course you do! A personalized stamp that includes all of your company’s information can help you make this happen. To create the stamp, you’ll once again want to visit the “Express Order” section of our website and choose a template. You can opt to include your company’s name, address, phone number, email address, website or whatever else you’d like. Then comes the fun part – making your design! We have many different fonts, ink colors and borders to choose from, allowing you to create a rubber stamp that represents what your organization is all about. Plus, we offer hundreds of logos that are sure to add pizzazz to your business rubber stamps.
  3. Completing daily tasks around the office. For jobs that you do multiple times a day, such as writing the date, signing documents and jotting notes to your coworkers, it’s a wise decision to invest in a rubber stamp that will do the work for you. Not only will this save you time and effort, but it will ensure that miscommunications don’t occur due to unclear handwriting. To learn more about our rubber stamps for businesses to use in the office, check out this blog post.

If you’re looking to improve the way your company functions, we hope you’ll give our rubber stamps for businesses a try!

Skip the Office Supply Store – Order Online!

Here at Rubber Stamp Station, we believe that you shouldn’t have to make a trip to the office supply store in order to find high-quality business rubber stamps at a great price. That’s why we allow you to place your order online or by phone. Not to mention we offer free shipping on all orders over $30!

Start your journey to a more productive, successful organization today by calling us at 1 (850) 7STAMPS or visiting our website. We look forward to providing you with unbelievable deals on rubber stamps for your business!

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How Can Pocket Stamps Simplify My Professional Life?

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Does your career require you to meet with clients outside the office on a regular basis? We’re sure you’re aware it can be difficult to fit all of your office supplies into a briefcase, especially if you need to bring a large stack of documents. One way to lighten your load is to invest in Trodat pocket stamps from Rubber Stamp Station.

What is a pocket stamp, you ask? It’s exactly what it sounds like – a small, portable stamp designed to fit into your pocket, purse, laptop bag, etc. So whether you’re a real estate agent, a construction worker or a doctor, you’ll have easy access to your pocket stamp at any time and for any purpose. And each time you use the Mobile Printy pocket stamp from Trodat, you’ll enjoy the following awesome features:

  • Easy operation – Not only are Trodat pocket stamps convenient to bring with you wherever you go; they’re also easy to use! In fact, it only takes one hand to open, stamp and close the Mobile Printy.
  • Clean impressions – Another great thing about the Mobile Printy is that it delivers smooth, smear-free impressions every time. This is due to its innovative pyramid shape, which guarantees optimal pressure distribution across the entire text plate.
  • Ability to sign multiple documents quickly – When you’re pressed for time or need to put the same information on many different documents, having a pocket stamp will save the day! And since they’re so small, you can order a few different ones for multiple purposes and still have no problem transporting them to the office or to meetings with clients.

As you can see, the functionality and convenience offered by Trodat pocket stamps are truly unbeatable.

Shop Our Selection of the Best Pocket Stamps Now!

Ready to try out the useful Trodat Mobile Printy for yourself? Buy it from Rubber Stamp Station, and you’ll enjoy a huge selection of stamp sizes and ink colors, fast shipping and exceptional customer service. To order the best pocket stamps around, just give us a call at 1 (850) 7STAMPS or head over to our online catalog. And for tips on protecting yourself against identity theft, don’t miss our blog post from last week. Thanks for considering us as your source for the best pocket stamps and other stamp items!

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