Category: Stamp Ink

50 Uses for Rubber Stamps – Part 10 (Stationary Projects)

stationary project stamp ideas

Part 10 of our 50 Uses for Rubber Stamps series brings great ideas for stationary projects! Here are a few great ideas from Rubber Stamp Station to help you narrow down what kind of stamp you need for your stationary projects.

47. Faux Foil Printing on Stationary

Foil printing on business cards and other stationary can get very expensive. Fortunately, it is possible to add your own faux foil printing to spice up your custom stationary . All you need is a stamp pad with metallic ink! Faux foil borders, text, and logos will really set you business card, invitations, and other custom stationary projects apart from the rest of the crowd without costing a fortune.


Product Warning: Trodat stamps were not made to be used with other brands of ink. Using non-Trodat ink may permanently damage your stamp and render it unable to function for its intended purpose.


48. Multicolored Stamp Impressions

Are you tired of always stamping with the same color of ink? When you use a Trodat stamp that requires an ink pad, you can purchase multiple colors of ink. But, rather than simply stamping with one color of ink, you can carefully apply multiple colors to create a unique, multicolored impression. All you need is your custom stamp, Trodat ink pads containing the colors of your choice, and a small paint brush for each color. It is best to have one paint brush for each color so you avoid having to stop and wash your brush between colors. Once you have all your supplies, simply take each brush and apply the individual colors where you want them to show up on the stamp. When you are done, test the stamp impression on a piece of scrap paper.

It may take some trial and error to figure out how much ink to apply. You will likely need to apply several coats to each section as the ink will be harder to apply with a brush than it would be by simply pressing the stamp into the pad. The more intricate the stamp design is, the more difficult this technique will be. Bear this in mind when selecting your stamp for this projects. Larger lettering and less detailed graphics will make this project easier.

Need some help figuring out which stamp matches your specific needs? Give us a call at 1 (850) 7STAMPS or visit us online. Our team is here to assist in any way we can.

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Choosing Ink for Your Trodat or Ultimark Rubber Stamp

Choosing ink

Without ink, your rubber stamp may look pretty and professional, but it won’t do you much good. So what do you do when your stamp runs out of ink? Can you refill it or do you have to buy a new stamp?

Choosing ink for Trodat Stamps

When your high quality rubber stamp is in need of new ink, you’ll first want to clarify a few specifications about your stamp. First, you need to determine what brand your stamp is. We carry two brands, Trodat and Ultimark. It is important to note that the ink for these two brands is never interchangeable.

For Trodat stamps, be sure to choose a replacement pad or ink made by Trodat, not by Ultimark. If you use Ultimark ink instead, the rubber dye on your high quality rubber stamp will begin to swell because it’s not compatible with oil-based ink made by Ultimark. This will result in a poor stamp impression and a ruined rubber stamp.

Have a self-inking Trodat stamp? Lost your stamp pad or have one that has aged to a point where you can no longer use it? You need to find the replacement pad designed specifically for the model number on your stamp. Just find the correct model, choose your ink color and be on your way!

However, if your rubber stamp pad is simply dried up and out of ink, there is no need to buy a whole new pad. Just buy a bottle of Trodat refill ink. This is available in blue, black, green, violet and red. Our versatile refill ink is best kept in multiple colors with multiple pads to ensure that you always have the color of ink you need!

Choosing ink for Ultimark Stamps

If your stamp is made by Ultimark, the process is a bit simpler for you. Because all of the Ultimark stamps we sell are of the pre-inked variety, you’ll want Ultimark Stamp Ink, available in either ½ oz or 2 oz bottles.

Remember, Trodat ink can never be used with Ultimark products. While both brands make great stamps, Trodat ink is a lower viscosity than Ultimark ink, which causes Trodat ink to leak out of any Ultimark stamp. This would completely defeat the purpose of your mess-free self-inking stamps, and no one wants to be stuck cleaning that mess up!

Remember, always match the brand of ink to the brand of stamp. If you ever have any questions, our experienced rubber stamp experts are always available to help you with all of your rubber stamp needs. Do not hesitate to call us at 1 (850) 7STAMPS for assistance. Have a wonderful New Year!

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Quick Tips for Cleaning Ink off Skin and Fabrics

When using rubber stamps, there is always a risk of getting ink on yourself or your clothes. Don’t panic! Here are some quick tips from your Trodat rubber stamp experts at the Rubber Stamp Station on how to remove ink from your hands and clothes.

Cleaning Ink Off Bare Skin

If you get ink on your skin, you only need a few supplies to clean it off:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Paper towels
  • Gojo (or similar soap containing pumice)

It is simple enough to clean most of the ink off bare skin with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. Once a majority of the ink has been removed, you can simply wash the rest of it off with warm water and a soap containing pumice such as Gojo. Any leftover discoloration of the skin should disappear within 24 hours.

If you are unlucky enough to get the ink on clothing or upholstery, the cleaning process gets a little more complicated. There are several options to try.

Cleaning Ink Off Fabrics

Option 1

You will need a few supplies:

  • 1 quart warm water
  • ½ tsp. dishwashing detergent
  • 1 tbsp. ammonia

All these ingredients get mixed together to create a solution in which the stained fabric should be soaked for half an hour. After soaking, the fabric should be rinsed well in warm water. If some ink still remains, it is time to move on to the next option.

Option 2

This is not a good option for cotton or linen based fabrics, but should work on most others. The supplies you will need include:

  • 1 quart of warm water
  • 1 tbsp. white vinegar

These should be mixed to create a solution in which the stained fabric should be soaked for one hour before rinsing in warm water. If some staining still remains, there is a third option to try.

Option 3

This option requires:

  • Rubbing alcohol diluted with warm water in a 1:1 ratio
  • Paper towels or cotton balls

Dilute the rubbing alcohol with warm water and use a paper towel or cotton ball to apply the solution directly to the stain. Hold the solution over the stain until it begins to loosen. When the stain begins to loosen, gently dab it away. Depending on the size and severity of the stain, you may need to reapply this several times before the stain begins to dissipate. Once you have gotten as much of the stain out as possible, rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Keys to Success

  1. Always use warm water as this will loosen the stain and make your job easier. Cold water will set the stain and make cleaning ink stains that much more difficult.
  2. The sooner you remove the stain, the more you will be able to get out. The longer you wait, the less you will be able to salvage, especially with delicate fabrics.

We hope you get that stain out! On the other hand, you may want to leave a mark on fabric—you can use a clothing marker stamp to leave an identifying impression on clothes, towels, uniforms, etc. Never lose a garment or accessory again!

If you have any questions about our rubber stamps or the ordering process on our website, give us a call at 1 (850) 7STAMPS. We look forward to chatting with you!

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Find the Perfect Text Stamps for the Office at RSS!

Find the Perfect Text Stamps for the Office at RSS!

If you’re in search of the best text stamps for the office, look no further than Rubber Stamp Station! Whether you need self-inking or pre-inked stamps, we have everything you need to be successful in the workplace. Wondering which type of rubber stamp is right for you? Keep reading to find out about our full collection of text stamps for the office:

  • Self-Inking Text Stamps: We sell Trodat Professional Line text stamps in a wide variety of sizes and ink colors. Built to last, every stamp is made of heavy-duty metal. Use these self-inking text stamps for putting your company logo or address on documents and packages.
  • Pre-Inked Text Stamps: With Ultimark pre-inked stamps, your job will be easier. That’s because the ink is in the stamp, so you’ll never have to worry about buying separate stamp pads! And when your stamp runs out of ink, it’s super simple to add more. We guarantee you’ll be impressed by the crisp, clean impression these office text stamps make!
  • Rubber Hand Stamps: If you prefer to use an ink pad, then this traditional hand stamp is perfect for you. We offer it in many sizes, from 1/4” all the way up to 3”.

As you can see, we carry a plethora of high-quality text stamps for every job.

Why Is RSS The Best Place To Buy Office Text Stamps?

So why should you buy from us instead of one of our competitors?

  • We’re fast. Our website is super easy to navigate, plus we provide lightning-fast shipping with every order!
  • We’re friendly. As a family-owned business, we pride ourselves in delivering only the highest levels of customer care.
  • We’re affordable. To save you money, we sell all of our stamps for between 15% and 50% off the list prices.

In order to ensure we’re living up to expectations, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for some reason you aren’t completely happy with our service or products, we’ll provide you with a full refund (excluding shipping costs). You can feel secure in your decision to shop with us!

Call or Click Today to Order Your Stamps!

Are you ready to get great deals on the best text stamps for the office? Give us a call at 1 (850) 7 STAMPS or email info@RubberStampStation.com to order. We look forward to serving you!

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Out of Ink? Count on Us for Replacement Ink Pads

Replacement Ink Pads – Rubber Stamp Station

When you’re in need of replacement ink pads, where should you turn? The answer is RubberStampStation.com. For years, we’ve been known as the best online distributor for stamps and stamp accessories. This reputation has come as a result of our unwavering commitment to both quality and customer service.

Here at Rubber Stamp Station, we offer replacement ink pads for stamps from top-rated brands such as Trodat and Ideal. Ready to replace the ink in your Trodat or Ideal stamp? Here’s a rundown of which ink pads go with which stamp models:

  • Replacement Ink Pads for Ideal Model Self-Inking Stamps: These ink pads are available in black, red, blue, green, and violet. Use them if your stamp is an Ideal model. We offer replacement pads for Ideal 50, 100, 200, and 300. To select the right ink pad for your stamp, just locate the number on it and order the one that matches!
  • Printy and Professional Model Replacement Ink Pads: Our ink pads for the Trodat Printy and Professional models come in all of the same great colors as the ones for the Ideal models. In addition, two color (blue/red) ink pads are available for daters. Not sure which replacement pad will fit your stamp? Simply read the descriptions on our website to find out which Trodat models each ink pad works for.

No matter which type of replacement ink pad you’re looking for, Rubber Stamp Station is the best online stamp distributor from which to purchase it. We do our absolute best to keep our inventory full, and we restock as quickly as possible when products sell out. Not to mention we sell all of our products for between 15% and 50% off the list prices!

We Sell Much More Than Just Replacement Ink Pads

Apart from ink pads, RubberStampStation.com is also a great place to buy refill ink, traditional stamp pads, and other stamp accessories. We also pride ourselves in offering everything you need for the office, including:

  • Desk Holders with Plates
  • Wall Holders with Plates
  • Name Badges
  • Plates Only

Ready to shop our huge selection? Visit us on the web or call our hotline at 1 (850) 7STAMPS today. For a list of our best dater stamps for the office, check out our blog. We look forward to hearing from you and serving you in the near future!

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Check Out Our Best Dater Stamps for the Office

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If you work in an office, chances are you find yourself writing the date many times a day. So why not save yourself time and effort by purchasing a dater stamp? Here at Rubber Stamp Station, we offer tons of great dater stamps for the office from the leading stamp brand Trodat:

  • Trodat Professional Line Daters: These handy stamps are standard with a minimum of 10 years on the date band. Due to their ergonomic design and steel cores, Trodat Professional Line daters will provide years of precise stamping.
  • Trodat Non Self-Inking Daters: This type of dating stamp features a flat band with die plates that allow you to add custom text. Because they are non self-inking, these stamps require a separate ink pad. Luckily, we have a wide variety of them! Check out our selection of ink pads.
  • Trodat Daters (Date Only): Just looking to stamp the date? These daters are for you. Choose from three different sizes: 1/8”, 5/32”, or 3/16” character size.
  • Dial-A-Phrase Stamps with Date: Use the Trodat dial-a-phrase stamp for when you need to write the date and a short message. As one of our best dater stamps, it can hold up to 12 frequently used short texts in combination with the date.

No matter which one of these best dater stamps you choose, you can rest assured you’ll get a great deal when you buy from RubberStampStation.com. We believe you deserve low prices, which is why we sell all of our products for between 15% and 50% off the list prices.

Though we have the most reasonable prices around, we never skimp on quality. We only sell rubber stamps and accessories that we would personally use ourselves. But if for some reason you’re not 100% satisfied with your order, we’ll give you a full refund (excluding shipping costs) when you return your products. That’s our promise to you.

Call to Order the Best Dater Stamps for the Office Today!

If you’re ready to say goodbye to the annoying, tedious process of writing out the date on documents, then it’s time to order one or more of our Trodat dater stamps! To do so, you can either visit the Rubber Stamp Station website or call our hotline at 1 (850) 7STAMPS. If you’re interested in learning about our various other types of rubber stamps, read up on our past blog posts. From all of us here at RSS, thanks for reading!

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Rubber Stamp Numberers for the Home & Office

Trodat numberer stamp

Writing down the same number over and over sure can get repetitive. Don’t get carpal tunnel – get a Trodat numberer stamp so that you can better number pages, keep track of inventory and professionally number all of your documents. To learn about the three different numberer rubber stamp options from Trodat, read on:


Trodat 5546 Professional Numberer

Part of the CO2 climate-neutral line of stamps developed by Trodat, this professional line numberer contains six individually adjustable number bands. This is a self-inking hand stamp that is one color. The number/date stamp is available in black, green, red, blue or violet ink. Good for 5,000+ clear impressions before needing more ink. Each stamp comes equipped with 6 number bands that stamp at the size of 5/32”.


Trodat 5558 Professional Numberer

Professionals prefer the quality and precision of the Trodat 5558 self-inking professional line stamp. It’s the perfect companion for those working in insurance offices, doctor’s offices, bank teller’s terminals and other offices. It comes with eight easily adjustable bands. Choose from black, red, blue, green or violent ink. Good for 5,000+ clear impressions before you need any rubber stamp refill ink. This stamp has 8 number bands and stamps to a size of 3/16”.


Trodat 55510 Professional Numberer

Utilize this Trodat best-seller for all of your numbering needs. The Trodat 55510 line/number stamp includes 10 adjustable bands of numbers. As a self-inking stamp, it’s good for thousands of clear impressions before needing refill ink. Select one color for your stamp from red, blue, violet, green or black. The grandaddy of them all, this large rubber stamp has a whopping 10 number bands and stamps at 3/16”.


And that’s the full rundown! In sum, the main differences between these stamps are the number of bands and the size of the impressions. If you have any questions concerning our rubber numberer stamps or anything else, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1 (850) 7STAMPS!

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Stay Organized with Trodat Dater Stamps

dater stamps for office

In the new year, how many times have you dated something with “2014” out of habit? It’s bound to happen a few times, but not if you have one of the best dater stamps on the market! If you’re working in an office environment where staying organized with dates is critical, you’ll definitely want to check out some of these high-quality dater stamps:


Trodat 5430 Professional Dater

Ready to rock any day of the year, this self-inking professional dater is good for thousands of stamps. It can also be re-inked once it runs out. Customize up to four lines of text to appear abo
ve the date. Character size of date: 5/32”. Available in black, blue, blue/red, green, red and violet.


Trodat 5460 Professional Dater

Fully customizable in all aspects, the Trodat 5460 Professional Dater is the best way to get across your message loud and clear, any time of year. Includes up to eight lines of text in character size 5/32”. Good for thousands of stamps and able to be re-inked once it runs dry.


Trodat 5480 Professional Dater

Get things done and get your message across with this generously sized self-inking professional dater. Good for thousands of stamps, choose from six color options. Easily adjust the date stamp to the correct day, month and year. Along with the date, this hand stamp can feature your logo or other desired graphics, your company name, and up to 12 lines of text.


1117 Dial-A-Phrase Stamp with Date

Streamline what needs to be said in your office with this one color dial-a-phrase date stamp. Includes 12 years on the date band and 12 frequently used phrases: ANSWERED, Backordered, BILLED, CANCELLED, CHARGED, CHECKED, DELIVERED, ENTERED, FAXED, PAID, RECEIVED, SHIPPED. Perfect for proper organization of paperwork and other goods in a variety of businesses.


Trodat 3350 Die Plate Dater

Perform the age old task of date stamping with the Trodat 3350, a modern looking die plate dater. Adjustable wheels allow for easy selection of the proper date. Add up to two lines of custom text, above the date, located within the 5/16 x 1 ¼ plate area. Note: ink pads sold separately under Stamp Accessories.


And that’s not all — you’ll want to view our full selection of professional dater stamps to find the right one for you! 

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How to Get Ink Off Your Hands & Clothes

how to remove ink from clothes

It’s happened to all of us. The stamp slips and stains our hands or, even worse, our clothing, and we’re left feeling frustrated with the mess. Luckily, Trodat rubber stamp ink is completely free of hazardous substances and can be easily washed off your fingers and, with some patience, washed out of clothing as well.

If you have ink all over your hands, the solution is as simple as cleaning them off with some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. Once you’ve rubbed your hands with the towel and removed the majority of the ink, you can wash your hands with a pumice-containing soap such as Lava soap to remove the rest of the ink. Any leftover discoloration on your skin should disappear within 24 hours!

If you’ve gotten ink on your clothes, getting it out can be a bit more complicated than getting it off your hands. You’ll want to soak the garment in one of the following solutions before washing it:

  • Try this one first, as it is the most common solution: 1 quart warm water, ½ tsp. Dishwashing detergent and 1 tbsp. ammonia. Mix it all together well and then soak the ink-stained garment for half-an-hour. After soaking, rinse the garment well. If this doesn’t work, move onto the next solution.
  • This solution probably won’t work on cotton or linen, but will work on other fabrics. Mix 1 quart of warm water and 1 tbsp. white vinegar. Soak the stained garment for one hour before rinsing. If the stain remains, there’s one more thing we recommend trying…
  • Take diluted rubbing alcohol and dab the stain with a clean pad. When the stain begins to loosen, take the pad to it and dab it away. Once you’ve gotten as much of the stain out as possible, rinse the garment and let it dry.

Hopefully one of these solutions will work for you. There are no guarantees, but, if nothing else, these steps should fade the stain to the point where it’s barely noticeable!

A rubber stamp is nothing without ink, so the next time your hands or clothing become stained from a round of vigorous stamping, just keep in mind that the ink is a “necessary evil” and without it, you’d be hand-writing everything! And remember, for all of your rubber stamp needs, trust Rubber Stamp Station, the best source for Trodat stamps online.

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Replacing a Trodat Ink Pad

Trodat Ink Pad

Welcome back for another installment of the Rubber Stamp Station blog! This week’s topic is the process of switching out a dried up and inkless Trodat ink pad for a new one in your self-inking Trodat “Printy” stamp.

First, you’ll need to purchase a replacement pad that matches the high quality rubber stamp you already have. Simply match up the model number of the stamp with the model number of the Printy replacement pad and you’ll be good to go! You’ll be able to find all of these replacement pads on our site, the best rubber stamp distributor online.

To get started, you’ll want a sheet of scrap paper and your Trodat replacement pad. Place your printy on the piece of paper so the Trodat logo faces away from you.

Next, locate the thin rectangular insert that is the currently installed ink pad. Press down on the top part of the stamp and depress the small buttons on the sides of the top part of the rubber stamp. Turn the stamp around so the Trodat logo faces you and depress the button below the logo. You will then see the ink pad pop out slightly from the other side of the stamp.

Pull out the ink pad with your fingers and recycle it. Note that all Trodat ink is non-toxic! Now you can unwrap the new replacement pad and insert it into the pad chamber with the inked side face up. Push down on the top of the stamp to lock the pad into place.

Take your waste paper and do a few test prints. You’ll be in business when the print is filled out with even ink coverage.

If at any point in the replacement process, just give us a call 1 (850) 7STAMPS for assistance. Our incredible customer service department is more than happy to help with any of your rubber stamp needs, and we’re also happy to tell you about what else we offer in the way of the best rubber stamps online!

As always, thank you for choosing Rubber Stamp Station!

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