Category: Self-Inking Stamps

How to Change the Ink Pad in Your Self-Inking Stamps

stampsSelf-Inking Stamps – Oh No! I’m Out of Ink

Self-inking stamps are great for businesses and an easy-to-use artistic tool that can help you personalize any document or craft. They’re convenient, clean, affordable, and without an extra pad of ink to carry around, mobile. However, what do you do when they run out of ink? Don’t worry! Changing the ink pad in a self-inking stamp is easy. No need to throw away that stamp. Follow these simple steps to change the inkpad in your Trodat Printy stamp.

The Materials You’ll Need

  • Your Troday Printy Self-Inking Stamp
  • A replacement pad of ink
  • A sheet of paper – any kind will do, even a Sticky-Note

How to Change the Inkpad in Your Self-Inking Stamp

  1. First, you need to purchase a replacement pad for your self-inking stamp. It’s of the utmost importance you buy the right size! To avoid mistakes, simply match the model number of your Trodat stamp to the model number of the replacement pad. For ease of use, all the replacement pads and model numbers are available on our website. Make sure you get the color you want!
  2. Place the Trodat stamp on your sheet of paper. Make sure the Trodat logo is facing away from you.
  3. Find the insert that indicates the current pad. It will be rectangular and thin.
  4. Press down on the stamp while simultaneously pressing the buttons on the sides of the top of the stamp.
  5. Now turn the stamp around so the logo is facing you and press the button below the logo. The ink pad will pop out from the other side! Pull it out and recycle it. All Trodat ink is environmentally friendly and non-toxic.
  6. After you’ve unwrapped your new inkpad, insert it into the chamber with the ink side face up.
  7. Press down on the top of the stamp to lock the inkpad into place.
  8. Do a few test stamps on your sheet of paper. Once it’s printing solidly and clearly, you are ready to use your Trodat Self-Inking Stamp again!

Have Further Questions?

Trodat replacement inkpads are made for self-replacement, but if you still have questions about replacing your inkpad, please call us at 1 (850) 778-2677. For more Trodat products, feel free to take a look at our catalogue. Happy stamping!

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Stamps (and more!) for the Fall Enthusiast – Part 1

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If you’re like us, you’re excited that fall is finally here! Fall is one of the best seasons for creative fun, and at Rubber Stamp Station, we have all the tools you’ll need to push your creativity to the next level. Whether it’s baking or costuming, decorating or partying, a rubber stamp is just what you need to get the job done!

Three Uses for a Rubber Stamp this Fall

  1. House decorations – This fall, maximize your creativity and be the spookiest house on the block with the Trodat 4642 Self-Inking Stamp. This stamp is both eco-friendly and customizable! Upload your own designs to get a unique and environmentally safe fall stamp that will give any decoration that extra special touch. A self-inking stamp is also a great alternative to pumpkin carving for those with small children. Just stamp a spooky design on your pumpkin and you’re good to go — no sharp objects necessary!
  2. Baking – Yep, that’s right – Baking! You can use a hand stamp pressed in food dye to leave unique imprints on your goodies. Just make sure you use a clean, never-been-inked stamp to ensure you don’t get ink in any of your Halloween treats.
  3. Party decorations – One of the best parts of Halloween is the parties! If you like to go all out with your party decorations, an embosser is a must-have for every party-thrower! Emboss party invitations, food and drink labels, banners and more with a Customizable Pocket Embosser.

Rubber Stamp Station Has Everything You Need to Make This Fall the Best One Yet

If you’re ready to get into the Fall and Halloween spirit, then stay tuned for our next blog, which will cover how Rubber Stamp Station can help you create your best Halloween costume yet! For now, though, check out our catalogue online to find all the tools you’ll need to start decorating for the season, or call us at 1 (850) 778-2677 for more information. Happy decorating!

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50 Uses for Rubber Stamps – Part 7 (Children)

children arts and crafts

We’re back with part 7 of our 50 Uses for Rubber Stamps series! Part 7 brings great ideas for children. Here are some more great ideas to help you narrow down what kind of stamp you need for your children.

37. Sign artwork

Many children love arts and crafts. A custom rubber stamp is the perfect way for your child to easily sign their artwork and craft projects. You wouldn’t want them getting mixed up with someone else’s. Keep track of your child’s treasured memories.

38. Decorate children’s bedroom walls

Children love “decorating” walls. Why not let them do so in a constructive way? Use your custom rubber stamp to help them decorate their bedroom walls. It’s quick, easy, and mess free. No more finger paints, stained clothes, or frantic cleanup jobs. Channel all that energy and creativity and make memories that will last a lifetime!

39. Customize t-shirts

Our custom clothing stamps are perfect for decorating t-shirts, leggings, and any other clothing your child desires. Channel that creative energy into a project for the whole family to enjoy. Help them make presents for mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, brothers, and sisters. Decorate their own clothes for the first day of school! Who knows, maybe one day they’ll become a fashion designer!

40. Mark clothing

Children have a habit of leaving things in odd places. Use a clothing stamp to mark their clothing with their name, address, and phone number. Next time they leave a sweater at the mall or school it will be easy for a good samaritan to return the wayward clothing.

41. Temporary tattoos

Kids love decorating themselves almost as much as they love decorating walls and clothing. Temporary tattoos are a fun addition to any birthday party or sleepover. Use a custom hand stamp to give the kids fun temporary tattoos that will easily come off will a little soap and water. Rather than going out and buying expensive temporary tattoos that are complicated and messy to apply, just get a custom hand stamp that is mess free, safe, simple, and takes only an instant to apply. It’s a win-win for everyone.

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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The Best Rubber Stamps for July 4th

July 4th cupcakes

Summer is in full swing. One of the biggest American summer holidays is just around the corner: Independence Day, AKA July 4th. July 4th is a family oriented holiday celebrated all across the United States with festivities that include family reunions, concerts, barbecues, picnics, parades, and carnivals. All these activities can benefit from a quality rubber stamp.

Family Reunions, Picnics, and Barbecues

Getting the whole family together for July 4th weekend for a picnic or barbecue? Send out personalized invitations to all your guests and make individual place settings to fit the occasion. Our Trodat Printy 4914 is a popular option for both invitations and place settings. This self-inking stamp is mess-free and hassle-free, made of top quality, eco friendly materials. It comes with a 1″ x 2.5″ plate size and a full array of customization options, including the ability to upload your own graphic or logo as well as the option to choose a preexisting graphic from our logo library. It also comes in black, blue, red, green, or violet.

July 4th Concerts and Carnivals

Planning an event such as a concert or carnival where admission is restricted to ticket holders only? A Trodat Printy 4642 is the perfect solution for keeping track of who paid the admission fee and who did not. The simple, round, self-inking stamp is mess-free, efficient and helps your staff discretely weed out the line jumpers. This stamp has a 1.75″ diameter plate and comes with a full array of customization options. This includes color (black, blue, red, green, or violet) and uploading your own graphic or choosing one from our logo library.

Independence Day Parades

Are you putting on an Independence Day parade? Do you want to spread the word with colorful posters around town? Add a personal touch to your design with our Trodat Print 4926 self-inking stamp! This seasonal stamp is fully customizable to meet you personal needs and preferences.

Don’t know which rubber stamp would best suit your needs? Give us a call at 1-(850)-7STAMPS or contact us online today! Our rubber stamp experts are standing by to assist you in finding the perfect stamp to fit your unique needs.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad – Part 2

Happy Father's Day

Not every dad may need one of our self-inking rubber stamps for his job, but he might still benefit from a top-of-the-line Trodat stamp this Father’s Day. No matter what his hobby, passion, or favorite activity is, we’ve got the stamp to match – everything from scrapbooking and holiday cards to throwing parties and volunteer functions.

The Scrapbooking Hobbyist

Dads take pride in their children’s accomplishments and often wish to immortalize them so that the memories can be revisited at any time. If this sounds like the dad you are looking to celebrate this Father’s Day, then check out the Trodat 46045 Printy Monogram Self-Inking Stamp. This stamp is fully customizable with a wide variety of options on top of being very eco-friendly.

The Master of Holiday Cards

Maybe the dad on your list loves keeping friends and family updated with birthday and holiday cards. If that sounds like his style, then we’ve got the stamps for him! The Trodat Printy 4914 and 4926 are some of our most popular rectangular seasonal stamps. If you’d like something a little smaller, you can opt for the Trodat Printy 4642 which is circular.

The Volunteer

Does your dad like to volunteer for a good cause, perhaps helping out with fundraisers or charity functions? Our special occasion rubber stamps are great for creating event invitations, custom place settings, and even personalized thank you notes.

The Event Planner

Whether he’s planning events for charities or throwing a New Year’s bash for family and friends, a self-inking rubber hand stamp is a great way to keep track of who is supposed to be at the event and who is not. A personalized event stamp will help him weed out the party crashers and endure that everyone has a good time.

Here at Rubber Stamp Station, we believe that every dad should feel special this Father’s Day. Order one of these great gifts online today! If you would like help ordering one of these stamps or need help finding the right gift for the special dad on your list, give us a call at 1-(850)-7STAMPS. Our rubber stamp experts are standing by to assist in any way we can.


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Trodat Professional Numberer Stamps

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Writing down the same string of numbers over and over can get monotonous — not to mention the risks for carpal tunnel. But never fear! Trodat is here to save the day again with their numberer stamp. Now you can number those pages and keep track of inventory without risking the health of your hands and wrists! There are three different rubber numberer stamp options from Trodat.

Trodat 5546 Professional Numberer

This stamp is part of the CO2 climate-neutral line of stamps developed by Trodat so the environment will appreciate it just as much as your hand will. This line stamp contains six number bands that are individually adjustable. The professional numberer stamp is available in black, green, red, blue or violet ink. It is good for 5,000+ clear, precise 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

If you are looking for quality and precision, look no further than the Trodat 5558 self-inking professional numberer stamp. It’s the perfect solution for accountants, bank tellers, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who works with numbers on a daily basis. This stamp comes with eight easily adjustable number bands and is customizable with black, red, blue, green or violent ink. It is good for 5,000+ clear impressions before you need to worry about any refill ink. The stamp impression is approximately 3/16”.

Trodat 55510 Professional Numberer

If you want the biggest, baddest numbering stamp on the block, look no further. The Trodat 55510 number stamp includes 10 adjustable bands of numbers. A self-inking stamp that is good for thousands of clear impressions before needing refill ink, it comes with the option of red, blue, violet, green or black ink. This numberer leaves a stamp impression of 3/16”.

No matter which stamp you choose, we know you will love it! As always, we here at are your number one source for quality rubber stamps at bargain prices. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 1 (850) 7STAMPS!

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Best Message Stamps From Trodat

Message Stamp

At Rubber Stamp Station, we dedicate ourselves to helping you organize your home and office. There’s no shortage of rubber stamps for every occasion. So, this week we’re going to focus on the best rubber stamps for organizing your office: our Trodat Stock Message Stamps.


Make your mark and keep your tasks organized with this Trodat message stamp that reads “ENTERED”. Featuring a blue checkmark to the left of the bright red verbiage, this two-color stamp leaves no room for interpretation. To make it even better, this stamp is capable of thousands of clean, clear impressions before needing to be re-inked.


For a business, there is nothing more important than keeping accurate invoices. Avoid any confusion with this Trodat two-color stamp that reads “PAID.” So, avoid any miscommunication and keep those accountants happy with a stamp that makes thousands of clear impressions.


Have a document ready to mail? Our “POSTED” two-color rubber stamp makes organizing your office a breeze. Made from 65% recycled plastic, our stamps are recommended by the World Wildlife Fund thanks to their climate-neutral status.


This Trodat message stamp features “FAXED” in bright red letters on the right and a relevant icon in blue on the left for a message that leaves no room for interpretation. So, save yourself time and frustration by organizing your paperwork the right way with this long-lasting, Trodat stamp.


Trodat makes organizing your paperwork easier than ever with this two-color, self-inking message stamp that reads “COPY.” Features our special ink pad grips that make for a clean and easy ink pad replacement. The red and blue ink stand out on any paperwork, making it a necessity for every office.


Stop marking your books without marking the documents themselves! This “RECEIVED” two-color rubber stamp will save your accountants hours of hassle and costly errors. So, make your accountants love you by gifting them with this awesome, must-have stamp for every office.


Ensure that there is no confusion with Trodat’s bold two-color “DEPOSIT ONLY” stamp, because this self-inking rubber stamp makes a commanding impression with red and blue ink. Because of special ink pad grip technology, it is easier than ever to clean to replace the ink when necessary.


Ever mix up a pile of Past Due invoices with those that are already paid? Well, you’ll never have to worry about that nightmare again, because with Trodat’s “PAST DUE” two-color rubber stamp, your mistake fixes itself in a matter of minutes.

Still have questions about these items or any other products available through Don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to making your life just a little bit easier with quality Trodat products!

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Comprehensive Guide to Ultimark Stamps – Part 3

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This week wraps up part 3 of our updated comprehensive guide to Ultimark stamps. Here are seven more Ultimark stamps your office can’t do without!

Ultimark UM-28 – Pre-Inked Stamp

Different occasions call for different stamps and sometimes a traditional rectangle just won’t cut it. Ultimark has you covered with the Ultimark UM-28 square-shaped stamp. The UM-28 provides 1-13/16 x 1-13/16 inches of space for occasions when space is limited. A full array of customization options are available, including 5 colors and an extensive library of fonts and logos.

Ultimark UM-30 – Pre-Inked Stamp

A slightly lengthier version of the popular UM-26, the UM-30 provides 1-13/16 x 3-13/16 inches of space. It comes with our standard customization options including custom ink colors, fonts, and logos.

Ultimark UM-32 – Pre-Inked Stamp

Not every stamp needs to be a rectangle or square! For a custom graphic or message layout, check out this Ultimark UM-32 pre-inked office stamp. The UM-32 provides a unique 2-5/16 x 2-13/16 inches of space and one-of-a-kind customization options.

Ultimark UM-34 – Pre-Inked Stamp

It you want to leave a BIG impression, there is no better choice than the UM-34! The UM-34 boasts 2-15/16 x 3-15/16 inches of space – plenty of room for graphics, text, and logos! Mark your paperwork in style. A full array of customization options is available.

Ultimark UM-17R – Pre-Inked Stamp

Sometimes a square or a rectangle just won’t do the trick. That’s why we carry Ultimark’s circular pre-inked office stamp, the UM-17R. With a 5/8 inch diameter, the UM-17R is compact and professional while still getting your message across. Available in custom colors and fonts.

Ultimark UM-35R – Pre-Inked Stamp

With more space than the 17R, this Ultimark pre-inked office stamp is a great option for circular graphics, logos, or text formatting. With a 1-3/8 inch diameter, this stamp provides more room for custom graphics and logos. Available with our full array of customization options.

Ultimark UM-45R – Pre-Inked Stamp

For when you just need that extra space to get your message across, this Ultimark pre-inked office stamp can provide plenty of space for your graphic or text. With a 1-3/4 inch diameter, there’s no other stamp that comes close to the UM-45R’s quality. Available with custom colors, fonts, and graphics.

And that’s it for our updated comprehensive guide to Ultimark stamps! If you have any questions about our Ultimark rubber stamps, don’t hesitate to give us a call at a 1-(850)-7STAMPS where our rubber stamp experts are standing by to help you with all of your rubber stamp needs! For more information on our Ultimark pre-inked stamps, check out part 1 and part 2 of this comprehensive guide to Ultimark stamps.

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The Best Trodat Stamp For Scrapbooking Enthusiasts

Trodat Scrapbooking Stamp

Scrapbooking is the art of preserving memories for future generations to look back on. In this digital age, there are dozens of websites and smartphone apps that allow you to store your images and mimic scrapbooking, but for the true scrapbook enthusiast, these’s no replacement for the time-honored tradition of recording photos and memories on paper.

If you really want to bump up your scrapbooking hobby, you must have quality rubber stamps. If your on the hunt for some, you’ve come to the right place! Rubber Stamp Station is your #1 source for fully customizable stamps of all kinds.

The #1 Stamp for Scrapbooking

For the most dedicated scrapbookers, we recommend the Trodat 46045 Printy Monogram Self-Inking Stamp. This stamp is truly everything you need in one neat package:

  • Fully customizable! Do you have your own graphic or logo you want to use throughout your scrapbook? Upload your own graphic or choose from hundreds of hobby-based images in our expansive logo library! Finish it off with custom text in 13 different fonts.
  • Eco-friendly! We are proud to say that this Trodat stamp is climate-neutral, as is standard for Trodat products. You can rest assured knowing you are buying responsibly.
  • Scratch and fingerprint resistant! No need to worry about ruining your stamps with scratches or fingerprints. Our high-quality Trodat stamps are scratch and fingerprint resistant to help all your stamping projects run smoothly with the best results.
  • Self-inking! Messy ink pads are a thing of the past! With our Trodat self-inking stamps, you can get thousands of impressions out of your self-inking stamp before it needs to be re-inked. And when it’s time for a replacement ink pad, the 6/46045 Replacement Pad is just a click away.

Order Your Scrapbooking Stamp Today!

Up your scrapbooking game with this awesome self-inking stamp, or any of the customizable stamps on our website!

With so many options, you may have a few questions along the way. If our video tutorials don’t help, give us a call 1 (850) 7STAMPS and we will be happy to help with all your rubber stamp needs. Thanks for stopping by!


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5 Tips for Re-Inking Pre-Inked and Self-Inking Stamps

Pre-Inked and Self-Inking Stamps

When it comes to taking care of your Trodat pre-inked and self-inking stamps, there isn’t a whole lot to do. However, there are a few simple yet crucial steps that you should take if you want to extend the life of your stamps. The first is to store the stamps in a location that doesn’t get too hot or too cold – that one’s simple. The second step is to refill the ink in your self-inking and pre-inked stamps whenever you notice that the impressions are becoming less vivid than they used to be. This step is a bit more involved, so we’re here to give you some pointers to use when it comes time to re-ink:

  1. Don’t delay re-inking. It’s important that you don’t keep using your stamp once the impression starts to fade. Letting the stamp get too low on ink may interfere with its ability to properly absorb ink moving forward.
  2. Make sure you choose the correct ink for your stamp model and type. For instance, if you’re using the Ideal 200 self-inking stamp, purchase ink that says it is for use in this stamp in the description. As a rule of thumb, only oil-based inks should be used in pre-inked stamps and only water-based inks should be used in self-inking stamps. Using the incorrect formula for your stamp type can damage it and may even render it unusable.
  3. Re-ink your stamp using the same ink color you were using previously. For both pre-inked and self-inking stamps, switching to a different ink color isn’t a good idea. There will probably be some of the old color left and it will blend with the new one, likely leading to a less-than-desirable color.
  4. Check the ink pad. In addition to re-inking, keep in mind that you may also need to replace the ink pad if you have a self-inking stamp. These pads can wear out naturally over time with use.
  5. Slowly add ink to pre-inked and self-inking stamps. Adding just a few drops at a time will prevent overfilling and keep you from wasting ink. If you accidentally add a bit too much, gently dab it off the surface using a paper towel.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll keep your self-inking and pre-inked stamps in top condition, allowing you to use them for years to come.

Need Stamps? Look No Further Than!

Knowing how to care for pre-inked and self-inking stamps won’t do you much good if you don’t have these products in your collection of office supplies. Luckily, Rubber Stamp Station sells both stamp varieties for up to 50% off the list prices! If you’re ready for a convenient and user-friendly stamping experience, head over to our website to view our wide range of Trodat self-inking and pre-inked stamps.

Looking for some clarification on the differences between pre-inked, self-inking and traditional rubber stamps to help you decide on the right product for you? Check out our recent blog post or call 1 (850) 7STAMPS to get an explanation from one of our friendly representatives. We’ll also be happy to help you place an order online or by phone. We look forward to making your life easier with high-quality stamps at unbelievable prices!

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