About Traditional Rubber Stamps
The origin of the first rubber stamp has been widely disputed over the years. It is said that Charles Goodyear was the first to discover the process of vulcanisation when he accidentally dropped some rubber and sulphur on the stove.
Vulcanised rubber was then used in early dentistry as part of cost-effective denture bases. From there, the original rubber stamp is said to have been created in 1866 by James Woodruff after he took the techniques used by dentists and applied them to letter moulds.
Rubber stamps are a way in which some type of ink from an ink pad, made of dye or pigment is applied to an image or pattern that has been carved, moulded, laser engraved or vulcanized, onto a sheet of rubber. The rubber is often mounted onto a more stable object such as a wood, plastic mount or an acrylic block.
All our rubber stamps are laser engraved using the highest quality rubber. The sizes of our rubber stamps start from 1cm image area.
Rubber stamps are a great way to get your brand out there. You can stamp your rubber stamp on bags, cards, boxes, coffee cups, any matt, uncoated surface.
All you need is your rubber stamp and an appropriate ink pad. Of course, if you have a coated surface, there is special ink you can use with your rubber stamp for that as well.
We can make a rubber stamp out of just about any good quality black and white image. Colour and shading on artwork doesn’t work on rubber stamps, the image must be true black for the rubber stamp to work correctly. The laser engraver will only read true black and white. Think of black text (no shaded drop shadows) and black and white cartoon type images.
We make rubber stamps using plastic mounts, wooden block mounts, wooden stamps with handles and our latest are round wooden mounts with a black wooden handle. There is a rubber stamp to suit any situation. You are limited only by your imagination.