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Rubber Stamps


#1

I have heard that you can get rubber stamps made, as they are just
photopolymers, by stamp manufacturers. My question is, where do you go to
get this done (does anybody know of a company that does it?)? How much
does it cost. What do you tell them to make sure that you get good
results? Also, is there a depth limitation on these stamps? I would like
possibly have some designs made in the stamp, get it cast, and then use
champleve enamelling. Any info, ideas, etc.???

M Jones
@Marshall_Jones


#2

In a message dated 97-04-05 03:38:34 EST, you write:

I have heard that you can get rubber stamps made, as they are just
photopolymers, by stamp manufacturers. My question is, where do you go to
get this done (does anybody know of a company that does it?)?

M. Jones, you might try Kinko’s Copies, they almost always have a person on
staff who will make rubber stamps or order them, and they are usually quite
inexpensive. If you intend to make many patterns, however, you might want
to check into buying a Model Master system. (check other messages relating)
This is very useful for making rubber molds; your design reversed on a
clear sheet, like acetate (again, available at Kinko’s for about $3.00), is
reproduced in the light-sensitive polymer material used in the Model
Master. The literature accompanying the unit says this polymer can be
invested and burned out, but I have found the results to be unsatisfactory.
I use the unit to make rubber molds when the design is not complex. Also
check Redray1’s message about Owosso Graphics, they do a great job of
etching magnesium (?) plates for really great masters to mold from.
Metalsmth