Every now and then, my husband comes up with a brilliant idea. His most recent one was that Chica and I order custom rubber stamps for our Web site’s logo and URL. I was very skeptical at first, thinking it would be prohibitively expensive and difficult to do. I poked around a little though and discovered that having your own rubber stamps made is actually very affordable!
The we used a company called RubberStamps and the whole process was quick and simple. The first thing we did was to pick out the size of stamps we wanted (the large image block stamp is 3″ x 3″, the URL one stamped below the image is 3″ x 1/2″ and the other URL is 4″ x 1″). For the first two, we uploaded our own image files to the site for the stamps. For the larger URL stamp, we used their included fonts to create the design. The interface was easy to use and it took less than 10 minutes to complete our order.
What was more amazing though was the time it took RubberStamps to create our stamps. Within two days, I had an e-mail stating they had been made and within three days, they were in my mailbox! Custom made stamps in less than a week? Wow! Now you are probably thinking that the quality must be sub-par if they did them that quickly but you would be WRONG! The quality was impeccable and the stamps work just as well as any other decorative stamp we own.
We are using our stamps for customizing things for this site but I can easily see ordering more for other reasons. For example, a bride could have a custom monogram made into a stamp to use on her correspondence, or she could even use an image of her wedding location. You could create all sorts of cute images for baby showers or perhaps ordering one to commemorate a special birthday, graduation or anniversary. My friend is ordering one with her daughter’s name on it to label items for the upcoming school year. If you use permanent ink, you can easily stamp onto fabrics as well. I know that more custom rubber stamps will be in my future!
Please let us know if you order some for a creative purpose. We would love to hear your ideas!