Rubber Stamp Making using Epilog Laser System
I’ve been trending rubber stamps lately and it’s a LOT of fun. I can customize stamps for myself and for people and make as big or as small of a stamp as I imagine it. Sourcing all the materials and tools took awhile because there was an initial investment for the Epilog, of course, the laserable rubber, the wood mounts and finally time to get the stamps to look just right!
There’s a huge difference when a high resolution image is used compared to a low resolution image in creating a stamp. This difference works the same way as sending an image to a printing shop and expect a beautiful photo print on a low resolution file. Although it is physically possible to recreate the low resolution image and have the custom stamp look pretty close to perfect, the man power required to edit the file may result in high labor costs to the customer.
The 3 photos above and to the right show a beautiful squirrel stamp (wood mount & rubber side) and a company name & logo stamp. The image sent was of high resolution and vectorized resulting in a flawless image. Conversely, the images below show way more blemishes to the etching due to a low resolution image that required editing of layers and vectorizing. Caption included to indicate flaws.
Luckily the result after a few tries turned out great with dye ink and a little practice in stamping. But I’m sure a further edit can produce an even more deep and flawless etch.
Check out my custom stamps here: