What Is a Flash Stamp Machine?

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What Is a Flash Stamp Machine?
Flash stamp machines are a new, high-tech method of manufacturing rubber stamps. (rubber stamps image by T.Tulic from Fotolia.com)

A flash stamp machine is a new, high-tech method of transferring a laser image onto a polymer surface to make pre-inked stamps. This device uses optical image technology to make high-resolution stamp impressions.

Computer Needed

Basic design may be performed on any computer with graphics and word processing software. The design is produced through a laser printer and transferred to the flash stamp machine to make the actual mould.

Flash Technology

Printed designs are placed on a vellum surface where they are flash copied in a manner similar to a traditional copy machine. This flash of light causes the design to be transferred through the vellum onto a photosensitive plastic surface.


Once the impression has set, ink may be added to the impression. After the ink has permeated the polymer, the stamp is ready to use.


This technology allows for mass production of polymer stamps that may be used for up to 50,000 impressions. It also more environmentally friendly as it bypasses the use of chemicals traditionally used in making rubber stamp moulds.

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