Almost any type of image or design can be made into a rubber stamp as long as it has clear lines. To make your own designs into a rubber stamp you will need to design a sheet and send it to a company that specialises in making rubber stamps. They will send you back a rubber stamp sheet that you can mount onto pieces of foam, wood or other base materials. You can also cut the rubber stamp sheets to make several smaller stamps.
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Things you need
- Design software
Create a new, blank document in a design program like Adobe Illustrator. Size it so it is 9 inches by 7 inches.
Design your stamps using the drawing and painting tools available in the program. The entire 9-inch-by-7-inch document represents the rubber stamp(s) that you will be creating. If you want one large rubber stamp, use the entire page for your project. If you want several smaller stamps, fill the page with smaller images.
Save and print your artwork. Save it as a high-resolution file and print it on the highest quality setting that your printer allows.
Mail the paper to a company that prints rubber stamp sheets. They will make the rubber sheet through a process that includes first putting the images onto transparencies, then onto a plate and eventually onto the rubber. They will send the rubber sheet back to you.
Tips and warnings
- Use clear design images and simple fonts; when using the rubber stamps, you don't want the ink to bleed together due to too much detail on a single stamp.
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