Stamping Technique for Best Results
Are you a Faded Farrahor a Blotty Bettywhen using a pre-inked or self-inking stamp? Well no more! With these surefire stamping tips, your stamping frustrations will be a thing of the past!
• Always stamp onto a hard, solid surface
– Stamping onto a stack of papers, for example, will result in uneven impressions
• Always stamp straight down to avoid overprint (ink smudges where there should be none)
– Overprint is often a result of rocking the stamp left to right or top to bottom while stamping
• The more pressure used to make the impression, the darker and more distorted the impression
– It does not take much pressure to leave an impression
• The more pressure applied, the more ink transferred from stamp to paper
– No matter how hard you stamp, the impression made will not be 100% solid with ink
Creating Stamps with Lines
• Always use a minimum line weight of 1pt
– Line Weight point size and Text point size are not the same thing
– Double check line(s) in uploaded artwork have a minimum line weight of 1 point
– When in doubt of line weight, go thicker, not thinner
– Underlines can be used to create lines, but their point size should be minimum 6 sizes greater than the text size
So now that you have a little swagger in your stampmanship – stamp away with confidence!
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