Stamps Guidelines

Stamps are different then print media and so require different artwork preparation. Properly prepared artwork will ensure delivery of best quality stamp that makes perfect impression. Aside artwork it is important to keep in mind that stamp is a tool and result of usage of the tool depends on how well tool is being handles.

Before purchasing stamp please be sure you familiarize yourself with artwork requirement.

  1. Line Weight – on paper you can have hair thin lines but when stamping you need to have a “body” that will emboss into material or transfer ink. More to say laser cut stamps can burn out all together when line thickness is too small. We require line to be at least 1mm thick at all parts of artwork. All fronts should be at least 14pt. For fonts please avoid usage of fonts that have thin lines in them. Best fronts for stamps are those that use uniform thickness. For example Arial or Tahoma bold will make better impressions then Times New Roman as times has thinner lines on letters and those little bridges will break or burn out.
  2. Colors – stamps do not have colors, stamp is single body. All artwork submitted needs to be one BLACK only color. If submitted artwork has color we will either send it to artist  for processing which is additional paid service ( of course client will need approve any extra expanses) or we will try to process order to best of our interpretations. Note, if art submitted in color and art processing service was not selected we will not provide any support or warranty to that order as it is client’s responsibility to prepare artwork to our requirements. So to ensure best results please submit your art as black only ink. Shades are treated as color to, please make sure there no shades or grayscale images either  
  3. Solid Body vs Outlines – solid body objects need significant force to press into material. This only applies to soap stamps though. Ink and Heat stamps react differently but for soap stamps it is recommended to convert all artwork to outlines or situates. This will make it easier to press into soap.
  4. Pictures and Screenshots – photos of animals or plants are not good for machining. To produce stamp we need  actual artwork as flat or vector image. If picture of goat is submitted it can be printed on paper but it cannot be made into stamps without additional processing by artist.