Self-Ink vs. Pre-Ink
What is the difference between self-inking and pre-inked rubber stamps?
The main difference, without getting technical, is the quality of the impression and how long the stamp lasts between re-inkings.
Both are refillable and come in many colors. Self-inkers are made of water-based ink & pre-inked stamps are made of oil-based ink.
Pre-Inked stamps are top quality and provide a solid, crisp impression while self-inkers offer a good impression at an economical price.
Both of these styles are not recommended for glossy surfaces because they will smear. Click here to shop quick-dry stamps.
Best quality image
Lasts for 50,000 impressions
Recommended for stamps with logos
Good quality image
Lasts for 10,000 impressions
Self-inking stamps have an inner working mechanism where the rubber die retracts back up and stamps the inner pad every time
while pre-inked stamps have the ink impregnated in the rubber die and with a simple press, the impression is done.
The self inker is a little more economical, but the pre inked, while more expensive, offers thousands of more impressions without re inking,
and the impressions are crisper. We have two complete lines in both the self inking and pre inked stamps. All can be easily customized,
proofed and ordered on our website at the best prices online, Knockout Prices from the Rubber Stamp Champ.
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