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A Draft Pre-Ink vs Self Ink


What's the difference between self-inking and pre-inked stamps?

Self-inking stamps are the most popular and have an inner mechanism where the rubber die flips up
and hits the ink pad and flips back down.  Self-inkers are great for repetitive stamping and usually last
about 5,000 impressions and can easily be re-inked.  Made of water-based ink.  Click here for refill ink.


Pre-Inked Stamps offer the most crisp and solid impression and have the ink built right into the rubber die.
Not for repetitive stamping because they need a "rest" in between several impressions. Lifetime guaranteed.
Just a simple press and lasts 50,000 impressions and can easily be re-inked.  Click here for refill ink.


Stamping on Glossy or Non-Porous Surfaces?

Click here to shop for Quick-Dry Permanent Pre-Inked Stamps
Click here to shop for permanent ink stamp pads  - use with separate wood stamp

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