Originally Posted by vz5dzh
Is the stamp new?
Stamp sets that haven't been used before can have residue left on them from the maunfacturing process. If you clean your stamps first, rub them on your jeans, or even lightly sand with a fine sanding block, you should get a better image.
I "season" my stamps by rubbing a white eraser over the surface. At least my clear ones. I don't usually have much trouble with my rubber ones.