Stamp !t Stamp Making Kit
Brought to you by PhotoCentriC Ltd.
Create stamps with your own artwork, text, or photos using a lamp and liquid polymer gel.
- > With the Stamp !t Stamp Making Kit and a lamp with a 60-watt bulb, you have all you need to create your own stamps.
- > Create stamps from your own illustrations, downloaded images, photos, scans, or the provided clip art.
- > Included software makes image sizing and creating negatives easy.
You can make a stamp from any image, text or photo using just a lamp! It takes just 25 minutes to create your unique stamp to personalize scrapbooks, cards, pottery, ceramics and jewelry. Why not make a stamp for letterboxing, or even your own business stamp?
The first step is to make a negative of your design; this can be drawn on the paper supplied or printed from your computer. You put this and an imagepac gel pack into the clamp supplied and under the lamp (60-watt bulb recommended). The light will harden the gel to form your image. After opening the gel pack and washing away any remaining liquid, you simply put the stamp in a water bath and back under the light to harden and dry. Cut your stamp out and peel off the back plastic – it will cling to your acrylic block and should be treated just like any other clear stamp.
No more searching for the right font or image, just make it yourself!
1 Acrylic clamp
2 Small imagepac gel packets (1 7/8" x 2 3/4")
2 Medium imagepac gel packets (2 3/4" x 4 ¼")
4 Sheets of paper for making negatives
20 Ready-to-use artwork negatives
CD with artwork program and 1000 copyright-free images for you to use
Wash out brush
Acrylic stamp mount
If you want to make larger stamps or perhaps make stamps to sell, check out the imagebox UV exposure unit at JustRite.
Most everything that you need to make your own photopolymer stamps is included in the Stamp !t Stamp Making Kit box. Add a lamp, a shallow tray, water, and a black and white negative of your artwork (or the provided artwork), and you can have a stamp made in under 30 minutes. While the instructions suggest using the paper included in the kit to make stamps from your own artwork, we had success using regular copy paper and a laser printer. The kit comes with supplies to make at least four stamps, and you can buy additional imagepacs online.
Stamp!t Stamp Kit in Action
Custom Stamps & Personalized Images at Your Fingertips!
By Angel Wilde
The Stamp !t Kit came at a most opportune time for me. I was searching for a stamp of a knight for my daughter's upcoming graduation (knights are her school's mascot). I found the perfect clip art image and set out to make my stamp. The manufacturer made it simple by including nearly everything needed right inside the box. I was impressed.
Being a visual learner, I found the YouTube video (referenced on the included CD) extremely helpful and easy to follow. It was like magic watching the plastic pouch of yellow gel turn into an acrylic stamp. I don't know HOW it worked, but it did. The resulting stamp doesn't look exactly like one I would buy at the store, but I have had no problems inking it up with nearly every ink I own - and with great results.
Although I was a little intimidated to begin, I found the process pretty straightforward. The software included even sized my image perfectly. Every stamper at some point has wished for an image they just can't find. The Stamp !t Kit is the perfect solution for making your own custom stamps and personalized images. My mind is racing with ideas for my next homemade stamp!
Stamp !t From Beginning to End
By Ashley Newell
The Stamp !t Kit is an all-inclusive kit that allows you to create your own stamp. Even if you do not want to customize your own stamp the kit includes some printed images to use, which is the route I took! The kit comes with great instructions to make the process very efficient. You can make your own stamp, then use it on your project within an hour! It is amazing to see the transformation process of making your own stamp. The kit only comes with supplies to make a few stamps, but it is a great addition to any stamper's supply of goodies! The only items you may need to have in your stash are a lamp with a 60-watt bulb, a dish with water, and liquid soap (most likely you have these in your home).
When I made my stamp, the only problem I encountered was a confusion on which plastic backing to remove during the cleaning process. Luckily, my stamp turned out perfect the first try. Since I did not have a 60-watt bulb, I had to improvise using my 100-watt bulb. The great thing was that the directions provided decreased times for a brighter light and my stamp process worked great. The Stamp !t Kit provided instructions for most situations you will face while making your stamps. Just make sure you have time when you want to start the process because there are a few steps to complete it.
What I like most about making a stamp using this kit is that it is super fast and easy. Even on my first stamp, I made it within an hour. I stamped with my customized stamp many times using various inks and it produced a great image every time I used it! I was very impressed with the outcome and you can apply it to any acrylic block to use it right away. The kit also comes with a a program to make your customized image print-ready. The possibilities are endless with customized stamps, from your personal hand-stamped image on your projects or even names to customize cards. There are so many ideas I have to make my own stamps. I wish the kit came with a stamp storage system, but I may be asking for too much! When I was finished making my stamp, I did not know where to put it. So, I suggest thinking about a stamp storage system before making one, such as a CD case or transparency. Overall, this is a great kit!
Stamp Making Made Easy!
By Mary Brown
When we first were told that we were going to review the Stamp !t Kit I went out to the site to see what it was all about and went "COOOOOOL!" Then, the kit arrived, and I opened and looked inside and said, "Oh my, what did I get myself into?" Then I took it out and played with it and was hooked! Don't be intimidated...this product is SOOOO easy to use!
The basic concept is you take a picture in the negative and using their liquid polymer packet, you make that image into a stamp using light. REALLY...that is all there is to it! The process takes about 30 minutes once you have your artwork ready to go. The kit comes with some images already printed out on their thin paper, so except for a light (an adjustable light is what is recommended), you are ready to go. I decided to find some pictures out on the internet and make them into negatives. There are videos available that I found really helpful before I got started.
I will say I did have problems getting the paper to go through my printer. One of the other reviewers said she taped it to a regular piece of paper and then ran it through. This worked liked a charm! Make sure you file that tip away for future use. I made a total of four stamps. The first one was a cartoon-y moose postage and it turned out great. The next one I thought I'd see how a very detailed photo would work. Some of the detail was definitely lost in the process but it is still a usable image. My third one was a bolder line drawing that turned out excellent and finally a very bold image that works fine too!
I do have one criticism of the kit. It might be that I overlooked the information but I could not find if the gloves that come in the kit are latex or latex-free. I am allergic to latex so decided it was in my best interest to use my own gloves to protect my hands during the process. I do think there are enough people with latex allergy that the information should be predominately displayed or easy to find.
I see this product would be perfect if you had an image you wanted to turn into a stamp for a project. The process really is quick and easy. I also see this as a wonderful learning experience for children. I could see parents who home school turning this into a great lesson! Overall fun product! I was surprised at how easy it really was!
Easy and fun!
By Beate Johns
I was a little hesitant to try out my Stamp !t Kit after I received it. It looked intimidating. I did not think it making your own stamps could be so easy that kids could do it. From the look of the package, that is what this product is at least partially geared to. Once I opened the package and played with it, my opinion changed completely.
I love that everything you need to make your own stamps is already in the kit. Everything but a lamp with a 60-watt light bulb and a little tray (I used a Ziploc™ container). If you don't have a 60-watt bulb, well, that doesn't matter, either. Included in the instructions is a time conversion chart for stronger and weaker bulbs!
It is fun to watch your image turn from a printout to a stamp in a matter of half an hour - so much fun that my daughter, who just turned 10, couldn’t wait for me to get done so she could have a turn. And I tell you, she had no problems making her stamps. She LOVED it.
It is fun, it is easy, and if you are looking for a specific stamp, this is the perfect solution. All you will need to do is find an image, print out a negative version of it and create your stamp. The Stamp !t Kit includes a CD with artwork creation software. This is a great activity to do with your kids.
By Rose Ann Reynolds
I must be honest in saying that I was quite intimidated when I realized I was to write a review of the Stamp !t Kit. I had seen the kit in an online store previously, and thought how cool it would be to make my own stamps, but I'm not a chemist! With the easy-to-follow instructions, I soon realized there is no mixing of any chemicals involved. The most important detail is having the correct light and timing.
I chose to try out one of the included images first, and was happy with the result. Next, I thought I would use an image from the artwork provided on the enclosed disk. I couldn't get my printer to print the black dark enough so I wasn't able to take advantage of all of the artwork included on the disk, nor was I able to try something of my own. I will definitely keep working with my printer, though!
This product is so innovative and like no other I've seen! If you're the creative type and would like to make stamps of your own artwork, this kit is definitely something you will want to check into. I also think it would be one of the coolest ways to use some of your children's own artwork, or at least a fun project you can do together! The sky is really the limit with this kit!!
- This is a complete kit with thorough instructions. The only extras you need are a light, ruler, and some kind of tray (that will hold water) to do your final cure in. A timer would also be helpful, but not necessary.
- A fun and easy project to do with the kids.
- Simple way to make stamps from other clip art, photos, or your own artwork.
- There is a nice variety of images ready to use immediately, and a whole lot more on the disk (convert to a negative, then print).
- You must have the correct timing with the type of bulb you have.
- Being computer savvy and knowing your printer is definitely a plus if you want to make artwork other than what is included in the kit.
- The paper you use for printing your artwork is very thin, and jams the printer. I fixed this problem by adhering the paper to a regular piece, and that seemed to work for me.
Daunting, but Exciting!
By Jeni Allen
When I first opened my Stamp !t Kit, I was a little nervous to get started! Once I watched the video and read the instructions, I was ready! I was happy with the results of the stamp that I created using the provided images. The technique isn't difficult, hard or even scary! It was really fun to watch my stamp come to be! I felt confident and started to make a few of my own design.
I was a bit discouraged as I tried to get my images printed. The kit provided some paper to print on, and recommended using that weight paper to print. The thin paper didn't feed well into my printer and I only had one page print well enough to use. The directions say to make sure the "black" is opaque and very black. The image sheet they provide in the kit was very black. I had a hard time getting my images to print that black on the thin paper. After a few failed attempts, I did get one good printing.
I went through the process about 3 times and didn't ever get the same quality stamp as I did when I used the images provided. For some reason, my stamps didn't raise up - or have the deep etching - that my first stamp had. I did try the stamps (made with my images) to ink, and if I hold it just right, I can part of the image on the paper without the "edge" but it isn't very easy to do so.
I think the idea of this kit is awesome, but I was sad when my stamps didn't turn out like I dreamed. I think the factors involved: paper weight, printing color, and size of "line" of the images, all play major parts in how the image will turn out. Now that I've made one that worked well, I know it can happen! I'd love to have more product to try this again - knowing how important each of these factors are. As with most things, practice makes perfect - and I'd love to get to that point with this kit - it is fun to make your own stamps!
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