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Old 09-21-2006, 01:02 PM   #1  
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This is a link to an Australian company's website that is launching a new DIY stamp making machine soon. It looks interesting, doesn't it? Would anyone be tempted? It will be interesting to see what the price is going to be (in a few weeks).
http://www.instastamp.com.au/instastamp_craft.php
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Old 09-21-2006, 02:10 PM   #2  
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Wow...that is interesting! Thanks for sharing the link!
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Wow - that looks like a lot of work to make my own stamps! What a cool idea, I would love to try it but I expect the cost maybe too high for me.
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does look interesting!
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Wow, I would love it but that machine must be really expensive. I would absolutely love to make alphabet stamps!
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If you scroll down to the bottom of the link you posted it says under where it lists what the system consists of, it says the price is $470US!
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Wow, I would love it but that machine must be really expensive. I would absolutely love to make alphabet stamps!
I should have read further. It is only 470.00, that is not bad at all!
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That's just start up. No telling what the packets of goo and the rest of the material costs are.

There are small vulcanizer units availiable that you can buy to make red rubber stamps. I think in the end they are less expensive because you can buy the rubber and other materials in bulk.
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Obviously I didn't scroll down far enough to see the US$470! Ouch, that's a bit beyond my budget! Think of all the cool stamps I could buy with $470.00? LOL A better option would probably be to have your own custom stamps made by one of the companies that does one-offs, even if it works out more expensive than buying readymade ones.
Interesting concept though.
Has anyone had their own custom stamps made through an online company, and if so, which one and were you happy with the price/results/service?
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I would love to see the machine in action. That would be cool to make your own custom stamps but I've already got a huge wish list with just the current cattys of SU, CTMH & TAC I have no clue where I would find the money to puchase the machine or the time to use all the new goodies lol
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I have and it was expensive. One stamp was 30.00. I am an artist, so I had a drawing of my son that I did made into a stamp. It stamps beautifully, but 30.00 for a 2x4" stamp is rather expensive. This machine would be excellent for someone who wanted to start a small stamp business. Supplies you would add into the cost of the stamp sets you sell.
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Here's a link I've had saved forever: http://www.polyclay.com/ready.htm

Their cost is $32 plus $5 shipping for a 9x7 sheet of rubber; you can put as many or as few images on the sheet as you want. The link does a great job of explaining how it all works.

A while back, I emailed them for a price if they were to do multiple sheets of the same design; I believe it was around $7 per sheet but that could have changed by now.

I haven't actually ordered from them yet, it's one of those things where I keep thinking "one of these days."
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What a cool idea but the impression I get from this part below is that you would have to buy their molds and designs. Just the part that is bold below. How do others read that? Stacey

"The InstaStamp Craft will process an A6 sheet of stamps just like the commercial machine that we manufacture. The finished stamp sheet size is 90mm x 125mm, all you do is cut up the sheet into individual stamps. This is not a stamp making kit, support this Australian innovation as we promote it to the world."

Very interesting product and loved the link to make your own stamp! My husband actually has asked me if SU! would do this as he is a Street Teamer for a few bands and has some really cool graphics/designs that they have developed that would look fantastic as a line drawing stamp. Thanks for sharing those cool links!
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This is what they say: "InstaStamp Craft is not one of these stamp making kits you see on the web that will disappoint, it uses the same processing methods commercial manufacturers use to produce quality rubber stamps."

So I think they were talking about those carving kits where you make wooden stamps. This is a real acrylic stamp machine.
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Here's a link I've had saved forever: http://www.polyclay.com/ready.htm
Hey, thanks! I've been looking for these folks - my old link to them was broken. Thanks for finding it for me! I've never ordered from them before, but it sounds really cool and I might do it someday.
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Interesting. I don't think that it's that spendy considering what people will pay these days. Papercrafts seems to have entered the realm of pretty serious addiction. I mean a few years ago no one would consider having their own personal die cutting machine and now there are a zillion on the market.
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