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Old 04-30-2008, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default look at my drawings

i want to be a stamp-designer. Is there any hope for me?

I want to make stamps out of theese and sell them in norwegian webshops.


Can someone please help me to find a place in usa where i can make them (not too expensive off course


Anyone who can give me a recommendation?


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Old 04-30-2008, 07:23 PM   #2
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I really dont know of any places to get stamps made, I've never looked around. But I do think you have talent and I especially like the cute little choir. Good luck with your stamp making!
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:52 PM   #3
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Those are very cute drawings, but I think you need to put a watermark on them or else someone can easily take them as their own and then get a stamp made with their name on it. Remember that this is an open forum and anything posted on here is up for grabs!

Good luck, I wish I knew to whom I could refer you.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:14 PM   #4
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Search the forums. I was looking for a personalized stamp the other day so I searched the forums and I found several companies that say they make any stamps you want.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:18 PM   #5
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Cute drawings!

I've used Village Impressions with great success.

http://www.villageimpressions.com/

good luck with your project!

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Old 05-01-2008, 04:17 AM   #6
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Please don't post original drawings on the internet. Even with a watermark, someone can steal your ideas. You know there is a kit to make your own photopolymer stamps from just rite stamps. I am coveting it....I see Christmas gift!!! I want the expensive one (of course) it is 399. just a thought...
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:34 AM   #7
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Please don't post original drawings on the internet. Even with a watermark, someone can steal your ideas. You know there is a kit to make your own photopolymer stamps from just rite stamps. I am coveting it....I see Christmas gift!!! I want the expensive one (of course) it is 399. just a thought...

Thank you for the respond...
Off course I know that, but its my choice, isnt it?

Im not planning to make stamps for personal use, im looking for someone who can make for me like 500 stamps of one design, wich i want to sell further through webshops. - so the kit is not what im looking for... its far too expensive as well for this use...
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:15 AM   #8
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I think your drawings easily rival many stamp designs already on the market. It would be great if you found a producer!
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:20 AM   #9
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I like them!
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:35 AM   #10
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I would definitely consider buying them. I couldn't see the third one When I clicked on it, nothing was on the picture. I really liked the teddy bear one. You are definitely talented. Make sure you do what others are saying and protect yourself. That would be horrible if someone stole your ideas!
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:36 AM   #11
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I love your drawings!! Check out http://stewartsuperior.com/html/clear_stamps.html

I have some of the high-quality photopolymer clear stamps that they have manufactured for other companies, and I LOVE them.

Minimum order I think is twelve 8" x 12" sheets, but you can order any amount of sheets (in increments of 12).

If you want rubber instead of photopolymer... I don't know much about that, but I do know there are companies out there. Or you can buy your own rubber vulcaniser too.
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I think your images have potential. You'll have to determine how to do your shading since that may not translate well into the actual rubber. Here in Portland there is this company and they have done work for many small businesses. They can make the plates so you can pour your own rubber or they can pour the rubber for you. I haven't been able to find an internet address for them.

Oregon Engraving & Rubber PLTS
2415 Se 10th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214
(503) 228 -6122

There was also a place that will make the place and pour the rubber that is non-profit and fairly inexpensive.........I've looked through my favorite (I KNOW I saved it)........I'll keep looking and let you know when I find it.
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Okay....here is the website that I had from before but they have redesigned it and it didn't look the same as it did before.

http://www.readystamps.com/

I had e-mailed them to ask about prices for more than one plate of rubber. Here is my original question and his response. Now whether they do it this way or not.....You'd have to e-mail and ask them yourself.

My Question: "I have a question for you. If I am interested in having 5 - 10 sheets made from the same plate, is the charge still $37 per sheet? Also, am I understanding right that you can ask for the plate, transparency and matrix as well? If so, what extra charge is there to have them included in your delivery? "

His Answer: "Yes, the price is still $37 for the set, which includes plate, matrix, and 1 sheet of red rubber. You will also receive the negative (transparency). If the additional runs of rubber were form the same plate and matrix, the pricing would be:

$37 ($5 of which is s&h) for the plate, matrix, and one sheet of rubber.
$7 each for the additional 4 sheets of rubber($2, (which would add $1.50 to the original $5 s&h).

Total would be $65 for the plate, matrix, and 5 sheets of rubber, plus $6.50 s&h.

Grand Total = $71.50.

Hope this helps; it does get a little confusing with the 1st couple orders. "

His name is Jim Elliott. My original e-mails to and from him were from September of last year. His e-mail address is [email protected]

Hope all this info helps you get on our way!
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Too funny. While I was typing this, Ann posted about the same supplier. Here's what I was going to say . . .

For flat 9" x 7" sheets of rubber stamps, years ago I ordered from Ready Stamps. That is a division of the United Cerebral Palsy Assn. of San Diego, California. Their website doesn't have much information, but I liked the idea of supporting a worthwhile organization. They were great to work with at the time, although I haven't ordered from them recently. You can email them for price quotes. Sarajane's site has a review.
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Too funny. While I was typing this, Ann posted about the same supplier. Here's what I was going to say . . .

For flat 9" x 7" sheets of rubber stamps, years ago I ordered from Ready Stamps. That is a division of the United Cerebral Palsy Assn. of San Diego, California. Their website doesn't have much information, but I liked the idea of supporting a worthwhile organization. They were great to work with at the time, although I haven't ordered from them recently. You can email them for price quotes. Sarajane's site has a review.
THANK YOU!! THAT's the original site I remember. I like it better than the readystamp site because it shows what they will actually make. I saved it in my favorites.....AGAIN. Don't know what happened to the first save.
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I think your images have potential. You'll have to determine how to do your shading since that may not translate well into the actual rubber.
That's a really good point. When I made my first sheet from computer-generated line drawings, some of the very fine lines didn't translate well into rubber.

VyanMica, you might want to try a single sheet first so that you can test how your artwork will stamp. That way, before you invest in multiple sheets of rubber, you can fine-tune your line drawings to get exactly the look you want.
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That's a really good point. When I made my first sheet from computer-generated line drawings, some of the very fine lines didn't translate well into rubber.

VyanMica, you might want to try a single sheet first so that you can test how your artwork will stamp. That way, before you invest in multiple sheets of rubber, you can fine-tune your line drawings to get exactly the look you want.

thank you for the good advice
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Do you have a large portfolio? You might want to consider contacting an established rubber stamp company who might be interested in licensing your artwork. Your drawings are cute but need work to be translated into nice quality rubber stamps.
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Do you have a large portfolio? You might want to consider contacting an established rubber stamp company who might be interested in licensing your artwork. Your drawings are cute but need work to be translated into nice quality rubber stamps.

oh! yes indeed, i have a very large portfolio with around 3-400 drawings + an album with the 50 best.

Those I display here is just to show my style and expression, they are not finished yet - of course they will ble cleaned up (the pencil lines) before making stamp.

and yes i really want to contact a stamp producer, but dont know who.

im not sure where they will fit in.... who to ask...

thanks for nice respons and good help. vyanmica
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I have sent you a message with the contact details of a stamp manufacturer who would make these up either for your personal sales or take on the portfolio of designs

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I just wanted to say that your drawings are absolutely adorable!

One thing that I suggest when you do locate a manufacturer is to make sure your stamps can be engraved using half-tones. The first two designs you show have lots of shading and gray tones. When using half toning, you will retain that look and it will translate into that shaded look in rubber. If your images are produced as a line drawing, you are going to lose that depth and the gray toned areas that actually compliment your artwork.

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I'm no artist but these are adorable drawings! Good luck to you!
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