Why is it important to clean your rubber stamp?
Keeping your rubber stamp clean is essential for maintaining its quality and longevity. Over time, ink residue and dust particles can build up on the stamp, affecting the clarity of your stamped impressions. By regularly cleaning your rubber stamp, you can ensure crisp and clear impressions every time. Here are some of the ways to properly clean your rubber stamps.
1. Try baby wipes
The gentle alcohol-free cleansing agents in baby wipes can effectively remove dust particles and ink from traditional rubber stamp textplates. Take a baby wipe and gently wipe the stamp surface until the ink and dust is lifted. Make sure to use a clean area of the wipe for each stamp to avoid transferring ink back onto the stamp.
2. Use mild soap and water
For a more budget-friendly option, you can clean your traditional rubber stamp using mild soap and water. Fill a small bowl with warm water and add a few drops of mild dish soap. Dip a clean cloth into the soapy water and gently scrub the stamp surface. Rinse the stamp with clean water and pat dry with a clean cloth.
3. Avoid using harsh chemicals
While it may be tempting to use harsh chemicals or solvents to clean your rubber stamp, it's best to avoid them. These substances can damage the rubber and cause it to deteriorate over time. Stick to gentle cleaning methods to ensure the longevity of your stamp.
4. Use scotch tape
Scotch tape (cellotape) works wonders in removing tiny dust particles from the stamp surface. Since pre-inked stamps cannot be cleaned under running water or using baby wipes (as ink are stored in the textplate itself), using a scotch tape helps to clean the pre inked stamps surface without damaging it. Just run the scotch tape through the letter imprints for a few rounds to remove any dust impurities.
By following these easy cleaning methods, you can keep your rubber stamp in excellent condition and enjoy clear and precise stamped impression for years to come. Remember to clean your stamp occasionally to maintain its quality and to prevent ink color and dust contamination.