Revealing Unbelievable Truth About Stamp You Probably Don't Know!

We often use rubber stamps in our lives for various reasons. Some people use it for office use, business, hobbies and also arts & crafts. The best thing about a rubber stamp is that it can be widely use by people of all ages. 

In this blog post, we will be revealing the 3 interesting truths about rubber stamp you probably don't know about!

1) The first rubber stamp was spotted back in 1886

There was a great controversy about who developed the first rubber stamp back in the mid-1860s. L.F Witherell claimed that he discovered the production of rubber stamps by attaching rubber marks and letters to the end of a bedpost back in 1886. He did it with the intention of labelling wooden pumps for identification purposes. Another claimant was James Orton Woodruff who observed wooden washtubs being imprinted with hand carved rubber letters mounted on curved wooden blocks and coloured with printer's ink between 1864 and 1866. James later launched a well-publicized company to mass create customized stamps; however, none of his stamps are known to survive today since the inks used at the time included solvents that ruined the rubber.

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2) Native Americans was the first user of rubber stamps

The earliest use of rubber stamps have been discovered by Native Americans where they used it to mark patterns on their body for tatooing at a later stage. Before rubber stamps were mass manufactured for use, rubber stamps were used in a primitive form. For instance, they were used and made by hand in various different countries including India, where the primitive stamps were created with mud to mold the shapes. The molded shapes were then coated with coloring using other natural ingredients to ensure that it can be stamped on different materials.

3) Rubber Stamps Are closely related to the dentistry field

The history of rubber stamps can be said to have been closely connected with the dentistry field as their invention was assisted by the usage in dentistry mould bases. Denture bases made using vulcanised rubber were cheaper, easier to mould and originated from the same process as the first rubber stamp.

Nowadays, most of the rubber stamps are custom-made and created for business or branding usage. Typically, these business rubber stamps feature a company logo, address, and contact information which are made to order. Technology advancement has also contributed to the production of various types of rubber stamp with their own unique features (explore more about the types of rubber stamps in this blogpost). 

Checkout the main types of rubber stamps available in the market today:

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