How to clean stamps

How to clean stamps

In most cases, printing does not require special care. But with frequent use, you may notice that the imprint becomes less clear.It can be, because that the working surface of the stamp is clogged slightly with pieces of cinnabar paste.

For the print to served a long time, and remains clear, it is necessary to clean the surface of the rubber cliche periodically, since the spaces between small elements are littered with paper dust with paint. Cleaning can be done by yourself using a soft brush and soap solution.

Methods for cleaning stamp

Methods for cleaning stamp

How to clean stamps:

  • The best option is a special cleaner. Apply the cleaner to the stamp and wipe with a cloth or tissue. The first read the instructions to the cleaner – some cleaners are only for a certain type of stamps or a certain type of ink. So, some cleaners can damage stamps.
  • The second way is to wipe with a damp sponge or cotton swab. The sponge should soak in water: you can add liquid soap or dishwashing liquid. It works well with water-soluble inks.
  • You can also wipe stamps with wet wipes.You should make sure that they do not contain alcohol.

If you wash stamps over a sink in a bathroom or kitchen – be sure to do this in some deep container, and not under the faucet directly.

Do not soak stamps in the water, because they can lose stickiness. A wooden rigging rubber stamps from water can swell and crack.

Some kinds of ink from stamps are not washed off even at their cleaning immediately. On the properties of stamps with their subsequent application it does not affect in any way, so you can just put up with it.