HOW TO CLEAN YOUR
REGULAR RUBBER STAMP
and METAL POCKET STAMP
An old toothbrush (you could use a new one if you really want.)
Warm, soapy water or Stamp Cleaner.
PLEASE NOTE: Water won't clean some inks -
you'll need Stamp Cleaner if you're using a special ink.
A rag (don't use a paper towel - it will leave fibers on your newly cleaned stamp)
Some absorbent paper.
A dirty rubber stamp (borrow one if you have to)
But first, a disclaimer:
Some rubber stamps are made out of a special plastic called photopolymer.
They make a nice rubber stamp, but they can break if you're too rough when cleaning.
Our stamps are made out of natural rubber, and you can be a little rougher with them.
If you don't know which you have, please be gentle with your stamp.
We don't want you to break your stamp.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR STAMP: (finally)
Put some water or cleaner on the rag.
Press the stamp on the rag (to soak the surface of the stamp)
and hold for about 10 seconds, maybe more.
Put some water or cleaner on the toothbrush (not a lot, you don't want a mess).
Gently rub the surface of the stamp with the toothbrush to wipe away the dirt.
Wipe the surface of the stamp with rag, if necessary.
Keep doing this until the stamp is clean. (It might take 2 or 3 times.)
Press the stamp on to the absorbent paper to get the water or cleaner
off the plate. Hold it there for about 10 seconds while the liquid soaks into the paper.
What if I don't have an old toothbrush?
You can use the rag, it just might take a little longer to clean your stamp.
My stamp is still dirty
Some inks won't come off with water or with stamp cleaner.
When that happens, you need to get the heavy-duty stuff:
You need Ink Reactivator. This stuff will work on most inks.
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