- Design Tips
Surface: The most important element of selecting a stamp is the type of surface the stamp will be used on (porous or non-porous).
- A porous surface is paper products, cardboard and cloth (non glossy).
- A non-porous surface is metal, glass, plastic and glossy or coated paper.
Ink: Selecting the correct type of ink is also a critical component to the type of surface the stamp will be used on. Therefore, when the surface type (porous or non-porous) is determined, the ink must fit with the stamp type. The ink color can also represent the inspection status. For example, green ink to symbolize an "Accepted” status and red ink for a “Rejected” status.
Design or border: We have available 170 standard borders to represent the inspection status or other requirements. If you have a specific design, such as a ground symbol or company logo, it can be accommodated. The border design can also represent the inspection status. The following are some examples:
Border number 130 representing an “ACCEPTED” status.
Border number 161 representing an “REJECTED” status.
An employee number and/or company acronym are often added for identification purposes. Company logos are available upon request.
Stamp Size: Inspection stamp sizes are always measured by the size of circle the impression would fit within.
Allow 1/8” clear margin on all four sides, between edge of label and information.
For best adhesion, apply labels at room temperature to any clean, dry, oil-free, non-textured and non-coated surface.
Foil or Kromekote material is difficult to write or type on. However, some ballpoint pens work better than others.
Select ink colors and label colors that are well matched. For example, if you choose a yellow kromekote label material, the suggested ink color is black. Not recommended would be blue or yellow ink because the text would not be prominent.
Select ink colors and tag colors that are well matched. For example, if you choose dark standard tag colors, the suggested ink color is black. Not recommended would be blue, green or red ink colors because the text would not show up well. For example, if manila or white tags are selected, any of the four standard ink colors (black, blue, green, red) could be used.