I like stamps a lot, so I was happy to find out, that there is an easy and cheap way to make stamps by using Shapways and Sugru!
You probably know Sugru already. If not, it's an air-curing rubber that can be formed by hand. It bonds to most materials and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight. This is perfect for making stamps.
I made a negative-stamp-form via Shapeways and pressed it on a thin layer of Sugru.
Here are some photos of the first attempt. I'm already happy with the result, but I'm sure it can be still optimized. The good thing: you can make as much stamps as you like and you don't need much of the Sugru material, so it's also very cheap!
I checked out the site, what's the resulting material feel like? Looks like it would cure into a hard plastic like feel? I see a screw head made for one part on the site.Your friendly neighborhood Moderman
I've added a thread about making stamps with Sugru. Don't know it this is needed cause it's kind of easy but maybe it's helpfull anyway...
Home » Community » Instructions » Make stamps by using Shapeways and Sugru Michael Mueller
I got me some Sugru a few months back and I love it!
Great for disarming sharp points around the house, adding grips, sealing things etc.
I expected a more rubbery feel, but plain Sugru actually feels quite plastic-like smooth on the surface, while structurally remaining rubber-like flexible.
There's all sorts of ways to finish the surface after applying it though, haven't tried that though. - Artist / Engineer / Designer / Shopowner / Volunteer / Moderator -