What is the difference between unmounted
and mounted stamps?
high-quality deeply etched unmounted rubber stamps do not come with
cushion or with a wooden mount. There are many ways to mount unmounted
rubber dies for use. Some stampers use an acrylic block mounting
system like EZ Mount System
- others wood mount their stamps themselves, or use another mounting
mounted stamps are mounted on good white maple hardwood and indexed
with a glossy finish black soy-based ink. The sides of the wood mount
have an hourglass shape to better fit your hand (see below).
rubber side of the stamp is deeply etched and closely trimmed, to
give you the best stamped impression possible.
Yes, our deeply etched, red rubber stamps are made from 11 pt (.153)
engravings. You can see how deeply etched our stamps are if you look at
the height of the raised rubber image compared to the background rubber
However, if you are looking for rubber stamps to make a good impression
in clay, you need to consider other factors as well.
If you look at the rubber sheet on the left, you will notice that
even though they are all on the same deeply etched sheet of rubber,
some images are wide open and others are much more dense.
Image 1 is a very detailed racoon. The image has very little
white space and so the rubber has very few open spaces. Since
the lines in the artwork are very close together, the spaces in
between the raised rubber will not be at full depth. This stamp
could end up making a fuzzy impression in clay.
Image 2 is a silhouette. It is completely filled and has no
detail at all. Keep this in mind if you plan to use a solid image
to press into clay.
Image 3 is an outline of a cat napping. It has a strong outline
and lots of interior space. This would make an excellent impression
Image 4 has a combination of elements - some of the surface
is very solidly raised and some is etched very deeply.
Our online shopping cart employs Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption
and is completely secure; however, if you would prefer to give your
credit card information over the phone, we are happy to oblige you.
However, it is important to use the online shopping cart to process
your order first, whenever possible.
Simply use the shopping cart as usual (add items to cart, then go to
checkout), but choose "Order by Credit Card through Postal Mail"
during the checkout process. You will not need to fill out your credit
card number online. You can leave it blank, or fill with zeros. You
can mention that you will be phoning us in the "special instructions/comments"
box during checkout.
Once you submit your order using our secure shopping cart, you will
have an order # (at the top of the confirmation page) that we
can use to match your phoned in information with the items you placed
in your shopping cart online. This will save time on the phone and ensure
that your order is filled accurately and shipped promptly. Our phone
# is (419) 823-7677.
Your order will not be completed until we get your phone call.
It is generally not considered safe to email secure information without
encryption - so we prefer not to process retail orders through email.
We are an angel company. This means that our customers can sell craft
items created with our rubber stamps, as long as each craft item is
hand stamped and our images are not mechanically reproduced. All of
our images are copyright protected. Back to top
Do you make custom stamps?
We do not currently make or sell custom stamps.
However, we do hold a photo contest annually called the Pet Lover's
Star Search. Winning pets are drawn by our award winning artists and
that artwork is used to make rubber stamps for our catalog. Winners
receive a free rubber stamp. The annual contest usually begins in March.
A grab bag is a discounted mix of stamps (usually unmounted) chosen
by our staff for one low price. We try to get a variety of sizes in
each "grab bag" to offer you the best possible value for your
money. Grab bags are good buys for people who like to collect stamps
along a particular theme without spending a lot of money and they help
us to clear out overstocked inventory to make room for new stamp designs.
Yes, if you own and operate a rubber stamp or craft store, please email
us and ask for our wholesale terms. We will email you back the information
you will need to open a wholesale account. We do not sell wholesale
to individuals or to stamping clubs or organizations.
How can I request a donation for my pro-animal
If you would like to submit a request for a rubber stamp donation to
your pro-animal charitable organization, please fill out and return
our Charitable Donations Application - here.
Try to give us at least 4 weeks lead time to consider your request.
If you use our secure shopping cart and checkout, you will be offered
a choice of payment method, including:
(1) Order by Credit Card Online (ship to your card billing address)
(2) Order by Credit Card Online (separate billing and shipping addresses)
(3) Order by PayPal Online
(4) Order by Google Checkout
(5) Order by Credit Card using FAX
(6) Order by Check/Money Order through Postal Mail
(7) Order by Credit Card through Postal Mail (use this one if you are
going to phone us with your credit card information).
Shipping rates vary based on the total cost of your order and your
location. As you add items to your shopping cart, the shipping rate
will be shown on the next screen you see. You can remove items from
your shopping cart at any time prior to checkout and the shipping rate
will adjust accordingly.
We generally ship next business day following receipt of your order.
Small domestic orders ship by USPS mail with delivery confirmation.
Priority shipping is an option at checkout. All orders are packed carefully
to prevent shifting of your order in transit. All packages shipped outside
the United States are shipping by United States Postal Service by first
class international or Priority mail international. Please ask if you
require Global Express mail - there is an extra charge. Customs, duties,
and other taxes are always the buyer's responsibility.
Rubberhedgehog.com is committed to making the very highest quality
rubber stamps and providing superior customer service. If for any reason
you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you may return it in new, unused
condition, within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price, minus
the shipping & handling.
If you have any problem with the quality of our products, please let
us know; we stand behind every product we sell and guarantee we will
replace any product that does not meet your satisfaction (with identical
product) - with no hassles and at no additional expense to you.
Please return your item along with the original sales receipt and your
specific reason for returning the item to: