The teaching profession can both exhausting and rewarding. Exhausting in a manner that if you don’t manage your time well, you’d have to work even if you’re already out of the classroom, and out of the school. Admit it, you bring the unfinished papers at home and continue working there. Approved Rubber Stamps and Self Inking Stamps can help you cut some time so you can finish your job faster, and even improve your teaching performance.
Praise & Motivation
With the number of student’s you’re currently handling, there’s bound to be diversity among your class. There are those who are bodily-kinesthetic and is the best when it comes to physical activities, the logical-mathematical ones who show their forte whenever they’re working on mathematical expressions, those students who are intelligent with language and words, and many more types of students. With the number of individual personalities in your classroom, there are times when the students who excel more in the academics get to be praised more— leaving those whose intelligence is not in line with the academics such as the bodily-kinesthetic ones and those who are intelligent with musical instruments, unappreciated.
In the 21st Century Classroom, it is essential that you show equal appreciation for all of your students. One way of showing your appreciation to them is to praise their works.
Marking a big star, or with a ‘Good Job’ in their paper and works using rubber stamps and self-inking stamps leave a positive effect on your students.
Remember that time when you were once on the other end of the classroom, listening to your teacher and working on the classroom activities? What about that time when you had your ‘Very Good’ and Star from your teacher? That felt great right?
Being appreciated by your teacher can significantly boost your self-esteem. Which is why you should praise and motivate them whenever they do an excellent job in their activities.
Teaching is never easy, your little angels can become quite a pain at times and drain all your energy out quickly. And at the end of the day, you wish you could just dive straight to your bed and rest. But you know you can’t, there are still a lot of papers and documents that need to be done. All of these files need to be marked with a date, especially the forms, and although marking the date is not a very strenuous job, it can be time-consuming when done in bulk.
Self Inking Date Stamps and Rubber Date Stamps can save you a lot of time. From writing dates in the documents into merely stamping them you’d be able to finish your documents faster, and you’ll be able to jump straight to bed right away.
Having a good night’s rest can boost your mood up, a good mood affects your teaching, if you’re teaching well, your students will definitely do well, if your students do well, the student’s parents, your superior and most importantly you will pleased. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
Being a teacher means you’d have a lot of things to manage, this includes your students, their grades and your classroom. You cannot simply skip out managing your classroom, or the things in your classroom such as the student’s books will magically vanish. The next thing you know, your students are already fighting over whose book is who’s.
Creating a custom-made stamp that says ‘This Book Belongs To:’ will definitely help a lot. This way your students will no longer fight over books because it has their name already printed in it.
Rubber Stamps is also helpful for grading your student’s works from A-F.
Bonus Tip: Use a blue ink pad in grading, so students who do not meet the criteria won’t be that disappointed because they got an F in a Red Coloured Stamp.
Although teaching tends to drain all your energy out, at the end of the day, all the exhaustion wears off when you see your students run towards you, hug you, and thank you for being a good teacher to them. A reward that can never be paid monetarily. And this can only happen to you if you give your students all the love and appreciation they deserve.
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Why should you invest your money on rubber stamps, or be exactly why should you buy custom self-inking stamps? What benefits can stamps give to your company?
Are your wrists tired from having to sign so many documents over and over again? Doing repetitive task can both be a hassle and a physical pain, especially if you’re tasked to do a certain task numerous times.
Buying rubber stamps and creating your own stamp design can remove the hassle by giving you a tool that you can use over and over again without exerting too much effort. Find out the four ways self-inking stamps save you time in the office.
One of the first tasks that stamps help you save time on is signing documents. It doesn’t matter if you’re the CEO, supervisor or the manager. Anyone who holds an administrative position in a company will be required to put their names and signature on a piece of important document.
Now, signing one document isn’t exhausting, but when you need to sign more than ten documents, then things will become a nuisance. Aside from the strain, it’s going to put on your wrist, which is caused by having to sign multiple documents, your signature will also be inaccurate. The accuracy of your penmanship may be hindered by (1) tiredness (2) number of documents you have to sign (3) the urgency of the signing task. When you have to sign 14 papers in a rush, you’ll end up compromising your penmanship in order to finish signing everything.
Having a personalised self-inking stamp with your name and signature on it will make attaching your signature to any document easy. You’ll have crisp, clear and accurate signs every single time and you won’t make a mess on your desk because your signature stamp is a self-inking stamp.
Approving Applications and Projects
With stamps, you can quickly approve or disapprove of projects, cash memos, invoices, vouchers and bills without having to write “Approved” on the document repeatedly. Manually writing is as demonstrated in the first task can be strainful. Having a stamp removes that strain because you can just use your stamp to put approved or not approved on each document after reading them.
Another plus point about using stamps is that you can have custom rubber stamps that have your company logo as well as the date and other details on your stamp. More details give you more information when you have to create reports on your business operations.
Business to business transactions would always result in giving and receiving documents either for legal purposes or documentation. A stamp will make this whole process easy by removing the need to hand write the date, place and person who got the documents. You can just stamp on the document, and the task is done.
Similar to approving documents, you can also buy rubber stamps that are customised for your business. Customised self-inking stamps will have information or details that usual generic department store stamps don’t have.
Receipts, invoices, vouchers and basically any document in your business requires dates to be written on them. Manual writing wouldn’t be so bad with a small business but as your company grows you need a tool that will help you consistently write accurate dates. Relying on manual work can be time-consuming and troublesome at the same time.
Because it would require repetitive actions on your part.
Stamps make placing the dates on your documents relatively easy and convenient. No need for ball pens and even an ink pad because self-inking stamps have built-in ink pads. You can merely stamp and move on to the next document.
Self-inking stamps save you time by becoming a tool that you can use repetitive to replace doing things manually. With stamps, you can produce crisp and accurate results every time you use it. They’re customisable tools that you can order according to what you want and need.
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Your Guide to the Different types of Colop Stamp You Can Find Online
Nowadays, you can find many types of Colop stamp sold online. And because they have a lot of stamp types to choose from you end up getting confused. And end up asking questions like “What’s the difference between a Colop Printer stamp and a Colop EOS stamp?” or “Why does Colop make so many designs for stamps?”
We understand the struggle, that’s why we’ve come up with this list to help you understand the difference between each Colop stamp model. And explain the reason why Colop has decided to make so many self-inking stamp models.
Colop’s Printer Line is designed for the everyday home or office use. It comes in all common sizes that range from the smallest up to the largest rubber stamps. Aside from the different size options that you can choose from, the Printer Line also comes in a wide variety of shapes/formats from rectangular stamps to round stamps. And they also offer personalised stamp designs if you want Colop Printer custom stamps.
Where it’s Usually Used:
Printer Line stamps are created for your everyday use, from stamping memorandums, requests and invoices in your office to stamping your envelope with your address. They are built to be comfortable to use, lightweight and portable. Plus, they’re made from high-quality materials.
Stamp Designs Available
- Standard – this comes in six stamp designs which are all customisable self-inking text stamps. They also have rubber feet on the bottom of the stamp’s casing which prevents the self-inking stamp from sliding off things.
- Compact – this is a slimmer version of the standard stamp which makes it a convenient and portable stamp that you can fit in your pocket.
- Dater – are self-inking date and text that come in a variety of sizes and shapes, from the regular rectangle shaped stamp to the round and even triangle stamps.
- S 200 – these stamps are generally date stamps with included features of numbers, stock and text design.
- Mini – as the name states it, these are small/mini stamps. Despite the size, they are very handy stamps that can do the job of regular sized self-inking stamps.
Heavy Duty stamps are designed for industrial use, like offices where a self-inking stamp will likely be used excessively every day. It comes in three styles: elegant, robust and lightweight. It’s made with 80% pure steel, so you’ll be sure that it’ll withstand heavy-duty use.
Where it’s Usually Used:
You can find Colop’s Heavy Duty stamps are designed for use in factories where they use it for stamping their merchandise for shipment. Another place where it’s commonly used is in busy offices like government agencies where numerous papers require stamping for approval and processing. Since these stamps are built with high-quality materials, they can withstand even the most extreme stamping conditions.
Colop’s Heavy Duty stamps are fully customisable; you can create your design and have them create a custom rubber stamps for your company or office. Personalised stamps are also possible if you want to have your own heavy duty stamp that you can use for a long time.
- Elegant – it’s slim fit, made from a combination casing of metal and plastic.
- Robust – made of 80% pure steel, strong and made of durable materials. Heavier compared to the elegant version.
- Lightweight – made from 70% recycled plastic making it extremely light and comfortable to use.
Colop’s EOS is a pre-inked flash stamp designed to be quickly made and produce clear, sharp imprints. It’s made of 80% recycled plastics and comes in the standard up to XL sizes. Because it’s a pre-inked stamp, it creates a better quality image when compared to self-inking stamps.
EOS Express allows for faster stamp making which means you can buy your rubber stamps after you’ve made your design and they’ll make it for you in less than five minutes. Re-inking the stamp is also made easier, just drop the ink onto the designated openings at the top of the stamp, and you’re good to go.
Where it’s Usually Used:
Since it produces clear, crisp imprints and even up to 20,000 impressions, the EOS Line can be used in factories, offices and even personal use. It’s Express stamp making machine can also print out pictures for your very own stamp with images of your choice on it.
The Hybrid is a cross between the self-inking design and the Express style stamp making. It allows the Hybrid stamp to be created in minutes. And combines that quick and easy feature with the self-inking stamp technology.
The Green Line is part of the Standard Line, but what sets it apart is the fact the casing and the inner parts of the stamp are made from 70% recycled plastic. It comes in five styles the Printer Line Standard, the Pocket Stamp Plus, the Printer S 200, the Classic Line and the Office Line.
These stamps are mini stamps that you can carry around either by clipping them on your clothes or putting them inside your pocket. It comes in three unique designs:
Pocket Stamp – looks like a flash drive
Stamp Mouse – which looks like a computer mouse
Pen Stamp/ Stamp Writer – which is a pen and stamp combination.
Colop creates innovative stamps that meet the needs of consumers like you. From the Green Line that gives the environmentally conscious an option to own a stamp that helps reduce plastics via recycling to heavy-duty stamps for extreme stamping conditions. And with their wide range of stamps to choose from you can have personalised self-inking stamps that fit your business, budget and lifestyle.
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Ever experienced making a card that looked it was submerged in water after you applied the ink? The ink smear and bleed into the paper and turning your “Happy Birthday!” into an early or late Halloween card. Have you asked yourself, what went wrong? Or questioning your ability to use a stamp?
The fault is not in how you used the stamp or the stamp itself but on the type of ink you used and the material you stamped it on. Find out the different stamp inks and the different kinds of material that you should use them on. That way when you make a new stamp project, it won’t look like Frankenstein made it.
Dye ins are water-based inks that dry quickly and produces a clear, crisp image on almost any paper. It comes in three types the standard water-based dry ink, the distress ink and the waterproof dye ink. They work great on matte, vellum and glossy paper.
The standard ink is what most stampers in the market use. These ink tend to bleed if you overlay or use then over another waterbased ink. Standard type inks are acid-free but are prone to discolouration when you expose them to light; they eventually fade over time.
Distress Inks dry slower compared to standard ink. This unique feature allows you to emboss distress ink. The slow drying also makes them blendable since they react well with water. Using distress ink, you can produce different effects and techniques.
Waterproof dry ink has a different base. The difference in base prevents smear or bleeding when you apply colour over it. Aside from being smear free, these inks are also colourfast which means they don’t fade quickly.
Pigment Inks are thicker than dye inks. This is because they have a glycerin base which gives them an opaque or thick finish. They come in spongy foam pads which makes it easy for the stamp to pick up the ink. The thicker nature of the ink causes the ink on the stamp pad to dry faster and needs frequent refilling compared to dye inks.
Pigment inks make for excellent card stock stamping since they show through even with dark cardstock. They are also great for embossing since they dry longer on card stock. They don’t fade fast and are typically fade resistant, even when exposed to light, unlike most dye inks. They do require high heat for full drying though, and they won’t work on non-porous materials.
Hybrid inks are a mixture of pigment and dye inks. These inks contain the properties of both inks, and they work well with almost any surface. Though they do require heat setting to dry thoroughly and can’t be used for embossing. They have a slightly more transparent colour than pigment ink. And a more opaque colour compared to dye inks. They’re acid-free, archival and they dry very fast. Like pigment inks, they’re also waterproof and fade resistant.
Solvent Inks can be applied on any surface except fabrics that are meant to be regularly washed. These surfaces include glass, metal, plastic, wood. They’re a type of permanent ink that doesn’t need heat setting to stay on the material. Like hybrid inks, they’re acid-free and are also resistant to heat. They don’t bleed and can be written or painted on using markers and watercolours. They have a transparent look, but there are also some solvent ink brands that offer opaque pastel colours.
Chalk Inks are hybrid inks that have a chalky finish. When they’re set using heat, they become permanent and waterproof. They dry faster than pigment ink and are great for working with watercolours and pens; this makes them great for scrapbooking. They resist smearing and even fading, and they have a matte finish which looks great on any dark coloured cardstock
Other Ink Types
These inks are alcohol based and come in dropper bottles. They work on any surface and produce a permanent finish once heat setting is used to dry them.
These inks are specifically made for embossing and work perfectly with embossing powders. They are set using an embossing gun.
With the wide array of inks found in the market that you can choose from, knowing which ones work well with your stamping project is vital. Not all inks are the same, and the wrong choice of ink can produce not too pretty results. And knowing the right ink and material to work on will help you make your stamp projects works of art.
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What do you usually look for when you’re buying a rubber stamp sets? Do you look at the price first? Or, do you check out the brand?
Do you go on Google and ask for the review about the product from the stamp size all the way up to how long does it last?
Stamp sets make a good investment if you buy the right one. And will the endless choices of rubber stamps present in your local stores or even on the internet, you may find yourself ogling at too many choices and too many brands. That’s why we came up with a 5 point checklist to help you decide on which stamp set to buy.
Brand. Why brand? There are a lot of rubber stamps for sale out in the market. And with the endless array of products to choose from, how would you know which one to buy? Looking at the brand of the stamp sets available minimises your long list, by seeing which brands have made a name for themselves in the market you know which ones make quality stamps.
Customer and market review shouldn’t be taken lightly. Top brands are TOP brands because they receive high praise and good reviews from stamp buyers and product critics. It means that they make stamps that are of good quality, from good quality rubber to crisp, clean prints on paper. Ever experienced buying a stamp that looks ok but when you used it, it ended up leaving a messy mark on your precious document?
Without being selective about your choices of stamp sellers, you will end up buying a faulty product like the one mentioned in the scenario above. By choosing only from the best brands, you’ll be able to buy a product that worth every dime you pay.
Most people put budget first above quality, but seeing as you’re reading this article means that you care about the rubber stamp you buy. Cost is secondary to product quality. Once, you’ve determined which brands are worth choosing from, you then have to set up criteria for each stamp. Cost or how much the product is worth tops that criteria.
For example you have four brands to choose from, and you find that even though they all produce high-grade stamps, Brand A sells its stamp at a much lower price than Brand B, C and D. The cost alone gives you a winning factor and you can decide whether to buy the stamp from Brand A or not.
By comparing the cost of the brands, you can also compare which brands offer a better deal, for example, Brand B sells their stamps at ₤50, but Brand C sells theirs at just ₤45. You do more research, and you find out that both brands produce stamps that are similar in quality to each other. You’ll end up saving ₤5 more by choosing Brand C than Brand B.
The third detail that you should look into is the portability of the stamp. And portability goes beyond the stamp being lightweight and easy to carry. Since stamps, rubber or not, use ink, you have to make sure if you can carry and place your stamp anywhere.
You wouldn’t want to buy a product that leaves ink stains all over your work area, from your folders to your record books and even on your table, right? Can you carry your stamp with you when you travel or will it stain your bag, clothes and other important personal belongings? You want a product that does the job of stamping and not staining your belongings.
And obviously, since you’re looking for a portable product, you have to check the size and weight of the stamp set that you’ll be buying. Bulky stamps make it hard for you to use them or carry them wherever you go, even though they make good paperweights, you should go for easy to carry, right-sized stamps.
4) Ease of Use
Even the best and highest quality stamp can be pretty useless when it requires complicated to use. Using the stamp you bought shouldn’t be rocket science, it ought to be straightforward and uses simple common sense. Not require you to learn complicated features that need a manual before you can master it.
Aside from how to use the stamp, replacing the ink shouldn’t be hard as well. Rubber stamps are straightforward when it comes to applying ink; you just use a stamp pad loaded with ink. But, as for self-inking stamps and those that use cartridge this can get a little tricky.
Look for and buy a product that won’t give you and the other people who will use it a headache when it’s time for you to use it.
Lastly, on your checklist for buying stamps sets is durability. A product that lasts you a few months looks like throwaway money compared to a product that can last you for years. Have you ever owned a stamp that only lasted a month or more? You know that low-quality ones that seem to disintegrate like wax with each use.
Or how about those stamps that look like incredible hulk but gets damage after the first fifty use. Who doesn’t want a durable product? You’d want a product that lasts, right? And when it comes to a stamp that will probably be used for hundreds of times by you or by people you work with.
These five criteria for buying a rubber stamp can help you buy a product that’s usable, durable and cost-effective. Looking at top brands for stamps rubber or not, wouldn’t hurt but actually, help you make better decisions. And looking for products based on ease of use, portability, cost, and durability will result in finding a product that becomes a staple in your work area. So, don’t settle for the mediocre when buying for stamp sets, instead be selective and buy only the best.
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