[hackerspaces] Tips on making passport stamps?

Vicarious v at icario.us
Fri Sep 30 11:45:48 CEST 2011


Before I bought a DIY stamp kit which includes the alphabet and some characters, I took an old eraser I had at home and carved it with a sharp knife.



On 30 sep. 2011, at 11:37, Martin Ling wrote:

> Hi,
> Now that Mitch's passports are everywhere and our space has just voted
> on a new logo, it's about time we made a stamp. But how to fabricate
> one? I googled around for what other spaces had done and all the ones I
> saw just did a design and sent it out to a commercial stamp manufacturer.
> That doesn't seem very hackerspacey to me.
> So, does anyone have tips to share on making your own? What materials
> work best, just rubber (what sort?) or something else? We have a CNC
> mill and a 40W CO2 laser cutter/engraver. Can you mill rubber without
> just making a mess, can you laser engrave it deep enough to create a
> usable stamp, if so what sort of settings did you need? Or is there a
> way more low-tech process for spaces without these tools to use, that
> still gets great results?
> Tips welcome, then I will run some experiments and post our results.
> Martin
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