What is a Digital Stamp?

Digital stamps are black and white images that are downloaded onto your computer where they can be manipulated before printing out. At their most basic, when they are printed out digital stamps are just like traditional rubber or clear stamped images. One of their attractions is the fact that the images can be resized, flipped (create a mirror image) or manipulated in other ways before printing it out. Digital Stamps are colored in the same way that a rubber stamped image is colored. This gives you a range of new design opportunities. The only real difference between digital stamps and traditional stamps is that there is no physical stamp

How are Digital Stamp Used?

After you have printed the digital stamp, the image is used the same way as traditional stamps. They can be colored and embellished. The finished images can be cut out and incorporated into handmade cards, gift tags, scrapbooks and a whole wide range of other papercraft projects. The only real difference is that the images will be printed using normal printer ink and not a specialist rubber stamping ink. Therefore there may be issues with the ink running if a wet coloring method is used. It is possible to heat set printer ink using a heat tool to reduce the likelihood of this happening. Pens, pencils and paints are all suitable for using with printed digital stamps.