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Need a bookplate for your library, or maybe as a gift for your bookworm friend? I can hand carve you a custom bookplate in a design of your choosing!

Makes a great unique and personal gift for any holiday.

Just send me a design in a digital format. I will work my magic with the image, and send you a digital proof of what the final product will look like BEFORE you buy!

If you don't have a design, but have an idea, I can work with you and come up with a design, but I will charge an additional set-up fee(~$20 per hour) for my time spent creating your image. I will quote you this price ahead of time!

I can make it any size you want (well, within reason and my capabilities, and the size of your books)!

The price listed is just an average. I will give you an actual quote during our conversation. Quotes are based on size and complexity of the image.

Hand carving gives your stamp a style that cannot be achieved by a machine. Your stamp will be imperfect, which is part of it's charm. Even though it may be imperfect, I carve with extreme precision, care, and love.

Each stamp is made from a high quality rubber that is firm but flexible, which accepts pigment and dye based inks. The rubber stains slightly upon initial use, but this does not effect the quality of the stamp nor the image in any way (rubber is a slightly porous material).

Please see my shop policies about mounting options and my angel copyright policy.
John "Jack" Ballou

Frequently asked questions about jackbear

I work with you via messaging on etsy to make sure the stamp meets or exceeds your expectations. Expect some back and forth until we get all the details worked out, like size, design, mounting, shipping, etc.
My hand carved rubber stamps are made of durable and long lasting vinyl rubber. They can be washed with water, and dried with a paper towel. Some staining of the material occurs depending on the inks you use, but it in no way damages the quality of the image produced by the stamp.
Normally I mount stamps to 6mm black foam. This gives the user something to hold onto and allows you to apply firm pressure to the back of the stamp. Foam mounting is free. If you use acrylic or acetate mounting blocks, I can also mount your stamp to cling foam free of charge upon request. I don't recommend wood mounting for all my stamps, especially larger ones, since it will effect the quality of the image the stamps produces in some cases. However I will work with you if you want a wood mounted stamp, and a minimum of a $10 mounting fee will be added to the price of the stamp.
Ink is not included in your purchase but any type of ink can be used with my hand carved stamps. I love the Staz-On solvent inks for paper, wood, fabric, and even non-porous surfaces like glass! They do stain your stamp, but that does not effect the ability for the stamp to make great images. Pigment inks like Colorbox and Brillance are bold and opagque, they just take a bit longer to dry, and they really should only be used on paper. Dye based inks dry really fast and are water soluble, and they have a watercolor type look on paper. Whatever ink you choose, my stamps can handle it for years to come.

Custom Bookplate Stamp Hand Carved

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Overview

  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: rubber, stamp, foam, ink, glue
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 224 reviews
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