UnderdogPress

Stamps, Stencils & More. Handmade with Lots of Heart.

San Francisco, California | 3666 Sales

UnderdogPress

Stamps, Stencils & More. Handmade with Lots of Heart.

San Francisco, California 3666 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (646)

Announcement   Welcome to Underdog Press!
Here you'll find unique designs freshly made just for you. Choose from one of our existing designs or let us help you turn your idea into a custom stamp or stencil. We also offer professional state seals for architects, engineers, & more. If you don't see what you need, message us- let's see what we can do!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 7, 2017

Welcome to Underdog Press!
Here you'll find unique designs freshly made just for you. Choose from one of our existing designs or let us help you turn your idea into a custom stamp or stencil. We also offer professional state seals for architects, engineers, & more. If you don't see what you need, message us- let's see what we can do!

Kyle Silber

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Updates

Getting spooky up in here! New large spiderweb stencil works great as a background to paint one, or layered on top of a contrasting color.
New listings in our shop! Snake and Krampus now available, fresh off the ol' slice-bot.
Custom beauties. These nautical coasters from Haven Designs SC are made with our rubber stamps. What would you do with your custom stamp? They're not just for paper.

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About

We take pride in our work. Thanks for your support!

Underdog Press was started as an outlet for our creativity and as a way to help us pay the bills. We spent lots of time making other businesses sparkle, and decided it was time we try to show the world what we could do. Years working in advertising, design, and stamp making led us to find the best products and methods that we now gladly offer to you.

All of our rubber stamp are handmade at our shop in sunny California. We mount our stamps on a solid wood handle with a foam cushion for optimal results. A portion of the image is stamped on the top of the handle for easy identification.

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Shop members

  • Brandy Esparza

    Owner, Creator

    Brandy is from California. Before starting a face and body art company, she was a sculptor and prototype artist at a Special FX company. Brandy sells art on Etsy: Painted Wonderland Brandy loves her little dogs, Monkus McBean & Ronnie Dio.

  • Kyle Silber

    Owner, Creator

    Kyle came to the Golden State all the way from Iowa in 2006. He has a BFA from San Francisco's Academy of Art University. In addition to stencil and stamp making, Kyle also manages design/production for local businesses as a private consultant.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 7, 2017
Underdog Press is a team of artists with more than 10 years of professional design and production experience. We share a passion for perfection and an eye for detail. Our appreciation of seeing the little guy win coupled with love of our four-legged friends led us to the name Underdog Press, a business we could finally call our own. We stand for a creative, satisfying day's work where we produce hand made items that can be used to spark creativity and add a special touch.

The Underdog Press team enjoys getting creative and making something new. Please let us know what we can do for you!

Kyle and Brandy operate their shop in Richmond California, USA. Please contact us here on etsy or theunderdogpress [!at] gmail.com

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We want you to love your purchase! Please contact us within 3 days of receiving your item(s) to resolve any issues. Custom items are non-returnable, so don't forget to double check dates and spelling before submitting an order.
Payment
We accept Direct Checkout and Paypal. Once payment and customizing information is received, your order is in process. Any changes to information will result in a processing delay.
Shipping
We typically ship ready made items within 2 business days. Custom orders will typically be shipped within 3-5 business days.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ:
Stamps
Q: Is there a method to stamping?
A: Yes, there sure is. You will want a clean, even surface to stamp on. Sometimes, depending on what material you are stamping onto, you may want to add some paper underneath for cushioning. Sometimes we will use an old phone book for cushion, or for practice.
You also want to rock your stamp a little once it is placed down, without moving it. A little pressure, a little wiggle, and voila. Experiment with different papers and inks. Some papers soak up more ink, some surfaces will not dry with some inks. Try and make sure you practice your technique before the final run.
Large stamps (2" or more) can be difficult, and usually take a lot of ink, combined with solid pressure and a little wiggling to make a clear impression. Cardboard can also be a tricky surface, and usually an uneven surface means you will need a smaller stamp.
Your stamp is hand tested before it leaves our shop to ensure you'll get the best print possible. Your questions about using your stamps are always welcome.

Stencils
Q: What is the best way to use my stencil for face paint?
A: We prefer wax based (water activated) face paint. We apply with a fine latex or high density makeup sponge that has been very lightly dampened with water. Be careful not to use too much water or the paint will bleed under the stencil, the dryer the better.

Q: What is the best way to use my stencil for spray paint or air brush?
A: Tape the stencil firmly into place or apply a repositional adhesive to the downside of stencil.
To get an even coat of paint, sweep the can horizontally and vertically past the object as you spray.
Be careful not to over spray. Too much paint too quickly will cause the paint to bleed under the stencil.
Practice on scrap first.
Practice makes perfect.
You can also try a temporary tack spray (3M makes some) on the backside of your stencil to make it a little easier to use. Check labelon spray for directions.

Q: Can I sponge paint on through my stencil?
A: Definitely. See above for optional use of tack spray.
We recommend a very dense sponge (not a brush, until you've got your techniques down) like a latex makeup sponge(available at any drugstore) to apply paint. You want too apply just a little paint and not press too hard to avoid image bleeds. Sponge on paint as many times as necessary to get into all the edges without using too much force. On fabric, several passes help make the best results.
Always test materials before using on your project!
Practice makes perfect.