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Picture of Laser-etched and Cut Rubber Stamps - Made at TechShop
Made at TechShop SF - http://www.techshop.ws - TechShop is a shop space where one pays a monthly membership fee, like a gym. After taking Safety & Basic Use Classes, one can check out equipment which ranges from Laser Cutters to 3D Printers to CNC mills and more! It is a great resource for professional designers, students, and entrepreneurs alike.

Rubber stamps are great for packaging, mailings, personalization and more! Laser engraving machines make creating them simple. Follow these steps and you'll have rubber stamps in no time.

Materials and Equipment:
- Laserable Natural Rubber
- Graphics Editing Software
- Art or Other Stamp Content
- Epilog Laser Engraver
- Stamp Block(s)
- Rubber Cement
- Books or Other Objects to Use as Weights

Visit our shop at http://biomorphics.com. We specialize in lasercut/3D printed/CNC jewelry, apparel, art, home goods, and more.

Step 1: Purchase the Correct Material

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It is very important that you use natural, non-vulcanized rubber for the laser cutter as a non-natural rubber will produce toxic gases in the laser cutting machine. These laserable rubber sheets are marked with the text "SPECIAL RUBBER FOR LASER ENGRAVING." I sourced my material from http://www.laserbits.com though you can find other sources as well.
 
KTxW2 years ago
Love that you made a stamp of your QR code - that's an awesome idea!
biomorphics (author)  KTxW2 years ago
Thanks! We thought so too!
mcatterlin3 months ago

I bought some "Easy-to-Cut Lino" for laser etching and didn't think of the possibility of it being toxic. Do you possibly know if burning linoleum would be toxic?

TimothyS6 months ago

if you click on the advanced tab for your printing preferences, you can select "stamp" . this will allow you to adjust the beveled wall around your engraving which supports thin lines and letters. it will also invert the colors and reverse engrave it so you dont need to spend the time working those issues in Illustrator.

kde leon3 made it!1 year ago

fun! thank you!! :)

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Mindmapper12 years ago
This is really good but some info on the power setting used would be great. I made some rubber stamps using silcone sheet and they worked really well with fine detail.
can you tell me which kind of silicone rubber do you use? i engraving stamp rubber sheet on my 40w laser but it still too thick of engraved area....and I would like to try silicone sheet....thank you.
biomorphics (author)  Mindmapper12 years ago
http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-etched-and-Cut-Rubber-Stamps-Made-at-TechS/step3/Engrave/ these power settings are the ones I got from Epilog for Natural Rubber.
Mindmapper12 years ago
thank you but I can't read the details too much screen reflection unfortunately
biomorphics (author)  Mindmapper12 years ago
it's in the text below the photo if you read it!