Stamper Inks (Joe Edelen) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 10 Jul 2001 19:00 UTC

Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 13:19:11 -0500
From: "Edelen, Joe" <jedelen@USD.EDU>
Subject: Stamper Inks

We have recently started using a fast dry "Grocery Marking Ink" on our date
stamper for our current periodicals.  We started using this about 6 months
ago after asking around and finding this was recommended as an ink that
would dry on slick covers without smearing.  We stamp each issue on the
front cover with a date stamper.

Well, it does dry fast and won't smear - that part is great.  However, you
have to ink the stamper more than once a day and once you use a new stamp
pad for a number of weeks so much ink has dried in the pad (remember I said
it was a fast drying ink) that it does not accept reinking very well.  We
even pull the pad out of the stamper each night and put it in a sealed
plastic bag to retard drying.  I am hoping that there are others out there
who have solved the problem of stamping slick surfaces (a lot of our medical
journals are published in that format) and will take a minute to share their

Joe Edelen
University of South Dakota