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Re: Stamper Inks (Buddy Pennington) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 11 Jul 2001 18:32 UTC

Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 11:54:10 -0500
From: "MD_Buddy (Buddy Pennington)" <MD_Buddy@KCLIBRARY.ORG>
Subject: Re: Stamper Inks (Charles Hughes)

Have you tried printing out labels?  We print out labels on our laser
printer that have our library and department on them.  We print out about 10
sheets at a time.  We put two prints on a single label and then just cut the
labels into thin strips to keep the costs down.  Since we have to checkin
50-80 issues per day, it really cuts down on the time and mess involved with
stamping (especially slick covers).  And it REALLY cuts down on the labor of
stamping labels and then plutting the stamped labels on the issues
(something we did at the library I previously worked at).  Our checkin
person loves the stickers.

Buddy Pennington
Document Delivery Librarian
Kansas City Public Library

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Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 06:47:20 -0700
From: Charles Hughes <crhughes3@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: Stamper Inks (2 messages)

Hello Everyone:
I wish I had the quick drying ink when I stamped
journals, but I'm not sure our department could have
gotten enough of it to last from one fiscal supply
budget to the next.
My personal trick was to have two stamps, one moist,
the other fairly dry. I hit the moist stamp pad with
the stamp, then touched it to the dry pad, sometimes
to an old newspaper too, and it was good for several
successive impressions.
For super-glossy covers, I stamped diagonally in the
lower left hand corner of the inside cover, and I
tucked a slip of paper over the impression to dry up
all the ink.
The advantages to this system were that stamping could
proceed quickly with the minimum of smear. The
disadvantage was that sometimes an impression would be
transferred to the title page.

Charles Hughes
Serials Librarian/Assistant Professor
A.C. Lewis Memorial Library
Grambling State University
Grambling, Louisiana  71245