For self inking (pre-inked) stamps:

- Practice on scrap paper first. Then test on one envelope and let it dry to make sure the ink is compatible with your surface. Not recommended for shiny, highly porous, or textured surface. 

- Place your envelope or paper on a hard surface before stamping. 

- Stamp on an empty envelope (before you put in your letters or invitations).

- If you are stamping on the back flap, open the flap first before stamping so there is nothing under the flap.

- Make a slow, firm impression, allowing the entire stamp to contact the paper. 

- For slightly textured surfaces, it may be helpful to press the stamp down and gently wiggle it from side to side to make sure that the entire stamp contacts the paper. 

-When the stamp runs out of ink, only re-ink using the Brother brand ink for pre-inked stamps. Other kinds of ink will ruin the stamp. The stamp should last a couple of thousand stamps before it needs re-inking, if it's looking worse for wear before this then you might just need to clean it. 

-Store your stamp with the cap on and in the upright position (white label up).

 

For wood handle stamps:

- LIGHTLY ink your stamp with the ink pad by gently brushing it on the ink pad a couple of times, and then lightly tapping it on the ink pad a few times. 

- Look at the stamp before stamping and make sure that the ink is on all of the raised surfaces. Check to make sure you haven't over inked, you don't want to see large spots of ink pooling or bubbling on the raised surfaces. 

- Stamp firmly and make sure you are distributing pressure evenly over the entire stamp. 

Practice on scrap paper first. Then test on one envelope and let it dry to make sure the ink is compatible with your surface. Not recommended for shiny, highly porous, or textured surface. 

- Place your envelope or paper on a hard surface before stamping. 

- Stamp on an empty envelope (before you put in your letters or invitations).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For self inking (pre-inked) stamps:

- Practice on scrap paper first. Then test on one envelope and let it dry to make sure the ink is compatible with your surface. Not recommended for shiny, highly porous, or textured surface. 

- Place your envelope or paper on a hard surface before stamping. 

- Stamp on an empty envelope (before you put in your letters or invitations).

- If you are stamping on the back flap, open the flap first before stamping so there is nothing under the flap.

- Make a slow, firm impression, allowing the entire stamp to contact the paper. 

- For slightly textured surfaces, it may be helpful to press the stamp down and gently wiggle it from side to side to make sure that the entire stamp contacts the paper. 

-When the stamp runs out of ink, only re-ink using the Brother brand ink for pre-inked stamps. Other kinds of ink will ruin the stamp. The stamp should last a couple of thousand stamps before it needs re-inking, if it's looking worse for wear before this then you might just need to clean it. 

-Store your stamp with the cap on and in the upright position (white label up). 

 

For wood handle stamps used with a separate ink pad:

- LIGHTLY ink your stamp with the ink pad by gently brushing it on the ink pad a couple of times, and then lightly tapping it on the ink pad a few times. 

- Look at the stamp before stamping and make sure that the ink is on all of the raised surfaces. Check to make sure you haven't over inked, you don't want to see large spots of ink pooling or bubbling on the raised surfaces. 

- Stamp firmly and make sure you are distributing pressure evenly over the entire stamp. 

Practice on scrap paper first. Then test on one envelope and let it dry to make sure the ink is compatible with your surface. Not recommended for shiny, highly porous, or textured surface. 

- Place your envelope or paper on a hard surface before stamping. 

- Stamp on an empty envelope (before you put in your letters or invitations).