Can I use a traditional stamp on fabric?

Traditional stamps can be used on multiple surfaces, including fabric. Here's a few things to consider before you get started:

  • The type of fabric you're planning to stamp will impact your result. Fabric is generally more porous than paper, which means you may see some of ink bleed into the fibres of the fabric, the extent of this depends on the specific qualities of your fabric [thread count, density, etc]. Fine, tightly woven fabric will work best.
  • Your stamp design will also impact the finished result. Ink tends to bleed more on fabric than paper or cardboard, so stamp designs with fine detail (such as small text, fine lines or dots) may blur when stamping on fabric. For best results stamping fabric, keep your design bold and simple. 
  • Finally, consider the ink you use to stamp fabric. Our basic ink pads can work well on fabric, but the ink isn't waterproof so the print will run or fade if the fabric is washed. To make a permanent print, use fabric ink and heat-set once it's dry to make a permanent, washable print with your stamp.

Here's some examples of stamped fabric from some of our customers.

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