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Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 15, 2019 8:22pm
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I like foam board.
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 15, 2019 8:43pm
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I use thick foam I get at Michaels. You can also get it on Stampeaz
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 15, 2019 8:53pm
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Our puppy started to chew on our signature stamp. I glued thick foam to the back then glued a heavy piece of plexiglas behind it.
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 16, 2019 4:58am
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I use wood. I saw and sand a square of wood and mount it on that with super glue or the like. I just got some nice skinny pieces at Home Depot (because I'd used up all my scraps in the garage and the remaining wood was too thick). ;)
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971535 by Basset Mom
Feb 16, 2019 6:02am
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I have mounted small stamps on wood, too! But you have to be careful with bigger stamps, the thickness of whatever glue you're using can make it lumpy underneath, and then it won't stamp evenly. Be sure your glue is even.
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 16, 2019 6:40am
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definitely foam. tried wood, but I found, particularly with firmer material, that the image frequently had gaps in the image transferred to the paper.
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Reply to: #971535 by Basset Mom
Feb 16, 2019 7:03am
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I have found most wood backed stamps seem to warp in the weather and often make it difficult to get a good image, especially larger stamps.
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Reply to: #971550 by Kiss'n Karin
Feb 16, 2019 1:33pm
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If your wood warps, you used the wrong wood. Use oak.

If your stamped image has gaps in it, you forgot to include a layer of foam between the rubber and the wood. Something soft like pipe insulation tape is called for.
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 17, 2019 12:15am
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After the suggestion of several of you, I bought foam to mount some stamps. Then I was not sure what to use as an adhesive. I bought and used Gorilla Glue. It seems to gift up when it dries. What do you use?
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971620 by RDHG
Feb 17, 2019 1:47am
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Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971620 by RDHG
Feb 17, 2019 2:44am
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I use gorilla glue. Just be sure to use a THIN layer. They mean it.
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Reply to: #971620 by RDHG
Feb 17, 2019 4:54am
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I've used Gorilla glue and it seemed to work at first, but then I got reports of the foam coming off the stamps. I switched to E6000 and love it. I think that's my go-to glue now.
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971521 by RDHG
Feb 17, 2019 7:09am
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What do you use to mount a stamp?

I assume this is all accomplished with the consent of the stamp
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Reply to: #971621 by Kirbert
Feb 17, 2019 3:01pm
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I agree with Kirbert, if your wood warps it’s the wrong kind of wood. I have a sheet of some thin pressboard that works great. Doublesided tape insures even pressings.
Re: What do you use to mount a stamp?
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Reply to: #971620 by RDHG
Feb 21, 2019 6:24am
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I use contact cement (the stuff used for laying tile flooring), it stinks, but is really permanent, and I've never had problems with it coming apart, and I always have some around the house.