Sunday, 24 February 2013

Soap Stamps

I just got a new soap stamp and I am really pleased.  I have worked with several different types of soap stamps – my very first one was from Anhoki, through ETSY, which I got several years ago and have loved and used it almost as much as my wonderful soap moulds… 
(Note toothbrush a very important cleaning tool for soap stamps.)
 
For some time, my husband has been bugging me to get another one done just in case.  Unfortunately Anhoki is no longer making soap stamps.  
At one point I got a wooden one done for a client who wanted their personalized logo stamped into some soaps I was making for them. 

Very good price, Spanish made, great customer service, but the person who made it had warned me against intricate lines.  The client insisted on the fine border around their logo, which actually came off. 
I also worked with another acrylic one which the customer themselves had made.  Very intricate lines, wonderful impression, but it just needed a handle.  It was just a flat stamp and hard to get off, once stuck into the soap.
(Sorry, I didn't get a photo of the stamp itself.)
 
So I discovered  http://lasercutz.co.uk/shop/soap_making.  I had to get another stamp made for a local retreat who will be using our personalized soaps (yippee!) so I had one made for myself at the same time.
 
 

 I AM THRILLED.   And stamping with this stamp is quite different.  Normally with my other stamps, I laid the stamp down on the soap in position, then gave it a wack! Or several wacks with a hammer.  With this one, I just press it in.   Much easier.  I use my wrist more so I am hoping not to get and issues with my wrist… but what a wonderful impression and so very easy to work with and clean. 
As you can see the impression is slightly different, slightly bigger, the border a bit thicker, the leaves more solid….  Well, I like it. 
 
Customer service, price and delivery times were awesome!  I will definitely be using Lasercuts again.
So... sorry my little Anhoki soap stamp... you have served me well, thank you for all you have contributed to my soaping... my beloved and first soap stamp is being retired. Of course she will be safely stored as we may need to use her again at some point.
 
Happy Stamping everyone!
Jen
(I may be posting a little less and using facebook a little more as I am settling into facebook… whereas blogging is such a wonderful connection with other soapers, facebook seems to be both a business tool, a local connection as well as connection with other soapers so if you like, come on over and join me over there. For now, my Jenora Soap blog remains where I post about soap making and experimenting.)

25 comments:

tina bunston said...

Hi Jen! Its amazing the pleasure one can get from the small things, isn't it? I'm thinking of having a stamp made (for inking) so I can get my packaging sorted out.

I'm off to find you on Facebook!

Caron. Michelle. Somers said...

Gorgeous stamp and great timing as I've decided to use Lazer Cuts as well as I've heard great things about this company. Your new stamps looks great. I'm with you as I don't seem to have time to blog as much anymore but do update Facebook all the time.

Michelle

Caron. Michelle. Somers said...

PS Can I ask what size you got? I love the size of your older stamp that was used on a smaller soap size I have from you.

Jennifer Young said...

Tina, Thanks for your comment!! D you facebook? I need to get an ink stamp as well... let me know where you get it done! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Hi Michele, Thanks for your comment. Just found you on FB. Smaller stamp size 34mm x 34mm from edge of stamp to edge of stamp. The image is slightly smaller as it fits inside. The recent lazer cuts stamp which is very slightly bigger but fits on my small soap as well is 40mm x 3.5mm from edge of stamp to edge of stamp, but there is more border around the image. Just ask Dave for the same size as me! xo Jen

SoDakSoaper {Kalla} said...

Very nice..I love your logo! The new stamp is more detailed..clean and crisp. :)

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Michelle said...

Jen,

Thanks for the info, I need to get an ink stamp too and thought about asking Dave but think I'll get him to make my soap stamp and get an ink stamp from Vistaprint. Will like your Facebook if I haven't already.

Michelle

Polly McNamara said...

Al your soap stamps look great, but I agree with you about lasercutz - I have 3 of their stamps and love them. Lovely soaps too :)

Jennifer Young said...

Kalla (Sodak) Thank you for your comment. i think you are right about the crispness. xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Michelle, I am thinking about getting an ink one made as well but putting the website on there too, so I can stamp the paper bags that I give with a sale. Vista print probably have great prices... xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Polly, Great comment! Thank you! Can I ask about the metod you use to stamp with your lazer cuts stamp? After cutting 200 little soaps... my wrist is feeling rather delicate.... do you wack it? or simply press it? xo Jen

Sarah Auclair said...

I LOVE your stamp logo!

I am off to check out their website! I am in need of a new soap stamp too!

Jennifer Young said...

Sarah, Thank you! I do have to tell you that my very first salt soap was based on your wonderful recipe! I have since modified and personalized but want to say Thank you!! xo Jen

Tanya @ Lovely Greens said...

I've always wondered about using soap stamps but haven't had a chance to try them out yet. Thanks for sharing your tips, tricks, and sources :)

Tanya @ Lovely Greens said...

PS - what's your Facebook page? Mine is Lovely Greens on Facebook

Donna OShaughnessy said...

I am at the point of buying my first soap stamp. Thanks for all the helpful info. Your new stamp is grand. Powerful.

Jennifer Young said...

Tanya, You can find me on facebook at Naturalmente Mediterraneo. I have just found you and "liked" you. xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Donna, Can't wait to see photos of your first stamp!! I really love cutting and stamping... I also wanted my soaps uniquely recognizable so I think my stamp does that. Post photos!! xo Jen

Anne-Marie said...

What a gorgeous new stamp, I love how it makes your soap turn out. =)

Jennifer Young said...

Anne-Marie, Thank you!! xo Jen

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Caitlin - Revive Bath & Body said...

Love how the stamp turned out!
Caitlin

Jennifer Young said...

Caitlin, Thank you for your comment! xo Jen

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