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Winmark Glossary of Terms for Custom Stamping

These definitions will tell you everything you need to know about the creative, decorative, and versatile world of rubber stamps. There are multiple types of stamps, designs, and tools to facilitate transferring stamp images to your desired surface. These products provide diverse functionality, convenience, and the satisfaction of a project well done.

Acrylic Stamp Block

Acryllic stamp blocks are clear, re-usable blocks cling stamps are placed on to ensure the stamp image is evenly transferred to the desired destination. The block, also called a mount, usually has an alignment grid and is re-usable.

Clear Stamp / Cling Stamp

The clear stamp sticks or clings to transparent acrylic blocks. Also called the cling stamp, its tacky texture allows ink to adhere to the most intricate patterns. It’s usually made from clear photopolymer, enabling you to see how to place it exactly as desired.

Custom Wood Stamp / Art-Mounted Stamp

The custom wood stamp (or art-mounted stamp) is a rubber stamp with a laser-engraved image, mounted on a piece of hourglass wood. A separate ink pad is required to transfer the image to the desired surface.

Date Stamp

The date stamp has adjustable rotating bands with dates on it. Just as it sounds, it allows you to stamp a date on some type of document. Whether it’s for use at work or home, these stamps are great for staying organized.

Die Plate

A die plate is the interchangeable plate that goes on the stamp mount. Each plate features some type of design. For a new and different impression, just squeeze the buttons on the side and pull the current plate off. Snap the new plate on the mount.

Dye Ink

Dye ink is used in self-inking stamp pads, and great for use on paper surfaces. It’s a fast-drying, permanent ink with a liquid consistency.

Embosser

An embosser is a stamp-like tool with plates that press a raised design or image into a piece of paper. Embossers are usually used by notaries. The tool can also be used for personal use, such as to emboss stationary, envelopes, foil labels, and book pages.

Embosser Clip / Embosser Die Plate

An embosser clip or embosser die plate is the removable, interchangeable insert that goes into the embosser. It features the design you want to emboss.

ExcelMark

ExcelMark is a name-brand that produces generic and custom stamps and ink.

ExcelMark Flash Stamp

The ExcelMark Flash Stamp is an oil-based, pre-inked stamp that produces high-quality, sharp impressions. It can be used to make up to 50,000 impressions before re-inking.

ExcelMark Self-Inking Stamp

This ExcelMark product is ideal for repetitive stamping.  TheExcelMark Self-Inking Stamp includes a reversible, two-sided ink pad, doubling the number of times you can use the pad.

Ex Libris

An ex libris is used to inscribe a book to show ownership.

Heat embossing

Heat embossing, also called wet embossing, uses embossing ink, powder, and a heat source to imprint a raised impression.

Identity Theft Guard Stamp

An identity theft guard stamp imprints a special pattern on the desired paper, envelope, or document to make it difficult to read confidential information. Stop someone from stealing your personal information with one of these.

Inkless Thumbprint Pad

The inkless thumbprint pad consists of ink that wipes away clean. It’s used to fingerprint documents and authenticates checks.

Inspection Stamp

An inspection stamp is used to make repeated, constant small messages. It’s used for quality control or to imprint codes.

MasterMark

MasterMark is the name of a brand that produces stamps.

Number Stamp

A number stamp has rotating bands with numbers, and is used to sequentially number what is being stamped.

Pigment Ink

Pigment ink is a sticky, slow-drying, fade-resistant ink that adds color. It’s great for embossing, and can be used on a variety of surfaces when heat set, like wood, fabrics, and clay.

Pre-Inked Stamp

A pre-inked stamp is a stamp and stamp pad in one. It comes with a pre-inked cartridge, so a stamp pad is unnecessary.

Self-Inking Stamp

A self-inking stamp is a stamp mount that re-inks itself with a self-contained, rotating ink pad.

Shiny

Shiny is a name-brand stamp producer.

Signature Stamp

A signature stamp is a stamp customized with a signature via a photo or scan. Save yourself the time and hustle of repeatedly signing your name, and put your John Hancock on one of these.

Stamp Refill Ink

Stamp refill ink is the ink used to refill the ink in pre-filled and self-inking stamps, and stamp pads. You may find it more convenient to refill your pad than to buy another one.

Traditional Rubber Stamp

A traditional rubber stamp is a stamp with a wood mount and a handle. Choose the size and shape you want and customize it to make your project complete.

Trodat

Trodat is a stamp brand. There are several Trodat replacement self-inking stamp pads to choose from when stamp pads run dry.

Xstamper

Xstamper is a stamp brand.

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4 Custom Stamps Every Business Needs

 

Rubber stamps are a great way for businesses to efficiently handle a number of operations. You need to get a durable stamp that can stand up to daily use. Here are four types of stamps every business needs.

Signature Stamps

One of the top stamps your business should use is a signature stamp. This can make it a lot easier for you to fill out important documents. Using custom signature stamps, you can save time on your daily operations by simply stamping your unique signature on the dotted line.

Think about how many times you have to sign an important document every day. Now, think about the time you could save if you didn’t have to sign each individual page. If you invest in a durable, custom rubber stamp, you can streamline your business operations, simply stamping your signature or your initials wherever they are required.

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  • Business contracts
  • Employee contracts
  • Paychecks
  • Authorize notices
  • Thank you notes

Signature stamps are also great for differently-abled or elderly employees who have difficulty signing their name.

Date Stamps

A date stamp features a rollable wheel with bands to reflect the month, day, and year. That way, when the update changes, all you have to do is to change the dial instead. Self-inking date stamps are perfect to hold up to daily use, and make a clean impression time after time. Businesses that may benefit from using a date stamp include realtors, banks, and warehouses. You may use a date stamp for marking the date on business invoices, packing slips, contracts, permits, or receipts.

Business Address Stamps

You should also invest in a reliable address stamp for your business. When you are sending important messages to your business partners, customers, and employees, you can streamline this process with a business address stamp. Address stamps can reduce the chances of someone sending something to the wrong address. You can also include your logo on your custom address stamp to create a lasting impression on everyone who sees your correspondence.

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Banking Stamps

Bank stamps make it quick and easy to mark checks that are deposited or out for deposit. Bank stamps can be customized with your bank name, account number, account holder name, and more. Choose up to 6 lines of custom text on your banking stamp.

Contact Winmark Stamp and Sign for All Your Business Stamp Needs

If you are looking for the best possible stamps for your business, we are here to help. We are Winmark Stamp and Sign, and we provide the best stamps in the business. We can help you customize a stamp to meet your specific needs. Order online or contact us with any questions.

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Everything a Business Owner Needs to Know About Corporate Seals

If you are interested in getting a corporate seal for your business, here are a few key points to keep in mind.

What is a Corporate Seal?

A company seal or corporate seal is essentially a signature tool used on behalf of a company by officials to show documents such as leases, employment/vendor contracts, etc. have been agreed upon and certified by the company or board. A corporate seal will contain the business name, year of incorporation, and state. You can also create a corporate stamp with logo.

When to Use a Company Seal?

Here are some situations when using a corporate seal may be appropriate:

  • If you are making resolutions in the name of the company
  • If you are executing high-level contracts
  • If you are conducting real estate transactions in the name of the company
  • If you are taking out loans for the company
  • If you are mortgaging assets
  • If you are signing international documents
  • If you are issuing stock shares

These are all situations where a corporate seal might be necessary. In addition, you cannot use a corporate seal without the approval of the members of the company in accordance with its Articles of Association.

Are Corporate Seals Required?

While not always required by state law, corporate seals provide authenticity and finality to business documents. Some professions also require professional stamps/embossers to validate documents. Businesses types that may be required to use a seal embosser include a notary, architects, and land surveyors.

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How Do You Get a Corporate Seal?

Any business may choose to adopt and use a corporate seal.  If you need a corporate stamp or a corporate embosser, Winmark Stamp & Sign can help go over your options and possible state requirements. You may choose to use a corporate seal stamp or a corporate seal embosser.

Corporate Seal Stamp: Uses a rubber stamp pad and ink to mark company documents.

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Corporate Seal Embosser: Uses a handheld device to leave an indented marking on company documents.

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Contact us for Your Corporate Seal Stamp or Corporate Seal Embosser

At Winmark Stamp & Sign, we can help you address all corporate seal requirements. We will be with you every step of the way, making sure that your corporate seal is the best reflection of your company. Contact Online or call us at 801-486-2011 today!

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Curbside Pickup Signage + Other COVID-19 Essentials

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With the rapidly rising numbers of COVID-19 in the USA, it’s more important than ever to communicate clearly with your customers about what you’re doing to help protect them and the general public. To help our local businesses during this unprecedented time, we’re now offering a line of COVID-19 Preparedness Essentials, including curbside pickup signs, we are open signs, gift cards available online signs and medical stamps, along with various other essential items to deal with this crisis.

Official signage reassures your customers.

Show everyone that you’re taking this pandemic seriously. Signage can help let your customers know you are doing everything you can to get your goods to them quickly. Food service signage informs patrons that you are open and available for a meal. Essential health workers can easily direct patients to adhere to safe practices by offering Curbside Check-In services and instructing patients to keep a safe distance. Easily readable signage and information is key during this time to ensure proper direction. Additionally our medical stamps can assit nurses and other medical personnel by providing clear and noticable information.

Over-communication is key.

During a time of isolation and fear, detailed instructions and adhering to protocol are both necessary. Official signage delivers both the instructions and assurance that rules are being followed.

We provide quick turn-around.

As regulations quickly change, you need to be nimble with your messaging. Get your signs quickly and safely. We will be adding new signage as needs may change during this pandemic.

Winmark Stamp & Sign has provided customers across the United States with custom stamps and signs for over 55 years. You can visit our online shop or submit an express order and we will get back to you.

Curbside Pickup is available for Salt Lake County residents. We also can ship nationally.

We are Open for Online Ordering During COVID-19

To our valued customers:

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As a precautionary measure and to encourage social distancing, we are temporarily not offering will call services starting today, Tuesday, March 17th.

However, during these uncertain times, we are dedicated to serving you with these convenient services:

Order online at either of our websites

We’re always open at winmarkstampandsign.com & saltlakestamp.com.

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Contact us via email & phone

Our team is ready to assist you with your orders and answer any questions you may have. Email us anytime at: [email protected] or call 801-486-2011

We appreciate your business and hope to resume business as usual shortly. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

-Winmark Stamp and Sign Team

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3 Harry Potter Gifts for the Potterhead in Your Life

Christmas may have been and gone but this does not mean that the gift-giving is over. After all, Valentine’s Day is only around the corner, and you may have a few winter birthdays that you need to buy presents for. If you are running out of ideas, we have you covered if you have a Potterhead in your life. With our magical selection of products, you can treat your loved one to a real Hogwarts experience.

 

Click Here to Shop all of our best Harry Potter products!

 

Leatherette Flask with FREE Funnel

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No matter whether you want to join Harry and gang in Gryffindor or your loved one is more of a fan of Hufflepuff, you will be able to buy a leatherette flask in the house of your choice. We also have flasks that come with different sayings as well, for example, that one that says “I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good.” With this Harry Potter merchandise, you will get a free stainless steel funnel, so that you can make sure none of your magic potions gets wasted! This is a gift that is assured to be loved by any Harry Potter fan. 

Stainless Steel Stemless Wine Glass

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We also have a stylish stemless wine glass, which is adorned with the Harry Potter house of your choice. Not only does this Harry Potter merchandise boast a stylish design but it has been customized with a double-wall vacuum insulator, which means you can enjoy your wine at the right temperature. These wine glasses can be purchased as a solo or as part of a pack.

Stainless Steel Tumbler

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If the person you are buying for is not a wine drinker, they will probably prefer our stainless steel tumbler. As you have probably guessed, this comes in designs suited to all of the houses. Professor McGonagall would certainly give you some house points for owning a tumbler like this, and so you can guarantee that your loved one is going to be impressed. This is especially the case when they discover that they can hold a good 32 ounces of their favorite drink inside of it. You can choose from black or stainless steel when selecting this gift. 

Shop Custom Harry Potter Gifts and Products

As you can see, there are a lot of great gift options for the Potterhead in your life. And, now is the best time to purchase these items, as we have cast our very own spell on these products, resulting in a massive 25 percent discount! We know; Dumbledore would be proud, right? So, take of these amazing deals before one of Harry’s enemies performs an Eradication Spell and removes our wizardry magic. Oh, and don’t forget; we offer free shipping on all orders over $50 as well, making your money go even further. 

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Hi! My name is…5 reasons to use a name badge

A name badge is an instant introduction which tells a person who you are and where you work…so you’re no longer a stranger. Name badges come in a variety of styles from basic plastic badges with a name or title only to a full color name badge with a company logo. Here are 5 reasons why it is important to wear a name badge.

 

Better Communication.

Studies have shown that communication is enhanced between people if they know each other’s name. It gives the person you are communicating with an easier chance of remembering your name and the company you represent by having your name badge on and in a visible spot.

Trust.

If someone has a name badge on, there is a good chance they will be trusted more, especially if that name badge has a company logo or company name on it. Trust is a solid foundation to build relationships by and name badges can assist with building rapport.

Professionalism.

Most people agree that having employees wear name badges helps to create a more professional environment. Name badges also provide customers with the ability to compliment an employee for a job well done through online reviews.

Service.

People who wear name badges often provide better customer service. Employees know there is accountability and that the person they are dealing with has the ability to easily get their name.

Stronger Corporate Identification.

Corporate branding requires getting your business logo as widely spread as possible. Name badges are an easy way to get your logo out there. It is an easy way to represent your name and the company you work for at networking events and trade shows.

 

Winmark Stamp & Sign has provided customers across the United States with custom name badges for over 55 years. You can visit our online shop or submit an express order if you’d like us to contact you and put an order together for a custom name badge.

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4 Cool Game of Thrones Gift Ideas Any Fan Would Love!

When you’re looking to give a gift to someone in your life, you’ll always want it to be perfect. Because the gifts we give do say a lot about us as people! And if you actually care about the person you’re buying a gift for, then you’ll want to get it right. Rather than a blanket gift card, or something boring like socks (sorry Mum)!

So, when you’re shopping around, keep your giftee in mind. Their likes and loves too. Because if you can tap into what they care about, you’re onto a winner.

And if you’re getting a gift for a Game of Thrones fan, then game on. Because there’s just so much you could get. But rather than something generic and overdone, like, you know, Game of Thrones socks (again, sorry Mum!), get something cool that they can actually use! And yes, we’re totally thinking about Game of Thrones gifts that are collectibles and, of course, wine gifts here too.

Let’s dig in.

Game of Thrones Wine Glasses

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First up, we have wine glasses. Because who doesn’t love wine gifts? And any avid Game of Thrones fan that takes their interest remotely seriously will also be a lover of fine wines, like our main man Tyrion. And when they’ve got a fancy dinner party coming up or just fancy a lovely glass of wine one evening, sipping from a Game of Thrones themed chalice is the most fun.

Game of Thrones Wooden Coasters

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Or what do you do if your giftee is sober or hates wine? Sigh! Shame on them for being so difficult! Now you’re stuck looking for Game of Thrones gifts that are way less fun! But, you can still give them a little elation with a GoT themed addition to the home. That’s right, you can get Game of Thrones wooden coasters for their beverage of choice – whatever that may be. Wine gifts may not be their thing, but you can still get collectibles that they’ll enjoy. And, get a kick out of every time they lift their cup!

Game of Thrones Flasks

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Next in our titillating Game of Thrones gifts roster, is flasks. Because what GoT fan doesn’t want their very own themed flask for the road? Or a get-together. Or just for the couch because it’s easier than getting up! Tyrion would be proud! And any real fan wouldn’t want just any old metallic flask for their favorite drink – oh no. They want to represent their house of choice, drink from the face of Cersei or Jon Snow, or even just rep the Game of Thrones team in general!

Game of Thrones Steel Tumbler

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And finally, to finish our cool list off just right, we’re going back to wine gifts our loved one will go crazy for. And when it comes to Game of Thrones gifts you can’t get any more classic than a steel tumbler! Collectibles don’t get better than this. And besides that, who doesn’t want to sport a great GoT themed tumbler on the road?

So, great gift-giver, go forth and choose from the coolest Game of Thrones gifts around for your giftee’s special occasion!

3 Ways Custom Stamps Help Brand Your Business

3 Ways Custom Stamps Help Brand Your Business

Small business marketing is a challenging tightrope to walk. On the one hand, you want to keep expenses as low as possible, but on the other, you need to reach out to customers and build brand awareness. It can be tricky to deliver the right balance.

The good news, however, is that there is an assortment of low-cost marketing strategies that you can use to your benefit, no matter what the size of your enterprise. One of the more unusual is custom stamps. Custom stamps let you stamp all of your customer correspondence with your corporate brand, creating unique and exciting effects.

Check out the following ways that you can use custom stamps to help your small business brand stand out.

#1 – Custom Stamps for Business Cards

Business cards are notoriously dry, but you can up the ante by including a custom stamp on the front. By acquiring a custom stamp, you can create something unique and original that simply isn’t available through regular custom stamp platforms.

There’s another benefit of customs stamps for business cards: the price. Business cards aren’t cheap, and once you’ve added extras (such as a glossy finish and double-sided printing), you can soon find yourself spending a substantial amount of money. If you want to create beautiful business cards that speak to your business’s brand that are also inexpensive, then custom stamps are the way to go.

#2 – Custom Stamp for Thank You Cards

Small businesses need to show their customers that they appreciate them. And there’s no better way to do that than with a thank you card. You can use thank you cards for all sorts of things, from showing your appreciation for a large purchase to following up with customers after an event.

Buying pre-printed thank you cards in bulk is not only costly but may not be tailored to your brand. Sure, you could pay a design agency to create something bespoke, but for small businesses, it’s often a lot easier to stamp them yourself.

Let’s say that you supply craft jewelry over Etsy. When a customer completes an order, you could use your custom stamp on a small business card-size piece of card and insert it along with the rest of the package. A custom stamp containing your message saves you from having to re-write your thank you note again with each order.

#3 – Custom Stamps for Packaging

In recent years, there’s been a trend towards ever-more elaborate packaging. Large companies create beautiful, bespoke packages for their products that excite and enthrall customers. How are small businesses supposed to compete?

Custom stamps may be the answer. With a custom stamp, your small business can customize its packaging, creating beautiful, handmade packaging designs.

Small additions can make an enormous difference to customer experience. Customers will love the fact that your packaging is unique and not something “off-the-shelf.” You’ll create a unique experience that the people who buy from you will remember, all with the use of something as simple as a stamp.

Will you start using custom stamps to help brand your business?

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