In this posting, CNCROi.com makes a custom stamps for use in Trodat’s professional range 5205 and 5215 series using any masking using our Austrian wide-format Trotec Speedy 400 flexx CNC laser. By the way, you can now buy this at our e-commerce site, BUY ONLINE!
What many people don’t realize is that Trodat, the world’s larger stamp manufacturer, is actually the parent company of Trotec Laser, whose laser we have, a Speedy 400 flexx. When you order a stamp from CNCROi.com, hardware, ink pads or accessories, realize that our processes are highly optimized just for this specific application for the absolute best results!
As an official Trodat stamp manufacturer, we can now offer the full range of Trodat supplies from high quality stamps to ink pads and seals. Whether you want only the stamp plate, replacement ink cartridge or the whole thing, we can help! Today we’ll focus on two specific Trodat Professional 5205 & 5215 Series.
First, let’s make a custom stamp plate for the Trodat Professional 5205 using our Trotec Laser 400 flexx.
First step is using Trodat rubber, not only does the Trodat Professional 5205 and rubber material come from Trodat but so does the laser used to put it all together!
After a design was created and optimized for perfect insertion into the Trodat Professional 5205 with measurements of 68 x 24 mm, it was time to stick the material in the laser and get a working high-quality stamp out of it.
The process of making a custom stamp, regardless of application or what it will be put into is always the same. The laser vaporizes off a layer of rubber where content is which produces the shoulders and resultant stamp. The material is messy but the results are fantastic!
After a custom rubber has been engraved for the custom Trodat Professional 5205 self-inking stamp, it’s time to cut it out!
As you can see, it looks messy and not like a professional stamp at all, that’s just the soot that built-up on the surface, it comes right off and when we ship these out to you, they are cleaned as well.
The fine powder found on the stamp is removed using our sonic cleaning system, we find it works fantastic to get even the finest particles off the stamp.
Looking at this custom Trodat Professional 5205 self-inking rubber, you can see the soot already came off on my fingers just by holding it in my hand.
And this is what the Trodat Professional 5205 self-inking rubber looks like after cleaning! Looks awesome!
The depth is consistent, the rubber is strong and sturdy AND it will produce awesome ink well into the future!
Again, looking at the custom fabricated Trodat Professional 5205 self-inking rubber from another angle, you can see the high quality detail and definition we achieved on our professional stamp making platform, the Trotec Speedy 400 flexx!
Now it’s time to put the above custom rubber with the Trodat Professional 5205 self-inking stamp! We can produce ONLY the rubber for you or provide you with the entire stamping mechanism with your very own ink pad color, it’s completely your choice at CNCROi.com!
Here’s the custom rubber stamp after it’s had time to dry, stamps always look best when wet but you can see how precise the rubber is after it’s been laser engraved. Everything is dead-on PERFECT!
The reason why the Trodat Professional 5205 self-inking stamp is reversed is due to the fact that when you are stamping, you want things to be right-side-up so a reverse stamping produces a perfect readable stamp.
Zooming out a little on the Trodat Professional 5205 self-inking stamp, you can now see the steel frame and how small the stamp is relative to the Trodat mechanism. The ink pad is kept in the top of the housing and re-inks between each impression.
Sticking-in a little double-sided tape, which we provide as well, and the stamp fits perfectly onto the Trodat Professional 5205 stamping plate.
The very first stamp with this fresh off the production line is shown below. We offer ink pads in black, red, green, purple and blue. In the CNCROi.com e-commerce system, there is an option to pink the ink pad color of your choice with your order!
Alright, let’s say you really like our Trodat Professional 5205 self-inking stamp but wanted something round instead of rectangular. Yep, we can help you with that too! We also offer the Trodat Professional 5215 on our website, which is 45 mm round!
Again, this massive Trodat Professional 5215 is wickedly overbuilt, with a strong steel frame ready to pound out stamps day in and out without breaking a sweat! As with the Trodat Professional 5205 rectangular stamp, you can buy the whole assembly from us and/or the stamp and/or ink pads. It’s completely up to you!
Just to show you how both Trodat stamping mechanism work, the custom rubber stamp actually sits reversed and upside down in the above housing and when you press down, it flips around and does the impression.
This keeps the ink pad from drying out and protects the rubber stamp all in one process!
Like the Trodat Professional 5205, production of a custom rubber stamp for the Trodat Professional 5215 requires Trodat stamping rubber which you can see is place under our industrial wide-format stamp making powerhouse ready to make a custom round stamp!
The laser gantry goes back and forth, vaporizing details at a thousand dpi to produce a highly repeatable and high quality rubber stamp JUST FOR YOU to your spec!
Although this is a round rubber stamp for the Trodat Professional 5215, it still engraves it as square, this isn’t necessary, just the way we like to do things here in the shop to make sure everything is done perfectly the first time, accurately and predictably.
Custom rubber stamp production is great fun, you can see how the laser beam selectively vaporizes off material from the rubber, down to less than the width of a human hair!
This level of precision is only possible using the very best equipment, top of the line materials and experience to pack it all up. If you need something custom, CNCROi.com is here to help!
Like the custom rubber stamp we made for the Trodat Professional 5205, the vaporized rubber stamp for the Trodat Professional 5215 looks just as dirty and messy. You wouldn’t think this was a successful rubber stamp at all!
But wow, this cleans-up just as awesome! All the fine details are clearly present and you can see how even the fine leaves come out extremely clear for this custom fabricated Trodat Professional 5215 rubber stamp!
Looking at it dead-on, it looks like an absolute piece of art that belongs in a museum, but that’s how CNCROi.com produces quality work across a range of applications and materials. We push things to their extreme and see how they perform! This custom Trodat Professional 5215 rubber stamp is wicked overkill, but that’s when you see how well things work in the real world.
Looking at it from another angle, you can see a solid and strong shoulder that’s consistent across the entire Trodat Professional 5215 stamp.
Now it’s time to put the custom rubber stamp into the Trodat Professional 5215 housing. You can see how huge the stamp is compared to the custom rubber stamp we made for it is.
The reason we have a solid shoulder on our stamps it to make sure that they produce the absolute best marking, it does take a while to “break in” a custom stamp when you have something this detailed but the quality remains. Everything from CNCROi.com is top notch, just like the Trodat Professional 5215!
Double sided tape and within a few seconds, another totally custom rubber stamp is now part of the Trodat Professional 5215 family of products!
Now, it’s time to test out this custom-made stamp on some rough paper lying around the shop, here’s what the first stamping looks like!
Looks great for a first run! I’d probably change the design slightly to move the “F” in professional a bit more to the right so that it doesn’t look like an “E” due to the tree trunk in the background but otherwise, wow, awesome!
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