The Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp is in a league of its own, and CNCROi.com has highly tuned equipment and supplies directly from Trodat (machine through rubber) to produce incredible results for all your custom stamping needs.
So far, with all the videos I’ve made about Trodat’s range of self-inking stamp, I didn’t make one showcasing the red color option for the Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp, that ends today and we’ll review how it compares to the black ink option in this blog post.
First though, we need to make both custom rubber stamps using our Trotec Laser Speedy 400 flexx, with both a CO2 and Fiber laser source, born in Austria near Trodat’s HQ!
Guess where the rubber comes from that we used for the Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp? It comes from Austria, just like our machine, directly from Trodat’s manufacturing facilities.
This is important as every step of what you see here, software to hardware, has been optimized to produce the best damn stamping results in the world and if you aren’t familiar with Trodat, they are over a hundred years old and are the world’s largest stamp manufacturing to boot!
Making custom stamps is a messy process, the results in these production photos look messy and unclear.
The reason for this is there is so much dust and bright light, the camera (and video) has trouble focusing on what’s happening and what is being engraved into the professional grade rubber is also full of debris, that’s why I put the two anodized aluminium plates so the camera has something to focus on!
Regardless of the size, from the massive Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp down to the small Trodat Printy (video below), the process is always the same.
Engrave rubber, stick rubber onto the stamping mechanism, TEST IT OUT and then ship it to CNCROi.com‘s happy customers around the world!
The only part that “changes” is that the ink pad, if you wish to have one pre-filled, is red instead of black in this demonstration of the Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp.
The Trodat Professional series is very popular with our customers and the main reason is the strong metal re-enforcement in the body of the stamping mechanism itself.
Steel gives it a lot more strength than just plastic and, in my opinion, produces better results because there is dramatically less flex than what you’d see on a typical all plastic stamping mechanism.
As for your design options with CNCROi.com, literally anything goes!
Any mixture of images and graphics all come out incredibly sharp and vivid, everything we use and ship to you for your custom Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp (in this case) is top of the line quality through and through.
You can see the amount of vaporized rubber settling in around the custom rubber of this Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp in these photos, in many of my videos, including this one, you can see how they literally get buried but thankfully, this is only an issue during production and is quickly cleaned off.
The results look even dirtier with hot stamps we use that have a higher durometer.
After the Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp rubber is produced, you can see how rough the results look below, it’s been cut out from the Trodat rubber and it’s ready to be cleaned with simple water and a brush by CNCROi.com.
CNCROi.com has been making custom stamps for a very long time, regardless of what you throw to us, we can make it work as we have a full inhouse design facility to help make sure everything is optimized for the absolute bleeding edge best results!
You’d think that it would get boring making stamps all day, you know what, it’s always fun because it’s like archeology, you are letting the laser do the work and then you have to dig and clean to see the end result.
It’s always a pleasant surprise and that vast storehouse of knowledge CNCROi.com has when it comes to custom stamp manufacturing produces huge dividends for our customers.
Just compare the above Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp rubber before being cleaned to the one below, it’s really a thing of absolute beauty!
All the shoulders are CONSISTENT, the surface is FLAT and the lines are all SHARP!
It’s really amazing taking a look at something that’s produced with this level of craftmanship and precision, CNCROi.com is lucky to be able to produce results like this day in and out for our customers!
If you are wondering what a Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp looks like with very fine lines and fonts over the blocky results above, check out this video to see just how amazing the results our equipment produces!
Alright, that was the rubber for our black inked Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp, now it’s time to make the RED one.
The rubber is the same, directly from Trodat.
The laser is the same, directly from Austria’s Trotec Laser (division of Trodat).
This stamp has a really neat donut design in it along with a border going all and some hot coffee, sadly, this can’t be eaten because this would be the tastiest custom Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp CNCROi.com has ever produced!
Notice that, quite literally, ANY DESIGN we throw at our machine to produce come out spectacularly awesome!
If you are wondering about the surface area of the Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp, it’s (70 x 116 mm or 2.8 x 4.6″).
As for the color options, for the Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp it’s
- *or CNCROi.com can ship you a “blank” ink pad and you can put your own ink color.
CNCROi.com can also make custom rubber stamps for any application, from huge drum stamps for making custom wall paper to small miniature ones, just because we can!
So whatever your custom stamping requirements, CNCROi.com is here to help you make your custom stamping dreams reality!
You can see that this Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp rubber has a lot more information on it, you can totally fill these up however you wish, it makes no difference to our production flat rates.
We can also make extras for you, so if you wanted to have two different rubber stamps made for one self inking stamp, no problem.
Like the previous black inked Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp, this red one was cut out of the Trodat Rubber and needs to be cleaned-up now by CNCROi.com to be ready for the stamping mechanism.
Here’s the “before cleaning” below after it was removed form the rubber on our Austrian wide-format industrial Trotec Laser 400 flexx.
Just like the other one, absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
Absolutely sharp, precise and consistent across the entire surface, no fading, no cracking and NO PROBLEMS!
Custom rubber stamps always look the nicest when they are wet or with ink on them, it gives them a nice shine that really showcases the beauty that our top of the line laser though rubber produces.
Alright, now for the true test, we have a piece of paper with the red ink pad added to the Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp and another with a black one, let’s to a stamp-off at CNCROi.com‘s HQ!
Amazing results straight out of the machine!
It does take a little bit of time for the rubber and the ink pad to marry perfectly to produce a consistent result but these are ready to go no problem!
You can really see the difference between the black and red ink using the same Trodat Professional 5212 Self Inking Stamp, each color has a + and – and yes, if you wanted UV backlight ink, we can provide you that too, though the results would be hard to photograph.
Need a custom rubber stamp? Contact CNCROi.com right now! We love making rubber stamps!