How to Change the Ink Pad on Your Self-inking Stamp


Here, SimplyStamps’┬áDaniel Jackson demonstrates the proper way to re-ink a self-inking stamp. There are two options in doing so. The first is an easy 5-step process to re-inking a stamp pad, requiring a bottle of ink. The second is to buy a new stamp ink pad (of a different color if you wish), and follow the same process for removing the old pad and reinserting the brand new ink pad.

Here’s the transcript for the above video:

"Hey, this is Daniel with When your stamp is running low on ink, you have two options. You can use refill ink or you can replace the stamp pad itself. Today we are going to demonstrate how to do both of those things."

"First, we’ll do the refill ink."

"Flip your stamp over and put it in the locked position. Grab the two tabs on the stamp pad and remove the pad itself. You grab your bottle of ink and put about 3 to 4 drops of ink across the pad. And let that soak in for a few seconds. When the ink has soaked into the pad, and there are no more pools, you can insert it back into the stamp itself. And push the stamp down and unlock it. And you have successfully re-inked your stamp."

"The second option is to buy a totally new replacement pad. And in that case you will follow the same procedures."

"You’ll push the stamp down, and lock it. You will remove the stamp pad. You’ll take your new pad and remove the cover. You’ll take the new pad itself and insert it into the stamp. Then depress the stamp, and unlock it."

"And you’ve got a brand new stamp."

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It’s easy to re-ink a self-inking stamp.

Whether you’re refilling an old stamp pad or using a new one, your self-inking stamp isn’t done when it runs out of ink. Just follow the steps outlined in the video and you’re good to go.

How to re-ink an old stamp pad:

  1. Flip your stamp over and lock it
  2. Grab the side tabs and gently pull the pad out
  3. Apply 3 to 4 drops of ink across the stamp pad
  4. Let sit for a few seconds until no ink pools remain
  5. Re-insert the stamp ink pad into the stamp body and depress to unlock

How to replace the stamp pad:

  1. Flip your stamp over and lock it
  2. Grab the side tabs and gently pull the pad out
  3. Remove the cover of the new stamp pad
  4. Insert the new pad and depress to unlock

That’s all there is to re-inking your self-inking stamp.


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