Video: Making Stamps with the Silhouette Mint

We’ve shown you what you get in the box and the Mint Studio application. Now join us making stamps with the Silhouette Mint and get our final impressions.

Making Stamps with the Silhouette Mint

In our previous video we showed you how you can pull your design together for your stamps easily with the Mint Studio software. Making the stamp itself is just as easy! Once you have the design ready you click the “Start Mint” button, slide in your media following the diagram in the application, and in just a minute you have your new stamp.

Keep in mind the stamps you make are not like traditional rubber stamps which you can ink up from a pad and then stamp, cleaning and stamping again with a different color. The stamps are like George says, a reverse stamp. The Mint cuts a screen with your design, then that gets placed over a casing with a sponge in it. You ink up the stamp with special bottled inks that are more like a reinker, you don’t use them with an ink pad. Then when you stamp stamp you are pushing the ink from that sponge in through the screen to imprint your design on the paper.

Silhouette states you can get about 50 imprints from the stamps before having to load them up again. When the stamp has run out of ink, you can choose to load up a different color. The inks that are used with the stamps don’t blend together so you can’t mix colors, for example yellow and blue to make green you will get a muddle of blue and yellow ink.

Silhouette Mint Unboxing & Mint Studio

Check out our prior videos for the Silhouette Mint.

This video is the first in our Silhouette Mint series. Check out what you get in the box.

Continuing our look at the Silhouette Mint, join us to check out the Mint Studio application.

Other Inks with Mint Stamps

One quest we had and we heard from our audience is if you can use other inks with the stamps you make with the Mint.

In our video we do a test with an alcohol ink reinker from Tim Holtz. You can see from our test results that they kind of work but give you a much different experience. They don’t give nearly as many imprints or as clear as the Silhouette inks.

While you may want to use other inks for different effects with the stamps, they are not a replace for traditional stamping with the stamps you can make with this machine.

Final Thoughts

The Silhouette Mint is a great machine for making your own stamps. It has capable software supporting it to make custom stamp making quick and easy. You can make stamps with fine clear details. Without a question the product itself and the stamps it makes are great. The real question for most will be the expense. If you are going to be making stamps you will reuse often the Silhouette Mint will be a great value. The cost of materials and supplies are what will have to be considered if you’re only thinking of making a few stamps or stamps you will only use just a few times.

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