Has anyone made a stamp from linoleum with their Glowforge? If so what kind of linoleum did you use? Thanks in advance for any help!
If you’re absolutely certain it is linoleum (which is pretty uncommon, and typically only found in specialist commercial applications like hospitals, schools, etc.), then it shouldn’t be a problem.
Absolutely get the MSDS for the specific material you have.
Retail/consumer has pretty much transitioned to vinyl/pvc, which will kill your machine (and anyone who inhales the fumes.) Never heard of either used for stamps, considering the wide selection of materials designed for, or certainly very suitable, that use.
I know some people did this early on, maybe you’ve seen these posts?
I’ve been doing a lot with custom stamps lately. SpeedBall makes precut stamps made from linoleum that are mounted on particle board. Inventables has them pretty cheap and I’ve seen them at various crafts stores as well. Attached is the template with snap marks, so you’ll basically drop your design in the square, upload to GF, score the snap marks, cut the square and remove. Put the blank stamp in the square hole, snap it, and engrave the artwork (don’t forget to reflect it first!) and you’re d…
Wanted to try my hand at creating stamps out of linoleum. I got a lot of good advice from:
From this topic thread ( @henryhbk, @joe), but ended up using different settings which seemed to work better for me. A lot of threads had many negatives associated with using this material which made it sound like more hassle than it was worth. I did not find this the case at all. By lowering the power and doing multiple passes I was able to get a great depth without a large amount of black gunky resid…
and a few other threads.
Typically people use stamping rubber, it’s generally cleaner and easier to work with.
TY all for the help. I was looking at the speedball from inventables and was wondering how they turned out.
March 4, 2020, 3:15pm
Lino sounds doable but messy
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I was really excited to do some precision Lino-cuts on the GF, in fact, one of the first things I got with my Inventables gift certificate was a bunch of Linoleum in preparation of some print-making! A good friend of mine does lino-printmaking cards each year for Christmas, so naturally, this was a great chance to test the capabilities of the machine with the material.
I searched the …
April 5, 2020, 5:15pm
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