I got inspired to make my own stamp tonight. @joe, I freakin forgot to reverse it again! Well luckily I remembered just after I started… Need to make a sign above the laser…
So using the inventables 2x3 linoleum on wood block stamp material, made a stamp for my colleagues brewery. Man does the spew recondense on the lower part of the block. I engraved at 1%/85. I made the block a smidge bigger than the linoleum so it engraved the sides flat. I slightly missed on the left side so just shaved the tiny ridge with a razor. The condensed spew was so deep (watch the movie and you can see it build up) I hit it with the air blast on my compressor, then cleaned the surface with an alcohol wipe.
To make the logo I took the regular logo, turned the type into outlines in AI, drew a black filled box around it, and then using pathfinder did an exclude and ended up with a nice inverted logo. Then on the second time around remembered to reflect it mirror, so it makes a stamp…
About 20 minutes. I only did it at 340dpi. It seemed OK to be slightly lower res in this case since A) 340 is pretty good and B) it’s a brewery stamp for a guy who mostly makes things like jalapeño flavored brews, etc so a tad edgy is good.
I hit it with the air blast on my compressor, then cleaned the surface with an alcohol wipe.
OK this is really weird. The video was working for me earlier (this is not an upload but in fact is a vimeo link). It worked last night, then this morning failed, so I repasted the link and it worked again for a while, now back out… WTF?
I’m on a mac in safari too. I can make it work by edit/save, but it seems to last for a few hours… No idea what that means (since that’s a lifetime in computer time, but short as far as timeouts for links, no idea what this behavior is)