Stamp or Iron on Printing for tote bags?

posted 8 years ago in Misc
Post # 3
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I am not very good at stamping (never comes out even or with the right amount of ink) so personally I would go the iron-on route.  Iron-ons are a lot harder to mess up.  You can also possibly have lots of help (just think, ironing party).  Even if you have 3 people working on them you can get them done in 1/3 of the time.  Unless you buy multiple stamps you will not have that option.

If you do decide to go with the stamps I would suggest taking the bike and the number stamps off of the wood and attaching them to a mount so they would be together (one stamp instead of multiple stamps).  I do not know exactly how this is done but I have read of it being done.  I think you can heat the stamps off of the wood and then reattach them to a stamp mount with some sort of glue. 

Post # 4
0 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

The iron on tends to look shiney on the natural bags- I did a trial run with iron on using the same bags and I wasn’t happy with the results.  I would suggest going the stamp route.

Post # 5
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I just did a trial run with a stencil – they came out great & was super easy. To make the canvas flat & pulled taught, I put a plastic cutting board between the layers, if that helps. Although, finding a tandem bike stencil may prove to be the challenge.

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