Rubber stamps are a great addition to your trustworthy office supplies. You can use business stamps to keep documents organized, make mailings easier and keep track of the date on important paperwork. There are a wide variety of rubber stamps that you can use, all of which fall on average between $10 to $30.
Keep these things in mind when looking into the pricing and costs of rubber stamps:
1. You will likely need an array of different custom rubber stamps to cover all of your business needs.
2. Quality pays in the end with rubber stamps.
3. Take into account the cost of ink and ink pads in your rubber stamp budget.
Consider all of the tasks for which you will need a rubber stampAny office is likely to need several rubber stamps to cover a variety of tasks. Address stamps will help mailings be faster and more efficient. The most efficient address stamps are either self-inking or pre-inked. These run between $10 to $15. Date ink stamps run slightly more due to the adjustable numbers. You can find a reliable date stamp beginning around $20. Stock stamps will come in handy for marking invoices "paid" and important documents "urgent."
Pay more money upfront to save money in the end with your office stampsRubber stamps are one of those items that pays to buy better quality in the beginning. It may seem like a large investment at the start, but when you don't have to constantly replace your business rubber stamps, you'll be glad you spent the money on the front end.
Think about the other accessories for your rubber stampsIf you choose not to purchase the pre-inked or the self-inking rubber stamps, you will need to invest in ink pads for your rubber stamp sets. One advantage to using the classic rubber stamp and ink pad combo is that you can use different colored ink for different stamps. The downfall to that, however, is having to invest in multiple ink pads. Ink pads, depending on the quality, run between $2 to $5 per pad. Some pads claim to be longer lasting then others, hence the price deferential. Pay attention to the amount of ink that is in each ink pad to make sure you are comparing apples to apples when checking prices. And with your self-inking and pre-inked stamps, one day they will likely need replacement ink, too, depending on how often they are used.
- Luckily, rubber stamps are, in essence, a necessary office supply. If you are debating on whether to spend more money on the heavy-duty rubber stamps, consider how much time -- and, in turn, money -- you will be saving by not having to hand write each item that the rubber stamp will end up doing for you.