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Subject: Looking for a Rubber Stamp with PBS logo
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 3:39 PM ET
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Does anyone have one of these or know how I could get one?  I also posted in the crafting group because some of them are rubber stamp crafters and might have thoughts on this.

I always make my own PBS stickers for my outgoing book packages and I thought it would be cool to do some mail art using the PBS logo stamp.  I know I could probably have one made up at the printing shop my office uses, but if they already exist I'd be thrilled.

Thanks!!

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 3:46 PM ET
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You're one step ahead of me.  I was going to suggest having one made at Kinko's. :)

Subject: Carved stamps from erasers
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 3:51 PM ET
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You might want to try to make a stamp yourself, using an Exacto or Chartpak knife and a white plastic eraser. It has to be a very fine-grained, smooth eraser - not Artgum or any of the other crumbly kinds. Draw the design you want in pencil on the eraser, making sure to reverse the image, particularly the letters, so it'll come out the right way when you ink and stamp with it. Then start cutting away everything but the design. Do several trial inkings and stampings as you go along, as that'll show up any irregular edges and give you a better idea of what to else to remove. The main thing to remember is to cut - away- from the parts you want to keep, so as not to undermine the design, which wouls leave those parts more ready to break off with use. You might do a PBS search for "eraser carving" as I think there are a couple of books on the subject, or there might be a section on the subject in more general books on rubber stamping..
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 5:11 PM ET
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Or, TPTB at PBS could submit clean black and white copy to a company that produces stamps and then they could offer stamps (mounted and unmounted red rubber) in the Kiosk at a fair price.  I'd definitely by a PBS logo rubber stamp!

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 9:25 PM ET
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I used this simonstamp.com to make a rubber stamp that I used for my RSVP envelopes for my wedding. They did a great job and I think the cost with shipping was around $14

http://www.simonstamp.com/



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Date Posted: 6/21/2009 9:41 PM ET
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Thanks to all of you for your suggestions.  Megan, Thanks!  I just went to that website and uploaded the large PBS logo from the spread the word page and it looks awesome.  Came out very clear.  I need to go back and take a look at it and decide which dimensions I want - probably 2x2 or so.  And find out about the s/h.  I am so excited.  To TPTB, please look into this, the website does bulk orders and I bet this would be a HUGE hit with PBS members.  You know, I don't buy the stickers 'cause I make my own since the images are downloadable, but a stamp, wow.  (Sorry, Margaret, but even though I'm somewhat crafty and have made different kinds of stamps, such as with sponges, cutting the PBS logo from a large eraser or even from a block, is out of my league.)

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 10:34 PM ET
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Sounds really cute if it's just going to be used on the packaging and maybe some bookmarks or something.

I wouldn't stamp the actual books, though.

I can just see all the apoplectic PBS purists clutching their hearts while hastily writing out new RCs. LOL.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 12:29 AM ET
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The eraser carving is easier than you'd thnk. Before I tried it, I was sure I'd be missing parts of fingers before ten minutes had passed, but I've made myself a couple of return-address ones, some Aztec and Inca designs, and even a business card (sort of). Hmmm - perhaps I will challenge myself to make a PBS logo stamp, to see whether I can do it and still have all my fingers attached.
Date Posted: 6/22/2009 1:09 AM ET
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<< To TPTB, please look into this>>

If you want TPTB to consider something, drop a note to the librarian using the "Contact Us" link -- don't count on them reading every post in the forums :-)

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 4:01 PM ET
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Linda,

Glad you found that site helpful. I was a big fan and they do nice job. Let us know how it turns out when you get it.

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 12:20 PM ET
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I can just see all the apoplectic PBS purists clutching their hearts while hastily writing out new RCs.

That was funny!!!!!

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 3:15 PM ET
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Doesn't Bernie who runs the Book Bazaar thread work in a stamp shop?

I may be behind times, I so often am, but I thought she did.

I would be very interested in a stamp like this. Let me know how yours turns out.