We we are a cottage industry, meaning that we manufacture our own stamps in our GARAGE by hand one at a time. We use other cottage industry vendors to complete our products. Our maple wood mounts come from a small company in Flagstaff, Arizona and our vulcanized rubber is made in Illinois. My MOM actually lays up the rubber onto foam cushion to cure, then hand scroll saws out each and every design, assembling each stamp individually and then attaching a clear, matte sticker as a the label. We are very proud of our rubber stamps and believe they are about the highest quality you will find out there.
We began manufacturing art rubber stamps back in 2000. My husband Chris and I are both musicians and play guitar so it didn’t take long for us to start manufacturing Stampola chord stamps for guitar, mandolin, ukulele and bass players. We no longer offer ink pads but here are some tips on which ink pad to use with you guitar chord stamps. Later, because I am also so into soap making and baking we designed and started producing our Texas shaped baking and soap making silicone molds. The small Texas tray is perfect for Texas shaped ice cubes (and Jello shots!).
We used to fulfill orders from home but at some point we realized packing products and such at
3 am was not the life we had planned so we now use Amazon to fulfill all of our orders (Kirbson Direct does our distribution). Other than having a work space to make stamps, our house is now a house again and not a shipping and fulfillment center!
Anyhow, we hope you like our products as much as we do. After all, we created the original ones for ourselves and we liked them so much we started producing them to sell to others. Take care.
Mindy and Chris!