One thing is very evident though, especially now, with the power of competitive comparison: Claritystamps are still the best in the world. Not only do we bring over two decades of manufacturing experience to the table, but our stamps are made from top-quality photopolymer resin, with each and every one hand-poured, hand-cut and hand-finished. You can see at a glance how beautifully, deeply etched Claritystamps are - the resin durometer (hardness of the material) also ensures a crisp print and a very hard-wearing stamp, resulting in perfectly sharp images every time.
WHY PHOTOPOLYMER RESIN, AND NOT SILICONE OR ACRYLIC?
Photopolymer clear stamps are not to be confused with silicone or acrylic stamps; they may also be see-through, but they are not the same thing and do not perform in the same way. Photopolymer resin is intended to take ink, whereas silicone and acrylic don’t take ink in the same way, and as such the reproduction is not as effective. They may be less expensive, but the proof is in the print!
Claritystamps are also heat-resistant when using fusible film and fibre techniques, and will not distort or melt, even when used with molten embossing powders and hot waxes.
JUST HOW GOOD ARE CLARITYSTAMPS, THEN?
Rather than blow our own trumpets, we’d rather let the results speak for themselves; from 2010 to 2015, Claritystamp has consecutively been voted winner of the Best Rubber Stamping Range by the Crafts Beautiful and British Crafts Awards, and Barbara herself has been voted Best Overall Designer since 2013!