Frequently Asked Questions
Pre-Inked vs Self-Inking Stamps
TRADITIONAL RUBBER STAMP
- Aren’t all stamps the same?
- There are a variety of styles available for each of the three types of hand-held stamps: traditional rubber stamps with separate ink pads, pre-inked stamps, and self-inking stamps. Both pre-inked and self-inking stamps are cleaner and make faster, more consistent impressions than rubber stamps.
- What is the difference?
- A pre-inked stamp has the ink reservoir behind stamp. A self-inking stamp uses a tiny built-in ink pad to re-ink itself for each impression.
- Which stamp is best?
- This depends on how you plan to use it. Pre-inked stamps are compact, attractive, and clean. Best for intermittent use, they require a ‘rest’ for re-inking after several impressions, and work on porous surfaces only. Self-inking stamps are best for stamping large quantities quickly and for heavy, rough use. They can be used with a variety of inks, including quick-drying inks for glossy surfaces. Less expensive, they do require periodic re-inking.
- Does Frost sell pre-inked and self-inking stamps?
- Yes. Frost carries the pre-inked X-Stamper, the finest on the market today. Precision-crafted from high impact polymers X-Stampers are quiet and long-lasting. They must be used with special ink. Frost’s self-inking stamps are available in many styles and sizes.
- What about delivery?
- Custom pre-inked X-Stampers are factory made and delivered in two weeks. Most of Frost’s self-inkers are ready in 24 hours. Two-hour rush service is also available for most self-inkers.
- What is ADA?
- ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act, which became a federal law on July 26, 1990. The act was designed to remove physical and discriminatory barriers for persons with disabilities.
- Does ADA apply to signs?
- Title III of the ADA spells out signage requirements as they pertain to public spaces. Signs become important tools for removing barriers for persons who have difficulty reading or understanding signs, and for identifying accessible areas, such as parking spaces and ramps.
- Who has to comply?
- All newly-constructed public buildings must comply with the ADA. Renovations or additions to existing buildings may also require compliance. Your building inspector will be able to advise you on how the law applies to your project.
- Must all signs be Braille?
- Braille signs are required for all interior permanent spaces, such as rest rooms, public rooms, stairs, and elevators. Building directories, menus, and temporary signs do not have to be Braille.
- What kind of sign complies?
- Signs must meet specific requirements as to letter size, shape, and color. In addition, letters and numerals on signs must be accompanied by Braille. The international symbol of accessibility must be used to identify accessible facilities and elements.
- Does Frost sell Braille signs?
- Yes, Frost makes fully-compliant raised letter and Braille signs. We make sure your signs not only meet the requirements of the law, but also look great in your building!
Frost sells you exactly what you need! Please e-mail, fax or phone (508) 756-4685 your requirements.