Although the pad in your self inking stamp will last for thousands of impressions, over time you will notice that the stamped image is not as dark as it once was. Keep your stamp looking crisp and clear by replacing or reinking the ink pad. Pad replacement is quick and easy, and if done correctly, you should not end up with ink covered fingers.

1. Push the stamp down about 3mm (1/8″) – The rubber die rests against the stamp pad, so this action backs the stamp off the pad so it can be removed.
2. Poke the pad through the slot – The pad is pressure fit, so give it a poke with your finger and it will slide out the back. Keep your fingers away from the inky side of the pad.
3. Remove the old pad
4. Press stamp together – This is the same procedure as in step #1.
5. Insert your new ink pad.

The procedure is difficult to explain in words, so I have made a quick little video (30 seconds) to show you how to replace your self inking stamp pad. (youtube)

Let me know if you have suggestions for other stamp how-to videos.

…and yes, I have added “better video camera” to my shopping list. 🙂