Add another layer of dimension and creativity to your personalised company stamp design by experimenting with colour. Most corporations typically go for fixed colours like black, red, and blue for corporate matters. But if you are looking for an attention-grabbing way to establish branding, add a layer of fun to packaging and make your overall design more visually appealing- consider colour gradients. Here’s how you can apply colour gradients with your personalised company stamp:
1. Ready made Gradients
Presently, there are ready made multi-gradient rubber stamps available on the market. A closer look at what is available would be different shades of the same colour in one ink pad. If you have large rubber stamps, position them on top of the ink pad and gently rock from side to side with a steady hand. Do refrain from shifting the rubber stamp and lift it up when you transfer onto the material. Once you have done so, you will notice that the different gradient shades are flawlessly transferred.
2. Custom Gradient
To create custom gradients, it would be ideal to use additional tools like brayer style rubber stamps to roll different ink colour on specific portions of your rubber stamp. This way, the ink can be mixed on your personalised company stamp without you ruining the colour on your ink pads. If you wish to create your own custom gradients using colours that are already ready, roll your brayer style rubber stamp over different sections by first applying the base layer on one end, the second layer on the other, and rolling your brayer style rubber stamp in the middle to mix. Do a few test prints to see which your ideal shades are.
To create colour gradients with just your personalised company stamp alone (one colour for each), measure the ink pad sizes of your multi-colour gradient ink pads. Next, make use of smaller rubber stamps to individually apply different colour shades and gradually fill up the material carefully. Make sure that when you apply the rubber stamps, you have enough space to gently rock the rubber stamps on the ink pad section to obtain the colour. Keep it within the lines of the ink pad space and make sure not to mix the ink of your ink pad when doing so.
4. Colour Blocking
If you intend to use 2 or more colours to create visually appealing contrast on your packaging or corporate name cards, experiment with different colours to find the right colour combination. What you can do is select the desired colours and select your customised rubber stamps. If you intend to use the same customised rubber stamps in different colours, make sure to leave small indicators of where you want which rubber stamped colour to go before applying one colour. Wash the rubber stamps and leave them to dry. Once the material is dry, you can make use of your customised rubber stamps to fill in the rest with other colours.
To recreate the illusion of layer and depth, you can consider this optional step. Overlay your customised rubber stamps using different colours for the background and the foreground. To ensure that the colours don’t mix, make use of stray paper to block out the interconnecting sections before stamping over so that the unnecessary portion will not be printed onto the material you need. Repeat this step with different colours until you are satisfied.