Like any other vendor, selecting a qualified stamper is essential to successful culmination of the project. To choose the most qualified company, keep these tips in mind:
- Meet with your stamper at the beginning of the design project, and provide the stamper as much information about the project as possible.
- Examine samples of the stampers/ previously produced work to assure that the stamper commands sufficient expertise for stamping at the same level of intricacy and difficulty called for in your piece.
- Encourage communication between the stamper and the printer. Often, the stamper will be able to recommend a printing company that is familiar with producing printed and stamped work. Most often it’s best to select the stamper before the printer.
- Work with a foil stamper who will obtain samples rolls of foil and sample stock for the project you have in mind. Use these to test your dies before the print run.