Purchase and use FOAM and INEXPENSIVE stamp sets for short term projects.
These are not made to last for a long time.
Invest in higher quality stamp sets that will be used many times over.
With proper care and storage, this type of set will last for years.
Be sure to clean stamps after use and store away from extreme heat/cold and sun.
Extremes will dry out and break down the rubber image.
(When I was going through my sets, I found some from the early '90s that
were still usable. The rubber was pliable and the image stamped clear.)
|Older stamp sets that are still usable.|
|Inexpensive sets with dried and cracked rubber image.|