Friday, December 20, 2013

Shiny ECO Line of Stamps

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Shiny takes action with a revolutionary way to recycle


Water bottles are made from PET plastic and Shiny has found an alternative to putting them in a landfill.
Imagine the quality of a Shiny Printer with a great ECO solution, that is what Shiny PET Printers are
all about. Did you know major US retailers are banning the use of PET plastic used for clam shell
packaging? The reason for such is that PET plastic does not biodegrade well. We are thrilled to be
helping the environment when selling our stamps. Also, the PET-843 and 844 come with a removable
die plate. This enables the consumer to have multiple impressions with one stamp, or allows them to
keep their original stamp when their message changes……..another Shiny exclusive.

This material is coming from 100% recycled PET plastic, such as beverage / water bottles. It reduces the consumption of fossil fuel and lowers the CO2 emission, it also finds reuse of the wasted PET bottles. The PET recycled material works fine with bright/vivid colors.

PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) is made from extracted starch of surplus crops and genetic modified plants, and becomes a new type of material through some complex chemical processes. PLA is completely natural and it won’t make any air pollution when it burned. Compared with plastic products, PLA reduces the consumption of fossil fuel during production process. PLA can be composted under specifically built bury facility and decomposed into H2O and CO2. The PLA material works fine with bright/vivid colors.

These are ABS materials recycled from wasted post consumer goods, ie. TV / monitor cases. Using 75% of “ABS made of post-consumer recycled plastic” (For example, waste goods, waste computers and etc.) and mix with 25% “New Material”, the mixture would reduce the consumption of fossil fuel and lower CO2 emission, it also finds reuse of the wasted ABS appliances.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Do I Need a Replacement Ink Pad or a Replacement Plate for My Self Inking Stamp?

Do I need a replacement ink pad or a replacement plate for my self inking stamp? Can I re-ink the ink pad I have?

Helpful tips and information about your self inking stamps provided to you


What is the difference between a replacement ink pad and a replacement plate for my self inking stamp?

The ink pad is the pad housed in a removable plastic cartridge in the stamp that is inked and delivers the ink to the die plate as you press down to complete the stamping process. The plate is a piece of special rubber attached to the bottom of your stampers that is molded with your custom imprint.

You would need a replacement ink pad if your pad is no longer viable or you wish to change ink colors. When you replace the pad, you take out the entire plastic cartridge and replace it with a new one. The cartridge includes the ink pad. You do not take the pad out of the plastic cartridge as it is all one piece as shown below.

You would need a new replacement plate if the text and/or graphics are worn out and do not stamp well anymore, or if the custom imprint information is no longer valid such as you need to change the address or other text on the stamp.

What is a replacement ink pad?

Ink pads for self inking stamps come in many shapes and sizes depending on the make and model of your stamper. Here are a few examples of what they look like:

When the ink pad in your self inking stamp becomes worn out, has run out of ink, and/or the pad surface is dried and hard, it is now time to replace the pad. You can easily purchase and replace the ink pad in your self inking stamp. Here are some examples of how to replace your ink pad:

Detailed written instructions on how to replace the ink pad for any self inking stamp can be found here.

Can I reink the pad I have instead of replacing the ink pad?

If the pad is hard to the touch, crusty, has deep impression marks in the pad, or has dried out, it is best to replace the ink pad with a new one. However, if the ink pad is still soft and viable but has run out of enough ink to produce a good impression, you probably just need to re-ink the existing pad.

Detailed written instructions on how to add ink to your existing ink pad for any self inking stamp can be found here.

What is a replacement plate?

The die plate (or custom plate) is the rubber plate that has your custom text and/or graphics on it that makes the stamped impression once it is inked from the pad and stamped onto the printing surface. It can also be easily replaced if it is worn out or you simply want to change the custom text.

Detailed written instructions on how to replace your die plate with a new one for any self inking stamp can be found here.

For more information about replacement ink pads or replacement plates for yourself inking stamp, please send us an email to and we'll be glad to help. You can order replacement ink pads, bottles of ink, and replacement plates at

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Trodat Printy 4911 Replacement Permanent Ink Pad for the Clothing Camp Stamp

Trodat Printy 4911 Replacement Permanent Ink Pad for the Clothing Camp Stamp

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Follow the visuals below on how easy it is to
replace the ink pad of your clothing camp stamp

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2014 Bullet Line Catalog

2014 Bullet Line Catalog

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Trodat and the WWF

Trodat and the WWF

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Trodat und WWF
Since July 2010, Trodat is an official partner of the WWF® Austria. Thus accompanies a highly profiled and recognized environmental expert our way of climate neutrality.

-30% CO2 BY 2020

Two years after introducing the Original Printy 4.0, which has incredible CO2 savings of up to 49%* with respect to its predecessor model and offers climate neutrality as standard, Trodat is once again raising the subject of environment and climate protection in the stamp industry to a new level. Markus Würcher, Managing Director of Trodat GmbH, spoke with Dr. Hildegard Aichberger, Managing Director of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF®) Austria, in July 2012 against the backdrops of extremely ambitious targets: wanting to reduce Trodat's CO2 footprint 30% by 2020 and the absolute necessity of climate-neutral products as the standard instead of as special green product lines:
Interview mit Fr. Aichberger vom WWF ÖsterreichMW: Dr. Aichberger, how has the subject of C02 footprint and climate neutrality developed in the economy since our last conversation two years ago? 
HA: In the last two years, model companies have increasingly made a mark on the economy with the issues of environment and climate protection. In connection with this, CO2 footprint reduction has become more of a central objective for organisations. There are also many more companies that go a step further and offer their products as climate neutral by investing in climate-protection projects to compensate for the residual CO2. In the beginning climate neutrality was mainly an issue in the paper and printing industries, however big companies in other industries are now offering their products or services as climate neutral. It is always important to obey the basic principle 'first avoid CO2, then reduce CO2, and then compensate for CO2. To simply compensate for CO2 would absolutely be the wrong way to operate. The objective is to not allow CO2 to occur in the first place. CO2 is the most important greenhouse gas. It accumulates due to its longevity in the atmosphere, therefore simply compensating for CO2 wouldn't solve our climate problem. It would amount to a kind of 'selling of indulgences'. That is why it’s so important to take the route that Trodat has already taken with the Original Printy 4.0, and first avoid CO2 as much as possible, then reduce CO2, and only in the third step compensate for truly unavoidable CO2.

MW: Why do you think there's increasing awareness about the subject of environment and climate protection in the economy?
HA: It's now been clearly demonstrated that our climate is warming and that humans are responsible. Doing nothing is the most expensive solution in the long run. It will destroy our prosperity and our economy. When you consider the CO2concentration in our atmosphere, you'll find that it has increased dramatically in recent decades. If it amounted to between 200 and 300 ppm (parts per million) during the pre-industrial 400,000 years, it's already between 390 and 400 ppm today and continues to climb (see box). This means that CO2 concentration is already +33% above the highest natural values of the last 400,000 years. 

A concomitant temperature increase of more than +2 °C can endanger our whole livelihood: the growing seasons and the water cycle would change; devastating floods, droughts, and wind storms would result. Sea levels would rise significantly. Many countries and coastal megacities would be massively affected, because large parts of them would be flooded. Since 1990 at any rate, the number of climate-related disasters has doubled. The point here is that +2 °C represents the 'best case scenario' that we can only reach if we immediately apply all our available resources and achieve a CO2-free society by 2050. If we don't do this, the mean temperature will increase considerably more than +2 °C and the consequences for humans could no longer be assessed.

MW: Everyone's talking about climate neutrality or CO2 reduction these days. Is the subject already socio-politically relevant?
HA: The 'mainstreaming' in the language is somewhat problematic, because it doesn't help to generate concern among people. Unfortunately we don't have a sense organ to detect creeping climate changes.

MW: So is it the responsibility of politicians to educate the population?
HA: That it is, and a few steps have already been taken. The EU Commission stipulated the so-called '20-20-20 target' in its climate protection and energy policy: greenhouse gases must be reduced by at least 20% by 2020 relative to 2005.
The proportion of renewable energy sources (wind, sun, biomass, etc.) must increase to 20% (2005 EU-wide 8.5%, 2010 already 12.4%), and energy efficiency must also increase by 30%. Thus energy consumption at constant economic output must decrease by 20%. We're already farther along in Austria: the proportion of renewable energy was 31% in 2010. Our stipulated 2020 target is 34%, with which we contribute to the pan-European 20% target. It's crucial that these values ​​represent the absolute minimum to avert a scenario as described previously. The states current action plans are not yet sufficient to meet these requirements. These climate targets are also the requirement that the WWF® places on its best-practice companies and cooperation partners.

MW: Trodat has now set itself the goal of reducing its CO2 footprint 30% at the company and product level by 2020. How do you view a goal of this magnitude in this context?
HA: Reducing CO2 emissions 30% by 2020 is the right goal. It's ambitious and challenging. Trodat thus clearly surpasses all of the targets currently prescribed by policy objectives. It proves that Trodat doesn't just want to exploit the subject of environment and climate protection as a communication tool, but really wants to live it with complete conviction. For WWF® Austria, Trodat qualifies as an absolute best-practice company in terms of environmental and climate protection, not only within the office products industry, but also in the entire economy. Trodat BestsellersThis goal is also absolutely outstanding internationally! To be able to achieve such a goal, it is essential to reduce the CO2 footprint of its main products to a minimum thus committing its core business to environment and climate protection. This will strive for systematic change. Measures in these areas make overriding sense for the WWF® Austria, because their effects are significant due to the relatively higher sales volume. From our point of view, true environment and climate protection orientation manifests itself by the company showing that it commits its main business- i.e. its standard products, to environmental and climate protection, thus maximizing the positive impact. The path taken by Trodat to offer its main products as carbon neutral is therefore exactly the right one. That should be preferred to just offering green secondary product lines because of the more positive climatic effect. Climate neutrality as standard is the only way to achieve a CO2-free economy by 2050 thereby achieving the 2 °C target.

MW: How do you think the industry will respond to Trodat's announcement that it wants to reduce its CO2 footprint 30% by 2020?
HA: The role-model effect is extremely important in climate protection. I hope that other companies learn a lesson from the positive example set by Trodat and take action to reduce their CO2 footprint. It's the only way to achieve the goal of CO2-free economy by 2050. In any case, I congratulate Trodat on the decision to set such an ambitious CO2 reduction target for itself and to continue their efforts whilst setting a good example to others.

MW:  Dr. Aichberger, I thank you very much for your time.



...that global warming of +2°C will be reached even at a 450 ppm C02 concentration. This mark could be reached as early as the year 2030 at the current constant average increase of 2–3 ppm per year. It would thus severely impact our children and grandchildren as early as the second half of this century! There have always been temperature fluctuations on earth, but they had cycles of tens of thousands of years. Fluctuations of more than +2 °C have appeared very rarely in Earth's history, but most significantly never 'in an instant', as in the last 200 years since the beginning of the industrial age. This development is so dramatic because the temperature on our planet demonstrably follows C02 concentration, i.e. if C02concentration in the atmosphere increases, then the earth's temperature also rises.

WWF® Interview 2012

WWF® Interview 2010

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