Digital Stamps are the newest craze in stamping. They present the crafter with a whole new range of crafting possibilities. Want to learn more about digital stamps and how they are used just read on and join in the new sensation.
Digital stamps, or Digi stamps, are black and white digital images that are downloaded onto your computer where you can be manipulated them, i.e. resize, flip or even color them if you wish, before printing them out.
At their most basic print out, digi stamps are just like any traditional rubber or clear stamped images. However, as mentioned one of their unique attractions, is the fact that the images can be resized, flipped (create a mirror image) or manipulated in other ways before printing it out. They can also be coloured in the same manner that a rubber stamped image is coloured. This gives the crafter a whole new range of design possibilities.
The single most significant difference between Digital Stamps and traditional Rubber Stamps is that there is no actual physical stamp. It is simply an image. Each image comes to you as a 300 dpi (high resolution) original stamp art image.
Other advantages in respect to Digi Stamps is the cost saving factor that they are.
a.) less expensive than traditional Rubber stamps and
b.) they come with the added bonus of FREE shipping.
Other pluses include that they are much easier to store and take up no space on your shelves as well as being environmentally friendly with not added packaging to be disposed of.
Now you want to know how Digital Stamps or Digi Stamps are used?
Well once they have been printed out on your cardstock or whatever paper you wish, digital stamps are used in the same way as traditional stamps. Meaning that you can colour and embellish them exactly the same as you would an ink stamped image. The finished image can be cut out and incorporated into handmade cards, or other craft projects.
All of these Digi Stamp images can be used with editing programs such as Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro and even Microsoft word. There is no need for an expensive printer and printer will do which adds to the cost saving feature of these Stamps.