Transfer Coin / Token Impressions to Rubber Stamp Form... Could someone inform me as to how it might be possible to transfer the impression on a coin (actually, small brass arcade tokens) to a functional rubber stamp? I wish to do exactly this with River

I would actually prefer to have this service performed for me, so if anyone
could make a referral, please reply with contact information. Thanks. I am
sure that others would appreciate hearing about your own personal tips and
techniques in this thread should you wish to share your experiences, however.
Thank you.
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Fritz Wuehler
could make a referral, please reply with contact information. Thanks. I am sure that others would appreciate hearing about your own personal tips and techniques in this thread should you wish to share your experiences, however.
You might want to consider moldable foam tips or mats from Clearsnap. Here's just the first web site I clicked on when I did a google search:
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are lots of other sites online describing these tools. You heat the foam, then press it over whatever you want to make a stamp of (your tokens, in this case), then stamp! I've never used them myself, but this might be a good, possibly cheaper, alternative to having permanent stamps made of your tokens. Barbara
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Barbara Hass
~ You might want to consider moldable foam tips or mats from Clearsnap. ~~~~~~~~ But you see, the lettering would be mirror-image (neg) if you did that.
All in all, it's not a good idea. Copyrights, backward words, etc.....
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Dr. Sooz
I didn't think about the reverse image problem. You are correct, the foam in that case probaby wouldn't work as intended.
As for the copyright infringement, I have researched copyrights on art and documents for various purposes, and *generally* speaking, companies are fine with you using their art images for personal use. However, if you intend to sell something with those images and gain profit from their art, you -definitely- need to contact the company before using their art. I do not think there would be a problem with making stamps of the tokens as long as neither the stamps nor the images made from them were in any way used for profit or sale. If there's any doubt, of course contact the company.
Barbara
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Barbara Hass
Well, maybe. If the coin/token is an antique, for instance, there would be no copyright issues. Forgery, maybe, depending on the ultimate use of the impression...
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Pat Kight
True. That's why I said "generally." :-) I recently contacted a company about selling Christmas ornaments made from some of their cross-stitch charts. As long as my production was under a certain amount (ie. not being mass-produced, just stitched by little ol' me), I was not selling copies of the chart itself, and it wasn't of Disney, Precious Moments, or any of those other big licensed characters, they were fine with me selling the ornaments.
In the case of stamping, each company has their own angel policy which details what you need to do to fulfill copyright obligations if you will sell cards made using their stamps.
If in doubt, contact the company!
Barbara
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Barbara Hass

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