Best Toner Saving Printers of 2016


Best Ink Saving Printers of 2016


Best Ink Saving Printers 2015


Customers Love Inkfarm


Aspiring Business Contest Winners


New Year, New Beginning Contest Winners


Best Ink Saving Printers 2014


Page yield ratings and coverage percentages explained


3D Printing for 2014


Printing Nuances and How to Fix Them


"New Year, New Beginning" Photo Contest Guidelines


Win A Printer For Your Business Or Start-Up!


Best Ink-Saving Printers 2013


Epson ink cartridge pre-installation guide


Multi-color cartridge pre-installation guide


Black and Tri-color cartridge pre-installation guide


Printable Thanksgiving Decoration


Printable Holiday Elf Decoration


Holy Fonts, Batman!


Compatible FAQ


Color Management Basics Page 2


Color Management Basics Page 3


Color Management Basics Page 4


GIMP Tutorial: Introduction GIMP Tools


12 Great and Free Holiday Fonts


Kodak Stock in Free-fall


Saving Your Photos in the Digital Age


Funniest Candids Photo Contest Winners


Printing from the Cloud


Instaprint: The Polaroid of Today?


iPhone Photo Contest Winners


How to get Copies of Previous Tax Returns


H&R Block Online: How to Print your Tax Return


TurboTax Online: How to Print your Tax Return


Why you Should Print your Tax Return


Owning a Hackerspace: An Interview with Matt Westervelt


Laser "Un-printer" Wipes Paper Clean


Beat the Winter Blues Photo Contest Winners


Almost Human Photo Contest Winners


Talking GeekGirlCon with Susie Rantz


Best Ink-Saving Printers - 2012


Top 4 Printers of 2012


5 Tips on Saving Printer Ink


Upcycling Ink Cartridges


Genuine vs. Remanufactured and Compatible Cartridges


How to Make a Shower Karaoke with your iPad!


Crafty Fridays: Printer Ink Cartridge Stamps


A Glossary of Popular Printer Terms


Laser Printers vs. Inkjet Printers: Pros and Cons


Why is Printer Ink so Expensive?


Sizzling Summer Photo Contest Winners


Drupa 2012 highlights


2012 Consumer Printer Trends


GeekGirlCon 2012 Review


How Planned Obsolescence Affects You


Breathtaking Portraits Photo Contest Winners


Best Toner-Saving Laser Printers - 2013


Digital Innovation Scholarship 2013


Alien Earth Photo Contest Winner


About the Lexmark 200xl compatible ink cartridges


2013 DIGITAL INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIP WINNER


Customers Love Inkfarm


Color Management Basics


Printing On Photo Paper


DPI and Image Size


Google Cloud Print From Your Android Phone


$100 Photo Contest


Best Printers for Saving Ink - 2011


Photo Paper Types


Free Ink Giveaway


Image File Extensions


Seasons Greetings Photo Winners


Are Page Yield Ratings A Scam?


Printer Software for Saving Ink


Photo Contest Terms and Conditions


Recommended Ink Saving Fonts


Google Cloud Print From Your iPhone


Photography Contest #2- Awesome Autumn


Urban Black and White Winners


What the Font?


Bright and Beautiful Colors Winners


"Alien Earth" photo contest entry guidelines


Conservation and the Environment


Printer Ink - Toxic?


Apple Loses in Kodak Patent Suit but Kodak Stock Falls


The Cost of Digital Cameras


Digital Camera Modes


ARCHIVE

April, 2016
Best Toner Saving Printers o...
Best Ink Saving Printers of...

June, 2015
Best Ink Saving Printers 201...

May, 2015
Customers Love Inkfarm
Customers Love Inkfarm

May, 2014
Aspiring Business Contest Wi...

March, 2014
Win A Printer For Your Busin...

February, 2014
Best Ink Saving Printers 201...

January, 2014
New Year, New Beginning Cont...
3D Printing for 2014

December, 2013
Printing Nuances and How to...
"New Year, New Beginning" Ph...
Printable Holiday Elf Decora...

November, 2013
Printable Thanksgiving Decor...

September, 2013
2013 DIGITAL INNOVATION SCHO...

July, 2013
About the Lexmark 200xl comp...
Page yield ratings and cover...
Multi-color cartridge pre-in...
Black and Tri-color cartridg...
Alien Earth Photo Contest Wi...

May, 2013
"Alien Earth" photo contest...
Digital Innovation Scholarsh...
Best Toner-Saving Laser Prin...

April, 2013
Epson ink cartridge pre-inst...

March, 2013
Best Ink-Saving Printers 201...

October, 2012
Breathtaking Portraits Photo...

September, 2012
How Planned Obsolescence Aff...
$100 Photo Contest

August, 2012
GeekGirlCon 2012 Review
Drupa 2012 highlights

July, 2012
2012 Consumer Printer Trends
Laser Printers vs. Inkjet Pr...
Sizzling Summer Photo Contes...

June, 2012
Why is Printer Ink so Expens...
Genuine vs. Remanufactured a...
Funniest Candids Photo Conte...

May, 2012
A Glossary of Popular Printe...
Crafty Fridays: Printer Ink...
How to Make a Shower Karaoke...
Almost Human Photo Contest W...
Upcycling Ink Cartridges

April, 2012
5 Tips on Saving Printer Ink
Top 4 Printers of 2012
Best Ink-Saving Printers - 2...
Free Ink Giveaway
Talking GeekGirlCon with Sus...
Beat the Winter Blues Photo...

March, 2012
Laser "Un-printer" Wipes Pap...
Owning a Hackerspace: An Int...
Instaprint: The Polaroid of...
H&R Block Online: How to Pri...
TurboTax Online: How to Prin...
Why you Should Print your Ta...
How to get Copies of Previou...
Printing from the Cloud
iPhone Photo Contest Winners

January, 2012
Seasons Greetings Photo Winn...

December, 2011
Saving Your Photos in the Di...
12 Great and Free Holiday Fo...
Urban Black and White Winner...

October, 2011
Photography Contest #2- Awes...
Kodak Stock in Free-fall

September, 2011
Bright and Beautiful Colors...
Photo Contest Terms and Cond...

August, 2011
DPI and Image Size
Printing On Photo Paper
Google Cloud Print From Your...
Google Cloud Print From Your...
Digital Camera Modes
Photo Paper Types
GIMP Tutorial: Introduction...
The Cost of Digital Cameras
Compatible FAQ

July, 2011
Image File Extensions
Color Management Basics Page...
Color Management Basics Page...
Color Management Basics
Color Management Basics Page...
Apple Loses in Kodak Patent...

June, 2011
Printer Software for Saving...
Conservation and the Environ...
Recommended Ink Saving Fonts...
Best Printers for Saving Ink...

May, 2011
Printer Ink - Toxic?

March, 2011
Holy Fonts, Batman!
What the Font?
Are Page Yield Ratings A Sca...
(bookmark)

Crafty Fridays: Printer Ink Cartridge Stamps




I decided to start things off easy with Crafty Fridays: Printer Ink Cartridge stamps. After seeing how Upcycled Design Lab transformed ordinary printer ink cartridges into stamps, I tried my hand at it. Printer Ink Cartridge Stamps I used the same cartridge types since their shape lends well to stamps. I didn’t have Styrofoam like Upcycled Design Lab, but I was able to find a few sponges that worked well. Printer Ink Cartridge Stamps 1I outlined each ink cartridge on the cardboard packaging from the superglue to make the base of my stamps. Originally, I envisioned separating the sponges into three or four different equal-sized pieces and making the stamps from that. It was much harder than anticipated, however.

For the next few hours I struggled with cutting straight lines into the sponges. I would start out with a straight cut down, only to realize that one end bent and I had two parts that curved. In the end, I gave up and my stamps are a bit wonky because of it.

Each of the letters were cut carefully and glued to a sponge base that was glued to a piece of cardboard. After shaving off bits of uneven plastic on the cartridges, I glued the cardboard to the base. Printer Ink Cartridge Stamps 2 Voila! Stamps!

But then I realized I forgot to buy an ink pad. I scoured the rest of my ink cartridge cache until I found some that still had ink. This was where things got messy, really messy.

Using the razor that I had, I gouged the soft rubber parts of the ink cartridge and pulled them out, draining the ink into a shallow plastic container. Printer Ink Cartridge Stamps 3 If you are following in my footsteps, be sure to have set up newspaper or a work cloth underneath the drain pan and ink cartridge so that your table doesn’t get stained.

I did not think of that beforehand…my work desk and keyboard are now blue – just don’t tell my boss.

Printer Ink Cartridge Stamps 4


  1 Comment

Upcycled Design Lab    5.22.12

Thanks for the link and for sharing your projects with me.

Cindy



Home|Affiliates|Contact|Customer Service|Returns|Security|Privacy|Log In|FAQ|Testimonials|Site Map
© 1999-2016 Inkfarm.com, Inc. All rights reserved. "The ink & toner super site" is a trademark of Inkfarm.com, Inc.