The Best Self-Inking Stamps for Clothing

From the school playground to the gym change room, lost clothing and clothing mix-ups are a problem for kids and adults alike.


But there's a simple solution to this common conundrum- the best self-inking stamps for clothing from Stuck On You.


What makes this ingenious tool the top pick for keeping clothing in check? How does it work? 


Stick around to find out! 


Benefits of Using Self-Inking Stamps for Clothing


A self-inking clothing stamp imprints names, symbols, or both directly onto fabric with permanent textile ink. It contains a built-in ink pad that re-inks the stamp after each press.


Why choose such a stamp over other labelling options?


  1. Time-saving: Faster to apply than sew-in or iron-on labels; a quick press, and hey presto- your garment is labelled!
  2. Simple: Easy enough for even kids to use. Getting kids involved in stamping their belongings can foster a sense of ownership, which might help them take better care of their stuff! 
  3. Less messy: Self-contained ink means you don't need to mess around with a separate ink pad.
  4. Cost-effective: A one-time purchase you can use thousands of times, unlike other label options that require one purchase per garment.
  5. Eco-friendly: One stamp also means less packaging waste than multiple label purchases.
  6. Durable: The ink in permanent clothing stamps remains legible for a long, long time despite daily wear and tear, washing and drying.
  7. Versatile: Suitable for various fabrics.


Stuck On You: The Top Choice for Self-Inking Clothing Stamps


Clearly, self-inking clothing stamps are a winning choice for quick and easy labelling.


Here at Stuck On You, we've designed the best self-inking stamps for clothing. How can we be so sure?


As well as boasting all the benefits of a typical self-inking stamp, they have superior qualities that make them stand out.


  • Toxin Free : The non-toxic ink is safe for all ages. It's even suitable for people with skin sensitivities. 
  • Washability: Our waterproof name stamp for clothes can last up to 50 washes in most washing machine hygiene cycles and dryer options (up to 95°C).
  • Material suitability: You can stamp directly on light-coloured cotton, linen, polyester (not care labels), blended fabrics with viscose fibres, and paper without ink bleeding. For darker fabrics, just stamp onto the blank iron-on labels that come with your stamp and follow the instructions to attach them to clothing. 
  • Personalisation: Our stamp lets you add one or two lines of text in various fonts, plus a fun icon kids can easily recognise.


Need more convincing to try our personalised name stamps for clothes? Check out the glowing reviews customers have given our stamps here and here


How To Use and Maintain Your Stuck On You Self-Inking Stamps


Follow these instructions to stamp clothing. 


  1. Test the stamp a few times on scrap fabric or paper.
  2. Place the clothing item on a hard, flat surface.
  3. Choose a flat, smooth area on the clothing to stamp, like the collar, tag (unless it's polyester), or inside hem.
  4. Check that the stamp isn't upside down or crooked, press down with medium pressure so it makes contact with the fabric, then lift it straight up.
  5. Avoid touching or moving the stamped area immediately after stamping, and don’t wear or wash the garment for 24 hours. 


Here are some tips to keep your stamp in tip-top shape for clear, long-lasting impressions.


  • Keep it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent the ink from drying out.
  • Only stamp on recommended materials to avoid damaging the stamp pad.
  • Gently wipe the stamp's surface with a damp cloth to remove lint and dust.
  • Press down firmly when stamping, but don't overdo it. Excessive pressure can damage the stamp mechanism.
  • When the impression starts to fade, refill the ink pad with the appropriate ink.


For more information on our self-inking stamps, check out our handy "Clothing Stamps Guide”


FAQs About the Best Permanent Clothing Stamp in Australia


Do Self-Inking Stamps Work on All Fabrics?


Self-inking stamps work on light-coloured cotton, linen, polyester, and blended viscose fabrics. For darker fabrics, stamp on a blank iron-on label and attach it to clothing. 


Always check the manufacturer's recommendations for fabric compatibility and test the stamp on a hidden area of the garment first. 


Do Name Stamps Go Through Clothes?


While the ink in name stamps for clothes is designed to mark fabric without bleeding through to the other side, always test on a small, inconspicuous area to be sure, especially on very thin or delicate fabrics.


What Ink Is Best for Stamping on Clothing?


Textile ink is formulated to adhere well to fabric fibres, dry quickly, and withstand repeated washing cycles without fading significantly. 


Look specifically for dermatologically tested, non-toxic fabric inks for skin safety.


Stay Organised With the Best Self-Inking Stamps for Clothing in Australia


Leave clothing mix-ups and misplacements in the past with the best self-inking stamps for clothing from Stuck On You.


Browse our self-inking stamps and start designing personalised name stamps for clothes today! 

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