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  • Rubber Stamping Question!

    Just a quick question for all rubber stampers.....Do you or have you checked to see if images are copyrighted????

    I have recently purchased some quite expensive stamps to discover that technically I cannot use them on my cards if I want to sell them!

    Apparently there are angel companies whose stamps you can use on items your selling but, others you have to apply to for permission.....Really want to know if others have applied for permission and do they actually grant it?

    Serves me right for not checking these things first....

    Thanks
    Ali

    alicub.etsy.com

  • #2
    perhaps you can sell the customer a paper bag to take their free card home in? I don't know what others do in your situation and I haven't encountered it myself.

    All the best
    Jane
    For his hat was a hundred and two feet wide,
    With ribbons and bibbons on every side

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jane_Russell View Post
      perhaps you can sell the customer a paper bag to take their free card home in?

      Jane
      I like that idea Jane

      This topic was discussed a good few months ago and with the wonders of technology I've found the link to the thread it's http://www.craftsforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2440
      there's a really good website I mentioned on there which gives a rundown of most of the rubber stamp companies and where they stand on the angel poilcy...pasting that link too proved too much for me but if you click on the above link then find my first post on it you'll find it.

      Hope that helps

      Janette
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      • #4
        I recently came up against the same problem - I had bought lots of stamps to make my wedding stationery and then found out I couldn't use them if I wanted to sell my cards (which I do!) I didn't even consider contacting the companies to see if I could have permission - I doubt they would have agreed anyway. Instead I have bought a kit to make my own stamps. It's not cheap but well worth the money as I can obviously reuse the stamps and not have to think about infringing copyright. I haven't actually made any of the stamps yet although I will be soon so I can let you know how I get on. As to the stamps you already have - try selling them on ebay as they sell quite well on there.
        I hope this helps a bit!
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        • #5
          There is a site on the net that lists all angel companies which sell stamps that you can use for commercial gain.I started to print it off, which was a bad idea.I then wrote out all the company names which took me 3 hours.

          Ive noticed most unmounted stamps are from angel companies.Try www.thestampman.co.uk that have an amazing variety of stamps, one called non sequiter who are an angel company.They are sheets of stamps about £20 each but you get loads and there are lots of topics to choose from.
          https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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          • #6
            Thank you all for replying! The bag idea is good but, at the minute I am selling my wares on the internet so not sure how I could get round this.....pay for shipping and I'll give you these free???

            The links are great, I'll check out the Angel companies before buying next time

            Thanks again
            AliCub

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            • #7
              i have actually asked for permission and most companies are happy for you to use the images as long as you dont try to recreate the actual stamp and sell it on. some companies also ask you only to do say 200 of each image but i have found that most are happy for you to stamp away and sell your products, i contacted hero arts in the USA and they granted permission, therefore i would say as long as you arent actually trying to mass produce the actual stamp you are quite safe and shouldnt be infringing copyright.

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              • #8
                Thats interesting to know scooter - thanks! I've seen several companies where they wouldn't allow you to use the image for commercial gain - kind of defeats the object of why I'd bought the stamps in the first place!
                Incidentally, does anyone know if fonts are copyrighted?
                Thanks
                Lynsey
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                • #9
                  Try Joanna sheen as well, fab stamp sheets(angel co).
                  https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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