Dock Marks

Dock Marks

Printing Test I’ve been wondering how to label these card docks. I tried writing with pencil, but it’s hard to do without smearing the graphite. Then I remembered I had a “Stockwell Rubber Stamp Kit” that I once used to make regift receipts for Christmas. I dug it out and did a quick test on a piece of pine. Perhaps I should have let the ink dry first, as it is getting fuzzy where the clear polyurethane coat is interacting with it. Or, it’s the nature of the pine itself; perhaps it would blur as much with a hardwood.

I’m thinking of stamping the bottom of the index card docks with this stamp so people know where it comes from. It’s kind of mysterious looking too, if you don’t know what the heck a card dock is, or who in the world is “” making these silly things.


  1. Barbara 12 years ago

    Have you ever played around with pyrography? the card dock would look great with the name engraved under! :-)

  2. Royal12 12 years ago

    There are branding irons for wood working. My friend did custom cabinetry and branded his logo and telephone in every piece he did.

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    Dave Seah 12 years ago

    Barbara, Royal:

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    I was looking into woodburning also. I would need to design a logo for this, I think, then have one of the irons made. I also thought maybe I could have these laser-engraved, but I don’t like the look of it compared to a nice even wood brand…there’s something different about it.