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Dry Erase Stamps

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Problem: You need to write/draw something on a dry-erase board many times.


My solution would be a Dry erase stamp. Basically, this would be a rubber stamp (baked) of what you are writing (backwards of course), and an ink pad that has dry-erase ink.

Problems with the solution: First: Dry erase ink dries very quickly. In order to make an ink pad with it, it would have to stay wet longer.

Second: If you don't have a stamp of what you need to put on the board, you have to write it. This could be solved by using something like the half-baked "Dynamic Stamp" (link) so you could design on the computer, add dry erase ink, and stamp as needed.

Dynamic Stamp and ink sold seperately. Computer not included.

wolstech, Dec 01 2006

Dynamic Stamp Dynamic_20Stamp
A Stamp that changes what is stamped via computer. [wolstech, Dec 01 2006]


       I like it, certainly something that couldn't be done with a regular chalkboard. It makes sense. +
twitch, Dec 01 2006

       I don't think having to stop and pick up a stamp or to make one would save you any time.
Chefboyrbored, Dec 01 2006

       If you made this into a roller, I could draw plasma membranes very easily.
Cuit_au_Four, Dec 01 2006

       It could be a roller, for patterns or funny lines.
Ling, Dec 01 2006

fishboner, Jan 08 2010

       Came here because I just thought of this myself, could the alternative be wet erase then? Is that ink any better for the purpose? I was thinking of it for a couple of applications:   

       1) for a board game, you could have a shiny mat that you need to stamp things on in place of having say cards or or tiles   

       2) in jr. high, my science teacher would make elaborate chalk drawings that we'd get to see when we entered class. you can do that on white boards, but it could be made easier with standard stamps, like leaves, flowers, borders, etc.   

       Also, maybe if the dry erase ink evaporates too fast, then perhaps a "shaped pen" might work instead?
simpleknight, Nov 12 2023

       //Dry erase ink dries very quickly//
Make the "stamp" out of reasonably dense foam rubber or similar, already soaked with the liquid that evaporates too fast. Then coat with (dunk? pad?) the normal dry-erase ink onto it prior to stamping; it will stay wet until mushed onto the surface.
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 06 2023

       //couldn't be done with a regular chalkboard// Why not? You can get "liquid chalk" which I presume is chalk powder in suspension in an evaporateable liquid.   

       Is it just me or are white-boards horrible? Does anyone else miss traditional blackboards?   

       And don't get me started on those giant computer screens that they use instead of write-on boards.
pocmloc, Dec 06 2023


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