Sad but true. Prima can put their name on this stamp and guarantee sales. What you get is less then industry standard. The putty gray "rubber" is less than 1/16th of an inch instead of 3/16th or more. The "foam" is almost rigid and just barely 1/8th of an inch (standard is at least 3/8th). The wood block is painted a semi-gloss gray which only looks cool because it's less then standard, too.
Why should you care? It's just a stamp. Low relief rubber loads up with ink and are nearly impossible to clean out. Low relief foam means you won't get as good of an imprint as you should. Also, I have proper rubber stamps I've used since the early '90s that stamp as perfect as they day I bought them -- cheap materials reduce life span. But most important, why pay the same?!
I'm keeping mine because it'll get grungier and uglier as I use it. Love that. But I consider it a disposable purchase.
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