Insta Mark 160 Instructions

Directions For Use:

Proper care of the Insta Mark 160 will give you clean, consistent impressions every time. Make certain to follow these instructions carefully.

1. Use ONLY Insta Mark Ink. The chemical composition of your Insta Mark may be jepordized with the use of any other ink. Swelling and distortion may occur.

2. Do not use a stamp pad.

3. Do not clean! The Insta Mark die will remain moist. Therefore, layers of dried inkwill not accumulate. Cleaning is not necessary. Do not rub or allow the impression surface to come in contact with sharp objects. However, should the die face become dusty or dirty you may take a piece of clear scotch tape and gently place it on the stamp surface. Rub your finger three or four times across scotch tape. Then remove tape from stamp face. Repeat if necessary.

4. Press gently. A hard strike is not necessary. By stamping softly a minimum amount of ink will be transferred and the drying time will be decreased. If the stamp is making a heavy ink mark, dab the Insta Mark off 2 to 3 times on a porous surface. This will absorb the excess ink that accumulates in the face of the rubber die when not in use.

5. Replace cap. Do not allow your Insta Mark to remain uncapped for over 3-5 minutes at one time. Fast dry inks evaporate quickly. If the rubber die begins to dry or the mark becomes light, recap tightly and put the Insta Mark aside for 15-30 minutes. If the ink does not regenerate, follow the re-inking instructions. (See Below)

For clean impressions with excellent adhesion - do not stamp on wet or greasy surfaces. We recommend wiping the surface clean with Reactivator.

After removing your Printed Circuit Board, or other material, from a degreasing bath - let the solvent evaporate before touching the mark (this should take about 2-3 seconds). The mark will then remain permanent.

Warning: Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid skin contact. If skin contact is made, wash the affected area with soap and water.

How to Re-Ink your Insta Mark 160

1. Screw off cap to see stamp impression. (When recapping screw on in the opposite direction.) Place the cap upside down on a firm surface. Place the IM 160 directly on the cap. While holding the cap, turn the stamp in the illustrated direction. The handle will release automatically.

2. Refill by placing 15 to 20 drops of ink to the porous core. Replace handle and screw back in opposite direction as illustration 1. Make sure to re-screw handle in tightly. Set the Insta Mark aside for 1-2 hours. If the mark remains light, reink again.

If the Insta Mark cap is left off for an extended period of time the Insta Mark may not rejuvenate to your satisfaction. (It is recommended that you always replace the cap immediately when not in use.) However, should dry-out occur, return the Insta Mark to VRS Marking for rejuvenaton.