There are times when the drawn image isn’t quite what is needed. There’s something about the quality of an image with a more commercial edge – the feel of mass production. Still, the ‘mass’ part of the production is sometimes far from reality. Other than photo processes and silk screens – which are another layer in the technical application – I first think of stamps. Pretty low tech. The issue is having the right stamp with the perfect image.
I quit a long time ago looking in stores that carry those things though there is quite a proliferation these days. Instead, I opt to make my own stamps. I’m generally not willing to wait for a stamp made of clay to dry and be fired. So, I make them out of polymer clay and bake them in the oven. Then, they are ready to go while the clay is still in peak condition.