Friday, March 16, 2007

Ceramic effect on stamp

On the 7th of March 2007, Finish post has issued this stamp to celebrate Easter. A priori there is nothing exceptional with this stamp, the design being quite standard. But the stamp has been designed by Heljä Liukko-Sundström, a ceramic artist. A thermal powder has been issued in the printing process of the stamp, which gives it a sort of ceramic effect. You can not see it on the scan, you can not even see it when you look simply at the stamp. To detect it you have to flip the stamp over your eyes, and then you see that the stamp seems to be embossed and that it has a similar look than a ceramic.
Frankly the result is not so spectacular. But this shows again that Finish post seems to be interested in innovative stamp design.
Personally I also wonder the need of a stamp for Easter… But this is another topic.
Have a great weekend.

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