Lawn Fawn stamps are made in the USA from the finest photopolymer available (never silicone or vinyl!). These stamps carry ink like a dream, will not tear, and have a nice cushion when stamping. You're going to love them. Photopolymer stamps provide great impressions from the very first use! However, if you want to ensure an extra-crisp impression, you can prime it by inking and stamping several times on a piece of scrap paper. Or you can ink your new stamp with a clear embossing ink (like Versamark), stamp it on a piece of scrap paper, and the stamp will be ready to go! Happy stamping!