How to Re-ink a 2000 Plus Stamper

By Dustin Thornton

Updated September 26, 2017

Over time, the ink in your 2000 Plus Stamper can become depleted or the ink pad can dry out. If your stamps are no longer bold or are hard to read, you need to re-ink the stamper by adding fresh ink to the internal ink pad. Re-inking is a straightforward task that will have your 2000 Plus Stamper creating crisp, clear stamps again.

Push the stamp down and locate the lock switch on the right side of the stamp. Slide the lock switch over to lock it in place.

Open the ink well by gripping both sides of the tray and sliding it out. Note that you do not need to remove the tray, only slide it out--removal can damage the stamp.

Squeeze approximately five drops of Ideal ink from the refill container into each of the two holes on the ink tray.

Close the ink well by pushing it back in.

Wait approximately 15 minutes for the ink to saturate the pad.

Slide the lock switch the opposite direction to unlock the stamp and allow it to retract into the ink well.

Test the stamp to verify that the refill was a success by stamping on a clean sheet of paper. A properly refilled stamper should produce bold and clear stamps.


Replace the ink pad if the re-inking procedure does not fix the problem.


Use the same color ink as the original stamp. Otherwise the colors may appear distorted.