Create a Custom Submittal Stamp

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Create a Custom Submittal Stamp

There are several options for creating a custom submittal stamp in ConstructEx.

To create a custom submittal stamp by scanning in stamp

The simplest method for creating a  submittal stamp is to scan a printed version of your stamp and save it as a JPG file. It is recommended to scan the stamp at 150-200 dpi (resolution).

Once the stamp is scanned, crop the JPG to just show your stamp.

Click here for instructions on inserting the stamp into the document.

 

To create a custom submittal stamp with Microsoft Paint

Open a new window in MS Paint. 400 pixels wide by 300 pixels high is a good size. Don’t make the image too large or it increases the submittal size.

Use the text and line tools to insert the text and border.

Save the image as a PNG or JPG file. Save it in an accessible place so it can be used with the built-in markup tools.

Click here for instructions on inserting the stamp into the document.

 

To create a translucent submittal stamp with Photoshop

Only use this method if you are familiar with graphics software such as Photoshop.

Use the PNG file type to create a translucent electronic submittal stamp.

Begin by creating your stamp in Adobe Photoshop or a similar graphics program.

Create one layer with your stamp text.

Create a second layer as the background and use the paint bucket tool to fill the layer white.

Set the opacity of the second layer to between 50% and 75%.

From the File menu, select Save for Web.

Change the file type to PNG-24.

Save the file to an accessible place on your computer or internal server so it can be shared with other internal users.

Click here for instructions on inserting the stamp into the document.