Daiso Japan – Blindfold Stamp
So what is a Blindfold Stamp I hear you say?
It’s a privacy stamp that covers personal information with various symbols making the text underneath illegible.
The stamp will cover small areas of personal information like home addresses on postcards or envelopes. It’s definitely a neat little gadget to have around if you don’t have a shredder.
How to use
1. Place the Blindfold Stamp over the area with the text.
2. Push down several times until all the text is covered.
Product name: Blindfold stamp （目隠しスタンプ – mekakushi sutanpu)
Sold in 100 yen shop Daiso Japan
Product code: 4549131196078
Material: ABS resin, AS resin, rubber, oil-based ink
Size: 54(W) x 27(D) x 68(H)mm
Impression size: 35 x 14mm
Made in China
Price: 100 yen + tax
Ink and refill
The ink lasts for 6 months once the package is opened, or around 2000 stamps.
Replacement ink pads are sold separately in the 100 yen Daiso shops.
If ink gets on your hands, wash immediately with soap and water.
To replace the ink pad:
1. Hold the stamp upside down and press down slightly.
2. Push the ink pad out from the long side of the stamp.
3. Insert a new ink pad while the stamp is still pressed down.
Simple instructions printed in both Japanese and English. English is not perfect but still comprehensible and easy to follow.
The naming is creative I’ll have to say. I wonder if the blindfold in the name the covering of the text, or a blindfold to cover our eyes from seeing the text.
I have used various different versions of these privacy stamps, all varying in the symbols or patterns used to cover the text. This stamp can be used around 2000 times, and for 100 yen, it’s a great deal. But don’t get all crazy stamping away as consecutive presses don’t always print clearly to cover the text. It’s best to stamp, then let the stamp face gather some ink before pressing again.
I would love to see a privacy stamp that uses hieroglyphics on the stamp face.