New York’s Last Rubber Stamp Maker

“This is a story about Casey’s Rubber Stamp, owned by Millstreet man, John Cyril Casey. JC is one of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet, one visit to his unique shop and you’re hooked. [1]” John is grew up here at Drishane Road. If you’re in New York call into his shop which is on 322 East 11th St.

John C. Casey – Casey Rubber Stamps NY

“An outspoken lover of friendly banter, music and the holy spirit, Millstreet born John Casey has been at work handcrafting rubber stamps in NYC since the early 1980s. For years Casey ran his custom stamp workshop on 7th Avenue in the West Village, but in 2003 transported his operation to a little storefront on East 11th Street. The bulk of Casey’s stamp production is done for local entrepreneurs, graphic designers and fashion industry folks. Wedding-related items and stamps for children are also common. Several shelves of previous projects are on display and, much like a tattoo parlor, Casey has a massive portfolio of stock designs. Customized, one-off projects keep the place humming, however. Casey streamlined this process when he invested in his own machine to mold the stamps’ wood backings. Turnaround time was cut to a day or two, depending on the complexity of the job. The shop also carries a wide selection of inks, though Casey doesn’t make those himself. Even if you’re not in the market for rubber stamps, head over for some quality conversation, it’s well worth your time.” – shopIkon

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