Chops (Stamps) and Stamp Inks

Chops are stone (typically limestone) stamps that many Asian artists use to stamp their signatures onto prints, calligraphy, and paintings. Most of these chops have blank bottoms so that you can carve your own stamp or symbol to use to mark your artwork. The inks for these chops are viscous, oil based inks that come in porcelain dishes. (The oily nature of these inks makes them unsuitable for use with most rubber stamps.) We have several chops and inks to choose from! The chops seen here are all hand made and hand carved by Chinese artisans.