Guide to Stamp Supply stores in Manila



Art and crafts stores are opening left and right and you might feel overwhelmed when you begin shopping for stamp-making supplies. I've listed shops in Metro Manila that carry stamp-making essentials before asking for help from a traveling friend or shopping online. Stores are listed in alphabetical order.

Art Bar

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This is National Book Store's "Art Bar" is a stand-alone specialty store that carries a wide selection of inks by Tsukineko and Ranger stazon branded inks. They have a few inkers (ink refills) for metallic shades. Carving tools are limited to Sakura brand tools at the moment.

Art Bar is located at BGC Serendra at 1C-11 N2C-10 G/F Serendra Bldg. The Fort, Taguig, Metro Manila or Sct. Borromeo



Craft Carrot

You can purchase Chinese sandwich colored carving blocks in various shapes and sizes. Their most popular ones being the 6x4 inch block can be out of stock a times. They also have the American carving block Moo Carve.

Craft Carrot has a physical store located at Pasig 1603, 14 E Capitol Dr, Pasig, 1603 Metro Manila. Visit their website.


Common Room PH

You can find tools such as the NT Cutter by Art Whale, Speedball lino Cutters and multi-surface inks by Squooid at most common room branches. They carry local stamp brands too if you want to survey what's in the market.

Common Room PH is located at (North) 325 F dela Rosa, Loyola Height 3, Quezon City, 1108 Metro Manila, (South) and (Central) Rockwell Coming soon

Deovir

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The most accessible store for art supplies found in major malls. They carry stamping essentials by Speedball from lino cutters, carving blocks, and carving kits. Sometimes they have cheaper alternatives to craft knifes and lino cutters which are Chinese branded tools, cheaper but it gets the job done.

For a complete list of Deovir branches click here.


Hey Kessy

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They have reasonable selection of rubber stamping supplies however supplies may differ by branch. Some branches have a well stocked selection for carving blocks, ink and carving tools while the other may not have a lot. Its a case to case thing. Its best to check their website or facebook page to save you the trouble of visiting their store.

Hey Kessy is located at (North) Level 2, Phase 2, Urban Turf, U.P Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila and (South) Upper Groud Floor, New Wing, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City. Visit their website here.

Lasting Impressions

While a bit difficult to find because it is a residential building. Lasting Impressions has an impressive selection of imported inks from Versafine, versacraft, ranger, and other inking tools. I personally find their selection better than National Bookstore. If you're looking for something specific, they also accept orders online.

Lasting Impressions is located at 216 A V. Ibanez, Lungsod ng San Juan, Kalakhang Maynila.  Visit their website.


M. Enriquez Art Supplies

Your direct source for tube inks / acrylic and other art materials for large scale print-making. They carry Berkeley products at wholesale prices. Its a reliable source for drawing pencils (5B and up), and cutting mats. Its worth the trip if you're planning to buy painting tools otherwise you're better off shopping at Deovir.

M. Enriquez Art Supplies is located at 1113, 490 Gregorio Araneta Ave, Quezon City, 1113 Metro Manila.


Marz Today


Pardon the shameless plug. Marz Today carries imported Japanese Carving blocks such as Seed carving blocks, foreign resource books, as well as other stamp making tools and resources (coming soon).

Marz Today webstore

Memory Lane

A source for imported American brand inks. I have yet to see this for myself.

Memory Lane is located at 99-A Lake St., Barangat Balong Bato, San Juan City. Visit their website.

National Bookstore


Ironic as it may sound they have more than just the generic dye ink used in the office. There are branches that have a special section for stamping supplies, especially for inks and embossing powders and metallic ink sets.

Check National Bookstore's SM North Edsa and Glorietta branches for their dedicated section for inks. National Bookstore's UP Town Center Branch has embossing powders and embossing inks.


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