After introducing the integrated ink pad 40 years ago, the stamp industry has developed a new and revolutionary manufacturing method for stamps: the permanent stamp -also known as Flash Stamp, because it is produced with a flash-unit. Sharp and even imprints of best quality characterise these kinds of stamps.
This is how the modico stamp works
The ink pad is placed behind the printing plate which is made of a microporous special foamed material, that stays ink-permeable only at the unexposed areas. The exposed areas are ink-impermeable. If you press the stamp, the ink is being dispensed through the ink-permeable areas of the text plate onto the paper.
This is why there isn't any loss of quality, which is the result of the uneven transfer of ink from the ink plate onto the text plate, like it is common with conventional wooden- or self inking stamps made of polymer or rubber.