Ink Chart

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Dye Inks Pigment Inks
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comes in solid covers, ink color is not exposed comes in clear covers, ink color is exposed
hard felt like pads soft spongy pads
thinner thicker and gooey
dries quickly by air, evaporation dries slowly/pokey, prone to smudging when wet and touched, heat gun speeds drying
not waterproof, can smudge waterproof
cannot emboss with use with embossing powders,
will fade over time if exposed to light will not fade
great for glossy paper need to emboss on glossy paper
does not work well on dark papers
cannot see ink!
can use any color on dark papers
Ink will show up, embossing is better.
clean up right away with special solution to
prevent staining on stamps although
All Stamps will
stain over time!
ink stays wet, can be cleaned off stamp with water
store pads upside down except for multi pads to prevent bleeding colors store pads upside down to keep ink on the top of the pad
Ancient Pages
Adirondack Dye,
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks
Memories, Momento,
StazOn, Vivid
 Adirondack Pigment
Brilliance, Color Box, Encore Metallic
Opalite, StampIts, VersaMark
VersaMark Dazzle
VersaColor,VersaFine, VersaMagic

A few other ink types not mentioned here on The Ink Basics 101 page for new stampers are alcohol based, solvent inks,  glue, watermark, tatoo, bleaching, hybrids, and chalk inks.

StazOn, a solvent ink (can be smelly) — can stamp on any non-porous surface without smudging.  If stamped on paper, may appear lighter since paper is porous.  Do not use StazOn with Copic Markers.If using watercolors or water based markers (even Copics) — Memento inks will not smear, blur, or bleed the image lines.
Pigment inks when embossed will not smear, blur, or bleed the image lines.

When buying a stamp pad — pick up your re-inker at the same time.

Use pigment inks and light pressure inking or stamping with clear acrylic stamps!
Dye inks do not work well at all with clear acrylic stamps.

updated December 2017