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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|
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks
| Adirondack Pigment
Brilliance, Color Box, Encore Metallic
Opalite, StampIts, VersaMark
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.