Ink Pads (compiled)

Dye , Pigment & Textile

(1 post as of Jan. 29, 2000) by Mickey Jo

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From: Mickey Jo ---

Dye ink.......They are usually water based and non-toxic. These inks dry fast and are usually brilliant in color. Best used for open line stamps. Examples of these are: The Ink Cube, Kaleidacolor, Vivid, Stamp It, Stampin' Up 48 pads, and Marvey matchables.

Pigment ink............Very slow to dry. Best used with embossing powder. They can be used on a porous paper without embossing powder. If used on glossy cardstock it will never dry. Examples of these are: Colorbox, Cats Eyes, Encore, Sentiments Stamp Pad, and the Fun Cube. Oh also the new Dauber duos.

Textile ink...........These are the inks you want to use on fabric. The most popular are the Fabrico pads. They require a heat set to make them permanent. 


Posted 3 April 2006

What is your favorite brand of dye ink pads and tell us the pros and cons of other ink pads you have used ?

Deanne S.....My answers are kind of limited because I own mostly Stampin Up products. I do however like the Close to my Heart products as far as marks go.

Laura C....I like Palette - hybrid ink which is permanent and will stamp on any surface, porous or non-porous and for water coloring and photo stamps - India Ink Black, also Distress Inks are good for photo stamps and coloring photo stamped images, and finally for my Prisma pencils and Gamsol I use Archival Ink - usually jet black.

Becky P....I love the Palette inks! I mostly use black, but love the other colors as well.

Shirley T....I have always used Memories (or StazOn) but I am presently using Versa Fine.

Alto Versa Fine is a pigment ink, it is great for fine detail and you can watercolor or use markers and it will not bleed. (TSUKINEKO states that no inkers are needed and the inkpads last 3-5 times longer than regular inks.)

Maria P....Memories

Teresa H....I like Staz-on and Memories and I prefer a permanent ink. I've had other ink smear when I didn't remember it wasn't permanent.

Christina W....I like the Close To My Heart new dye ink pads - they are a little creamy - kind of like the Cat Eye Chalk pads. I also like to use the Distress Pads from Tim Holtz.

Linda S....Stampin Up because I have all the colors, but they are sometimes difficult to use because of the design of the case, but if I had it to do over I might look at TAC brand

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