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Miss Ruby Cube
« on: September 30, 2008 04:29:57 PM »

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone can recommend me a really good ink for rubber stamps. I've tried "Ink it Up" and "Craft Smart Dye  Based" and they both just left a blobby, blotchy mess. VersaFine is pretty decent and I get a fairly clear stamp, but can anyone recommend anything better?

Thanks so much!

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008 02:29:32 AM »

Are you looking for a pigment ink or a dye ink?  Pigments are slow drying and need to be heat set, dye inks dry quickly.  I love the Marvy Matchables and Adirondack in dye inks and I can't think of the pigment inks I have in my craft area downstairs.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2008 07:54:50 AM »

If your not looking for a wet ink (i.e. one to use with embossing powder) then stazon is really good.

Make sure your stamping on a flat surface, that your not pushing on the stamp too hard and that the material your stamping on is not very porus.

you can get splodges for all sorts of things and it's very occassionally the ink.

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008 10:32:46 AM »

thanks ladies...this was very helpful. I'm a total novice to stamping and it's more complicated than i originally thought  Tongue

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009 10:36:57 AM »

Staz-On is very good, but you have to use their brand of cleaner to clean the stamps.


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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2009 11:39:16 AM »

Staz-On is very good, but you have to use their brand of cleaner to clean the stamps.

Not so. I use Staz-on inkpads, and I clean my stamps with rubbing alcohol Smiley Just pour a bit onto a folded paper towel, and blot your stamp after you use it. Just be sure not to get any alcohol onto your stamp pad.
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