There are so many Ink options for stamping. I love using stamps for my memory books and if you’ve ever used stamps you know that the type of ink makes a BIG difference.
The different types of ink I have used are: Archival Ink, Pigment Ink, Solvent Ink and water based Dye Ink. I did a stamp test to show the various types and how they turned out on white printer paper.
1. My favourite ink to use, especially if it’s a tricky surface is StazOn™ Solvent Ink. It goes on nice and dark, dries quickly and won’t smudge. It is by far the best ink and you can buy refill ink to fill the cartridge. The key with this ink is that you need to use the StazOn™ Cleaning solution to clean your stamps. Soap and water will work, but the solution works best and can be used to clean off other inks from your stamps as well.
2. My second favorite type of ink is Pigment Ink. I enjoy using it both in black and colored. The colors show up quite opaque. I prefer this ink because it does not bleed through the page and it dries quickly.
3. My third favorite is water based Dye Ink. I prefer using colored ink over black ink for this type. I find the colors come out differently than Pigment Ink, they are more translucent. The downside to this ink is that it can bleed through the paper and it doesn’t always show up on textured or coated paper.
4. Last for me is the Archival Ink. It is a certain style of ink color that I’m not a huge fan of. It’s more bluish than black. It can also bleed through the page since it is a Dye Ink and will not always show up on every surface. I’ve seen projects done with it before and it can look great, however it’s not my personal favorite.
Another Ink I have heard great things about and have wanted to try is the Versasfine™ Ink. It is made by the same brand as StazOn™ and is great quality. It is supposed to dry quickly and provide a crisp clear image. I hope to try that one in the future.
For an all around ink to use on any surface StazOn™ Ink is by far the best choice! I hope this helps in your stamping endeavors.
Feel free to comment with any questions below!!
I’d love to hear about your projects and what your favorite type or brand of ink is!
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