Types of Rubber Stamping Inks

Art - Crafts
By: bossypants    
17-Oct-2010

Introduction:Rubber stamping and card making are constantly evolving art forms. With each new application come new stamps and new inks. Here are a few popular, standard rubber stamping inks.

  • 01

    Dye Ink

    Novice stampers and young stampers like dye inks because they dry quickly and resist smudging. Although permanent in that they don't wash away, dye inks do tend to fade over time. They are also translucent, which makes them unsuitable for use on dark colored paper.

  • 02

    Pigment Ink

    Pigment inks are ideal for heat embossing (using embossing powder and a heat gun). Pigment ink dries slowly and will actually never dry completely on vellum and other glossy surfaces unless embossed. Pigment inks come in a wide range of colors and are available in specialty finishes, like chalk finish ink.

  • 03

    Solvent Ink

    If you're looking for a permanent ink to use on glossy finishes, including glass, metal or plastic, solvent ink is the way to go. Solvent ink requires special cleaners and should be used in a well ventilated area.

  • 04

    Watermark Ink

    Watermark ink is a clear, sticky ink that's useful in combination with chalks or pigment powders. Used alone, or with clear embossing powder, it provides a color-on-color finish that adds background interest to stamping projects.

  • 05

    Watercolor Ink

    Watercolor ink is ideal for small children because it cleans up with soap and water. Watercolor ink also comes in pens, which enables stampers to use multiple ink colors on a single stamp by coloring directly onto the rubber stamp. The ink on the colored stamp is remoistened by breathing on the stamp just before applying the stamp to paper.





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