Originally Posted by Evve
I gather it is a problem with the photo polymer stamps, but I don't know what these other folks are doing to solve the problem. If you have any thoughts or advice, I'd greatly appreciate it!
Photopolymer is generally better than acrylic, though. Most companies that you'll read about on SCS (flourishes, papertrey, I am blanking on others) are photopolymer. Something like Inkadinkado is still acrylic.
I know some people use versaMARK on their clear stamps before adding their dye ink to the stamp. Versamark is clear (not to be confused with versafine, versamagic, or versacolor ink) and a little bit sticky, for lack of a better word, so it grabs the ink better than the stamp alone. I did this earlier in the week with a VERY cheap stamp and it worked pretty well.
And, as I mentioned above, my images are much better with a piece of foam under my paper.