Originally Posted by Qbee
The aforementioned trick by other posters do work well, but if you are still having problems, Stampin' Up! revamped their ink pads to firm foam pads this year. I have switched over almost my entire collection and I'm very happy with the impressions that I'm getting with bold stamps like the one you showed. If you're still unhappy after you've tried all the tricks, you might want to purchase one and see how you like it.
Or find a demo in your neighbourhood that will let you try one.
Like Brenda, I've fallen in love with how the new SU! ink pads work for solid images.