I think WE are to blame for the Distress ink increase.
When the "supposedly" Limited Edition colors were offered they were $6 each and they were only available in sets of the 3 colors
We paid $17.99 for the set or $6 for each ink pad !
So now Ranger must think that we will pay $6 for all distress ink pads . That will teach us to be careful how much we pay for anything including a limited edition