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Old 03-29-2015, 04:18 AM   #1
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Does anyone use the inkadinkado stamps? I wanted to know what type of ink/stamppad works best with their stamps? I have a few sets, but have not really been successful in getting a nice well inked image off of these stamps sets.

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Old 03-29-2015, 08:19 AM   #2
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I generally find that Versafine is my goto ink for getting good images, regardless of stamp brand. Some people swear by chalk inkpads for clear stamps, especially if they are the 'solid image' type.
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In my experience, Inkadinkado is not a very high quality clear stamp. It's cheap acrylic rather than the more expensive, but better, photopolymer. I no longer buy them if I can help it. I second shaz's recommendation of versafine for those harder-to-ink stamps. (You can buy the small cubes if you don't want full size pads.) Regular dye ink is not going to cut it.
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I have the same problem with Inkadinkado stamps and have divested myself from all I owned. I don't know why they don't work on the issue as it seems to be a common comment whenever their stamps are mentioned. I won't to buy them anymore.
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Yeah I am also slowly getting rid of all my "cheap" stamps, I have definitely learned my lesson with buying cheap clear stamps
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I was just wondering if maybe it was something I was doing wrong....guess not!
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I have all different brands of stamps & I have many Inkadinkadoo stamps. They're quite inexpensive & I don't plan on owning my stamps for umpteen years. I've actually never had a problem with them. I use ColorBox Chalk & CTMH inks on them, but have used other inks and had no trouble. Maybe mine are unusual, but I rarely have to give them away.
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I love the images from Inkadinkado and use the stamps all the time without a problem getting a clean image. One thing you can do first before using the stamp is to take an eraser and rub across the stamp. What this does is roughen up the surface so that it has more "tooth" for the ink. If the eraser doesn't work, what I have resorted to in the past that has worked is to take a very fine grit nail buffer and go over the stamp with that. A little more aggressive, but you will get a better image. And of course, ink is always a major factor in getting a good image with acrylic stamps. I use Memento, Stazon, Versafine, and cheap Studio G inks. The Studio G inks work brilliantly with acrylic stamps (like the cheap Studio G stamps especially).
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Thanks for the tips Paula & cat_woman
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Versafine, pigment inks and chalk inks work well with their clear stamps. I also have some luck with Archival inks. They are not photopolymer, but they aren't terrible either.
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I gave many many Inkadinkadoo stamp sets and I use versafine or colorbox chalk inks too. I have had very few issues stamping with them. Now that there is the Misti it is even easier to re-ink and stamp again if necessary.
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I generally find that Versafine is my goto ink for getting good images, regardless of stamp brand. Some people swear by chalk inkpads for clear stamps, especially if they are the 'solid image' type.
Versafine is also the ink I use most often, for clear and rubber stamps. I mostly use stamps that require coloring with markers, so the Onyx Black is my most used color.

On the rare occasions that I use a colored ink, I have quite a few small chalk and pigment inkpads I've picked up. They also work well with clear stamps.
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