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Old 08-04-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Question Stazon & SU Craft Pads

Does anyone know the lifespan for stazon ink pads or the SU craft pads? I have several of each, unused for the last five years. I'm guessing none of them are any good but does anyone know for sure?
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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I bet they are still good! I bought some old, non-flip style SU pads off Ebay and they still work great
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:14 PM   #3
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I have very old SU pads and older Stazon pads and they are fine. I keep them upsidedown. I don't have refills for any of them.

The SU I purchased ages ago from someone who was cleaning out their stash. So when I got them they were not new.

Try them and see how well they work!
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:29 PM   #4
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Thank you Ladies,

I never would have thought they'd be okay. I have 10 Stazon colors and they were expensive.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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My black staz-on would be at least 7 years old. Probably gets re-inked once a year, but I think your pad would be fine to just be re-inked and used. I really hope so - if you've got 10, that's quite an investment!! good luck
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:55 AM   #6
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My really old StazOn pads are still good after years of non-use. The only onld and neglected pads I had to throw out were Metallix -- not only was the foam completely dried out, it was starting to crumble into dust.
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Like the others, I have Staz-on pads I've had for years, and they are fine. Re-ink no problem. A few days ago I saw mentioned in a thread on here somewhere a poster had trouble with a Staz-on pad being non too good to work with, even after re-inking. What she did was add a tablespoon of denatured alcohol, and she said its now as good as new.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:59 AM   #8
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I have an ink pad I bought when I was 16. It's now nearly 20 years later and I still have it. It hasn't gotten much use. I should look and see what kind it was. I think my daughter has it now.
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I replaced my 3 year old Timber Brown Stazon inkpad early this year. (bought it at Michaels, so who knows how old it was) After a few months the ink separated in the pad and got that metallic glaze on top. It then wouldn't stamp evenly or dry completely and the images ended up a smeary mess. So far, that's the only one that ever died on me.
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