01-10-2013, 08:10 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Originally Posted by mcbenjam
I'm curious about the MFT inks. In the interest of full disclosure, I already have:
All the SU dye inks except the most recent In-Colors,
PTI in all their colors
Memento in all the older colors and most of the new ones
Tim Holtz Distress in all colors
I tend to compulsively complete sets, so know that once started I'll need to buy them all.
Some of the MFT colors are very close to inks I already own. So what is bigger, better, more amazing about them to justify buying (and storing) a whole new set of inks that may be 50-60 colors by the time they're done?
Thanks in advance for your enabling!
I absolutely loooove the MFT inks. I have the four previously released colors and the newest 3 are winging their way towards me as I type.
Other than SU, I pretty well have your selection as well. The MFT inks are the smoothest, crispest inks I have.
I was so excited to try them that the day I received the first ones I ripped the package open and grabbed the nearest solid stamp. It happened to be a brand new clear stamp. Normally with new clear stamps I have a whole routine to stamp with them. Run over the surface with an eraser, stamp on a piece of foam, etc. But I was so excited to try out the ink that I just inked it up and stamped. It came out perfectly. Smooth, crisp, clean edges. No stamp prep, no surface prep. No uninked areas, no splotchiness.
Now the other inks have their uses. The MFT inks aren't Copic compatible, so I'll still be holding on to my Tuxedo Black. And the Distress Inks have their own special properties that they are designed for. But for just plain stamping, I'll pick MFT ink whenever I can. And when I was making Christmas cards in December, I kept making color choices based on the MFT inks I had on hand.
Seriously. They are that good.