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Old 07-29-2015, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default Embossing Inks?

Hi, I'm not a new member, but I have a question. Which ink(s) do you use for heat embossing. I have so many, I don't know which are which. Is it VersaMark ?, or some other kind? I know there are pigment inks, alcohol inks, watercolor inks, but I need the one that works with heat embossing. Can someone help, please?

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Old 07-29-2015, 06:24 PM   #2
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Hi Bobbie. I am wondering if you mean ink pads rather than just inks with your question? Pigment ink pads are used for embossing as they are stickier and take longer to dry than dye ink pads. Alcohol and watercolour inks are liquids in a bottle rather than a medium held in a foam or sponge pad, and therefore are not suitable for embossing. Certainly alcohol inks would dry way too quickly to get the embossing powder on. VersaMark is a clear pigment ink pad, that is, without colour. You can use it for embossing, just remember that all colour will have to come from the embossing powder. For example if you stamped with VersaMark and embossed with clear embossing powder, then the image would be clear. If you stamped with VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder then the image would be white. Make sense? Let me know if you would like more information.
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