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Old 01-18-2014, 02:49 PM   #1
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Default Help! Stained Photopolymer Stamps-How To Remove Ink

I used SU real red ink and my regular stamp cleaner (not specifically designed for photopolymer). Now I have pink stamps

I do not know how to get the ink stain off. Today I tried a cleaner specifically for photopolymer stamps, but it did not help. I didn't let it sit for a while (not sure if that would have made a difference).

If anyone else has had this happen and found a solution, please share and thanks in advance!
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Polymer stains but it doesn't effect the stamping. I have heard that if you stamp with versamark first it lessens the staining but haven't noticed a difference myself. Love polymer stamps, they stain but stamp amazing
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Thanks Rainey1. Sounds like the staining is to be expected then?
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Yes. Some inks stain worse than others. Reds are usually pretty strong. StazOn will stain something fierce. I don't like chalk inks because I think they stain pretty bad, too, but other people swear they don't.
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I actually think that the staining is a good thing sometimes, especially if it is a very small stamp. It helps to actually see the stamps. I've lost a couple of really tiny clear stamps because I couldn't see them and they probably got swept up with the scraps and tossed in the garbage.
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Yes, staining on photopolymer does seem to be almost normal. Like catwoman says, Its often a bonus- easier to see where you are stamping. Most of mine are stained black with Archival. Reds do always seem to be the worst- whatever the subject. I have a dark red skirt that leaks colour every time its washed. I have to hand wash it separately, and I've had it 7 years! Oddest thing, it never seems to get any lighter!
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Thanks to all of you who replied. Now that I know its no big deal, I won't worry about it anymore, but do think I will use the cleaner I have that is specifically designed for them (so as not to cause any breakdown of the material).
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I've lost a couple of really tiny clear stamps because I couldn't see them and they probably got swept up with the scraps and tossed in the garbage.
Same here. I lost one that belongs to a set just last week grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!
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When I buy a new poly set the first thing I do is cover it with black StazOn ink and let it dry. Like others have said, they stamp better and I can see the images much better. I've never been one for wanting my stamps super clean.
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