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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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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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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.