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Has anyone else had this problem with the new SU foam inkpads? I'm using a black pad and even after I've let it dry a few minutes the image is still smearing. Is this happening w/ other colors as well? Has someone found a good solution to stop the smearing? I really don't want to have to pull out my heat gun every time I want to stamp an image. Thanks!
I have 5 SU foam pads in Rose Red, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, and Chocolate Chip. They all stamp beautifully with no smearing. I have heard other people are having smearing issues with the SU black foam pad. I have not heard of problems with any other colors.
On the demo side of the SU website they noted that they are aware of the black smearing on Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock and they are looking into the problem. They advised us they would keep us up to date on what they find out.
I don't have the new black foam pad, but I do have some of the other colors in the foam. I haven't noticed a problem. Didn't the original Basic Black need an extra touch of dry time, too? It's been so long since I used it that I can't remember, but seems like it did.
I'm glad the other colors aren't having the same issue. I don't recall if I had to wait when i used the original black stamp pad to dry. I stopped using it so long ago because it wasn't a true black color. I will give my demo a call & thanks for the replies.
It isn't just on WW or VV....mine smears on non stampin' up paper as well. I believe it is the reformated black ink. SU is aware of the problem and are working to correct it. Until then, you can use your heat gun to zap it dry and that seems to stop the smearing issue (although I have not done this yet but others say it works),and for those that have ordered them, hold on to them, I am sure SU will resolve the issue and make it right! And since they are backordered right now, you should hold off before ordering bb right now. I have the in colors new pads and LOVE the way they stamp! I am sure once they work out the kink with the bb it will be just as fabulous!!!!!