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Old 08-15-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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Question Opinions on *best* white ink for stamping...

I have searched for a thread on white stamping inks...have I missed it? If so, please point me in the right direction. If not, what are the opinions out there? I want something Copic compatible, I have Hero Hues Chalk ink in 'Snow' which doesn't stamp very visibly on kraft colored cardstock, Brilliance 'Moonlight White' (the same) and 'Cotton White' StazOn (no Copic compatible but the best white). Help...
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Most copic colored white images that I've seen that have been embossed white.

I don't know of a Copic-compatable white ink. But to be honest, I don't know that I've ever looked.
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It would be nice if the ink were Copic compatible but I really want something that;s going to show up white on colored cardstock...especially kraft. This picture (http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/.a/6...0ae1af1970b-pi) shows what I'm looking for. The white ink is not available at PTI though.
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:20 PM   #4
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I like Frost White from Colorbox. I use the Cat's Eye size. It works fairly well on darker colors, although deep navy and black swallow it up a bit.
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Thanks, I'll see if I can get some...
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I don't think the Colorbox will work with Copics. I actually don't know of any white ink that will. I've tried tons of white inks and the best one for really opaque coverage on any paper is Papertrey Ink's Snow White. It's a bit thick and needs re inking quite a bit, but it shows up really well. It doesn't work with Copics either though. HTH.
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It would be nice if the ink were Copic compatible but I really want something that;s going to show up white on colored cardstock...especially kraft. This picture (http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/.a/6...0ae1af1970b-pi) shows what I'm looking for. The white ink is not available at PTI though.
This is the caption from Nichole's blog post: "the tags are created with blocks of Kraft cardstock. They are stamped with the journal lines from Gratitude Journal using Fresh Snow ink. The "So Blessed Because..." sentiment was added with True Black ink."

Although Papertrey is in the process of reformulating their other inks, the Fresh Snow, Vintage Cream, and Tea Dye Duo continue to be available.
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The PTI Fresh Snow is just out of stock. They seem to have trouble keeping it in stock lately. High demand maybe? I dunno.

But I do have it and agree that it is the best white ink I've found thus far. Although AMuse is making some MIGHTY FINE inks these days and they do have a white as well. Maybe try that one....
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The PTI Fresh Snow is just out of stock. They seem to have trouble keeping it in stock lately. High demand maybe? I dunno.

But I do have it and agree that it is the best white ink I've found thus far. Although AMuse is making some MIGHTY FINE inks these days and they do have a white as well. Maybe try that one....
I just went to the storefront and was able to put the Fresh Snow ink in my cart, so go and get some if you're so inclined!
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I tried out some various combinations of white ink & embossing powders, on my blog, in this post. If you go have a look, you will see I did it on black cardstock, and the best result( I thought) came from Versamark with white detail powder, although Brilliance Moonlight white & white detail powder came a very close second.
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The best white ink I've found so far is the Studio G white ink cube. It actually shows up on darker coloured cardstock unlike a lot of the more expensive inks I've tried. And this one actually dried, and quickly too. And the best part is its only $1.50. So, if you don't like it, it isn't a huge waste of money. The most expensive white ink pad I have I think I paid about $13 for is the Brilliance white and it sucks. Had to change my whole Christmas card design that year...
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I don't know if they still make it, but the best white ink I've ever used is the white inkpad from JoAnn's. It's called JoAnn's Craft Essentials. It's a pigment ink that actually does dry without embossing it, unlike the Color Box Frost White. I can't get that ink to dry without embossing it, no matter how long I wait. I bought a Studio G, but I haven't tried it yet. Glad to hear it works well too.
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I don't know if they still make it, but the best white ink I've ever used is the white inkpad from JoAnn's. It's called JoAnn's Craft Essentials. It's a pigment ink that actually does dry without embossing it, unlike the Color Box Frost White. I can't get that ink to dry without embossing it, no matter how long I wait. I bought a Studio G, but I haven't tried it yet. Glad to hear it works well too.
I have quite a few of those little Studio G cubes now. The nice part is that they co-ordinate with the new Recollections line of paper (which co-ordinate with Bazzil papers).
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I think I have four or five different white ink pads, and my favorite is still Stampin' Up's Whisper White Craft. You just have to use a very light hand to leave a thick layer on your paper, otherwise it will all squish to the edges of your stamp and leave just a thin layer of ink in the center of the lines and blocks on your image. It takes practice because it's so different from how we stamp with dye inks, where the more contact is better. But if you manage to get a nice layer of it down, it shows up really, really well. Because I'm an impatient crafter, I have to heat set it to avoid smearing.

I used it on kraft for this card, with great results.

But the absolute best way to get a crisp, true white is with Versamark and white embossing powder.
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