I experimented with Craft and Classic ink on coloured Cardstock, here are my observations. These are the actual samples I made; I'm not sure how well you can tell on the scan.
But you can definitely see the 2 Classic ink columns on the right are not as vibrant as the Craft ink on the left, and the classic ink is totally gone on black! All the images in rows were stamped once.
The two separate images to the extreme right were stamped & heat set a few times and you can see that they are more vibrant, the lighter colour- Lavendar Lace has a much more striking difference than Night of Navy because of the mat colour contrast.
Drying Times - Craft ink on Ultrasmooth cardstock was absolutely dry in 1 hour even 30 minutes depending how thick the ink is.
Craft ink on regular SU cardstock is dry is dry in 10 minutes.
But you can dry Craft ink real quick, just use your heat tool.
Here is the original information I posted when someone asked how vibrant CRAFT ink was on Dark Cardstock. I later uploaded the photo. The CRAFT white does look chalky on black, if you want it to be vivid top it white embossing powder, that is the sharpest contrast you will get and it will be a true white.
I also tried Night of Navy and Lavendar Lace on black cardstock-
The CRAFT ink still showed its colour, but definetly more of a chalk look which is the same type of look as on white colour. I would say that the craft colour remained the same on black, white or any colour of cardstock, the illusion is different just like when you mat something with a different colour.
The CLASSIC colours, again I used Night of Navy and Lavendar Lace, showed up with a watermark effect when first stamped on black cardstock, but totally disappered after awhile -like a 1/2 hour. I seriously mean it was gone just as though you had never even stamped it! I even stamped over it the next day with the classic ink thinking I'd never done it, disappeared again.
I've also noticed when you stamp with any colour of CLASSIC ink on white(any colour) cardstock it can take even a few hours before it is completely absorbed into the paper. Just take the exact same sheet of cardstock stamp a coloured image let it sit for awhile, stamp again and you'll see it looks different even on white. Although the CLASSIC is immediately completely dry to the touch it is still absorbing into the cardstock.
An observation I've made with the CRAFT ink is that it depends how much ink you have on your stamp as to how dark/opaque it will look. If you want the Craft ink to be more vivid on black. Stamp your image, heat set, use Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp your same image in craft ink again, heat set. you may do this 3-4 times or until your image is truly opaque and no black shows through.
You can really tell this with Lavender Lace, I should also try it with white.
Hopefully this will help clarify some of the difference between the 2 inks.
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2005 GMT Views: 2003