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Q: maslex asks: "What's the difference between Stazon and Memento inks?"
A: The difference in the two inks is the carrier or base that holds the pigment. In general between inks and coloring mediums, like reacts with like. Memento inks are dye inks, and water-based. You'll see them most commonly used with alcohol markers like Copics, because the solvent-based markers don't react with the water-based ink. You wouldn't want to watercolor over an image stamped in a dye ink, though, because the water will react with the ink and cause it to run. Stazon, on the other hand, is solvent-based. It's a permanent ink, so it's a great fit for water-based coloring mediums since it won't react with the water and bleed. If you're coloring with alcohol markers, though, bleeding will occur. With dry mediums like pastels or pencils, either one is fine. They're both great inks, with some really great colors in each line.