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Old 10-13-2012, 07:23 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by laceybittner View Post
Depending on the kind of stamping you are doing, I love the Tim Holtz Distress pads and other than that I only use Stampin Up inkpads. Also, Ranger's Archival Inks are fabulous if you do a lot of coloring as they are permanent and won't bleed.
Distress inks are indeed lovely, I use mine loads. They're not a great choice as a stamping ink with clear stamps, however - many clear stamps don't do well with dye-based ink as it tends to bead up on the surface of the stamp and give a blotchy impression. If the OP has a limited budget and wants to stamp mostly with clear stamps, Distress inks wouldn't be a great choice.

Ranger Archival inks are another example of an oil-based ink which means they're great if you're colouring with water-based media. I confess I've always got a cleaner and more detailed impression with Versafine and find the Onyx Black is hands down the blackest, most opaque coverage when compared with Archival Jet Black, though.
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