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Old 07-19-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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Default Problems with application (ink outside of image)

Hi guys,
I am very new to stamping.
I am stamping these on fabric (cotton).
These are custom stamps from simonstamp.com
I am applying ink with a foam brayer and I am using speedball fabric ink.

I have a few questions.

First, I did a lot of experimenting before ordering the custom stamps and I was able to get strong, dark impressions easily. WIth these, the impressions are very weak.

Second, if I push down with any force at all, ink from around the raised impression area gets on the impression (see pics).

I have the shirts stretched over a very hard board.

Any idea what I'm doing wrong? Do these stamps have a "break-in period"?
It's impossible for me to not get any ink outside of the actual raised rubber that makes up the image

I appreciate any help. Thanks!

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