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Old 05-17-2006, 07:34 PM   #1  
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Default SU Classic Ink vs. Craft Ink in scrapbooks

I am new to scrapbooking. I am just starting my first scrapbook and have seen a few ladies mention using only craft ink in scrapbooks. I was more into card making than scrapbooking so I own all the SU classic ink pad colors and only a few craft pads.

Why craft over classic? Will the pages I created using classic ink fade?
 
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:20 PM   #2  
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i have created scapbooks w/ classic ink, and they haven't faded on me yet (been about 2 years now). I do know that Craft ink is useful when it comes to embossing and stamping on fabric. I know that doesn't really HELP too much in your question, but in my 'short' experience w/ scrapbooking, classic ink seemed to work so far
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I try to use only craft in my scrapping books because it is designed to last much longer and I figure each page takes so much time to make, it is worth it to use the best. I use the craft spots. However, I would use a little bit of classic, especially when using a jumbo wheel if I had no choice. The classic ink definitely will fade when exposed to light, as will photos (!) eventually, so whichever you choose, just make sure that the book is closed when you aren't looking at it.
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From what I heard, it will take 400 years for the craft inks to completely fade and MOST of the classic inks will fade in 200 years...if they are exposed to light. Most of us don't leave our books lying around open, so I'm not really worried...I use both.

Most of the time, what really matters is your journaling and the pictures. If you use pigment based pens to do the journaling, I wouldn't worry about the ink you use to decorate your pages fading.
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From what I heard, it will take 400 years for the craft inks to completely fade and MOST of the classic inks will fade in 200 years...if they are exposed to light. Most of us don't leave our books lying around open, so I'm not really worried...I use both.

Most of the time, what really matters is your journaling and the pictures. If you use pigment based pens to do the journaling, I wouldn't worry about the ink you use to decorate your pages fading.
I've heard that the classic inks will fade a little more quickly than that, especially the lighter colors, maybe even in our lifetimes. But I agree about the journaling. the decorative parts are nice, but the journaling is more important.
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I figure that my stamped images and even stamped titles are more decoration than documentation. What I want to survive for my descendents are the photos and journaling. So I print photos at a quality controlled lab, I use pigment-ink pens (usually darker ones) for journaling, and I plan to make digital images of all my scrapbook layouts one of these days.

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One more option is to use versamark and emboss your classic ink. You ink up the stamp with versamark, then right into the classic ink pad, then stamp on your page and emboss with clear EP. I've done this a couple of times when I didn't have the craft ink color that I wanted. I can't attest to the longevity of this technique, but I've seen other people on SCS use it and it seems logical to me.
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