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Old 11-01-2007, 08:35 PM   #1  
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i bought some clear stamps and tried them out and I having problems getting a good image .I used padding and thought it may have been my ink pad but it just doesnt look good!!I am considering taking them back but i love the sets.....help what do i do? ???
i also primed too.
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Try a pigment or hybrid ink. Also don't press as hard on the stamp as you do rubber.
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If you are using high quality photopolymer stamps they should work well with any ink. Try conditioning them by rubbing a white eraser over them a few times. Then stamps away. If you are using cheaper quality stamps like the Studio G $1 ones...I found that conditioning them and using Palette hybrid ink worked like a charm...I got perfect clear images. I then fell in love with clear stamps . I did try my Stampin up classic ink on the cheap ones and NEVER got a great image...marginal at best, but on the high quality stamps they were AMAZING!!! Hope this helps!!!
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Thanks for the info on getting a better image. I bought a bunch of the clear stamps when Walmart started carrying them.. I took them all back because I didn't like the way they looked when stamped at all. Pam
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I only have a few clear stamps from Autumn Leaves and I've never had any luck getting a clear image with SU classic ink. Even after rubbing them with an eraser. The only way I could get them to work is with a pigment ink from Color Box.
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I only have a few clear stamps from Autumn Leaves and I've never had any luck getting a clear image with SU classic ink. Even after rubbing them with an eraser. The only way I could get them to work is with a pigment ink from Color Box.
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I only have a few clear stamps from Autumn Leaves and I've never had any luck getting a clear image with SU classic ink. Even after rubbing them with an eraser. The only way I could get them to work is with a pigment ink from Color Box.

I've also had success with Brilliance inks and VersaFine for the Autumn Leaves stamps, but like flamingolady, it's a no-go on the SU Classic, Ancient Page, or Memories inks. I decided that cheap clear stamps discriminate against the dye inks and refuse to play with them.

Now my PaperTrey and Hero Arts clear stamps are very gregarious and accepting of others, and those babies have yet to meet ink they didn't love, LOL!
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My SU ink does the same thing in the beginning. I don't use it with my clear stamps until they are really seasoned and then they turn out pretty good.. I don't use an eraser instead I use my adhesive remover square. It works very well to rub over the stamp and get it to hold ink.
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What I've done is rub the stamp with an eraser and then clean it well. They stamp fine after that. OH! And I too don't press too hard.

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the stamp sets i bought are the inkadinkadoo holiday clear sets.i will try the eraser trick to see if that works .What is a hybrid ink????
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i use chalk inks like versa color/versa magic dew drops, for some reason the clear stamps dont work well with dye ink base
 
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All of the above are great suggestions - I might also add that clear stamps do not require as much pressure when stamping as their wooden counterparts.

Also you can try inking in versamark then your SU! ink - it has been known to help
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Hybrid ink is an all in one deal. You can use is all surfaces. It's a mix of dye and pigment ink. It dries like a dye and colors like a pigment. Boy, I hope that made sense.
The Angel Company sells the Palette Hybrid Ink and so does Papertrey.
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Palette makes hybrid inks...they are a combination pigment/dye ink. They are wonderful!! You can also get them on the Cornish Heritage Farms or Stamping Cottage websites.
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All of the above are great suggestions - I might also add that clear stamps do not require as much pressure when stamping as their wooden counterparts.

Also you can try inking in versamark then your SU! ink - it has been known to help
Yup, this works for me too!
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