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Old 08-20-2006, 10:37 AM   #1  
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Not sure if this has been covered but I was wondering if you could tell me the pros and cons of craft and classic ink pads an d when to use which one?
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:00 PM   #2  
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Craft Ink (also referred to as Pigment Ink) is a thicker, wetter ink than classic. This ink does not dry as quick as classic ink so it is better for using when heat embossing. It also is better to use in scrapbooks because the color does not fade as fast as classic ink. Most stampers I know use the classic inks for cards and the craft ink for scrapbooks. The classic ink is waterbased and dries almost instantly when you stamp with it. HTH!
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The craft ink is also very awesome to color chipboard! I love doing this! So easy to get even coverage just by squishing the chipboard onto the pad. Even if you cover the chipboard in desinger paper, you can use a q-tip in the craft ink to color the sides to coordinate.
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They create different looks on the paper too - the classic ink sort of "sinks in" to the paper and the craft ink stay on top - kind of more "paint-ish" but not so wet. Craft ink does take longer to dry, but the colors are much deeper. So, it just kind of depends on what your preference is and/or what you are stamping. The craft ink spots are a great way to get a really good sampling of the color of craft ink. That's actually all I have right now, but I'm starting to build up more of a collection of craft inks in the colors I really like. The spots are great though for transporting to a scrapbook crop.
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Craft inks are also more opaque...this means you can use a lighter color ink on darker cardstock and what you've stamped will show.
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Craft inks are also better (IMHO) for craft projects (hence the name!). So if you want to stamp on boxes, clipboards, whatever, usually craft ink will be better to use for those kind of projects because the ink won't absorb into the surface of your project.

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Craft ink os also the perfect choice for decorating your album covers. I use classic ink for all my scrapping and card making because I just don't have time to wait for drying with craft.
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I have both the craft and classic, but perfer the classic for paper projects as I am a messy human being by nature and end up with a trailings of ink everywhere when I use the craft ink on paper.

On other stuff, craft in is great. But as a card-maker primarily, I like the classics.
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