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Old 10-14-2020, 04:57 PM   #1  
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I am in the process of cleaning up and downsizing my craft area. I have about 14 of the old SU! Stamp pads. Most of them still stamp but they are a little on the light side. Since I can’t re-ink them, could I use an ink refresher of some sort on them? Is it even worth bothering with?
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My thought is that you have nothing to lose by trying stamp refresher on them. The Frugal Crafter says that if you add a teaspoon of glycerin to a 4-oz bottle of water, you have it! I would recommend using distilled water so you don't get weird growths on your pads...
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Can you not re-ink them because the colors are no longer available? If there is a color that’s close (and you like it being just a close match) you could get a re-inker...?
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Can you not re-ink them because the colors are no longer available? If there is a color that’s close (and you like it being just a close match) you could get a re-inker...?

I've done this with quite a few ink pads and it works great!
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Can you not re-ink them because the colors are no longer available? If there is a color that’s close (and you like it being just a close match) you could get a re-inker...?

Is there a list of similar colors available somewhere?  I think these are all retired....I haven't even looked at anything stamp related in about 6 years LOL! We moved and all my stuff was left at this house and I'm just getting back to it.

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I have several lists on this thread in the downloads/lists and charts section of the forum. Check to see if any of them give you some help. If you need help, and since you only have a small number you want to check, I'd be glad to point you in the right direction.
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When I first started stamping I didn’t buy re-Inkers. I use ink refresher on them and some are 14 years old. Granted they didn’t get used a lot and there’s Ink in the pad. Just dry. Older SU pads held Ink forever. Some I’ve never re-Inked and never refreshed and they still stamp well!!
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When I first started stamping I didn’t buy re-Inkers. I use ink refresher on them and some are 14 years old. Granted they didn’t get used a lot and there’s Ink in the pad. Just dry. Older SU pads held Ink forever. Some I’ve never re-Inked and never refreshed and they still stamp well!!

Yes, the old pads seem to have lasted much longer than the newer ones. On the other hand, maybe I didn't stamp as much way back then?
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Hi Sue,

I've never tried ink refresher, but I have glycerin and a spray bottle (and water, haha!), so I'm eager to try that on a few drier ink pads. Thanks for the tip!
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