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Old 03-11-2011, 06:08 PM   #1  
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I am having a hard time getting ink to adhere to some of my acrylic stamps. Am using Stampin Up inks and Close to My Heart inks. Any suggestions??

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Old 03-11-2011, 06:12 PM   #2  
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You can continue to ink and stamp the difficult image repeatly on scrap, it helps condition the stamp to take ink correctly. (without cleaning the stamp between uses)

Also try VersaMagic inks, they work well on even brand-new acrylic stamps.

Good luck! I know if frustrating, but I'm sure you'll get there.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:21 PM   #3  
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Ok I'll give that a try. I have also taken the stamp and rubbed it on my jeans that didn't even work. They are quality stamps, just being difficult. LOL.

Thanks for your advice.
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This probably won't help if you want to use the inks that you already have.... but I have the best luck using pigment inks with the clear stamps instead of dye inks.
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This is why I prefer the pink rubber. Never had good luck with the acrylic no matter what trick I tried and believe me I have tried them all.

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Some people use a pencil eraser and "erase" the mold-release agents off of the polymer. I find that the adhesive pickup square rubbed over the polymer like an eraser does the best job. I have gotten tremendous results by doing that...regardless of quality of polymer.
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I've found that if you first ink with Versamark then the ink color you want, it comes out much better.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:58 AM   #8  
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Memento inks are the absolute best for clear stamps...
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I've found the best pads for me for clear stamps are ColorBox Chalk ink pads. Dye inks give a different look which is sometimes preferable. I actually really like CTMH ink pads for clear stamps too, but I think it all depends on each individual stamp.
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One of the best inks I've tried lately for clear stamps are the Studio G inks (can get them at Michaels). They are a chalk ink, and the white is the best white ink I have found. And for the price, you can afford all the colours. What I really like about them too is that they actually dry! I ran my finger over the white ink on black cardstock about 5 minutes after I stamped it and no smearing whatsoever. I did a product review on these inks on my blog quite some time ago if anyone wants to see pictures of how the inks look stamped (white on black and a couple other colours). Here's the post: Cat's Product Review: Studio G Inks
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I've found the best pads for me for clear stamps are ColorBox Chalk ink pads. Dye inks give a different look which is sometimes preferable. I actually really like CTMH ink pads for clear stamps too, but I think it all depends on each individual stamp.
I get excellent results with Clearsnap Fluid Chalk inks too...Clearsnap Crafters also work well.

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Old 03-12-2011, 10:35 AM   #12  
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rub an eraser over your clear stamps. that helps alot.
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