In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-08-2019, 07:20 AM   #1
Kookie Creator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Iowa
Posts: 464
Default SU ink pads old vs current

Most of my SU ink pads are the old style, since I have been stamping for many years. The Burgundy pads, among others, are pretty sad with their inability, it seems, to adequately ink a stamp. I am wondering if many of you are replacing those old cloth top pads with the new sponge (or whatever they are called, I can't remember). Would you if you weren't a demonstrator?
eyestitch is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2019, 10:06 AM   #2
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Spencerville, Indiana
Posts: 501
Default

I am using my old SU pads that remain current and buying new pads for the new colors. In my humble opinion, I really like the old pads better.
They stamp perfectly well and I do use my reinkers. All of the red ink pad deteriorate over time and I have replaced them. Something to do with the ink.
jeannemlehrman is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
cardmaker2 likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2019, 10:29 AM   #3
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
cnsteele's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,666
Default

Replace only the ones that are giving you trouble. I have mostly linen style ink pads and have been replacing them as they become unusable (i.e. harden up as in the case of my red ones or I find they aren't giving good ink coverage anymore even with a reinking). I have some new foam ones that I got in new colors or to replace my red ones. I love them!!! The ink coverage is superior to the linen, but you do have to remember not to press the stamp down so hard into the pad. A light tapping is enough.
__________________
Nicole
The Joyful Stamper
cnsteele is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pepperann and RenT like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2019, 11:03 AM   #4
Stampin' Fool
 
kilroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,383
Default

I am a demonstrator and I still use my linen pads, even retired colors. If I don’t have the re-inker, I re-ink with a current color that is close.
kilroy is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pepperann likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2019, 01:27 PM   #5
Proud Fan Club Member
 
muscrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Central PA
Posts: 46,982
Default

I just this past ten minutes reinked soft suede! I do like the old linen ones too. I won't replace any just because there's a new style, but I have replaced some that were bad. As someone mentioned, bravo burgundy has gotten yucky over the years but as long as I have the reinkers, it works for me.
muscrat is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2019, 04:29 AM   #6
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: South Elgin, IL
Posts: 643
Default

I prefer the foam pads over linen, but I prefer the second iteration of case. The current “compact” style of pads makes me crazy.
Paula O. is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pepperann, cjzim, skm330mks and 2 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2019, 06:21 AM   #7
Stampin' Fool
 
cobby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Matthews, NC
Posts: 1,288
Default

If they aren’t working well for you, replace them! I have never seen such a gigantic improvement between the linen and the newest “foam” type or whatever it is...not enough to warrant spending money to switch them out if the linen type is still working well.

To me the bigger issue is the case opening and closing. I too struggle with the newest “compact style”
__________________
Mary in NC
cobby is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pepperann and Paula in GA like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2019, 05:15 PM   #8
Pearl-ExPert
 
Ragtop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Indy, but dreaming of Manhattan
Posts: 2,336
Default

I in the midst of a HUGE purge as we are looking to downsize. While the actual move won't happen for 10-15 years, I've decided "why wait?" Just this weekend, I pulled all my retired pads and put them in a bag for a future garage sale. I'm keeping my re-inkers, the matching Stampin' Spot, if I have it, or an uninked spot, if I don't and markers.


As for my pad preference, I think I prefer the foam pads.
__________________
Regina
I took life by the horns and got gored.
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/reginamoyers
Ragtop is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2019, 06:21 PM   #9
Matboard Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 206
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cobby View Post
If they aren’t working well for you, replace them! I have never seen such a gigantic improvement between the linen and the newest “foam” type or whatever it is...not enough to warrant spending money to switch them out if the linen type is still working well.

To me the bigger issue is the case opening and closing. I too struggle with the newest “compact style”
Here's a tip from Connie Stewart for opening the new style pads:

3 Ink Pad Tips that will Change Your Life | Tuesday Tip video - Simply Simple Stamping
stampinstacy2010 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pepperann and Mhewett like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2019, 07:16 PM   #10
Pearl-ExPert
 
RenT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 2,440
Default

I definitely prefer SU's foam pads over the old linen ones. So much easier to get total ink coverage on your stamps!

However, I HATE the new style of the case (the 'makeup compact' style of opening). They are too thin for my sausage fingers to grasp and so opening them is a really annoying challenge that I have no interest in accepting. I've used them at my shoebox swap group many times and I'm glad I did use them before I bought any -- I won't be purchasing SU inkpads any more.

There are so many good inks out there that I'm only going to buy ones that don't give me any attitude LOL.
__________________
Renee
RenT is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2019, 06:30 PM   #11
Matboard Maniac
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 226
Default

Connie Stewart always has the best most helpful tips! Leave it to her to find solutions to some of SU’s awkward product usage.
Chris01 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pepperann likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2019, 05:21 PM   #12
Stampin' Fool
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 1,360
Default

I've only had one linen SU ink pad (I didn't like it, just my opinion) I recently just got back into stamping after a year and a half hiatus...and decided to "clean out" my old supplies - some of which were my Stampin Up foam ink pads. So got work, cleared the clutter, packed up the inks pads, ready to give away...and they sat there.
For a couple weeks there they sat...til one evening, I was eyeing that box and decided to bring "just one" in to my stampin space to try out...and by the end of the evening all those stamp pads were back in my space! hahaha
They were just too nice to give away and they were all still inky!! And I really like the colors- plus I have all the reinkers and matching cardstock (which was never going to be given away)
I have not checked my red ones, though, to see if they have deteriorated! Better go do that now
__________________
Kathy
klh54 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
PikkuLilla likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2019, 06:48 AM   #13
Die Cut Diva
 
stamper1996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 3,541
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cnsteele View Post
Replace only the ones that are giving you trouble. I have mostly linen style ink pads and have been replacing them as they become unusable (i.e. harden up as in the case of my red ones or I find they aren't giving good ink coverage anymore even with a reinking).

This is what I'm doing. I replace if the pad becomes a problem (too uneven to provide good coverage, etc.) I re-ink otherwise and keep using the old ones.
__________________
Happiness is being kneaded.
Avatar is my childhood kitty, Berries.
stamper1996 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
RenT likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off