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Old 11-08-2005, 07:55 AM   #1  
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Hi all,

I'm new here, and I'm looking to buy a new set of stamp pads. I want the complete set, and I think I've decided on the craft pads instead of the classic pads.

I'm looking for help with a few questions:

Are the craft pads the exact same size as the classic pads?

The way I understand it, the craft pads are pigment ink and the classic pads are dye ink, correct? Pigment ink is more "permanent" for scrapbooking, and such? Can you emboss with the craft pads, or will that not work?

Any other pros/cons, tips, info, etc., about the two sets would be appreciated!

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Yep, the craft pads are the same size as classic pads. And yep, you sure can emboss with them. And yep, they are recommended for scrapbooking. Just remember that they take longer to dry since they are a pigment ink. HTH!
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Yep, the craft pads are the same size as classic pads. And yep, you sure can emboss with them. And yep, they are recommended for scrapbooking. Just remember that they take longer to dry since they are a pigment ink. HTH!
How long do you think they take to dry? Do they have to be set with a heat tool?

Thanks for the info!
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Drying time for the craft inks depend on each individual color. I can tell you that white takes the longest to dry because there are so many pigments in it to make the color. They do work great for embossing because they stay wet. If you don't already have it I suggest investing in the heat tool. You may also want to consider getting the classic ink in the Spots sets. Some of the colors do look different from classic to craft. And remember, although the spots are small they are also mighty. The ink pad doesn't have to be larger than the stamp you are using.
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