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Old 02-24-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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Hi there ladies -- can someone please tell me how I get versamark ink off my black ink pad. I was following a tutorial which gets you to ink up first in versamark then black ink so you can emboss the image. But now when I ink up stamps with my black ink pad the image stamps out looking all washed out. Is this normal or is there a way to get my ink pad back to a strong black??? It is a newish ink pad. Any advise would be wonderful. Thanks Kim
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Wow, I do that all the time and have never had a problem like you are describing! I wonder if I am just lucky?

Even if you ink pad is new, I wonder if it could have sat on the shelf for a long time and needs to be reinked? Do you live in a really dry climate?

Sorry, I don't have any advice for you.
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Thank you for taking the time to reply - no we are not in a dry climate. My VM was brand new and my black is only about 2 months old. The black was stamping very black before I made this card so I am thinking that maybe it was just to must VM. I will let it sit for a bit and see if the black in comes back through -- in the mean time I have ordered another one as we all know we can't be without our black ink. Thanks again for taking the time to answer me. :0)
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I was trying to think...I have done the VM to ink with my SU pads, Versafine and Memento mainly. I wonder if it is an issue with the type of ink you are using.

Regardless, at least now you have a black inkpad you can use solely with the VM! LOL
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I had a Palette Burnt Umber pad start doing that after a while, and I never used Versamark with it. I reinked it and it did not improve, there are always washed out areas no matter what. I never figured out how to fix it so eventually I gave up on it and bought another ink pad.
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At least you were smart enough to use the VM FIRST..not black ink..THEN VM..guess what is all over the VM now? LOL..
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Oh no -- that is not good -- I have marks on my VM and that really bugs me but having lots of new ink on there is no fun at all. Time for a new VM -- I have decided to keep my black ink pad for when I am also using VM and I am buying a new black ink.
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