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Posted 2/11/2013 by serenitysmom in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 2/11/2013 8:58:13 PM
My stazon dried out apparently, so I need a new black ink! Help!

I know this has been talked about before, but when I search, I couldn't find a thread that really helped with my question...

So, from what I have gathered, Versafine is good for crisp, really black images? Does it work well on vellum? Can it be embossed?

I would love to get an ink that will do all of the above^ in one ink (esp. since I don't do a lot of stamping)... am I asking too much?

TIA!


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Posted: 2/11/2013 9:53:46 PM
Versafine is *awesome* but I'm not sure about vellum or embossing. I LOVE it for regular stamping, though. Way better than StazOn IMO. It dries pretty fast so I'd guess it's not good for embossing, but maybe the stamping forum could help you.



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Posted: 2/11/2013 9:55:33 PM
Versafine is my go-to black too. It will dry on vellum but it takes a bit. Haven't tried to emboss with it.


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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:08:22 PM
I have a versa fine ink pad and I use it to emboss its the clear one.. All black cover! I'm no expect on inks but as far as I know it goes as follows.. Dye ink for general stamping, pigment ink for embossing and staz on for any slick surface! I use my clear versa fine ink to emboss and it works well! I recently bought the black ink in the white package and its supposed to be used for fine details but I know you can emboss with it! As far as I know you can emboss with any pigment Ink.. I could be wrong but from what I have researched that seems to be the answer! Dye is really only for paper! And I'm pretty sure you can use pigment ink on vellum and washi you just have to let it dry first which takes a little bit of time! There's also chalk inks I only know that you can use them on paper not sure about anything else! HTH!


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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:49:55 PM
I always forget that we even have a stamp forum!

Upon closer inspection, I actually do have one of those cheaper InkItUp pads that is black pigment if I want to emboss...

I think I may try the Versafine with a coupon! What's the worse that can happpen? I'll have one more ink sitting here with all the other unused inks

Thanks ladies!


Kim


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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:25:37 AM
In the UK you can get mini Versafine ink pads at about 1/4 of the price of the full size. As they are a raised pad you can still ink up large stamps with them.

I use Versafine a lot, in a selection of colours, it is my favourite ink for detailed stamps, but I have never tried embossing with it as it is very quick drying on card and paper. HTH


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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:42:25 AM
I highly recommend Ranger's Archival Ink in Jet Black. I'm not sure about the embossing or vellum part but it absolutely changed my stamping forever. Such a great quality!!

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Posted: 2/12/2013 4:21:13 AM
Both the VersaFine and Archival inks will work in vellum. I have embossed with both too but I am usually pretty quick. I quit buying Stazon years ago. I can't stand that stuff. These other two work much better IMO.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 7:24:28 AM
I'm also a Versafine fan. Just wanted to add you can buy the re-inker for your Stazon if you want to keep it. one bottle of reinker goes a long way.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:35:27 AM


Just wanted to add you can buy the re-inker for your Stazon if you want to keep it. one bottle of reinker goes a long way.



I never thought about doing that! I'm such a stamping dork!



Kim


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:51:17 AM
Amy R (paperPrairieandInk on You Tube) did a great review of black inks. I've been stamping for years and I learned a lot from watching this one.

Here is the link:
Black Ink Review

Plus her other videos are always great!


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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:44:23 PM
Thanks for the video! It was very interesting! I may just buy the Brillance and the Versafine and do some "testing"


Kim

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