problem with stamps not taking ink - ink pools on the stamps
Post ReplyPost New TopicPosted 11/4/2012 by Ashley02 in General Stamping
 

Ashley02
Ashley Marie

PeaNut 70,677
February 2003
Posts: 6,569
Layouts: 314
Loc: InDiAnA

Posted: 11/4/2012 6:45:53 PM
Specifically the Pink Paislee Portfolio set.

I tried using dye inks & pigment inks. I also Googled for some solutions and I've tried stamping on sand paper, washing the stamps with soap, and rubbing them with an eraser (although I didn't have a pink eraser, as suggested). Nothing has worked. I cannot use these stamps because the ink just pools up on them.

Any other suggestions?


Ashley
Registered Nurse at a medium/maximum security prison... I learn something new every day.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34

http://marklandandmain.blogspot.com/

prospurring
Prospurring Pea

PeaNut 379,335
June 2008
Posts: 5,685
Layouts: 332
Loc: North Carolina

Posted: 11/4/2012 7:08:11 PM
Have you actually tried stamping with them and you aren't getting good results? Sometimes the ink looks splotchy on a clear stamp but ends up stamping fine.



howdyheidi
Oh For Peas Sake

PeaNut 540,243
January 2012
Posts: 6,078
Layouts: 280
Loc: PA

Posted: 11/4/2012 7:18:06 PM
Do you have chalk ink, archival ink or versafine ink? The Pink Paislee stamps are the cheaper acrylic (instead of photopolymer), I think, and those three inks are the ones I have had the best luck with that type of stamp.

Good luck!


~~Heidi~~



Ashley02
Ashley Marie

PeaNut 70,677
February 2003
Posts: 6,569
Layouts: 314
Loc: InDiAnA

Posted: 11/4/2012 9:30:05 PM
Yes the stamped images look terrible.

Thanks Heidi - I will try some of those inks.


Ashley
Registered Nurse at a medium/maximum security prison... I learn something new every day.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34

http://marklandandmain.blogspot.com/

prospurring
Prospurring Pea

PeaNut 379,335
June 2008
Posts: 5,685
Layouts: 332
Loc: North Carolina

Posted: 11/5/2012 5:32:40 AM
Sorry, Ashley, had to ask! I don't have any experience with Pink Paislee stamps so I don't know what to suggest. Good luck!



howdyheidi
Oh For Peas Sake

PeaNut 540,243
January 2012
Posts: 6,078
Layouts: 280
Loc: PA

Posted: 11/5/2012 7:10:34 AM
Let us know if that works. Those stamps have a lot of "area" for the ink to cover, so I can see how it would be a problem.


~~Heidi~~



gardencat
Jeepers PEApers

PeaNut 495,307
January 2011
Posts: 2,319
Layouts: 172

Posted: 11/5/2012 8:13:06 AM
Something else you might try is to ink the stamps up first with versamark clear ink and then add your coloured ink on top.
The versamark seems to be a stickier ink and sometimes it will help the other ink hold on better.

One other thing, you mentioned that you had tried 'stamping' on sand paper, is that what you really meant? Because I think you should be lightly sanding the stamp with the sand paper not just stamping on it.
If that was just a mis-type then... nevermind...but, if not, then you might try lightly sanding the surface.

Ising
AncestralPea

PeaNut 454,238
January 2010
Posts: 4,314
Layouts: 69
Loc: Central Louisiana

Posted: 11/5/2012 9:02:37 AM
I find that some acrylic stamps need to be washed or cleaned before stamping. They have a residue on them from the factory to help them not stick to the mold. I wash or use a stamp scrub my new stamps, then I use s good ink pad to stamp an image 2-3 times, then I use it for my project. You will find after you wash it and stamp a few times, the image gets progressively better. HTH!


Andrea
Uploaded with iPhone client

Ashley02
Ashley Marie

PeaNut 70,677
February 2003
Posts: 6,569
Layouts: 314
Loc: InDiAnA

Posted: 11/5/2012 12:43:23 PM
I read to stamp ON the sandpaper. I didn't know to try sanding them with the sandpaper.

I tried the chalk ink & did get better results with that.

Then I tried lighly sanding the stamps with sandpaper & that helped a lot. Who would've known?!

thanks for all the input!


Ashley
Registered Nurse at a medium/maximum security prison... I learn something new every day.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34

http://marklandandmain.blogspot.com/

Tricia2436
PeaWee

PeaNut 571,637
November 2012
Posts: 2
Layouts: 0

Posted: 11/19/2012 5:18:04 PM
Thanks for the great advice.
Uploaded with iPhone client

JannyGirl
BucketHead

PeaNut 58,996
December 2002
Posts: 785
Layouts: 12
Loc: The City That Never Sleeps

Posted: 11/22/2012 8:46:56 PM
I've found that VersaFine ink is the best to use on clear stamps, especially the cheaper ones. Pigment and chalk in usually work well too.



supertoni
PeaNut

PeaNut 538,842
January 2012
Posts: 355
Layouts: 49
Loc: Rolesville, NC

Posted: 11/22/2012 11:56:36 PM
I swear by versafine, it is my go to black ink...works great for all stamps, and gives a super crisp image.
Post Reply . Post New TopicShow/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
Hide
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}