Loc: Vancouver, BC
|Posted: 2/20/2013 2:01:39 PM|
(reposting to the correct board - oops!)
Maybe I'm just using the wrong types of ink (I'm a new scrapper) but I have a really hard time getting ink to dry on my photos!
I'm using a Canon Selphy 900 (and the Selphy paper) and I bought a Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad and after TWO DAYS the ink still hadn't dried on my photo! It easily just wiped right off. *insert broken heart here*
Do any of you guys have tricks? Has anyone had any similar problems?
Also, what's a good ink to use to stamp on a BH PL plastic divider? Staz-on?
The Craft Curmudgeon
|Posted: 2/20/2013 2:16:26 PM|Wish I could provide better answers, but I'll share what I can.
Stamping on specific bases like photos or other slick surfaces is not simple. Unlike using heat to do a 'quick dry' on regular paper, you risk having photo paper & photos melt when you heat them to speed up the drying.
It's also important to understand that many inks will not 'bond' to all surfaces--no matter how dry they may seem.
HTH a bit.
|Posted: 2/20/2013 6:30:07 PM|
Stazon is what I would try first for your dividers.
I have never stamped on photos, so I don't know for sure, but I would think that dye based ink would work better (since it works well on glossy cs). Maybe archival or memento brand.
Find Joy in the Unexpected...
Loc: North Carolina
|Posted: 2/21/2013 8:48:06 AM|
Glossy surfaces like photos and photo protectors are non-porous and require an ink made specifically for them. The best options are Staz-On and Ranger Archival Ink which are both permanent inks. Ranger Archival Ink sometimes needs to be heat set on glossy surfaces, though, such as if you stamp on glossy cardstock and then want to color with alcohol-ink based markers. So, I think Staz-on would be my first choice for the type of project you are talking about. Good luck!
Loc: South Carolina
|Posted: 2/21/2013 11:43:21 AM|
Brilliance inks are made to stamp on glossy surfaces, but I haven't tried them on photo paper. They do dry on glossy card stock. You might want to heat it quickly and carefully with a heat gun, but I would have the gun farther away than normal from the photo and run it back and forth quickly.
You don't want to burn your photo.
|Posted: 2/27/2013 4:38:19 PM|
I agree. I would try stazon. As for your printer problem if your hair dryer has a cool air button you could use that.