SU ink good for heat embossing?

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Posted 10/10/2012 by Nancie52 in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 10/10/2012 11:33:10 AM
are the SU ink pads good for heat embossing?

I'm using the colored ink and embossing with some Ranger clear embossing powder that I just ordered also... not sure if it makes THAT much of a difference tho? SU REP said that is find for heat embossing..

just wondering?

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Posted: 10/10/2012 11:59:05 AM
Pigment or craft inks are better for embossing as the ink stays wet longer. The regular SU ink pads are dye based and dry faster so unless you are a really fast heat embosser I would use a different ink pad. SU only has the black and white regular size craft ink pads, they use to make them in most of the other colors but discontinued those a while back. Versamark ink pad is also good for embossing but then you would need colored embossing powder.


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Posted: 10/10/2012 12:18:15 PM
Thank you, Lucy!!


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Posted: 10/10/2012 12:24:36 PM
Although the new ink pads seem to be much "juicier" than the old ones and i wonder if they might be able to use with embossing powder? I think i'll give it a try, i have several of the new ones on hand. I'll let you know! Oh, and ditto what Luci said!
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Posted: 10/10/2012 2:01:22 PM
I use the craft one just fine (but mine are in colors) and I just wanted to suggest to get a jar of their heat and stick embossing powder then you can add glitter after you've embossed..or's kind of cool.

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