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Posted 1/8/2013 by rosyjazz in General Stamping
 

rosyjazz
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Posted: 1/8/2013 9:54:52 PM
ok, I recieved the psx rose stamp today. I used archival ink and it didnt all come off...I used Dawn soap and a nail brush. its not too bad, but it did leave some on the rubber....any othre inks I could try? I know I want water-based...so I can use my le plume markers....

what about colorbox?

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Posted: 1/8/2013 10:18:18 PM

You could use stazon cleaner and that would work if you really feel like your stamp must be clean.

What kind of colorbox ink? The chalk ink washes off with water or a baby wipe.

Yes the water based markers are also easy to wipe off.

It seems like stampers are either in the "stamps must be 100% clean" camp or the "don't even clean them" camp.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 1/8/2013 11:41:28 PM
I second the Stazon cleaner it is awesome and seems to clean up everything.


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Posted: 1/9/2013 10:41:03 AM
The color box inks stain my stamps.
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Posted: 1/9/2013 11:49:22 AM
Just last night I had VersaMagic Pigment in a dark blue color stamp my rubber stamp. I have not had VersaMagic stain any of my stamps that I recall, until lat night. I was putting it on REALLY thick onto the stamp though so maybe that is why.....oh and I did clean it immediately after I was finish stamping---so sometimes stamps will get stained---at least it doesn't stamp blue!

But on a serious note---after I cleaned ALL the Versamark and Brilliance ink off the rubber stamp (I used both inks on the stamp), I stamped it "dry" w/o any ink on it onto some clean white paper to check to see if it was "clean" and is DID stamp a grey-ish color onto the white paper. Maybe my scrubby pad needs cleaning again...

I wiped off the stamp with a rag and it was fine, but then I noticed the fine glitter that is used in the Brilliance inks was left behind on the stamp's rubber. It didn't seem to stamp onto the white paper I tested. I'll problably just lay a piece of tape all over the stamp to pick up the excess "glitter" or "shimmer" off the stamp----then I'm sure it's good to go!


Melissa

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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:39:57 PM
No idea what 'canon printers' have to do with this, but...

Yes. There is a difference between stained rubber & leftover ink that 'reactivates' when the stamp is inked anew.

I don't clean my rubber stamps often, but when I can't see the image my go-to cleaners are rubbing alcohol &/or nail polish remover (acetone based). I have used both for many years & they haven't eaten any of my stamps. I wipe on lots of either & wipe off with (cheap) paper napkins. When I can see bare rubber, I wash the die in warm soapy water & rinse in clear water til no color shows on plain white paper when I stamp with just water on the die. HTH


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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:04:36 PM
Maybe the Canon printer statement was a reference to wanting to use water based markers? For coloring? Could be speaking of printing a digital image and coloring it in.

As far as cleaning stamps? I love the new SU stamp scrubber. It's nice and big and has rubber feet to keep it from slipping around. I do a quick cleaning and sometimes stamp off on newsprint or scratch paper to make sure the stamp is clean. Sometimes they are stained, but clean enough for me.

Good to know about the rubbing alcohol. I would have been afraid it would dry out the rubber. Guess not!


Cindi



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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:32:33 PM

No idea what 'canon printers' have to do with this, but...


That "member" has been posting nonsense on all kinds of threads and then linking to websites. My gut tells me they aren't good websites! lol

I sometimes clean my stamps, and I am interested in a stamp scrubber, it looks easier, just not sure where I would put it!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 1/11/2013 9:47:55 AM
I'm just surprised the new member goes to the trouble of trying to make sense in their posts then posting random links in their postings. I would not click on the links either!!

Back to "inks"---I'm with Cindi--I would had thought the alcohol would had dried out the rubber!! But I too do not care if it's stained as long as it does not stamp the stain!

I like stamp scrubbers b/c they get into the small tiny areas of the stamp I cannot clean with my rag/sock. But you do have to clean the scrubber once in a while---especially after using Versafine---that ink dirties up my scrubby pad faster than any ink and thus that means it leaves traces if that Versafine pigment on the next stamp I clean on the scrubby pad. Thus when using Versafine, I will rub it with my stamp cleaner, then stamp on scratch paper and rag before scrubbing off. Does help, but still have to clean the scrubby pad.



Melissa

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Posted: 1/11/2013 11:15:04 AM
Vodka & Gin work too, but it's a waste of booze. Nope. Neither alcohol nor polish-remover will eat the rubber. Just don't soak your stamps in either & always give them a warm soapy bath & rinse after.

Scrubber pads are nice-to-have, but I rarely use mine. While I don't recommend using steel wool, some of the 'plastic' scrubbers available @ the supermarket make cheaper alternatives. Look for 'soft' ones--not the coarse scrubbers.


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 1/11/2013 11:42:45 AM
you know, my scrubby pad looks EXACTLY like a lint brush---with the hairs falling in one direction. SO---if you have a lint brush--the ones with the directional hair, not the sticky lint rollers---then you could use that to clean your stamps I suppose!


Melissa

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Posted: 1/11/2013 5:56:29 PM
How do you clean the scrubby pad? I've been wondering about this. I'm talking about the kind that comes attached to a plastic flat container and has a lid that closes.

As far as cleaning stamping ink off of stamps-I've had great success with StazOn ink cleaner for Versafine ink, archival ink and other pigment inks. I don't even own any Staz-On ink pads.

I was under the impression that the Staz-On ink cleaner was very strong and was only for Staz-On ink, but when I was reading an old copy of "Rubber Stamper" magazine (oh, how I miss that magazine!) I came across an wonderful ink chart that listed various ink companies and Staz-on ink cleaner was recommended for all Ranger inks, so I figured it must be more gentle than I thought and suitable for cleaning different kinds of inks from stamps.

Debbie in MD.

PS Please excuse my run-on sentence. I'm fighting a migraine.

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Posted: 1/11/2013 6:19:55 PM
Oh I am sorry about your migraine Debbie! I hope you feel better soon! I tend to type run-on sentence without having a migraine!

I clean my scrubby pad with just soap and water. My scrubby pad is from the Recollections brand at Micheals and with that scrubby pad, it comes out of the plastic case. There is foam (just like craft foam) on one side of the scrubby pad and then those directional hairs on the other side.

When I wash the scrubby pad, I take it out of the case (if it is even in it to begin with!) and then add some hand soap (I guess you could use dish soap---but Dawn eats up my bare hands ---which is how I wash the pad---with my bare hands) and rub the soap all over the pad. It'll foam and turn colors and then I rinse it over and over. If there was LOTS of color that came out when I washed it, I might wash it again after rinsing it. Then I slide my hand over the rinsed scrubby pad to get all the water I can out, then air dry. (sometimes I shake the scrubby pad over a sink/tub to get additional water out).

So long---but I HTH!

Edited to add: Sometimes I use my heating tool to dry it if I need it ASAP!


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Posted: 1/11/2013 9:27:40 PM
I used to have a scrubber from M's that I think was by Hampton Arts. The scrub pad came out of the case. I would take the pad out and put it in the top rack of the dishwasher. When I took it out of the dishwasher I would beat it against the side of the sink to get any little bits of food that might be in there, and get some water out. Then let it sit out on the counter until dry. Did it for years!

I just recently got the SU scrubber and I don't think the pads come out. I think I've only cleaned it once so far and I ran it under the sink with some dishsoap (Dawn, I have tough skin, haha)!

Cindi

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Posted: 1/11/2013 10:51:19 PM
Does anyone remember the product, "Kiss Off"? Or something along those lines... It came in a stick like a glue stick and would clean my stamps and block stains good as new. But I haven't seen it in ages and I don't even know if it's still being made.

LOL.... I feel so old with my "In my day we used...." reply.




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Posted: 1/12/2013 5:12:17 PM
Thanks so much yellowcheerios (yes, thank you I'm feeling much better today migraine wise) and iring for your advice on cleaning those scrubby pads. I'm going to try some Dawn and wash it by hand since it won't come out of the container.

Debbie in MD.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 3:48:50 PM
I have two scrubby pads that I don't use. All my dirty stamps just pile up and then I take them to the sink and scrub with a soap and a nail brush. For StazOn I use StazOn cleaner or rubbing alcohol and then wash with soap. Been doing it that way for years.

Now and then I give my acrylic blocks a good cleaning with StazOn cleaner (then soap and water). Works great.
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