White Ink
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Meredith
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Posted: 9/16/2013 3:50:57 PM
I am rebuilding my stash and need white ink for projects and Project Life. Please tell me what your favorite is and why?

Thanks for the help,

Meredith

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Posted: 9/16/2013 4:15:06 PM
I have tried Brilliance white ink and Colorbox Frost White pigment ink. The Colorbox is way better.

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Posted: 9/16/2013 4:36:25 PM
White inks are tough. I second Colorbox White Frost. I have tried several others upon recommendations but I still haven't found one that beats the Colorbox. The key is that the pad should be well inked.

If you really need a good opaque white stamped image then go for white embossing powder.


Michele

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Posted: 9/16/2013 6:21:02 PM
Just checking in with the above comments. I have Colorbox white which is okay if you just want a whitish effect, as for a background stamp but for a really opaque white,like for a sentiment that you want to be readable, I've never been able to achieve it without adding embossing powder.

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Posted: 9/17/2013 4:42:37 PM
I did a challenge earlier in the year, to use white ink, and I found that to be a great resource, as we discussed the various types, and obviously gave examples. If you search the stamping forum for 'white with two', in the last year, you should come across it (sorry, I would link it, but can't from phone). I think I came to the conclusion that the Colorbox one was the best, although I haven't tried it yet.


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Posted: 9/18/2013 8:29:38 AM
Here's Christin's White with Two discussion thread

I'm in agreement with nearly everyone else, I use Colorbox and when I need a good strong white I always turn to embossing power (Recollections brand)


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Mjfc
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Posted: 9/18/2013 8:43:19 AM
Has anyone tried the Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink pad? I am curious to how it compares to the Colorbox.


Michele

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Posted: 9/18/2013 8:59:43 AM
I have not tried the Hero Arts Unicorn white, however, I have heard great things about it. TwoPeas sells it and the Colorbox white ink as well. Actually, I think they started selling dew drops of the brilliance ink too.

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Posted: 9/18/2013 9:14:12 AM
I have Colorbox frost white. It's a fantastic white ink but since its a pigment, it takes forever to dry!

I also have a versamark white ink, it gives a subtle chalk like effect.

Haven't tried the Hero Arts but I too have heard lots of good things.

I remember watching a couple of YT videos recently about white ink. I will try and find it and link it.

I know you mentioned you are doing project life, are you stamping on photos? If so, I would try stazon on.


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Posted: 9/23/2013 11:30:26 AM
I posted a comparison here in the gallery of memmories metallic white, color box and stazon opaque cotton white. Definately the memories metallic white is brighter than color box and stazon. But color box shows more of the fine details.


...Jan

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Posted: 9/24/2013 6:01:05 PM
I can't say I've used them myself, but i've seen this discussion on other boards. The Studio G ink for $1 got rave reviews as did the WPlus9 white pigment ink. PTI got high marks, but some folks have had trouble with the company, so that's a consideration. Just last week I got an email from Stephanie Barnard who has put her name on a ColorBox white pigment ink called Powdered Sugar. I don't know how its different from other ColorBox inks. Maybe it's not different; just has her name on it.

Anyway, that's all I can add.
Mob
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