Inks for Acrylic Stamps

I have received several emails today regarding inks that are compatible with Papertrey Ink acrylic stamps.  (NOTE: The information I am about to share with you is in reference to our stamps specifically and my experiences with the high quality acrylic they are made from.  Not all acrylic stamps are alike, so other brands may perform differently than the results I share here.)

-Can you use Stampin’ Up! inks with acrylic stamps?
YES!  I own all of both the classic(dye) & craft(pigment) pads.  It depends on the color as to which of these two inks I prefer on a particular image.  I have found that there are some dye colors that "bead" more than others.  I usually lean towards pigment inks because you can control the uniformity of the inking a little better, and the color turns out a lot more vivid.  Generally, the fine line images do well with dye ink, the solid images preform better with a pigment ink.

-What brand of chalk ink do you prefer when using acrylic stamps?
At this moment I prefer Clearsnap’s Fluid Chalk inks.  They work so well with the solid images.  And I love the nice matte finish that appears when dry.  The color is intense and has a lot of depth.

-Can you use StazOn with acrylic stamps without damaging them?
YES!  I recommend cleaning them immediately after you are done, to reduce staining.  The perfect cleaning solution is Ultra Clean.  It will clean StazOn that is decades old from your stamps!  We will actually be carrying this cleaner on our website as of Thursday!

I hope this answers some of your questions! Only 2 more days!

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