Classic vs. Craft Inks

Many people ask what the difference is between our Classic and Craft ink pads.  Well, here is a quick comparison for you:

ScreenHunter_07 Oct. 29 14.21Classic Inks are a water-based dye ink.  Our Basic Black is waterproof dye ink and will not bleed on Stampin’ Up!’s card stock.  They coordinate with exclusive Stampin’ Up! card stock, Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Pastels, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, and Stampin’ Write Markers.  The ink cleans easily from stamps using Stampin’ Mist and Stampin’ Scrub and is acid free, nontoxic ink. 

The pad itself is a slightly raised fabric pad which makes it easy to be re-inked using Classic Stampin’ Ink refills.  Our exclusive stamp pad lids fold under so you can easily ink oversize images such as background stamps.  They are available in individual pads or in color collections (Neutrals collection does not include Whisper White or Very Vanilla).

You can also use your Classic stamp pads like watercolors.  Just squeeze the closed case together, open the lid and use an Aqua Painter or Blender pen to apply the ink in the lid to your stamped image.  

ScreenHunter_06 Oct. 29 14.21 Craft Inks are a pigment ink, thicker so you can use it for projects that need an ink which dries slower, like heat embossing.  Of course they also coordinate with exclusive Stampin’ Up! card stock, Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Pastels, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, and Stampin’ Write Markers.  Craft ink is safe for scrapbooks and can be used on wood, fabric, and other craft items.  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, and Basic Black are available in full-sized pads.  The rest of the Stampin’ Up! colors are available as spots.  All can be re-inked using Craft Stampin’ Ink Refills.  In addition, Uninked Craft Pads are now available in the Holiday Mini Catalog, which can be inked with the Refills.  The full-sized pads are great when you are using background stamps, a Stampin’ Around Wheel, or are making many copies of your stamped image.

Craft inks are great for embossing, and adding Glitter to projects.  It cleans easily from stamps using Stampin’ Mist and Stampin’ Scrub and is acid free, fade resistant, nontoxic.  The pads are also slightly raised from the pad.  Our Craft pads are available in Basic Black, Whisper White, and Very Vanilla and can also be re-inked using our Craft Stampin’ Ink Refills.

Craft ink is thicker than our Classic (dye-based) ink, so you use more each time you stamp; we recommend keeping an ink refill handy so you can re-ink the pads.  Be sure to let Craft ink dry or heat set before adding photos or other embellishments.  You’ll get better results on fabric if the pad is well inked. Be sure to hold the inked stamp on the fabric for at least 30 seconds. For best results when stamping on fabric, use a tightly woven or smooth finished.

Sage Kimble

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Sage Kimble
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One Response to Classic vs. Craft Inks

  1. Supra skytop November 4, 2010 at 5:23 am #

    what a Good point, very insightful,i agreen with it,thank you.

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