ok.. so for just regular stamping use the dye ink? and then embossing.. which i havent done yet and am not quite ready to take it on (i just started stamping and using ink).. use the pigment ink. ok.. got it! thanks guys!!
Pigment ink is more like paint and will sit on top of the paper (on some surfaces it will take forever or never dry). Dye ink is waterbased, and is more like clothing dye and it will soak into the paper.
Pigment inks are richer in color because they sit on top, and because they stay wet a long time they are perfect for heat embossing. If you're not using embossing powder you'll probably want to heat set them anyway so they'll dry faster and the color will be richer.
Pigment inks are often recommended for stamping in scrapbooks because the dye inks can fade over time.
I normally just use dye inks because I'm a cardmaker and I like the fast dry time.
Cassie, you have convinced me!!!!! Not that I'm hard to convince, but do you use them the say way you use regular inks????? I'm thinking a white chalk ink might show up better than regular white ink on black cs, etc,,,,