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Username Post: differences between pigment ink and dye ink        (Topic#1506875)
nuskrappa
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so, can anyone tell me the differences between these types of inks? and maybe which ones do what? i am lost! thanks


 
melissadam
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In response to nuskrappa

pigment ink stays wet much longer and is "juicier" It is good for heat embossing, water color stamping, smearing techniques etc

dye ink dries quickly leaves a crisper, clearer image and works better on slick surfaces


 
nuskrappa
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ahhh, ok.. so pigment ink would be better for inking edges of pp?? thanks for splaining it to me!


 
melissadam
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In response to nuskrappa

I use both kinds for inking edges..... you should try both on scraps to see which look you like...


 
Tina scraps
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In response to nuskrappa

I use either for inking the edges of paper. I usually only use the pigment ink for embossing.


 
nuskrappa
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In response to Tina scraps

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!!


 
LEIALOHA
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In response to nuskrappa

I've been buying stamps. Is there a good brand ink bad anyone suggest


 
GreenDragonLady
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In response to LEIALOHA

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.


 
CommaHolly
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In response to GreenDragonLady

Cris,,,,,,

you need both kinds, plain and simple,,,,,,

easy enough for you??????????


 
StarsNSparkles
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In response to CommaHolly

Great enabling there...Queen Holly...


 
CommaHolly
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In response to StarsNSparkles

shocked look,,,,,,,,,,

neverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrr,,,,,,I am just laying it out there for her


 
CommaHolly
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pssssssssssssssst Cris you also need alcohol inks!!!!!!!


 
sew_crafty_girl
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In response to CommaHolly

I've been looking at alcohol inks too, but they're just too pricey to get into right now, even with discount coupons.


 
pharmgirl
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and you haven't lived until you've tried chalk inks sorry


 
CommaHolly
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hmmmmmmmmmmmm I want to know about chalk inks,,,,someone enable me,,,,,PLEASE!!!!!!! what do they do, what are they, how do I use them, and why do I need them????


 
CASBa
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  • CASBa on 06-09-09 12:58 PM
In response to CommaHolly

Chalk inks are awesome! The leave a really think layer of ink and it looks like chalk. I love them. Holly you should go buy some right away!


 
D3inKs
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In response to CASBa

I really like chalk inks! They give a nice clean image.


 
CommaHolly
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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,,,,


 
melissadam
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In response to CommaHolly

oh Holly......You MUST try them!......of course as soon as you do you'll be enabling all over the place!!!ROFL


 
CommaHolly
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In response to melissadam

I have never enabled in my LIFE!!!!!!! Really,,,,sheesh


 
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