Username Post: Stamping on Transparencies        (Topic#1521003)
scraparella
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When stamping on transparencies, do you need to use a certain type of ink? Or will they all dry the same?

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Yes, you need a certain type of ink. Staz-on is the best I have used. It dries quickly on glossy surfaces.


Edited by Scrapbook Queen on 11-21-09 08:00 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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ditto on that!


 
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Dye inks work best (StazOn, Archival, Memories, Brilliance, Nick Bantock, Tim Holtz Distress Inks) on acetate or shrink plastic.

Pigment inks will remain wet and smudge.

Jean


 
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Thanks so much. Looks like I get to go buy some goodies this week !~ =)


 
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  • PokeyMom Said:
Dye inks work best (StazOn, Archival, Memories, Brilliance, Nick Bantock, Tim Holtz Distress Inks) on acetate or shrink plastic.

Pigment inks will remain wet and smudge.

Jean


StazOn isn't a dye ink, it's a solvent ink. I have tried Distress ink on transparencies and it all smudges right off. The only ink I've used that stays on transparencies and doesn't smudge off is StazOn.


 
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  • tinacome Said:
  • PokeyMom Said:
Dye inks work best (StazOn, Archival, Memories, Brilliance, Nick Bantock, Tim Holtz Distress Inks) on acetate or shrink plastic.

Pigment inks will remain wet and smudge.

Jean


StazOn isn't a dye ink, it's a solvent ink. I have tried Distress ink on transparencies and it all smudges right off. The only ink I've used that stays on transparencies and doesn't smudge off is StazOn.



Agree!! StazOn is the only ink I've tested that works on transparencies and other smooth plastic surfaces.


 
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Thank you ladies !~ I'm off to grab some today.


 
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If you have one, use your Perfect Printing Pouch on the transparency before stamping the Staz-On to get a crisper image. I was surprised as I thought Staz-On was designed for such applications and needed nothing more but when Scrap N Arts reviewed the pouch, they suggested using it for stamping on acrylic and transparencies. I tried it and was shocked at the difference! Also, swipe the pouch onto transparencies before stamping if you plan on sprinkling glitter or flocking on it. They did this in a class in an Oregon lss: they stamped with Staz-on, used glue and then glitter on the transparency. They used The Perfect Printing Pouch first to make the image crisper and to stop the glitter from static-clinging to the transparency. What a nice idea for a card or embellishment!


 
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  • scraperfect Said:
If you have one, use your Perfect Printing Pouch on the transparency before stamping the Staz-On to get a crisper image. I was surprised as I thought Staz-On was designed for such applications and needed nothing more but when Scrap N Arts reviewed the pouch, they suggested using it for stamping on acrylic and transparencies. I tried it and was shocked at the difference! !


Yep, it helps the stamp "grab" onto the transparency and there is much less slippage.


 
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Hey Amy, I stop in from time to time and read a few posts and comment on some and it's so funny! You almost always comment on the same ones I do. (Hmmm. You're a DIVA..Maybe you write on TONS of posts and I just see you on the ones I chime in on! And here I was thinking it was because we have such similar styles and interests. Then again, maybe we do. Will you be at winter CHA? I'd love to meet you if you are.)


 
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I'll have to try the Perfect Pouch next time. I noticed slippage with my first attempt. Thanks again all. =)


 
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Google it Perfect Printing Pouch, ask your LSS to order it from ScraPerfect or pm me.


 
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  • scraparella Said:
I'll have to try the Perfect Pouch next time. I noticed slippage with my first attempt. Thanks again all. =)



I get a lot of use out mine. I use it every time I heat emboss or when I stamp on slippery surfaces. I don't do a lot of printing (ahem * my printer is less than cooperative) but it works really well with that too.


 
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Thanks for all the info. You gals are awesome !~


 
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Hey! Can you believe I've been using it "wrong" all these years. Well, not wrong for inkjet printing...but if you want to use pigment ink and don't want to emboss or wait forever for it to dry, lightly the image tap with The Perfect Printing Pouch AFTER stamping. No kidding. It dries it instantly and doesn't smear it. Then just use your perfect cleaning cloth to dab off the excess powder. For most uses, I apply The Perfect Printing Pouch before inkjet printing, markers, or stamping on ribbon. (I was amazed when Cathie Allen wrote to do this in Canadian Scrapbooker this month.)


 
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I love the CTMH archival ink or the Staz On. Works with stamping directly on photos too!


 
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