I recently purchased the PortaInk Dual Swivel Traveler for my distress inks but mistakenly only ordered one set of inserts. The directions for putting the PortaInk together said it was much better to put the inserts in before assembling the unit but...I went ahead and put it together anyway.
Once the second set of inserts arrived I put them in with relative ease and now my PortaInk unit looks fabulous!
I love that I can see my distress inks instead of them being tucked away in a drawer. I love that this unit swivels and that the addition of the inserts means I don't have to fish my ink pads out from the depths, they're within easy reach.
Yes, they were a bit difficult but I have never been much of a quitter.
You just have to lift in one side of the insert into place first then the other side goes in. I held the insert in place with one hand and used a small flat head screwdriver on the other side to lift the prong up and into the slot.
Once I got the hang of it, they went in easily.
Now all of my Distress pads stay where I put them. I have already ordered 2 more of the Portainks organizer and the inserts too!
I purchased the revolving ink stand several years ago but only ordered 24 of the inserts thinking I didn't really need them....ha! get these puppies. They will save your manicure and allow you to see the ink pad instead of craning your neck to peer into the ink slot if you're storing Distress, which is how I use the PortaInk. If you have regular sized ink pads, you won't need the inserts but they're a must have if you want to store your Distress pads.
These work great for the PortaInk Organizer for all of my Tim Holtz ink pads.
I found them difficult to install... I had to "jam" them hard sometimes so they would click into place. I didn't find it to be a big deal because it didn't take long.