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


 
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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


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


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


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


 
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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!!


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


 
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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.


 
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Cris,,,,,,

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

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


 
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Great enabling there...Queen Holly...


 
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shocked look,,,,,,,,,,

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


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


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


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


 
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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????


 
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  • CASBa on 06-09-09 12:58 PM
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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!


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


 
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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,,,,


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


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


 
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Glad I'm in Mich & you're in Fl cause I don't want to be anywhere close when the lightning strikes!!!!!LOL


 
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I've never tried white chalk ink - but i love all the other colors. I LOVE to edge a page or mini album with it.

Here's an example where I used Colorbox chalk ink (i think it's the one in the antiquing set):

The Huddle with chalk ink

I learned about chalk ink from a Danelle Johnson class (Creative Imaginations).


 
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  • melissadam Said:
Glad I'm in Mich & you're in Fl cause I don't want to be anywhere close when the lightning strikes!!!!!LOL



um, seems to me that YOU were enabling there, Michelle,,

Ohhhhhhhhh Holly you musssssssssssst try them,,,lol


 
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Betsy, that's an awesome LO!!!!!! Love the chalking on the edge,,,

ok, I'm gonna cave to the obvous enabling going on here,,,,,,if I mess up my budget challenge this month, I'm blaming it on y'all


 
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(evil laugh)......why would I enable......and you have PLENTY of budget left!!!! (evil laugh)


 
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  • melissadam Said:
(evil laugh)......why would I enable......and you have PLENTY of budget left!!!! (evil laugh)




I AM A VICTIM!!!!!! A VICTIM OF EVIL ENABLING I TELL YOU!!!!


 
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  • CommaHolly Said:
pssssssssssssssst Cris you also need alcohol inks!!!!!!!



ohmy!! what are alcohol inks?? and i probably do need them!


 
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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh they are so pretty!!!!! You can dye things that are non porous with them,,,,brads, metal stuff, glass,,,,,,

they have reg colors and also metallic colors!!!!!!


 
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Oh Cris you must try alcohl inks!!!!!!


 
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seeeeeee???????? somewhere on here there's a video of Timmy using them, and it's awesome,,,,looking for one now for you,,,,


 
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  • melissadam Said:
Oh Cris you must try alcohl inks!!!!!!



there she goes again,,,,,,,lol, but she's right, you must,,,

YOU CAN TAKE PLAIN CLEAR BLING AND DYE IT ANY COLOR YOU WANT!!!!!


 
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wow.. my head is twirling with all this new info and all the enabling. i think i will go hang out with my steam mop!




j/k i dont have a steam mop!


 
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But you should get one!! I LOVE mine!ROFL!!!!!!!!!


 
nuskrappa
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  • CommaHolly Said:
  • melissadam Said:
Oh Cris you must try alcohl inks!!!!!!



there she goes again,,,,,,,lol, but she's right, you must,,,

YOU CAN TAKE PLAIN CLEAR BLING AND DYE IT ANY COLOR YOU WANT!!!!!





ohmygosh, ohmygosh!! i must must try this! it sounds awesome!!!


 
nuskrappa
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how much do u love it? and why??


 
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HERE is a video, but I think I might have seen the Tim Holtz video on you-tube, you could search you-tube for Tim Holtz Alcohol inks,,,,,

but this video might give you an idea

http://www.scrapbook.com/videos/?m=view&v= 615&c...


 
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Holly....have you tried them on gloss cs with alcohol?


 
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Oh, no that's the video!!!!!!! watch it, it's cool!!!!!


 
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  • melissadam Said:
Holly....have you tried them on gloss cs with alcohol?



choking on my gingerale,,,,,,

um,,,,Michelle?

I don't own any, I've never USED any,,,,,

I am attempting to sell something I have no idea what it looks like,,,,,,

but the video looks cool and I WANT some!!!!




 
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I .......ummmmmmmm.......must go change........hysterical laughter & over 45.......not always a good combination!!!!!!!!!ROFL


 
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um,,,,,what can I say,,,,,

it's a talent I was a travel agent for 13 years,,,,,i sold vacations I never went on all the time,,,,,,



 
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and what's more,,,,,,I WAS GOOD AT IT!!!!!!!!


 
nuskrappa
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ok.. hmmm.. now i need some alcohol inks and a spray can of air!!


 
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a spray can of AIR??????????


 
nuskrappa
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did you watch the video???


 
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yep, but it was months ago,,,,,,,I'm trying to remember,,,,,all I know is that it was cool I'm going back to watch it again, now, lol,,,,,


 
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yes... you must must watch it again! its wicked awesome and i think you need alcohol inks too!


 
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You can blow through a straw too...It works but be careful not to spit!LOL.....although that just gives you a different look too!ROFL


 
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oh that is a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT video than I saw,,,,,,,same stuff, same guy, but different technique,,,,,,on the one I saw he blotted with the ink blotter on glass and on lots of stuff,,,,

you-tube his alcohol inks and you'll probably see lots of techniques,,,,,,

that one is awesome too!!!!

I DO need some!!!!!


 
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sigh,,,,,of course Timmy is sexyyyyyyyyyyy no matter what technique he is using!!!


 
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They truely are awesome.....we used to sell them at the LSS where I worked......I got to try them for free.......since she paid me in supplies that was my pay day one week......I REALLY miss that job!LOL


 
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  • CommaHolly Said:
sigh,,,,,of course Timmy is sexyyyyyyyyyyy no matter what technique he is using!!!



i was thinking that very same thing while i was watching the video!! lol


 
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oh my hubba hubba,,,,he is HOT!!!!!! ::fanning little self::


 
nuskrappa
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that would be an awesome job!!


 
melissadam
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I loved it! I learned soooo much!!!


 
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ohhhhhhhhh I would lovvvvvvvvvvve that job!


 
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  • CommaHolly Said:
oh my hubba hubba,,,,he is HOT!!!!!! ::fanning little self::



i need a bigger fan! hahahahaha


 
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