Store your favorite ink pads in the PortaInk Standard Ink Pad Inserts by Best Craft Organizer. These are designed to work with all PortaInk cases (sold separately). This set includes 24 Ink Pad Inserts.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This item is needed to actually use the rotating ink pad holder. There is no mention of it in the description of the 48 back to back revolving holder. I found out about it later when the ink pads fall through to the middle. You cannot use the double without these inserts. If you buy the wall hung single, they can't fall through, and the inserts aren't needed. So they should be included in the double revolving free standing unit, even if they added the price in. Here is another snafu, these inserts are sold in sets of 24. The double would require 2 boxes of them to use the free standing item. I emailed them about this and have yet to hear from their customer service.
If you have Staz-on, Distress Inks, VersaMark or the old Stampin' Up inks you will want these! I have a big mix of stamp ink brands & these are essential!
I did not snap these into place, so I have not had any problems as some of the others have. I simply slid them in the slot & slid in my ink - simple as that. Now, if I want to re-arrange my inks, I won't have any problem!
Work great for the Tim Holtz distress inks. Install the inserts before putting the towers together. They just snap into place at the back of the tower and it is easy to do this if done first. That way you can see what you are doing and get them "clicked" into place correctly.
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