I disagree! I love it. With all due respect, you guys are using it wrong. It's not meant to be used on cardstock or anything porous. While you can, you'll often be disappointed with the results.
It's meant for non-porous surfaces like gloosy cardstock or acrylic, metal, or even glossy chipboard. I used it on glass and just loved it.
When you use it on cardstock, it just sucks up the ink and fades into the background.
It's also a solvent ink and not a dye ink. This means you need a special stamp cleaner just as you would with any solvent ink. All of the StazOn inks are solvent inks. Dye ink washes up with soap and water.
Solvent ink is also harmful to some surfaces, i.e. the wood table that it ate through which is a bummer for sure.
The Stazon opaque ink is the only white ink I've found that actually works. Although I wish it was even more vibrant, it shows up best on really dark paper and can even be more enhanced with embossing powder over top. It's a very moist ink and a great value that the refill comes with it. You need a lot of ink to coat the stamp because of the opaqueness so its very convenient to have the refill ready to go. Make sure you read the instructions to moisten the pad correctly. Try it and you'll enjoy using white ink for a change!
My ink pad did not come inked. I stamped with it on black paper first and was soooo disappointed! You could see the image, but not well. It certainly wasn't what I was expecting for the price. This product is not well suited for paper but for non-porous surfaces. Buy the Brilliance Moonlight White (same manufacturer) if you want white ink that will show up on paper. I stamped the same image side by side using both inks and there was a HUGE difference. The Brilliance shows up well even on yellow cardstock whereas the Staz On did not show up at all on the yellow. Not worth the money in my opinion.
This product is worth a 5-star rating when used on transparency sheets which are then overlald on darker cardstock. Images can also be stamped on transparencies and punched or die-cut. Not great for finely detailed images. I use Staz On All Purpose cleaner and have found that stamps should be cleaned immediately, if not sooner. I'm hooked, now that I've discovered how to use this with transparancy sheets.
I loved this white ink pad. I think it works great. It is white ink afterall and no white ink is going to be totally opaque on dark colored paper. It worked as well as I thought it would.