I'm sorry to report that the pigmentation on the inks are so poor. I even re-inked after the first use since I also purchased the refill liquid ink and it did nothing to the vibrancy or clarity of the color. And the weird part is that it bled through my card stock even though it was barely visibly. Oh well. I was hoping to find a gem in these ink pads but unfortunately I did not.
These stamp pads are fabulous! Wonderful palette of harmonious colors, made with the ever lasting LINEN inking pad surface, rich impressions, very true to the color advertised. I cannot say enough about these ink pads!
Note: I have used a "specific brand" for over 20 years. I was a TRUE junkie of this "brand". Nobody could have told me there was anything better. My finances and this "brand" were not seeing eye to eye anymore, so I tried Umbrella Ink. I was so excited and pleased once I got some of these ink pads in my hands to use, I sold ALL of my other "brand" ink pads, refills and markers! Try one of these pads and you will be convinced too!