rsvp wedding menu stamps
Dye Ink: Dries quickly, is translucent, non-toxic and washable except for archival types and works well for detailed stamps, glossy paper, and vellum. It will fade with time and exposure.
Pigment Ink: Dries slowly, is opaque, vivid, and fade resistant. Some varieties can be used to stamp on different surface types like wood, glass or fabric so experiment with it! Its viscosity and slower drying time make it the right choice for heat embossing with powders.
Solvent Ink: Quick drying, opaque and works well on slick surfaces such as glossy paper or a transparency or where a permanent ink is important.
Hybrid Ink: A combination of dye and pigment properties for a wide variety of applications.
Clear: Provide ease of image placement are cost effective and require relatively little space to store. A clear acrylic block is needed for best results.
Rubber : Provide excellent impression quality, available mounted on cling foam and requiring an acrylic block or permanently mounted on wood. Cling foam mounted stamps are sometimes offered a large sheet that require trimming into individual images.
Care and Storage -
Stamps: Clear and cling foam rubber stamps can be placed in CD jewel cases, 3-ring binders with special insert sheets or clip and spinner systems. Wood mounted rubber stamps should be stored with the rubber facing up to protect the stamping surface. Clean with a gentle baby wipe or water and air dry.
Ink: Should be stored with the pad surface facing down so ink remains at the surface of the pad while not in use. Pad can be stacked to optimize space.
For accurate stamp placement, use a positioning tool. An even work surface is imperative for a solid stamping impression. An inexpensive mouse pad provide the perfect cushion under paper or cardstock to prevent an unevenly stamped image.
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