Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday Tip of the Day 

 Solvent Inks

September is National Card Making Month and National Stamping Month.  To tie into this, we're reviewing what some of the differences are between inks.   Inks are typically classified as a "pigment" or a "dye" and can also be described as "water-based," "solvent-based," or "alcohol-based."   We have previously covered "pigment" and "dye" inks.  

This week, our Tuesday Tip of the Day will cover Solvent-based Ink.  

Solvent-based inks are inks that dissolve in a solvent. Solvent-based inks separate from water just like oil does, so these inks are best used for creating an image that you do not want to be ruined by water-coloring.
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Examples of Solvent-based inks are StazOn™ Stamp Pads and its Re-inkers as well as the Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad.  These are both Dye Inks as well.  

Thank you so much for visiting! What types of inks do you use?  I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a wonderful day!
Happy Papercrafting!

Gayle Piron
Papercrafting With Gayle


  1. Oh wow, I didn't know that. I'll need to check the label next time I get some inks. Thank you Gayle and thanks for sharing at the Sweet Inspiration party