First Memento ink , Second Archival and Third in the make your own ink pad by dylusions
A few years ago I went on a hunt for good quality low pricing for refills for my black ink pads. (BTW this is fabulous in your printer for printing digitals!) Spending 6.00 om 1/2 oz of ink is just crazy!! So I tried printer refill ink, why not, it works great in my ink jet printer! This ink is sold by cartridge pool on ebay for about 19.00 a liter!!( this is not a paid for or sponsored advertisement - just a great product at a great price- with customer service to match) Just so that you know, I did spend a lot of time trying find an ink that stated it was water proof and fade resistant. I read a lot of ink listings and tried this product. You can use any kind of ink jet printer ink - but you will have varying results' I have about 5 other brands of ink to prove it. I prefer the "pigment inks" they are not the same as our syrupy pigment inks for stamping, they are not emboss-able, but they work beautifully for traditional stamping.
These were my testers
Spectrum Noir alcohol ink - yellow
Spectrum Aqua - orange
Distress - pink
First test, Memento Ink:
Good - Alcohol
Good - Distress
Second test with the Ranger Archival
Good for alcohol and aqua pens
Not good for distress pens
Printer ink pad with a text stamp:
Printer ink pad with detail image stamp:
I would love to have one pad I could use with everything, but that is not going to happen. That is because of the natures of the inks and the mediums.
At least I have been able to narrow things down however to two for paper: - printer ink for everything except water coloring, for that I use Archival.
I thought I'd leave you with these to play with today
Tomorrow I will show you how I juiced up my Distress Markers!
Thank for stopping by,