Chalk ink pads are another option that users consider when using with rubber stamps. While most usually go for standard inks like pigment inks and dye based inks for professional matters, one should not be quick to discount chalk ink pads just yet. There are actually quite a number of compelling reasons to begin using chalk ink pads with rubber stamps. Here’s why:
Chalk ink pads are ideal if you wish to apply a waterproof effect on your stamped images. As long as you make sure to heat set them, the finishing results will give form to a waterproofed finish that is permanent. You will then be able to combine them with a variety of colouring options without worrying that the stamped image will smudge. This will enable users more ranfe for creative experimentation.
They offer a colour tone unique to chalk ink pads alone. Chalk ink pads combined with rubber stamps often give form to softer matte stamped images that can often be blended beautifully. Users can also choose to create depth and play around with textures by layering the stamped images according to what they see fit. Lighter colours can also be layered over darker ones for contrast. The colour range for chalk ink pads are also more versatile, with some achieving pastel shades that can be mixed with others.
3. Fast Drying
Chalk ink pads are quicker drying than pigment dye inks in general, but still carry the same long lasting properties that can be found on the latter. They are also brighter and richer with the finished look and are permanent when heat set. But even without the heat setting, chalk ink pads offer a resistance to fading or smearing to a certain degree.
4. Craft friendly
If you are looking for something that is craft friendly and safe to use, chalk ink pads are ideal. Most chalk ink pads are good for crafting activities like scrapbooking and other archival activities since they are fade resistant and come acid-free. This maintains the quality of the stamped images and make them suitable for prolonged periods of storing without losing any of it’s details. What’s more is that chalk ink pads are generally a lot more durable and can withstand longer without re-inking.
They offer a unique chalk-like type finish that works extremely well with darker material like card stock or paper. Chalk ink pads also work well with textured paper without losing any of it’s own texture. They can also be used for glossy material paper and plain paper so their versatility is definitely a plus point.