Rubber Stamping Q and A

1. Are StazOn® Inks archival and acid free?

Yes, StazOn® Inks are archival and acid free.

2. What types of surfaces is StazOn® Ink designed for?

StazOn® is ideal for use on all non-porous and semi-porous surfaces. These surfaces include resin, metal, glass, glazed ceramic tile, acrylic plastic, leather and aluminum foil. It can also be used on paper and cardstock. StazOn is not recommended for fabrics.

3. What types of surfaces is StazOn® Opaque Ink designed for?

StazOn® Opaque Ink is ideal for use on non-porous surfaces such as resin, metal, plastic, glass, ceramics, polymer clay and glossy cardstock. Porous surfaces such as leather, fabric, wood and thick cardstock may not result in a fully opaque impression.

4. What types of surface is StazOn® Metallic Ink designed for?

StazOn® Metallic Ink can be used on a wide range of surfaces, especially resin, metal, terracotta, polymer clay, glossy card stock and painted surfaces. Porous and rough surfaces such as uncoated paper, leather, wood and fabric may not result in a fully metallic effect. StazOn® Metallic Ink may not adhere to some non-porous surfaces, including some types of glass and ceramics. Never scratch the applied ink or wash it with water.

5. What can I use to seal StazOn® Ink applied to tile and glass?

You can use Diamond Glaze, ICE Resin or Nunn Design Sealant to seal StazOn Inks. When using resins, seal the ink first with Nunn Design Sealant before applying the resin.

6. Do I need to use a special cleaner with StazOn® Ink pads and rubber stamps?

Although StazOn® is archival, it contains a small amount of solvent (which does not harm rubber stamps), so we recommend the use of StazOn® All-Purpose Stamp Cleaner. This cleaner prevents discoloration of the rubber.

7. Why are the StazOn® Opaque ink pad and the ink packaged separately?

The unique formula of StazOn® Opaque ink requires separate packaging of the ink and ink pad to prevent color separation. This packaging configuration ensures the best quality ink pad possible.

8. How long does it take for StazOn® Ink to dry?

It takes about 3- 5 minutes to fully dry.

9. How do I clean rubber stamps?

First stamp off excess ink onto a piece of scrap paper, which will remove almost all the ink. Then use StazOn All-Purpose Stamp Cleaner. Dab some cleaner onto a paper towel and wipe the rubber stamps. Baby wipes also work well. You can use the original blue Dawn dishwashing detergent and warm water to wash clear acrylic stamps. Rinse well and then allow to air dry overnight. You will also want to clean the sheet that you store the stamps on. (Another cleaning option is a mild dishwashing detergent that does not contain lotion or antibacterial ingredients.)

10. What should I do if my clear stamps stop sticking to the acrylic block?

Wash the block and the stamps with original blue Dawn (or any mild dishwashing detergent that does not contain lotion or an antibacterial) and warm water, allowing them to air dry overnight.

11. I used StazOn® Ink to stamp an image. When I put resin over the image, it smudged. What am I doing wrong?

Allow the ink to dry for at least 5 minutes. Seal the image with Nunn Design Sealant first, and allow the sealant to dry completely. Then cover the image with resin.

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