Sunday, October 10, 2010

How to Clean Rubber Stamps From StazOn Ink

StazOn solvent ink by Tsukineko is one of the most versatile crafting inks on the market. StazOn is perfect for rubber stamping on glass, plastic, metal, foil and other nonporous and semiporous surfaces. Once a stamping project is complete, you'll need to use specially formulated cleaners to take this hard-to-remove ink off your rubber stamps.

Things You'll Need:

  • Stampin' Mist spray cleaner by Stampin' UP!
  • Stampin' Scrubber by Stampin' UP! 
  • StazOn All Purpose Cleaner
  • Old toothbrush
  • Clean rag

    Using a Stamp Scrubber

  1. 1
    Spray Stampin' Mist cleaner on wet side of Stampin' Scrub or Double-Sided Stamp Scrubber (indicated by embossed raindrops). Scrubber should be moist, but not soaked.
  2. 2
    Rub stamp vigorously on wet side of scrubber until clean. Foam will form on the stamp and scrubber but will not damage the stamp.
  3. 3
    Rub stamp on dry side of scrubber (indicated by embossed umbrella). Press firmly so bristles reach into any crevices. Continue until stamp is dry.

    So what is Staz on pad ?

     Well, it’s a linen-fabric covered ink pad that holds a solvent-based ink that works on non-porous surfaces. Unlike a pigment-based ink, which only works on porous surfaces such as paper, chipboard, and wood, the StazOn ink will work on plastic, aluminum, shrink plastic, glass, vellum and more.

    Here are a couple of pointers when using Staz On:
    • Make sure you keep the lid on when not in use. Solvents dry quickly.
    • Buy the re-inker. For the above reason, it’ll get dry quickly but re-inking restores your pad.
    • Don’t expect it to be super juicy. Solvents just aren’t.
    • Not the best pad for rough surfaces, because it isn’t super-juicy!
    • Be careful when stamping on glossy surfaces. Too much pressure and your stamp will slide.
    • Use a shot of a heat gun to make sure your ink is set on plastics or glass.
    • StazOn will scratch off of some surfaces, so seal with crystal effects.

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