Are Ink Refills a Waste of Money?

Are ink refills worth investing in when you plan on buying an ink pad? This is a question that puzzles many crafters when they are purchase a set of ink pads and that is probably because the answer isn't straightforward. In today's video, we are going to be exploring if you should be an ink refill, when you should buy an ink refill and if it is worth buying a refill or a new ink pads?

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Foam or Felt Pad

Most of the inks in the industry are felt ink pads and they have been around for a long time. These ink pads last a very long time and hold their ink well. Unless you are doing lots of ink techniques, such as blending or direct-to-paper, then you probably won't need an ink refill ever (or at least for a very long time, it depends on how often you use your inks). If you are doing a lot of techniques, then an ink refill will be needed eventually but it will hold up for plenty of uses. This is the great thing about felt pads.

Foam inks pads are gaining more and more popularity because of the full average ability. They stamp perfectly every time – even solid images. The spongy surface allows more ink to get on your stamp. The downside is though that you definitely need the refills but they are totally worth it.

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  1. I thought this was to be about the new mixed media inks from Altenew. Couldn’t find it Sorry.

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