Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Black Ink Comparison

I have been intrigued by a variety of black inks.  I personally own all of these black inks.  And no company provided these black inks. I only thought this ink comparison might be helpful to my fellow stampers.  Therefore I am sharing these with you.

Black Inks
Good for
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic friendly, nice and dark, Works with pencil blending solution such as Gamsol
Not waterproof
Image stamping for Copic coloring, sentiments
Versafine Onyx Black
Crisp dark ink, good for embossing, good for sentiments on unfinished card stock
Not Copic safe even when heat embossed, can smudge with pencil blending solution, takes longer to dry because it is a pigment ink, not good on glossy or card stock with a slick finish.
Perfect for heat embossing with clear or detail black embossing powder, sentiment stamping on plain card stock, good for water coloring.
Stazon Jet Black
Good for slick surfaces such as acetate and glossy card stock, waterproof, works with pencil blending solution
Not Copic safe as both are solvent inks.
Stamping on acetate, plastic, glass, and other nonporous surfaces, and for watercoloring
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Waterproof, permanent
Not Copic safe, can smudge with pencil blending solution
Stamping images for watercoloring, sentiments
Distress Ink  Black Soot
Good ink for techniques, good for distressing and ink blending
Not Copic safe, can smudge with pencil blending solution, not waterproof, not good for sentiments
Good for ink techniques
Gina K Black Amalgam
Good dark black ink, works with Copic markers, watercoloring, and works with Gamsol
Should be heat set first before coloring
Good all round ink for multi-purpose stamping
Brillance Graphite Black
works on vellum, mica, acetate, photo papers, sculpey clay, shrink plastic, and regular card stock 
It is a hybrid and not good for watercoloring or Copics
Works well on nonporous surfaces
Hero Arts Intense Black
Crisp black ink, Copic safe, good for watercoloring, acid free, use with gamsol, and permanent
Slightly “less black” than some other black inks
Good for image stamping and for sentiments and greetings

 Have a great day and get inky. 

1 comment:

Bertie Lopez said...

Thank you! this chart is very helpful. I have several of these inks and always tried to add a sticker indicating whether it works with Copics, Gamsol, watercolors, etc. I will laminate this chart and keep by my coloring supplies.
Thank you again.