Thursday, April 12, 2018

Color Revamp and New Ink Pads

Stampin up announced fabulous on-trend new colors and a new ink pad design.  So this is a long post to provide you with all the details.  

In addition to new colors, Stampin’ Up! redesigned their ink pads. The case is a new, more intuitive design and they improved the formula of the ink, as well!   How many times at workshops do help each other open the ink pads??  Here's the new design.

Why the change to the case?
The case’s manufacturing mold was about to expire. Stampin’ Up! can only use a mold a limited number of times before they need to replace it, so they had to decide if they wanted to order more of the same molds or try to improve the design.   They chose to improve it!  Smart!

Stampin’ Up! wanted to align the updated case with the color revamp and improvements to the ink. In addition, they chose to time these changes with StampinUp!’s rebranding and packaging updates. This way, when you invest in the new colors, you are also getting the new and improved ink pads at the same time! 

What’s better about the case?
  • Less confusing to open. 
  • Tighter fit between the lid and the base. 
  • Stackable. 
  • Improved labels and stickers.
A few photos to show you the new vs the old case

How is the ink different?
  • Reduced ink bubbles.
  • Smoother coating of ink on the stamp.
  • Improved ink coverage. 

You can re-ink the new ink pads with old re-inkers, you just won’t get the benefit of the defoamer that’s been added to the new re-inkers. The only exception to this is, you don’t want to use the Archival Basic Gray Re-inker on the new pads because it will ruin it.

Yes the new ink pads fit into our color caddies!  

Next post, I'll show you all the wonderful new colors!

Happy inking, MaryKate

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