Best Ink Pads for Stamping on Paper (Card Making and Other Paper Crafts)

There are bunches of different kinds of ink pads available. If your main objective is stamping on paper, there are two different kinds of ink pads you might want to choose: Pigment ink pads and dye ink pads. Both of these types give excellent results when you’re stamping on paper, and I use both types in my own art and paper craft projects. That said, my personal preference is for pigment inks. That preference influences the following list I’ve compiled of the best ink pads for stamping on paper. If you’re new to stamping, I advise you to try both types and see if you prefer one over the other.

Brilliance Ink Pads by Tsukineko

Brilliance Archival Quality Pigment Ink Pad
Brilliance Archival Quality Pigment Ink Pad

ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pads by Clearsnap

ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pads
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pads

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads by Ranger Industries

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads by Ranger Industries
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads by Ranger Industries

So there you have it: Those are my recommendations for the best ink pads for stamping on paper. The ink pad brands listed above are ones I’ve tried extensively, and I have been happy with the quality of the ink in both the short term and the long term.

Of course, I must point out that I have not tried EVERY last brand of ink pad available — so there may be other truly amazing ink pads that should be added to this list. I will keep searching for other high-quality ink pads that deserve a place on this list.

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Solvent Ink Pads for Stamping on Surfaces Other Than Paper

Sometimes, you might want to stamp on surfaces other than paper — for example, acrylic, plastic, metal or similar surfaces. In that case, you’ll want to choose a solvent ink pad for that purpose. I highly recommend StaZ-on ink pads for those situations.

By Amy Solovay

About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She holds a bachelor’s degree with a studio art minor; and she has also obtained another degree in textile design. Amy has been crocheting and making crafts since childhood, and knitting since her teenage years. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, KnittingandCrochet.net and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.

This page was last updated on 7-2-2019.

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