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Self-Ink vs. Pre-Ink
What Is The Difference?

Self-inking stamps contain water-based ink and pre-inked stamps contain oil-based ink. The self inkers transfer ink from an inner pad and pre-inked stamps have an ink cell and impression pad built into one. Self inking stamps are the most economically priced and make a great impression 10,000 times before needing re-inking or a replacement pad. Pre-inked stamps create perfect impressions 50,000 times before needing to be re-inked. Both types of these very popular stamps are available in 11 ink colors and are refillable. Both styles work well on most porous papers, however are not recommended for glossy papers. Please choose one of our permanent ink stamps for stamping non-porous surfaces.


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Self-inking stamps contain water-based ink and pre-inked stamps contain oil-based ink. The self inkers transfer ink from an inner pad and pre-inked stamps have an ink cell and impression pad built into one. Self inking stamps are the most economically priced and make a great impression 10,000 times before needing re-inking or a replacement pad. Pre-inked stamps create perfect impressions 50,000 times before needing to be re-inked. Both types of these very popular stamps are available in 11 ink colors and are refillable. Both styles work well on most porous papers, however are not recommended for glossy papers. Please choose one of our permanent ink stamps for stamping non-porous surfaces.

Water-based ink, good quality image, 10,000 impressions, refillable, economical price.

VS.

Oil-based ink, superior quality image, 50,000 impressions, refillable, lifetime guarantee.

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