Getting Inky with Our New Hybrid Formula Pt. 2A couple of weeks ago, Kimberly shared her thoughts about the new Hybrid Inks, as well as some examples of how the inks work on different surfaces. We’ve had some inquiries into how the new inks compare with the Premium Dye Inks you already have in your collection so today, we have a wonderfully descriptive video from Amy as well as some visuals from Barbara to show how the two correlate. Here are my thoughts on the NEW MFT Hybrid inks that were just released this month! I’ve been playing with them quite a bit. See my stamped and colored samples on my blog. If you watch the video, you can tell how much I love these inks. I’m really excited to have TWO options for every MFT color (well soon to be every color!) depending on my mood and what I am trying to achieve with my creation. Hi there, Barbara here to tell you a little more about MFT’s new Hybrid Inks. First, a little background information about inks. Dye inks are just that – they dye the paper when you stamp with them and in doing so, are soaked up by the paper. They dry fast – almost instantly. Pigment inks on the other hand, are made of tiny particles that sit on top of the paper and take longer to dry. Because of this, they are great for heat embossing with powders. Hybrid inks are a combination of the two, ink and pigment, possessing properties of both. The first thing I’m going to show you is how the new hybrid inks work with various coloring techniques. The big question is “will they work with Copic markers?” I can tell you emphatically that they do. I’m going to compare the stamping quality with that of one of the conventional inks used for Copic coloring, Memento – specifically Tuxedo Black. Here I’ve stamped the Pure Innocence Sunny Thoughts on X-Press It Blending Card. I’ve used Memento Tuxedo Black on the left and Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on the right. You’ll notice the sample stamped with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink is much sharper and richer. Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on water color paper. As you can see, this ink stamps crisply and cleanly on each of these paper options. I rarely watercolor (and it shows!) but I wanted to show you how waterproof the new hybrid ink is. I used a waterbrush, and at times my paper got pretty wet. Even with the saturation, there wasn’t a speck of bleeding from the hybrid ink. This ink is definitely waterproof.
I am loving these new inks and find myself reaching for them more and more as I see how well they stamp, both in coverage and sharpness. I can’t wait for more colors, now!