Ink Pads Guide


DYE BASED INKPADS are fast drying inks that are for use on cardstock and are unsuitable for heat embossing  (with the exception of ‘distress inkpads’). Not permanent or suitable for watercolouring over.  Suitable for use with Promarker pens.

PIGMENT INK PADS  are a slow drying ink which are suitable for heat embossing over.


Solvent based ink pads. Dry within seconds on paper, card, acetate,

glass, metal. Great for using when using waterbased pens to colour images

with. The new Metallic versions need to be primed with ink before use and give

rich metal effects on light or dark card. Stazon cleaner is the best way

to clean stamps after using these inks.

NOT suitable for using with Promarkers or Copic pens.

NOT suitable for heat embossing.


This is a clear sticky ink best used when heat embossing with embossing powders of any colour or type.  Also suitable for dusting chalks or mica powders over.

Stamp onto uncoated card (not white) and leave to dry to make a watermark effect.


Archival Ink is a permanent ink which is ideal for using with water based colouring mediums like watercolour paints and pencils. Works well for stamping over alcohol inks and distress ink backgrounds.  Can be used on glossy card stock and acetate but must be heat set to be dry.

CAN be heat embossed over.


Dye based inkpads. Perfect for blending and distressing paper, direct to paper technique, faux bleach techniques (removing colour with water), and more. Can also be heat embossed. True colour that will not split when watered down.

NOT suitable for acetate.


Dye based ink pads – great for basic stamping and ideal for use with

Promarker pens. Good for Brayering onto gloss card. Can be used as a watercolour paint but can not be stamped and watercoloured over as it will bleed. Not suitable for heat embossing over. Not suitable for acetate or mirror card or similar surfaces.



DYE based ink pads – come in Lights, Brights & Earthtones and

match other Ranger products such as Alcohol inks, Dabbers etc.

Great for brayering or for  watercolouring with as a paint. Will work with Promarkers



large, handmade rainbow dye based ink pads that are ideal for

brayering, watercolour effects and special effects. Must be stored flat to avoid

colour contamination.



Pigment inks with a pearly sheen. Will air dry or can be embossed. Full coverage over white or black card. Can be used on Vellum.




Dye based multi colour ink pads with a unique sliding tray

which keeps the colours seperate when stored. Ideal for rainbow stamping,

watercolouring etc. Same ink as in Impress Ink Pads. Suitable for use with Promarkers.





Dye based ink pads – these give very fine detail when stamping and

Are suitable to use with Promarkers.



Versafine ink pads are opaque oil based and designed to reproduce fine detail when

stamping. They will not bleed when using water based pens to colour images

with. The best pad to use when stamping over glimmer mists, Cosmic Shimmer Mists etc. Can be used for heat embossing. Can be watercoloured over.



Pigment ink pads. Ideal for stamping and embossing with a

good range of colours.



Chalk based ink which gives a soft matt finish. Ideal for direct to paper, blending and stencilling. Can be heat embossed over if you are quick.