Types of Ink
Pigment Ink: Inks colored with pigments provide better coverage thatn dye inks, and pigment inks tend to be thicker and more opaque. Pigment inks can be used on wood, fabric and are heat and are fade resistant. Pigment inks are able to stay wet longer making them ideal for embossing. Pigment inks hold color longer than dye inks.
Dye Inks: Dye inks dry faster than pigment inks. They soak quickly into porous surfaces such as fabric, wood and paper.
Alcohol Inks: Alcohol inks are dye inks that come in small dropper bottles and are fast-drying
Solvent Inks: Solvent inks will dry on virtually any surface. StazOn by Tsukineko is an example
Watermark Inks: Watermark inks create a watermark that when used on uncoated cardstock will create an image that is a shade darker than the original paper. Chalks when used with sponge daubers can be used with watermark ink such as Versamark to create a soft stamped image. Watermark ink pads can also be used for embossing.
Chalk Inks: Chalk inks are pigment inks that dry to a chalk-like finish. Chalk inks dry quickly and are permanent once they are heat set.