Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stampin' Up! NEW Ink Pads

There has been a lot of chatter about the New Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp.  Today I will post photos of the retiring and new colors at the bottom of this post for you.  However, today, I want to write about the new style of our ink pads.  I have always loved our ink pad style so, at first, the change made me nervous. However, Stampin’ Up! explained their reasons for the change and, after using them for a week now, I am pretty excited about the new style.  I did share information in the below video and will post more written information below that.

Why did Stampin’ Up! change the case?
The manufacturing mold was to expire.  Molds can only be used a limited number of times before they need to be replaced (who knew?!).  Because they are expensive to make, SU thought it was a good time update the case with the Color revamp and make some improvements to the design, and the ink!

What’s better about the case?
Using research, focus groups, and the L2L group (Leader to Leader), SU discovered a few things that could improve the design.  They wanted the new cases to be:

Less confusing to open – Thumb tab, no more press & pop to open.

Have a tighter fit between the lid and the base – the new design keeps the lid from accidently becoming disconnected.

Be Stackable – the bottom of the case has a ‘nub’ in each corner that fits nicely into the ‘dimple’ on the top of another case.

Include improved labels and sticker - Redesigned front label with a cleaner, bolder design and larger color swatch.

 Providing a new color sticker to place 
on the inside of the pad.

Is the ink different?
Yes, the ink has been improved by adding a defoamer to the formula.  The defoamer will reduce ink bubbles, help get an even coating of ink on the stamp, help the image have a smoother, sold look. 

Another change is that the Archival Ink will no longer be a part of the Stampin’ Up! ink offering.  Basic Gray will now be offered as Classic Ink and there will be two options for black, the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad and the Jet Black StāzOn Pad.

Will the updated Classic Stampin’ Pad case fit in the Color Caddy?  Yes!  Although the Color Caddy is being retired.  Stampin’ Up! is working on a new storage option and as soon as they have it available I will share it with all of you.

Below are photos of the Color Revamp!

Retiring Colors
New Color Families
New & Returning In Colors

Until Next time . . .
                   Hugs, Karie B.

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