INK PAD- Black Onyx
Gina K. Designs exclusive Ink Pads are Acid Free and PH-Neutral. Large raised pad for easy inking techniques. Coordinates with other Color Companions products including ribbon, buttons, card stock and re-inkers.
*A Note from Gina K. about this ink and Copic Marker Compatibility:
The number one question I have been getting about the new Black Onyx ink is,
"Can it be used with Copic Markers?"
I had the design team play with the new black ink for the last couple of weeks and one of the design team members who is also a Copic instructor and design team member said that it worked great! No smearing and she colored directly over the lines to really test it.
The first time I tried it, I heat set it first because I was scared. LOL! It worked beautifully for me. No smearing at all! Beautiful rich dark black lines and bright, vibrant Copic color. Once I heard the reports from some of the other designers, I tried coloring without heat setting, and again, NO problems at all! I did let it sit for a couple minutes first since the ink pad was brand new and a little juicier than my Memento pad, (and I know any ink will smear if it's still wet.)
But, a couple of our design team members did not have as much luck. They said that it smeared for them. Others heat set the ink first and then it worked great. But because of the mixed reports, I can't say that it will work for everyone.
So my best answer is this:
Many of our team, (including me,) have had great luck and think that our new Black Onyx ink performs as well with Copic Markers. If you are looking for the blackest black ink for solid stamping, vibrant line art, rich backgrounds, crisp borders and bold greetings, give this ink a go!
And then try it yourself with Copics to see if it is a suitable replacement for you. If not, you will still have the most vibrant, rich, black ink for all of your other stamping needs. And that's well worth it.