If you want to make your own, custom stamps but are unsure about whether you should use the Silhouette Mint or the Silhouette Stamp Material, then this video is for you! I’ll compare the two methods of making stamps and will give you a better idea about what types of images work best with each, which I hope will help you make the decision about which method is the best choice for the type of stamp projects that you have in mind.
In the video, I also test out a number of different brands of ink with the Silhouette Stamp Material to see which works best. My results showed that pigment inks, by far, give the best results, while dye and solvent-based inks tend to bead up on the slick surface of the stamp material and give beady and not great results. I’ll have a list of the inks that worked best for me in the area below the video.
Also, be sure to check out the following posts / videos for more information on the Mint : Unboxing the Silhouette Mint & Making a Stamp and Can You Use Other Brands of Ink with the Silhouette Mint?
Check out the video below for the Silhouette Mint vs. Silhouette Stamp Material Comparison:
Supplies Used in This Project
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AMZ = Amazon.com SBK = Scrapbook.com DKB = Dick Blick SSS = Simon Says Stamp
Silhouette Mint Custom Stamp Maker Kit ( AMZ / SBK )
Silhouette Mint Inks ( AMZ / SBK )
Silhouette Mint Stamp Sheets ( AMZ / SBK )
Silhouette Mint Stamp Kits
Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit
Silhouette Stamp Material
Silhouette Cutting Mat for Stamp Material
Inks Tested with the Silhouette Stamp Material (good results)
VersaMagic Pigment Inks
VersaMark Watermark Ink
Avery Elle Pigment Inks ( AMZ / SBK )
Colorbox Pigment Inks (in the video, I mention that the cat’s eye inkpad size may have affected the result, but it may also have been that this is an older inkpad and wasn’t as juicy as a newer one would be)
I’m a long time printmaker but first time making a stamp with Silhouette. I needed to know how small the stamp material can go as I’m making a tiny fine stamp. Your video was very informative and clear and now I know I need to use the mint. Thank you so much!