Dye-inks are so important in rubber-stamping because it is a general-purpose ink for Stamping on paper and has been known to produce a variety of color gamut and has color matching other types of ink. Dye-inks have a variety of linen sizes and inking sponges and have a fast lane drying time. Dye-inks pad produces prints of high quality when paired with the proper type of paper, and in terms of cost per milliliter, Dye-inks is cost savings than other forms of ink. 

Though it's the best idea to save cost where you can, it isn't worth the risk. Dye-inks may only work for a short term despite being the one best use for rubber Stamping. It has some limitations that would make one think of finding an alternative because it may hamper one's brand logo reputation if care is not taken. 

Dye-inks are susceptible to water influence. It is vulnerable to fading as times go on, which means papers that needed to be kept for generations can not be stamped with a Dye-inks pad. It is also affected by Ultra Violent Rays and scratching, to name a few.  

Today, some inks can be you in place of Dye-inks, and there are efficient and effective. Here are some alternative ink options for your rubber stamp that you can consider: 

Pigment Inks 

This ink is quite different from Dye-inks because it is suitable in a variety of Stamping situations. , Its color is bright and vibrant, it's fade-resistant, and the consistency is more like mayonnaise. Pigment ink is thicker and richer, it does not soak into the paper, and it dries on top. Though it takes a little longer to dry on regular non-coated paper, if it is heat-set with an embossing gun, it will dry faster.  

Pigment ink has its limitations as well, it is slow to dry and difficult to clean up when dried, but its color remains vibrant than the previously discussed ink.  

Craft Inks 

Craft inks are just like pigment inks. The only difference is that it has an added advantage; when heated, it becomes permanent and unfaded. This makes it useful in stamping fabrics and wood.  

StazOn Inks 

This is an acid-free fast-drying solvent and archival ink used on paper and non-porous surfaces, like plastic, glossy paper, leather, glass, ceramic, and metal. It is faster to dry on a non-porous surface. It only takes about 3-5 minutes. 

Quick-Dry Inks 

This is an excellent and ideal stamping ink for non-porous surfaces like metal, plastic, coated paper, and glossy paper. It easily removes the likelihood of blemishes or streaks and organizes materials promptly.  

Permanent Inks 

This type of inks considered indelible once dry, and no heating is required like in pigment inks. It is hard to erase even with a solvent cleaner, and this makes it best for stamping non-porous materials like plastics, steel, metal, and others. 

The above are just a few of the inks that are recommended in place of Dye-inks because of their qualities that can be beneficial for rubber stamp. These are only just some of the whole list range of inks out there that you can try.