What is the difference between regular dye or pigment inks and Distress inks? Are distress inks used differently from the other two?
— ann, OH on May 19, 2011

Dye inks are fast drying and permanent, and almost always waterproof. These inks include StazOn, Archival ink, and Memento. These are great to use on slick surfaces, like photos or acetate. Pigment inks are water-based and do not dry as quickly. These are the inks you want to use when embossing. Some pigment inks include, VersaFine, VersaColor, and VersaMark. Distress inks almost live in their own little world. They are considered a dye-based ink, but do not dry as fast as other dye inks. You can also emboss with Distress inks. Hope this helps!