I think sharpies would dry far too quickly for that. It's just a shame about not being able to stamp... unless I was to use paint or something. The problem I see is that anything that would melt a plastic coating on a card would probably not be good for rubber.
I'm going to let this batch of tests sit a while longer (until this evening) to see if the pens settle better. The permanent nature of the ink is probably a problem in this case as they're designed to be non-reactive acid-free etc so they probably cannot dissolve the coating. I still have hopes though that perhaps the face side of the cards are better for writing than the "back" side (I don't know actually which I tested on earlier)
On 10/19/06, david <david@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sharpies work well because the solvent in them dissolves the plastic
> a little so that the ink bonds to the card coating when it dries. One
> down side of this is that a little bit of plastic gets sucked into
> the tip of the marker.
I wonder, could you use a sharpie to quickly "paint" the raised surface of a rubber stamp, then stamp it on?
(or, could you use a very thin but strong plastic tape to protect what's been drawn on?)
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