Honestly? I just take them to the sink when I wash my hands and give them a quick clean. Even if the surface retains some of the ink colour I haven’t found that it matters later, even when stamping with lighter colours.
Hmm… I’m also side eyeing the fact that this cleaning tip is on the product website. Sure, it could work, but hand soap is also pretty gentle. If I already had it on hand I might try, but I wouldn’t buy it just for that.
Thank you so much you guys! I was using some metallic ink pads on homemade wrapping paper and it has left a residue that I haven’t seen from my other ink pads. It is very reminiscent of acrylic paint residue so while I think soap and water would work, simple green might require less agitation. I’ll let you guys know how it turns out.
Depending on what your stamps are made of, a bit of light agitation/scrubbing might not be an issue. Julie Balzer uses a nail brush to lightly scrub block printing ink out of her stamps that were carved from speedy carve.
If the metallic ink you used is similar to acrylic, I’d leave the stamps soaking in water (assuming they’re not mounted) to keep the ink from drying in the grooves of the stamp. I think if you let acrylic dry in it, it’s never coming out. Since yours is an ink, it’s probably not an issue but more mentioning in case you do start stamping with acrylics.
I use Stampin’ Mist stamp cleaner and spray some on my Stampin’ Scrub pad. I have used it for over 18 years. One side of the scrub pad is the wet side to spray the cleaner and scrub your stamp clean then the other side is the dry side to rub the stamp dry. It is made by Stampin’ Up! and they have been in business for 35 years.