THE COLORS ARE EVOLVING!
The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! is always researching current trends for color and when they see changes happening, they will review the color spectrum to ensure that they remain on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp!
There are no changes to the “In Color” program. Every two years Stampin Up! will continue to introduce five new “In Colors” that will be available for the next two years.
These previous In Colors are returning and joining our core colors:
- Mossy Meadow
- Poppy Parade
- Flirty Flamingo
- Coastal Cabana
- Mint Macaron
- Blackberry Bliss
NEW “IN COLOR” 2018-2020 COLLECTIONS AND RETURNING 2017-2019 “IN COLOR” COLLECTIONS!
HERE ARE THE NEW COLORS!
HERE ARE THE “REVAMPED” COLOR COLLECTIONS
On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring.
- Always Artichoke
- Chocolate Chip
- Elegant Eggplant
- Island Indigo
- Marina Mist
- Perfect Plum
- Pink Pirouette
- Rose Red
- Soft Sky
- Tangerine Tango
- Tempting Turquoise
- Wild Wasabi
- Wisteria Wonder
The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:
- Dapper Denim
- Emerald Envy
- Flirty Flamingo*
- Peekaboo Peach
- Sweet Sugar Plum
*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available a part of the Brights color collection.
INK PAD CASE CHANGES WITH QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Stampin’ Up! has redesigned the stamp case and formula for stamp pads. The details behind this decision are below:
Why did Stampin’ Up! change the case?
The case’s manufacturing mold was about to expire. Stampin’ Up! can only use a mold a limited number of times before it needs to replaced, so they had to decide if they wanted to order more of the same molds or try to improve the design. They decided to improve it!
DOES THIS MEAN I HAVE TO REPLACE ALL MY OLD PADS? DEFINITELY NOT! They still work and the new refills can be used on the stamp pads with the old case. Exception is basic gray and basic black archival inks.
What’s better about the case?
- Be less confusing to open. Opening the new ink pad case is now more simple and intuitive—just insert your thumb in the lip at the front of the case and lift it to open.
- Have a tighter fit between the lid and the base. With the new design, the lid doesn’t accidentally become disconnected, which was a common problem with the old case style. With use, the lid will be easier to slide open and close.
- Be stackable. The ability to stack the cases makes them easier to store and transport. We designed a nub in each bottom corner that fits nicely into the dimple on the top of another case. Tip: Removing the label stickers from the bottom of the case (after applying the needed labels to the case) also makes the ink pads stack a little better.
- Include improved labels and stickers. Here are a few of the ways we’ve done that:
- The top label now has a cleaner, bolder design and a larger color swatch, making it easier to see the ink’s color.
- The stickers include a new In Color icon.
- We’ve continued to provide color stickers that can be placed on the end of each case to easily identify the ink’s color at a glance.
- We’re introducing a new color sticker you can place on the inside of the case, so you can easily distinguish the ink’s color when the case is open.
How is the ink different?
Stampin’ Up! improved the ink formula because the old ink would sometimes bubble, especially on new pads and with lighter colors. The improved ink formula will:
- Reduce ink bubbles.
- Help you get a smooth coating of ink on the stamp.
- Help lay down the ink better.
How do I know if my Classic Ink Refill has the new and improved ink?
Beginning with the 2018–2019 Annual Catalog, all ink refills will have the improved ink formula. Also, if you recently received an ink refill and it has the new branding label, it contains the improved ink formula.
Can I use an old ink refill on a new ink pad or a new ink refill on an old ink pad?
Yes! You absolutely can with the exception of the Basic Gray Archival and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ inks. Archival and Classic inks should not be mixed. All other Classic Stampin’ inks will work fine.
Where is the archival ink?
Archival ink will no longer be part of our ink offering. Basic Gray will now be part of the Classic Stampin’ ink family. Please note that you cannot use an archival ink refill on the new Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad, as this will ruin the new ink pad. Only use Classic Stampin’ ink refills on Classic Stampin’ pads. Your best options for black ink pads are the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, to use with Blends and general black stamping needs, and the Jet Black St?zOn Pad, to use for watercolor and nonporous surface stamping. Both will be part of our ink offering.
Will the updated Classic Stampin’ Pad case fit in the Color Caddy?
Yes, it will fit into the Color Caddy–just not as tightly as the previous ink pad style. If you’ve stored the updated pads in your caddy, you’ll want to be careful when rotating the caddy and not turn it too fast.