This ink pad provides lasting results. It will not deteriorate paper or precious photographs, it will not bleed when painted or brayered over with watercolors, water-based inks, markers or pearl pigments. This ink is fade resistant, water resistant, acid free, non-toxic and permanent for paper-heat set for permanence on non-porous surfaces.
When ordering Archival inks there is a chance that there might be ink on the outside of the container contained in the shrink wrap. This is a Ranger product and they do not replace ink pads like this, but say that it is part of the process of making sure their archival inks are very juicy with ink, which results in beautiful stamped images.