Brilliance Archival Ink Pads are excellent for most glossy surfaces, including vellum, photos and coated papers. Brilliance Ink is also perfect for stamping on or applying directly to ordinary paper, tissue, wood and other porous surfaces. Most colors are pearlescent, a select few are matte. This ink does not dry well on metal. Reinkers are recommended, as this fast drying ink makes crafting a snap, but also means the pad dries out faster than standard pigment inks. The inked area of the pad is 3 inches by 1.75 inches but the raised pad makes it easy to ink any size of rubber stamp. Brilliance ink is acid-free, fade-resistant, non-toxic and child-safe.