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Product Description

Add baby's prints to your memory book, create your own keepsake, or fingerprint your child without the mess. This specially designed pad is easy to use and the ink never touches your baby's skin!

Features

  • Non-toxic ink
  • Mess free

Additional Info

834967

DF20494A

082272721524

BHPR

0.1 pounds

6.7 x 4.3 x 0.8

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
C.R. Gibson Mess Free Ink Pad
 
3.6

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (14)
  • Fun (11)
  • Realistic (10)
  • Easily stowed (7)
  • Detailed (5)

Cons

  • Poor quality (7)
  • One time use (5)

Best Uses

  • Gift (10)
  • All ages (8)
  • Collecting (5)
  • Young children (4)
  • Imaginative play (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (55), Parent of two or more children (16), Stay at home parent (10), Working parent (6), Education oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Hospitals no longer doing prints!

I specifically packed our baby book into our hospital bag get those tiny prints only to discover that our hospital stopped doing prints altogether.

This product allowed me to complete that...Read complete review

I specifically packed our baby book into our hospital bag get those tiny prints only to discover that our hospital stopped doing prints altogether.

This product allowed me to complete that page in my book. It was not messy as expected. Warning: getting prints is harder than you might think. The prints are a little blurry, because you cannot control the amount of ink on the page and it smears easily.

Best way to capture prints is to bring smaller paper to baby's hands/feet with small book underneath for support, then insert sheet onto baby book page instead of placing pad directly on baby book.

Price is reasonable- I captured all four prints with single kit. If you are a perfectionist, consider buying more than one kit so you can have multiple attempts and know going into this project that you still probably will not get perfect prints. Make sure to allow plenty of drying time, would definitely recommend.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Not exactly worth the price

I bought this package hoping to make some great visual memories of my daughter's hands and two feet. However, inside the box there was only one ink pad...is that normal? Right...Read complete review

I bought this package hoping to make some great visual memories of my daughter's hands and two feet. However, inside the box there was only one ink pad...is that normal? Right off the bat when I was in the store I didn't see any tampering (I checked), plus I couldn't see anything written ON the box stating what was inside (e.g. Two ink pads). I have no idea what to expect. When I got home I was further dismayed to find out that the vague instructions printed on the outside of the box are all that the consumer is given. For instance, if you mess up and need to re-do, what do they mean about just remove the paper and start over? What paper? Paper I supplied or is the pad loaded with enough ink so mess ups can be magically redone when I lift the pad from my project (in this case, her baby book so...no mess ups allowed)? I had no idea what to expect and quickly found out after I made an imprint of her right foot, which did look nice. Her right hand turned out to be this blob, which I kind of expected but had hoped I could re-do, and her left foot was barely visible because the ink was already running out of the pad.

If this product was going to be truly worth the price I would suggest more ink pads in the package (one for each hand and foot) with clearer instructions. I am now stuck with the blob in my baby's book and a barely there left foot imprint. I didn't bother with trying to imprint her left hand because there was no more ink left on the pad. At least the box came through on one package promise: your baby's skin never touches the ink.

Reviewed by 97 customers

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2.0

It's just an ink pad and nothing more

By New baby in the house

from Houston TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about C.R. Gibson Mess Free Ink Pad:

        I thought this was a kit with special paper. It's just an inkpad!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Mess free ink pads

        By Zoey's Mama

        from Edison. NJ

        About Me First Time Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Ages

          Comments about C.R. Gibson Mess Free Ink Pad:

          Good for making keepsakes in baby books.

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          1.0

          don't buy

          By kam

          from California

          About Me First Time Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about C.R. Gibson Mess Free Ink Pad:

              The ink pad packaging said I could take my babies prints and if I was dissatisfied just try again. Wrong. I did a test foot print, and after the first foot print all the ink was pretty much gone. I tried a hand print after that and it came out very faded with no detail. There's no way you could do more than one print. Also the film they use to seperate ink from babies skin distorts the print somewhat... I purchased this to get both hads and both feet prints into her baby book...there's no way. Its pretty much just good for ONE print, so if you mess up, you have to buy a new pad. I ended up just using non toxic craft paint and got all the prints I wanted with much greater detail. Dont waste your money. Will be returning

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Mess Free Ink Pad - worked good

              By Grandma A needs new tatoo

              from Las Vegas, NV

              About Me First Time Grandma, First Time Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clean - Mess Free
              • Easy to use
              • Fun
              • Realistic

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • All Ages
              • Gift

              Comments about C.R. Gibson Mess Free Ink Pad:

              We made foot print of new baby girl and it came out awesome. Hand print was a little harder to get only because baby kept moving her fingers.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              easy

              By Mommy

              from lake grove, ny

              Comments about C.R. Gibson Mess Free Ink Pad:

              I was pretty happy with this product. it only came with one pad to use but you were able to stamp the babies hands or feet a few times, each time the ink getting less

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              4.0

              Easy Ink Pad

              By Thoughtful Mom

              from League City, Texas

              About Me Stay at Home Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Realistic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about C.R. Gibson Mess Free Ink Pad:

                  I looked all over for this product and finally found it! It was so easy to use and mess free which is a plus for my busy boy!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  1.0

                  Did not like this!

                  By New mom

                  from Seattle,Wa

                  About Me Stay at Home Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Kid Stays Clean

                  Cons

                  • Not Many Uses
                  • Poor Quality
                  • Smudges
                  • Wet And Heavy Application

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about C.R. Gibson Mess Free Ink Pad:

                    Bought this hoping to make it easy to put my sons prints in his new baby book. I would rather have had the hassle of a "real ink pad" and having to clean up the mess from that. First off the package does not tell you how many uses you get from it and it's really only like one for the $5 cost. You make the first print and almost all the ink is used and it's way too much! You are left with one big inky blob of a mess not on your child's foot or hand but all over the paper! The ink is so wet and heavy and it doesn't dry and smudges everywhere.You can try and use again but the ink is uneven and spotty. So disappointed with this:(

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    2.0

                    I like the idea, but didn't work well

                    By beginner mom

                    from Irving, TX

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about C.R. Gibson Mess Free Ink Pad:

                    This was the second time to use this product. First time was for baby's hand and foot print for her 1st month. The foot print worked fine, but hand print didn't go well... When we pushed her hand on the screen, she moved the fingers...
                    This time, I used it for the hand print for father's day. Now she is 8 month old. She kept hand still, but ink was smeared on the card between fingers. I couldn't make clean hand print...

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                    3.0

                    Ink pad

                    By Ab

                    from Cleveland

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about C.R. Gibson Mess Free Ink Pad:

                          It worked pretty good. I wish it would have been a little bigger.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Loved this product

                          By Aliza

                          from Vancouver, wa

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about C.R. Gibson Mess Free Ink Pad:

                                I bought this ink pad to use for an idea for Father's Day! And it worked great! I didn't have to wash my babies hands and feet and it was worth the money for me.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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