Absolutely does its job. It does not smear when using alcohol markers. It leaves a pretty dark image with one stamping, good coverage and crisp. Two stampings gives the image a richer, darker look and, depending on the stamp, a fuller coverage. Cleaning a photopolymer stamp was ok. Needed extra muscle to get the ink off when using just a water-damp chamois, but the stamp did come out clean and clear. It cleaned easily with a stamp cleaner and scrubber. A regular rubber stamp - like a cling stamp - didn't clean up as well with just the wet chamois; however, a stamp cleaner and scrubber worked perfectly. I think it is a good ink and am pleased with results from using it.