The Slim Ink Pad Holders are designed for ink pads that are narrower and have compartments that are 2-7/8" wide. Inks from ColorBox®, Memento™, My Favorite Things™, a-muse studio™, and many more will fit perfectly in these slim stamp pad storage shelves!The finger slot cut in each divider makes removing the ink pads easy and the dividers can be taken out for storing larger accessories. (The sturdy center divider is not removable.)Check the dimensions listed below to make sure yours will fit. Each slim stamp pad storage shelf includes labels that are sized to place on the short end of your ink pads so you know what colors you own. This slim storage shelf has the option of being wall-mounted too!
Ink Pad Compatibility:
Concord & 9th
Gina K. Designs
Simon Says Stamps
Please note Stampin' Up!® ink pads do NOT fit in the Slim Ink Pad Holder. Refer to the Standard Ink Pad Holder for Stampin' Up! ink pads.
I am so glad I bought this stand. It is so nice looking and helps me to be more creative because I have my full line of Gina K Designs ink pads right on my desk now. It also holds a bunch of my misc. ink pads like my Momento ink pads, Stamp Market ink pads, VersaFine ink pads, Hero Arts ink pads and my Colorbox ink pads.
The shipping was super fast. And it was packed so well that it arrived in perfect condition even after the delivery person tossed it up onto our porch.
I will definitely be ordering more organizing items from here when my new craft room is finished being built.
Betsy03 11 2021
Slim stamp pad holder
Perfect for different brands of stamp pads,
Stephanie Clapper 02 19 2021
Slim Ink Holder
This is the best ink holder I’ve found. I have ink pads from about 7 different companies. I purchased the Slim Pad Holder for 120 pads. My husband was impressed with the craftsmanship and how easy it was to mount to the wall. The rectangle shaped pads fit the best. The oval ink pads leave a little extra room and older PTI teardrop shape fit the least. I’m still trying to decide the best way to organize my ink pads but I know it’s an individual choice. The main reason I bought it was because it’s very well crafted, holds my collection in one place, frees up shelving and my inks are right next to me. I wish the Industry would make all pads rectangular and then we would all have the perfect system. In the meantime, I’m extremely happy with the quality Stamp-n-Storage provides. 5 stars all around!
Stacy01 07 2021
Slim Ink Pad Holder
Just received this and so far so good! I have three of the regular ink pad holders and love them!
Marianne Morcone11 17 2020
AMAZING stamp pad holders
Wow, quality is great and products are versatile. I removed some shelves to adapt to my needs and I even painted it. LOVE LOVE me anything Stampnstorage! Hoping to buy more real soon.
Judy Nason10 30 2020
I love all my stamp n storage pieces. This one is solid and beautiful like the rest.
Michele 10 22 2020
Ink pad holder
Well packaged and Received in good condition. Nice to take out of the box and place on my desk for immediate use. I use a variety of ink pads and they all fit except for the really tiny ones. I thought the 36 storage was enough but found I have more pads and should have ordered the bigger one.... lesson learned..... go for the bigger one next time, lol. Satisfied with the purchase.
Kathleen09 03 2020
Ink pad holders arrived quickly and packaging was excellent. The holders themselves are sturdy and very well made. The wood is so smooth that they are ready to paint (if desired). Love them! Well worth the money!
Kathy Caron08 20 2020
Slim ink pads holder
After filling the Distress Ink holder I decided to get the slim pad holder. My husband spray-painted the 2 holders as well as the 2 mega stamp case holders white to match the rest of my craft storage units and they came out great! He found he didn't even have to sand them first. I love these pieces for their looks and for the organization they provide.
beth d08 11 2020
this is my third one - -
Great addition to my craft space - I organize my inks by company in rainbow order - with my catalog created according to Jennifer McGuire's method, I can instantly locate any ink pad I need. These are very well made. I also have the distress ink pad holders and the drawer inserts for glitter glue.
Paula Baker07 29 2020
slim ink pad holder
I love these ink pad organizers! When my distress one worked out so well, I added a second type for my Claire & C. Pooler inks. Yes, one can keep pads in a box or a drawer, but then they are never where you need them or they fill up available work space. Mine sit on my desktop, within reach but also pushed back when I don't need them. Well made, attractive, really nice price point for high quality, plus a fantastic company to work with.
Wendy Ebright07 08 2020
Ink Pad Storage
Well made, strong and dependable
Judy Davis06 29 2020
Slim Ink Pad Holder
Love it! Wished I had ordered the bigger size. Just perfect for my ink pads. Love the clean lines. Such a wonderful addition to my craft room; aka 'My Happy Place".
Elaine Moore03 11 2020
I ordered 3 units and am impressed with them. They arrived quickly and in great condition. (except for getting a splinter from the back, everything is perfect)
Stamp-n-Storage Response: We are sorry to hear you received a splinter from our ink pad holder. We try to make sure all our items are sanded and splinter free before they leave our facility. We are glad we were able to connect with you and provide you some compensation for your troubles. Thank you for your business.
Pam01 14 2020
Slim ink pad holder
This is stunning and so wonderfully made! Hubby is a good woodworker and was VERY impressed with the construction and final product. Thank you for sharing God’s love! Loved the book! May God continue to bless you!!
Shannon Fralish12 25 2019
Slim Ink Pad Holder - da' bomb!
I've purchased two of these extremely well-made and useful ink storage/organizers and I continue to be impressed with Stamp-n-Storage products: high quality, well made, good looking, and fit with any decor. Did I mention they are well made?! And, their customer service is top notch.
Laura Walls12 18 2019
Ink Pad Holders
Love this Ink Pad storage container! I bought two and they stack very nicely. I love that thry are entirely made of wood, unlike the others that I bought from a competitor. (Their shelving was plastic.) I really like the finger slots that are in each opening to make it easier to grab the ink Pad. I don't know how they could be any better! They are perfect! They were packaged well. I completely satisfied.
Sophia12 17 2019
These are very well made and I am so happy with that I took the plunge
Debby11 13 2019
Well made and sturdy. Great product.
Nanette Tracy10 12 2019
I've wanted this for quite awhile now. And it's finally mine! It's everything I hoped for :)
Marjory Chelsea09 18 2019
Stamp Pad Srorage.
This item is awesome It holds, not only my most of my stamp pads, but my .pens and glue pads. Not all my stamp pads fit, some of my stamp pads arr to thick and did not fit. I chose the largest one because of the number of stamp pads i have. I still need to find a way to store the ones that didn't fit.
Denise Crowl08 16 2019
I love this ink pads fit perfect and all right there within reach.
Peggy Neuhart08 13 2019
Ink Pad storage
Great workmanship and shipped quickly and in excellent condition.
Suzanne Hicks07 19 2019
Slim Ink Pad Holder
Great construction, sturdy and practical! Love it!
Sharon06 12 2019
Large slim ink holder
Love it, solid and well built. Shipping was quick and item was well packed. BUT WHAT I LOVED THE MOST WERE THE STICKERS to label your ink pads!!!!!! FINALLY a label that fits Gina K inks..Thank you for making a quality product.
Denise M Freeman05 30 2019
Slim Ink Pad Holder
Perfectly organizes and holds all my "other" ink pads!
Natalie05 19 2019
Excellent Storage Solution
Purchased Slim Ink Pad Holder for my Gina K full size ink pads. They fit perfectly and the unit is very high quality with beautiful workmanship. As my craft room reorganization continues, I’ll definitely check your products first. Thanks for quality that I can trust!
Cyndi Pink05 06 2019
120 slim ink pad holder
I love it! The workmanship is amazing and my ink pads look great in it. I will definitely tell my customers and friends about your products. And, the next time I need a storage solution, I'll look at your products first.
Dana Gipson04 04 2019
This slim holder was a smart add to my craft room. I love the organization an it's easy to store/set aside.
Mary03 13 2019
Height of slots
I purchased this ink pad holder as the picture on line and in the catalog showed that it would accommodate different ink pads.
When I got my holder it was the great quality that I have always gotten with Stamp n Storage.
The reason I couldn’t give this product a five is because my Color box inks do not fit in the slots as I thought they would with the product display I saw on line and in catalog.
Disappointing once I got the item.
Tamala Priebe03 05 2019
Slim Ink Pad Holder
I bought the big one and couldn't be happier with it!! Very sturdy, well built. Now all my inks are on the wall and not taking up space on my desk!!
Bonnie02 21 2019
Slim ink pad holder
Love it. The slots fit the odd shaped stray ink pads I've accumulated. The spare slots house my alcohol inks and markers, so that I finally have all of my ink colors in one location.
Kim S.10 23 2018
I got the single biggest "slim" holder that ya'll make. I, like many other people, have several different brands of inks. I now have things organized by color by brand. I'm so happy not to have pads laying around in drawers now. MFT, Gina K, SSS, color box - they all fit beautifully!
Barbara Bruder10 08 2018
Slim Ink Pad Holder - 120
After getting the Distress ink pad holders, I just had to have the Slim Ink Pad Holder - 120. Glad I did. All my ink pads are in one area and are so organized. SNS makes great products and I received my shipment in a very fast timeframe. Well constructed and looks great in my stamping area. Thanks so much.
Jackie Dexter10 06 2018
Slim ink pad holder
I love my ink pad holder it fits all my Anna Griffin ink pads
Lorena Hann08 15 2018
Slim Ink Pad Holder
As a Fun Stampers Journey Coach I have a lot of ink pads and wanted to find the right storage unit for them. This is perfect. I love that the storage unit itself does not take up a lot of room. It is so nice having my inks at the ready when I am creating!!!
Deborah Frings06 08 2018
Slim case - perfect!
Thanks so much for getting the new stamp holder to me so quickly. Order placed in the morning, shipped in the afternoon and arrived last Tuesday. Is already in use. Great quality build and such super service.
Sally05 30 2018
Slim pad holder
I love it and your company!
Debra Bardani12 16 2017
I can not say enough about the quality of workmanship. I love the company, their values, and their products
Liangchun Yu12 14 2017
Exactly as described
This slim ink pad holder is exactly as described. Love how organized my craft table is! Thank you!
Deborah Frings11 21 2017
Love this unit!
This is the fifth storage unit I've purchased from you guys. It does exactly what it's designed to do. It is very well made and fits perfectly on my desk. I ordered the unit on Sunday 12th November and it was at my house on Thursday 16th, and on the desk and full by 17th November. I highly recommend your products. Thank you so much!
Susanne Bridgess 11 09 2017
Slim ink pad holder, 48 spaces
I purchased this with the intent of organizing a new set of ink pads I had acquire. The item description verified the correct size for me to get. It was a pleasant surprise to find labels in the holder to help identify each pad. Thank you for that! Now to tackle the embossing folders.......
Beth08 21 2017
Love the stamp and storage ink pad holders. This is my third one!
The slim design is great. I also have the regular one and the distress one.
Dolores Ingraham08 02 2017
Slim Ink Pad Holder
I love my organized ink pads. Visible and so easy to grab the ink pads. Thank you and bless you.
YC06 27 2017
Tidied Up Loos Stamp Pads in a Hurry
I had nearly 3 dozen loose stamp pads, the result mostly of picking and choosing individual colors within many lines. I tossed these pads in bins and bags, freezer bags to be exact, before figuring out it was time to round them up and put them in one organized place. Five minutes after unpacking it I had everything organized into this sturdy, well-designed unit, all set up nicely on my desk. Easy peasy, now I'm using all of them regularly. I appreciated that the 48 slot unit ships with a strip of labels for me to identify each pad by color, name or both. It's the little things...
Dedra06 20 2017
Slim ink pad holder
I ordered this to go along with my combo unit. I had many slim ink pads in tubs and was constantly looking thru them to find the right one.labels are included so I now know which ink pad I am looking at, without sorting through them. Would highly recommend. Good quality, excellent customer service and quick delivery.
Kathy01 30 2017
Very nice workmanship and great customer service, too!
I've wanted a stamp pad storage unit for quite some time and finally decided I would try this model/brand, and I'm glad I did. Unfortunately, due to rough handling in shipping, sadly, my unit arrived damaged. I immediately called and emailed to advise Stamp N Storage about the problem. They were very helpful, and since I emailed a picture of the damage, they IMMEDIATELY sent out a replacement. Now THAT is great customer service. The unit is very well made and I love having all my stamp pads at my fingertips! I highly recommend this company and their products!
Nancy01 16 2017
Quality Ink Pad Storage
This arrived packaged very well. It was much better quality than what I was expecting. It is unfinished, which is good because you can stain it or paint it to match your decor. I have Hero Arts, VersaMark, Versafine, and Memento ink pads stored in it. I have only been stamping for 3 months, but I am so happy with it that I plan on buying another one that holds different size ink pads as my collection grows and buying the other storage products as my budget allows.
Becky12 08 2016
Finally, a place I can see my inkpads at a glance. My only regret is that I didn't have room to order the larger size. I will have to make room in the future. It's so nice to be able to see the colors and coordinate my projects ahead of time instead of digging through shoeboxes for my inkpads. The quality and price are great. I'm a happy stamper.
Barb11 29 2016
Well made, perfect size.
I love the slim ink pad holder. Very well made and so nice that adhesive labels are included. The only thing that is not perfect, is the bottom row design. Very difficult to get the ink pad out of the slot, could use a finger slot cut in the bottom edge to make it easier to remove those bottom ink pads.
Joyce11 08 2016
Finally Ink Pad storage that really works!
This is a beautifully made ink pad holder for slim pads. It does the job without taking a lot of space. Love it! I asked for a later shipping date, but it was shipped right away and sat on my doorstep for two weeks. Fortunately it did not get wet, nor did it walk away! Will be much more careful when placing orders in the future!
Robin09 08 2016
Another addition to my scrapbook storage
I already have the Combo Holder and the Distress Ink Holder, so this is the perfect addition to my ink storage solution. Thank you for such a well made product.
Suzie Arguello09 08 2016
Slim ink holder
Again, I can put things in one place instead of severla
Leanne Powers09 06 2016
slim Inkpad holder
I love the products from your company but this time I had to take all the little shelves out and line them back up because they were all crocked and the sides of the box were all bulging out and the staples in the back had damaged the wood. But now it is back together and looks fine and you can't see the back because it is up against the wall on my desk.
Barbara M08 30 2016
This holds all my ink pads ! The measurements where spot on so it fit in space I had in mind. Well made, so beautiful my ink pads never looked better! My little space never looked better.
Tasha H07 25 2016
So happy with this!!
I'm so excited about the 120 sized ink pad holder. I am finally able to fit all my ink pads between the 120 and the 72 I finally have all my ink pads easily accessible! I painted mine white to match some of my cubes and my 72 ink pad holder.
Ann Johnson 07 20 2016
I originally ordered the standard ink holder and with the great customer service, I was able to exchange for the slim ink pad storage unit. It fits perfect on me shelf and all my inks are nicely displayed. I would recommend this unit to anyone using inks other than Stampin' up. They fit nicely and easy to grab when needed.
Elizabeth Smith07 15 2016
Why didn't I buy this sooner!?!
I am loving this ink pad storage. I love the wood smell as you first open the box. If fits nicely on my desk and I love being able to see all ink pads.. I also have to say that customer service was amazing and the shipping was fast. This is not the first thing I have bought (I have 3 of the marker nooks) and this will not be the last.
Tammy07 07 2016
I can now find all my inks! They are organized by type & color! Great storage!
Debbie 06 22 2016
Good old American craftsmanship!!!!
When I first looked at this ink pad holder I thought it was a bit pricey but I went ahead and ordered it and I am so glad I did!!! The craftsmanship
and design are exceptional. I have plenty of room for my growing collection of pads in a relatively small and quite efficient space. Will be ordering more products in future.
Robyn G.06 15 2016
Great Quality, but
This is a well built piece for organization. Disappointed that it doesn't fit my Distress Inks, but luckily I don't have too many of the full-sized pads. I just finished putting sealer on the wood and hanging it and it looks great. After searching for an organizer for my inks this was the most well made and most reasonably priced piece I found.
Sally Osier05 27 2016
Ink Pad Holder
This is the best idea!!!!! I absolutely love it!!!
Nan Aulson05 18 2016
This ink pad holder is perfect! I have a missmash of ink pads and found this unit could hold most of them. I had to swap it from my original order of the standard holder since my pads were small (StazOn, Colorbox, Versafine, etc.). It was super easy to swap out my order too!
Alice05 17 2016
I am so happy with my new slim ink pad holder. All my ink pads fit perfectly. Very well made and ink pads look nice and organized. I will be ordering the Petite Ink Pad holder next. Thank you for such a great product!
Linda Berg04 26 2016
The Slim Ink Pad Holder was the perfect answer to "where am I going to put all my ink pads." They are easy access and organized!
Korkie04 21 2016
I have purchased a few storage items from this company. I have never been disappointing in anything I bought. Just want to bring this your attention again ... Stamping Up pads are too large for this unit.
Ashley Cranford03 18 2016
You cannot beat the quality of this product. Shipped perfectly too! It is so well made. I only got the 36 slot ink holder, but it truly is a piece of furniture. I just love it! Perfect fit for my Anna Griffin ink pads. Now I need more for my Stampin' Up! inks, markers and reinkers! I will come back for more, I just know it. You all are the BEST!!!! I love ALL your storage solutions. I could use a roomful...easy!!!
Tammie03 09 2016
Even Better then I Expected
I Love how Organized all of ink pads look Now!
Cheri02 15 2016
Perfect for ink pads
Great design - holds the ink pads I have and it is nice to see all of them!
Comm3Carol02 11 2016
Have never had a way to store the smaller ink pads...this works well and fits with the StampinUp ones I have had before. And labels, too!!!
02 08 2016
Great product as usual.
Darlene Kinney01 31 2016
Love this storage holder for ink pads will have to order another for smaller pads. Love organizing my craft room!! I'm thinking about painting the box white.
Dana N01 29 2016
Quality materials, sturdy construction; however, I have difficulty getting my Papertrey Ink ink pads into some of the spaces, while other spaces are quite roomy.
Jane01 26 2016
Ink Pads Found
With this ink pad holder I will now be able to find my ink pads. I really like it as it sits right on my counter where I stamp.
Dagmar Riley 01 12 2016
Fits perfectly into my IKEA storage shelves and eliminates my hunting for the smaller stamping pads.
Carolyn01 12 2016
I had been looking for a storage solution for my ink pads and this worked wonderful. It was slightly bowed on the sides when arrived but my husband was able to secure the sides and it is very strong.
Laurie12 09 2015
I would have given this 5 stars but one side of my unit the wood is warped. Too much hassle to send back and it works just fine as it is. Great way to organize all my inks. Love it.
Peter Alteri Jr12 09 2015
What an awesome product this is. Everything fits perfectly. So nice to have them all right where I need them.
Lisa10 12 2015
ink pad holder
I have both the regular ink pad holder and the slim ink pad holder. I bought the 60 ink pad and 48 ink pad. I love both of them and can't wait to get the petite ink pad holder for Christmas. They hold all my inks and i still have room for some more if I purchase any in the future. They are sturdy and are stacked on top of each other. My only complaint is that its not white.
Mary G.10 12 2015
Ink Pad holder
This is the 7th one I've purchased. I love this storage for my ink pads. Easy to get only the one I need without moving anything.
Tammy Joyce10 06 2015
Best Ink Storage Ever
I have tried many things before this but nothing after this. I have 2 of the 120 slim ink pad holders and love them. It has made life so much easier being able to see and have my pads w/in reach.
Melinda08 27 2015
Another quality piece for my new crafting space. The wood is so nice. I am just adding some varnish to protect it from getting discolored. Getting really excited to see all the Stamp n Storage pieces in their new home! Thanks for making pretty organizational tools.
Kellee08 14 2015
I had been researching storage options for my custom built craft space and came upon Stamp N Storage's products. After watching the video series I was hooked! Shortly after, I found out they would be in my area at a craft expo, so I bought a ticket just to see the products in person. I was very pleased with the quality of each piece and how well Brett understood the need for specific design options. Thanks to his crafty wife I believe. I've ordered the Slim 36 ink holder & side by side marker holder. Up next - a special order! Worth every red penny.
Molly08 05 2015
Fab, fab, perfect
I have 2 other holders, one for SU and the other for Distress. This is going to be perfect for SSS, PTI, and other inks. Thank you for organizing the aRt caVe.
Susan Potter07 08 2015
All my ink pads in one place!
I had ink pads in several different areas. Some never got used because they weren't convieniently located. With my new ink pad holder they are now front and center and within my reach!
june everman07 06 2015
built to last. Husband said it was better than he thought it would be. It's just what I wanted for my ink pads. I love it!
06 25 2015
Slim Ink Pad Holder
I've been wanting one of these to organize my inks for a long time. I ordered the slim ink storage 120 first and was so impressed after I got it that I ordered the slim ink storage 72 to finish organizing my ink pads.
Millie06 22 2015
In One Place
My stamp pads were everywhere and it's so nice to
just go to my holder and they are all there. Love it!
Sarah Moerman06 22 2015
More than met my expectations!
I was so impressed with the quality of the Stamp-N-Storage products I purchased. They more than met my expectations and the customer service I received was equally as impressive. Quick responses to my questions (within the day) and happily willing to work with me on my time restrictions due to picking my order up at a shipping depot in the states (I'm from Canada).
Karen Young06 18 2015
I have been dreaming of a craft room filled with Stamp n Storage products for a long time. I decided to start one at a time tand the slim ink storage 120 is perfect for me. Since my inks were scattered in drawers and boxes I didn't realize how many I had until I drug them all out. My storage is almost full. Maybe I should purge some. Thanks for making me a better crafter.
Kathleen Caffey05 27 2015
When you have limited space and over 100 ink pads this the way to go. It so well built I know it will last a lifetime. I love all the units I gave purchased from Stamp N Storage. They are worth every penny.
Connie05 21 2015
Love my Slim Ink Holder
This is a very high quality made product and I am very pleased with it and it came in record time! I ordered the 36 Slim and already have it filled except for 4 spots, so I know I'll be ordering again. I also love that this is a Christian company! I know the Lord as my personal Savior but will pass on the tract. :)
Sue05 06 2015
Yeah! Finally a storage system that is both functional and well made. I ordered the 120 ink pad holder and I am just thrilled. I didn't realize how many ink pads I had and just ordered another 120 ink pad holder to finish organizing my ink pads and have some room to grow. One of the other nice touches is it comes with labels so you can start organizing immediately! This is well made and I know I will use my inks more often now that they are in my line of sight. Thank you Stamp-n-Storage for making such a quality product!
Judy Tschirhart 04 28 2015
Slim ink pad holder
I was so tired of always digging through a drawer to find the correct ink pad:(. I tried to keep them organized by color but they were always getting mixed up. They are now all organized by color right on my work desk:). I bought the 72 holder but think I probably should have gotten the 120 pad holder. It doesn't take up much space & now all colors are easily visible & right @ my fingertips:). Love it! Wonderfully constructed:). I thought it was kind of expensive when I ordered but not having my original aggravations when searching for just the right ink pad in a drawer of chaos has made the price worth it:).
04 06 2015
Finally, something that works.
This is a great product. Better than any I have tried.
Kerian03 27 2015
Love it, ink pads are easy to see, get and put back instead of digging for them. It's so much nicer when things have their own space. Will be ordering more items. Thank you
Tannt03 21 2015
Slim 120 ink storage
Awesome product. Fits my desk nice, inks are easy to get in and out. Would buy again.
Sherri02 09 2015
Love This Storage System!
I have purchased several different items from Stamp N Storage and I absolutely love them. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that I purchased one of these Slim Ink Pad Holders for Papertrey ink pads. Unfortunately some of the ink pads fit in so tight that they are difficult to remove. However, I purchased another of these units for Mama Elephant ink pads and it is perfect!
Nichole Wade02 05 2015
This is actually the second time I have purchased an ink holder from the company. The quality and construction is fantastic! But what truly sets them apart is their customer service. They have my business.
Niki01 26 2015
I love the size of the Slim Ink Pad holder. It fits my ink pads perfectly!! No more paper to put in the back so my ink pads don't go back too far.
SGM12 30 2014
great quality , efficient storage
I love this product for storing my smaller ink pads. Loved this one so much , I've ordered another one!
Deb H.12 20 2014
sturdy and neat
The slim ink pad holder is constructed well and looks nice. Unfortunately it is slightly too narrow to house Tim Holtz Distress ink pads easily which is a big shortfall for me.
Melissa12 11 2014
I will be honest, two of these holders came and they were broken. But the third one arrived just perfect. The folks at Stamp N Storage made it right, and were so nice to work with. I am in love with my ink pad holder! You can't find nicer people on the net! Thanks guys!
Sherry12 11 2014
I was able to sit this on top of my Standard ink pad holder. Very will made. I want more!
Diana12 10 2014
I love it. It is perfect... the only problem I have is I should have bought the bigger one. I ran out of room, I had more than I thought.
Diana 11 27 2014
More Storage with Less Space
The new slim ink pad storage was just what I was waiting for. By allowing it to go in long ways you get much more storage without sacrificing space. I love and feel I can actually buy more ink pads. I have very limited counter space and feel this puts the pads at my fingertips which is good because if you can't get to easily, you likely will not use it.