I make it a habit to buy the reinker each time I buy a stamp pad. Reinkers are inexpensive. Ink pads not so much. Ink pads dry out most of the time because the ink is all used up. This is especially true of your favorite colors. But what about the not -so-favorite colors? To be honest they can go a long time- years- without needing to be reinked. However, I find it extremely frustrating to track down a reinker when I need it. Being an 11th-hour crafter, inevitably I will be in the middle of a project when I realize the pad is simply out of ink. Now what? I have no local source for reinkers, so I have to shop online…. which means my project has to stop…and I spend too much money (I have issues with shipping costs and getting my money's worth). If I buy the reinker every time I buy a pad…I don't have this problem.
Reinkers can be use for more than reinking an ink pad. They can be made into Mists, used to "paint" an image for a watercolor effect, used to make a variety of background techniques including polished stone and some of Tim Holtz's favorite techniques….Google it, if you have never considered reinkers, you will be amazed.
Finally this is a great brown oolor I use a lot, limited-edition Distress Ink color so it is now or never-ish.