I recently bought Drikk stamping plate Drk-A. I know it's not new and some people have it, but a lot of people either haven't heard of it or haven't been able to get their hands on it (I was one of those!), so I thought I'd review it here and point you to an easy source. I purchased mine here at Ninja Polish; this is also a great source for hard to find polishes, and the owner really cares about excellent customer service.
On to the review! I have pictures here of the plates, and I have a full video review where I show each image and do some test stamping with it on YouTube:
Here are the pictures:
|Upper left side of plate|
|Upper right side of plate|
|Lower left side of plate|
|Lower right side of the plate|
In terms of type of image, I think there is a great variety of images from sweet, to cute, to elegant; some you can use for scene building, all can be used on their own; basically, a little something for every occasion. I personally love almost every image, which is not often the case for me on large plates.
In terms of quality, I found these stamp very well. The images are detailed well, and they stamp perfectly. If you'd like to see how easily and well they stamp, please check out the video review I did (link is above).
Possibly the best thing about this plate is that the images are HUGE. Plenty big for anyone's nails, and even for big toes. I've put a Konad plate next to the images below so you can see what I mean:
|Comparison of the size of Konad full-nail images vs. Drk-A full-nail images|
You can see that these images are much larger than the Konad full-nail images, so if your nails are too long to be able to use Konad without stamping twice, you may want to consider trying this plate out. You might also want to get an XL image stamper to make sure you get the whole image on your stamper.
I really love this plate, and have used it very effectively for several types of manicures. At initial glance it looks a bit pricey at $25, But this is roughly comparable with most other stamping plates of this size, especially since that includes free shipping (if you get it from Ninja Polish), particularly any that come from other countries (like these do). And when you compare the number of full nail images you get there (42) with other plates, the relative value starts to be come clearer. What it boils down to for me is, is the plate worth the price? In my opinion, the quality, size and style of the images are well worth the price.
There is also another plate available, Drk-B. I don't have this one yet...oh why oh why wasn't I born independently wealthy??!! (hee hee)
If you have any questions or there are any specific images you'd like me to test, let me know!
Thanks for looking,
(the products in this review were purchased with my own money.)