I really struggled with this plate too and found that for the first time ever I got a better image by not cleaning the plate between stamping . . . interesting.
Then to literally top it off I tried out my brand new Essie Good to Go (bought off Ebay and long anticipated since I can't buy it off the shelf here in NZ) and it smeared the daylights out of my stamping. Argh!
Oh well the upside is that I'll soon be removing this mani and trying out one of the other colours I got.
Base colour: Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine: FlairNail plate: Bundle Monster 203
Stamp colour: China Glaze Sci Fi