I use them by themselves and I think they look fine. I did purchase the top tray to store my re-inkers in. I buy a second re-inker when my re-inkers start getting low. I keep the second re-inker in that try so I won't run out when I need it for my classes etc. If you don't want the tray you can buy the lid. I don't have all the colors of Blends so maybe that is your concern. I like mine.