Is there anyway to clean the ink from clothing/carpet?

  • Is there anyway to clean the ink from clothing/carpet?

  • Removing ink from fabric will prove a more difficult task. To have a chance at success, it’s critical you treat the stain immediately. Also, remember to use cold water, since warm water will only serve to let the stain set in faster.

    Removing Print Cartridge Stains from Clothing

    A good way to start is by dabbing the affected area with a clean, damp cloth or towel until the ink ceases to lift off from the stain. After letting the stain air dry for a few minutes, spray the stain with hair spray or dab it with alcohol – whichever you happen to have on you – to loosen the ink’s grip on the fabric. Then, take two paper towels and sandwich the affected area of fabric. Blot the backside of the stained fabric to transfer the stain to the paper towel. Continue to press and as the stain is transferred to the paper towel, move the paper towel to ensure that a clean part of the towel gathers the stain and that it doesn’t re-transfer back to the fabric.

    Removing Print Cartridge Stains from the Carpet

    Begin by blotting the stain with a dry towel, working your way from the outside of the stain to the inside. Next, dampen a cotton towel with rubbing alcohol and continue to blot the area until the ink is lifted. If this fails to remove the strain, try using hydrogen peroxide on a cotton towel.

    The key is to keep some of the above mentioned supplies on hand so if and when a spill occurs, you can act immediately to increase your chances of success. As a precautionary measure, it’s a good idea to keep the area surrounding your printer protected with newspaper or paper towels while changing out cartridges. If you’re refilling your own cartridges, be sure to use disposable gloves.

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