How to Deal with Spilling Inkjet Inks in Different Situations
Modern inkjet ink cartridges are designed to keep ink contained so it doesn’t spill or dry out. But occasionally mistakes will happen. Do you know how to deal with spilling inks when it gets on your clothes, carpet, or your person? Here are some tips to help you get to work blotting out spills fast and doing it the right way so that effectively avoid unnecessary troubles.
1. Remove From Hands
Getting inkjet ink off your hands is surprisingly easy. And there are several approaches you can take (depending on what you have lying around the house, that is). The simplest method is scrubbing with soap and cold water for a few minutes, rinsing and repeating until the ink is gone. This can be a tad bit laborious, as the soap doesn’t actively break up the ink on a molecular level. If you’re looking to wash the ink away faster, hand sanitizer contains alcohol, which starts to break up the ink compounds.
2. Remove From Fabric
Unlike your skin, inkjet ink is quickly absorbed into fabric and stubbornly sticks there. If you want any hope of getting the stain out, you have to act quickly before it dries.Step one in dealing with ink on your clothing
is diluting the ink with cold water. Dab the spill with a damp paper towel until the ink excess stops coming off on the paper towel. Let it air dry for a minute or so.
Your next step is trying to release the rest of the ink from your fabric using a solvent that will break up the stain without damaging or bleaching your garment. Rubbing alcohol will dilute and release the ink, as will hairspray in many cases. Damp two paper towels with your solution of choice and sandwich the stain between the two. Start blotting the stain from both sides to lift the ink. As you are pressing, be sure to keep using fresh parts of the paper towel to avoid re-applying the ink you’ve just removed from your shirt. Repeat this cycle a couple times until the ink is gone.
3. Remove From Carpet
Spilling printer ink on your rug presents a unique challenge, but not one that you can’t handle. Your first step is to blot the stain with a damp paper towel, going from the outside of the ink toward the center.
Do this until the paper towel is no longer picking up ink when you apply pressure. Take a cotton towel or rag and dampen it with rubbing alcohol. Blot the ink from the outside inward once again to loosen the ink particles from the fibers in your carpet. If this isn’t breaking up the stain, try using hydrogen peroxide. In most cases, if the ink sets at full dilution it will be near impossible to pull up from your carpet, even using professional grade rug shampooers and stain removers. Working quickly to pull up as much ink as you can before it sets is key.
We hope the tips above can help to solve your problems, and if you have interested in inkjet printing ink, feel free to contact with sublistar team.