How to Deal with Spilling Inkjet Inks in Different Situations

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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.


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How to Choose the Sublimation Ink Correctly

Many of our friends mentioned sublimation ink in the industry. That’s because the ink is blocking the nozzle, or the ink quality is not good then leading to the unsatisfied printed result. Today, we will give you several tips to choose the sublimation ink correctly.

1.Reduction rate

Sublimation inks transfer the image to the product primarily through sublimation, so the reduction of color is important. The reduction rate of the general imported ink can reach 90%. Basically, the image on the thermal transfer paper after transfer is close to white. So the color saturation of the image is great, and the color is brighter.

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2.Particle size

The large-grained sublimation ink will easily cause the printer to plug the head, and the product image produced is not delicate enough. When viewed with a magnifying glass, we can see clearly the particles. In general, the domestically produced sublimation ink particles will be larger than the imported ones. It results in the printer not being able to read through and transfer the images sufficiently.

3.Color purity

This problem should be something that everyone often encounters. Some poorly sublimated ink blacks are somewhat reddish purple. For the thermal transfer ink, the black ink is the easiest color. So when you select it, you can first print a black color block to see if the color is black after transfer. This is also an important indicator that most directly distinguishes the advantages and disadvantages of heat transfer sublimation inks.

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4.The price

Heat transfer consumables inks are divided into three categories. One is domestic ink, one is imported ink, and one is domestic production of imported materials. Imported thermal transfer inks are incomparable in terms of color reproduction rate and saturation and fineness. The only advantage of domestic dye sublimation inks is lower price. So it can meet some customers who are not very demanding on product quality.

The four above are basic tips for choosing sublimation inks.We believe that you will be able to choose good quality inks that are effective.

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